cairns to karumba bike ride

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride

Online registrations for the 2017 C2K Bike Ride open on 1st February 2017.

If you would like to be on the monthly email list for all ride news, please email

The ride fees are in two parts. One is a registration fee and the other is fundraising with a minimum requirement.  The registration fee is used to cover costs not met through corporate sponsorships and donations such as food, fuel, hire of equipment and administration. 

For anyone wishing to undertake fundraising activities including individual or team sponsorships, we will provide an official letter confirming your registration and participation in the event. All funds raised are for the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride and must be deposited promptly. We will provide official receipts either directly to the contributor or to you to pass back, but only once we have confirmed the actual deposit has been made. To arrange this please contact us.

The Everyday Hero as a means of providing everyone with a simple online fundraising system that makes your job easy. Everyday Hero is a web-based fund raising process whose purpose is to support not-for profit events like ours by integrating our fundraising needs into the everyday activities of modern life. By using Everyday Hero you can communicate with friends and colleagues via the web to seek donations to support your involvement in this great ride. 

Fundraising via Everyday Hero can be accessed from 1st February 2017.

Simply click the Fundraising button and you're away! Sponsorship, donations and other fundraising activities can also be used to raise your funds - be imaginative.
Please note that in order to eligible to ride on the 2017 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride, all fundraising requirements must be met 10 days prior to the event . Provision will not be made for these monies to be paid at the briefing day or during the ride itself.

What Does Registration Include?

  • Seven Days of Unforgettable Riding from Cairns to Karumba
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of the ride
  • Campsites (incl showers)
  • Hydration stations every 20km
  • Escort vehicles accompanying all ride packs
  • First aid support
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Cairns to Karumba Ride Jersey
  • Adult Registration Fees

    Category 2017 Registration Fee 2017 Fundraising
    7 Day Road Rider
    3 Day Road Rider
    1 Day Road Rider

    7 Day Dirt Rider* $745 (extra covers bus) $400
    Unsupported Rider** +$100 (daily gear transported plus bus back to Cairns) N/A
    7 Day Support Person*** $725 $200
    Volunteers Free Encouraged but not compulsory

    *The Dirt Ride is limited in numbers. This allows us to provide all riders with the safest and most enjoyable experience possible. All ‘Dirty Boys’ must complete an Expression of Interest form and return this to before registering online. If you require a form please email Steve Corrie.

    ** Unsupported riders take their own tents and other camping equipment. This gear is transported each day and a return trip to Cairns for you and your bike is provided at the end of the ride. Bike boxes/bags for road bikes are placed in the luggage truck at the start of the ride and then used when in Karumba after completing the 780kms. Mountain bikes are placed on trailers for the return journey. Please note that all unsupported riders will receive a bus ticket for the return journey.

    ***Support Persons usually set up their camp for a rider who is taking on the 780km challenge. We are often asked why these people need to pay to be part of the event. There are three key reasons; 1. The event provides food and drink, accommodation venues and nightly entertainment for all persons on the ride (riders and support persons) 2. Duty of care – event organisers take responsibility for the general safety of all persons on the ride, providing Police and medical support, plus arranging key logistical elements that benefit all involved with the C2K adventure. 3. All support persons receive an event top as part of their registration.

    Student and Child Registration Fees

    Participants 2017 Registration Fee 2017 Fundraising
    Rider 15<18 Years $300 $300
    Rider Less than 15 Years
    (*Approved by Co-ordinator and waiver completed)
    $200 Encouraged but not compulsory
    Non Rider 12-18 Years $200 Nil
    Non Rider 8-11 Years $100 Nil
    Non Rider < 8 Years Free Nil

    NB: All riders under 15 years of age will miss the first two days and ride from Mt Garnet. Permission may be granted in writing by the Coordinator to complete the whole ride.
    This approval process will take into account the levels of risk and the skill of the young rider. This is to be negotiated with the coordinator by the rider’s care-givers at least a week before the commencement of the ride.
    This is necessary as Pack Riding requires sound mature judgment on the part of all riders. Judgment necessary to avoid potential spills leading to major physical injuries of members of the pack.


    Every participant must complete the registration process. Riders must be over 15years of age. For those who are under 18 years of age, a responsible adult travelling with them on the event must complete the registration and accept responsibility the minor during the seven days of the event.
    Please note that all persons wishing to participate in the ‘Dirty Boys’ must complete an Expression of Interest Form. Please email this to 
    Every support crew member and volunteer must complete their registration.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you register and are unable to attend the ride you have the following options
    a) Transfer your registration to the next year
    b) Transfer your registration to a friend
    c) Receive a 50% refund if made more than 30 days prior to the event.
    No refund is provided for cancellation made less than 30 days from the event start date.


    If you have questions about your registration, please contact our Ride Co-ordinator at




    Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride
    24th June - 30th June 2017
    Making sure bush kids get a fair go!