Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride
If you want to ride from Cairns to Karumba but don’t have a support crew…no problems! For just $100 we can transport your gear each day of the ride (simply drop it off each morning and collect it when you arrive in town that afternoon).
Shortly after the finale lunch at the Sunset Tavern in Karumba you will be asked to pack your bikes into your bike boxes (provided by you). Your bike box can travel on the trucks from Cairns all the way to Karumba. They will then be loaded onto the trucks to be transported back to Cairns.
The day after arriving in Karumba (Saturday July 1), two buses will depart Karumba at 6am headed for Cairns. The buses generally arrive back in Cairns at 6pm that evening. Please note that these buses will only stop in two locations in Cairns:
The Novatel, Cairns (official event Hotel partner)
The Cairns School of Distance Education, Hoare Street, Manunda (5 mins drive from the city centre).
It is your responsibility to make your own arrangements from either of the above drop off points.
All bikes can be collected from the Cairns School of Distance Education the following morning (Sunday July 2 from 7am - 11am). A gear attendant volunteer will be on location between the hours listed.
Please note that all gear and bikes that are not collected during this time will remain at the School of Distance Education for a period of 7 days only. Unfortunately we are unable to store items for longer than this. Any items still at the school beyond this time period will be offered to the Salvation Army for sale.