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Postie Bike Challenge [video]
From the Outback to the Snow
The Postie Bike Challenge started in 2002 as a one-off event in Brisbane, Australia to prove that small bikes can travel long distances over both asphalt, dirt, sand, or stony surfaces has turned into a 10-day charity event. The entry fee is $4,000 but almost everything is taken care of, including:
- Late model Honda CT110 Postie bike (registered to you!)
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- All fuel for the trip
- One way air ticket back to Brisbane
- Support truck to carry equipment, clothing bag and mechanics
- Final celebration dinner and hotel accommodation
That’s right, you can keep the Honda CT110 Postie bike (designed for commercial and agricultural, also used by Australia Post) but the concept is to give the bike to charity in your name after the event is over, its up to you but more than 90% of the participants do give the bike back.
Hit the jump to see the video and for more info on this years trek.
The 2009 Postie Bike Challenge will take place from October 3rd to the 13th and will go from Brisbane to Melbourne, the destination changes every year. The route taken will be about 2,000 miles (the direct route is about 1,000 miles). If your interested, get your entry form and deposit in ASAP, last years event was sold out.
We believe that truly memorable experiences come from meeting personal challenges, being taken out of our comfort zones and taking calculated risks. In the hands of our Postie Bike Challenge team you will gain the confidence to tackle the daily challenges knowing that mechanical and backup support is always close by.
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