This year the Tasmaniacs are doing something different! The Summer Coast Ride will be held Saturday 3rd February – Sunday 4th February in the North East of Tasmania.
Ride departs the Mathinna Oval leaving at 9:00am Saturday 3rd Feb. Lunch on day 1 will be a BBQ at the Pub in the Paddock at Pyengana.
Overnight stop is on the East Coast at the Scamander Beach Hotel. There will be a spit roast buffet evening meal available in the dining room. The hotel has kindly offered us a 20% discount for riders. To book a room mention that you are on the Tasmaniacs ride otherwise you will get the sorry booked out response. As usual book early – a lot of the rooms are already gone. Phone 03 6372 5255
Sunday we depart a little later and head back to Mathinna a different way for a late bbq lunch on the oval kindly organised by the Mathinna Country Club.
Bikes need to be registered, in good order and able to do 80+ k’s to a tank of fuel. Tracks will be a mix of open fire trails to tight technical single trail narrower than your handlebars. Quads will take a separate route to avoid tangles. A support vehicle will be tracking us along the ride, please throw in an overnight bag only - no gear bags. This is a social charity ride with $0 entry fee so you need to be self sufficient and a competent rider. Please donate your cash into the tins provided.
The cornerman system will be in place. The Leaders and Sweepers are there to help – don’t be afraid to ask if you need a break. Sledging is also encouraged. We will be splitting into a fast and a slow group. Grade yourself accordingly. You can switch groups at the lunch stop if you need to.
Mathinna is two hours and fifteen minutes from Hobart in light traffic with no stops.