David It is with sadness that we pass on that David O'Loughlin (cycling enthusiast, C2K Co-ordinator in 2011 and all round top bloke) recently passed away. Our thoughts are with David's family at this difficult time. He was a terrific guy who inspired so many people through the positive manner in which he lived his life. From everyone involved with the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride we thank David for all the wonderful work he did to grow and promote this ride that gives back to students across Far North Queensland each and every year. David, you will always be remembered as a top bloke who gave so much to so many.


Details of 2015 ride coming soon!

Want to be part of an awesome challenge?

Whether you are a rider (road or dirt), a supporter or a volunteer, we have a place for everyone on the 2015 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride.

This is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Go on…do something extraordinary; take on the challenge of the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride!


Here is your chance to see what you are really made of. Road riders have the chance to tackle the 780km that divides Cape York from Cairns to Karumba while the Dirty Boys (mountain bike riders) take on the outback tracks, rivers and creeks as they explore some of the most wonderful and diverse landscapes imaginable. To see what all the fuss is about, watch the video below.

Support Persons

The Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a brilliant adventure for everyone ... supporters included!  This is your chance to not only support a friend or loved one while they ride, but also a chance for you to take in the sights and sounds of a magnificent part of Far North Queensland that most people will simply never get to experience. Have a look below at the adventure that awaits.


Each year the ride organisers rely on approximately 60 volunteers to keep the wheels turnings on this wonderful ride. We need kitchen staff, escort drivers, truck drivers, entertainment co-ordinators, communications personnel, photographers, logistics staff, drink station attendants, kid’s club helpers, massage therapists…and the list goes on. If you’re interested in volunteering for the 2013 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride, check out the video below.

Event Snapshot

The Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride has been in operation since 1997. In this time over $835000 has been raised to assist students located in some of the remotest regions of Far North Queensland to receive improved educational opportunities. In the last 2 years alone, riders, supporters and volunteers helped to raise a total of $200 000. In 2014 the event is certain to grow once again and we'd love for you and your friends to be part of this crazy adventure!


7 day rego
3 Day Rego
1 Day Rego
Dirty Boys Rego
Supporter's Rego
Volunteer's Rego