Saturday, January 16, 2010



Attention all adventure bike riders: the crew at that organise the mega Watagan Trail Bike Rally and Buladelah Trail Bike Rally events each year are turning their hand to adventure bike riding.

Rod Cartwright, Clive Ward and the crew at are hardcore adventure bike riders themselves, so it's no surprise they should want to put their skills into an adventure bike based event.

So without further ado, the inaugural Hunter Valley Adventure Ride is all set to fire into life on the weekend of March 20/21, based from the plush surrounds of the Crown Plaza Resort at Cessnock in the very heart of the Hunter Valley wine country.

The ride will include two dedicated adventure bike loops, one north of Cessnock in the direction of the Barrington Tops, and the other south in the direction of the Watagans. Both day rides will feature self-guided navigation loops, with route-sheets supplied.

Saturday night will feature a mighty shin-ding in the form of a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Resort, which will include guest speakers and a raft of trade displays -- and yes, the TRAIL ZONE and crews will be there with bells on.

The press release for the ride follows, so check it out and then we'll see you there!

-- Clubby,


March 20 & 21 2010 based at Crowne Plaza, Cessnock

This is a motorcycle adventure ride open to all brands of dual purpose motorcycles from 200cc to 1200cc, with a wide variety of riding terrain and suitable for riders with at least, basic off-road riding skills. Bikes should be fitted with dual purpose tyres for dry conditions. Pillion passengers are welcome but should only accompany an experienced off-road rider.
We aim for a minimum of sealed roads (weather permitting) with many main forest roads and hard packed minor roads linking the spectacular scenery of the Hunter Valley and Barrington Tops on Saturday and the magnificent Watagan Mountains on Sunday.
This is a navigational ride with comprehensive route-sheets and full back-up support

Saturday night will allow riders to relax and enjoy a buffet dinner at the Crowne Plaza, during the evening you will be able to chat with motorcycle dealer’s check out dual purpose motorcycles from Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Ktm, Kawasaki and BMW as well as motorcycle accessories specifically designed for dual purpose bikes.
Special guest Adrian Scott, Adventurer and Author of "The Road Gets Better From Here" will be speaking about his incredible solo journey from Magadan to Istanbul. Find out more about Adrian
To go to the Gala dinner Bookings are essential: Entry forms must be received 14 days prior to event to provide for catering, entries received later or on the day will not be able to attend the Gala dinner

Get more details from the web site or please call 0427 277 888 or email

DON'T Forget the Hunter Valley has lots too offer, so bring the family! Imagine saying this to your partner. 'How would you like to spend two days at the Crowne Plaza Cessnock nestled amongst the vineyards in the Hunter Valley'. Once you get the nod you can then break the news that while she is sipping on the valleys finest wines you'll be carving up adventure loops from the Hunter Valley to Barrington Tops. For full activity details and more info about the Hunter Valley visit

Don't have a bike, then call our friends at Ozrider, they have bikes for hire: call 1800 GO MOTO

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