Australian Postie Bike Challenge

Fri, Jun 19, 2009

Noped, Rides

If you are anything like me, you saw Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boreman in Long Way Round and thought to yourself “Self, you need to go on an epic, continent-spanning adventure on a bike!” It’s at that point your brain kicks in and you imagine dying in the desert from exposure and snake bites.

Well a more approachable option for you might be The Australian Postie Bike Challenge.

The event is a 10 day ride across Australia (October 3 through 13, 2009) and a fund raiser for several different charities that are encountered along the route. The unique thing about this challenge is what is supplied to the participants:

For a little less than $5,000 AUD they supply you with a Honda CT110 “Postie” to ride, fuel, meals, support truck and crew that follow you on your 3,000 to 4,000 mile journey across the Outback. You can travel in packs or alone, fast or slow, whatever floats your boat. Check out their FAQ for additional details.

Truly a chance for a life-changing experience. Are there other similar events here in the US? Please drop us a line and let us know!

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2 Responses to “Australian Postie Bike Challenge”

  1. AnnMarie Kneebone Says:

    Motorcycle Diaries is the movie that inspired my thought to do an epic romp.


  2. GenWaylaid Says:

    It's cool to think that my CT110 could do that, at least in theory.

    Still, 3000 miles on a postie bike seat will leave you very, very sore.


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