This ride is designed to cater for recreational riders.  It is a picturesque ride from Geoff King Motors oval, through Sawtell and onto Pine Creek Way.  In recognition of the growing number of older and beginner riders, electric bikes will be allowed in this ride. Geoff King Motors oval is located on the corner of Stadium and Hogbin Drives, Coffs Harbour.

All entries must be done online.

Closing Times:
Entries close Friday 4th August 2017. No entries will be taken on ride day.

Saturday 5th August between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at C.ex Coffs, Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour. Riders will receive their timing tags, helmet number and pre-ordered jerseys at registration.

Can’t make the registration on Saturday and want your timing chips sent to you?
This service is only offered to entries finalised before 20th July  to ensure sufficient time for the tags to reach their destination. An additional cost of $10 for postage is required for this service. Please indicated this option on your entry form.

Entry Fee:

School Students:
School students ride for FREE, but must be accompanied by an adult if under 12 years of age. Permission notes from parent/carer are required for all riders aged under 18. In view of Cycling Australia guidelines, riders must be 15 years and over to enter the 100km ride, and 12 years and over to enter the 60km ride.  

Ride Start Time:
8.10am Sunday 6th August

Will be held at Geoff King Motors oval at 12.30pm.  All prizes are lucky ride number draws, so all riders in the 100km, 60km, 40km and 20km rides have chances to win some great prizes. Prize winners must be in attendance to secure their prizes.

Food and Drink:
A range of local vendors will provide food and drink after the ride.  This will include barbeque, coffee and cold drinks.

Volunteer massage therapists will be on hand to provide 10 minute post ride massages.

Rider Briefing Notes:
Click to download the 40km briefing notes which include information about rider rights and obligations.

Route Map and Elevation:
Below the map and elevation description you will find the link “download” which allows riders to download the GPX file.


Ride Route:
When mapped, this ride distance was measured at 39.7km
Depart Geoff King Motors carpark on Stadium Drive, adjacent to Hogbin Drive
Turn right onto Stadium Drive, proceed 100m then turn left at the roundabout and ride north on the Hogbin Drive road pavement.
The route from Stadium Drive to the airport roundabout is a neutral zone
At the airport roundabout, do a “U” turn on the roundabout and head south along Hogbin Drive.
Proceed along Hogbin Drive to the Sawtell Road roundabout, and turn left.
Follow Sawtell Road into First Avenue, then southwards through Sawtell Village for 3 kms (Toilets available)
Continue along Lyons Road, through the roundabouts at the Pacific Highway junction, and across the highway
Turn left at the second roundabout onto Pine Creek Way.
Proceed south along Pine Creek Way to Archville Station Road roundabout, the turn around point.
Return Ride:
At the Archville Station Road roundabout, turn right onto Butler’s Road. Follow Butler’s Road to the Glennifer Road T intersection and turn left.  Follow Glennifer Road to Pine Creek Way T intersection and turn left.
Banana, water and toilets available at Bonville Shop on Pine Creek Way, Bonville
Proceed north then turn right at the Lyons Road roundabout  
Continue along Lyons Road and over the Sawtell bridge
Turn left into Boronia Street, and follow through to the T intersection with 16th Avenue
Turn right into 16th Ave, and follow through to the T intersection with 18th Avenue
Turn right into 18th Avenue and follow through to the T intersection with First Avenue
Turn left onto First Avenue and continue through to the Hogbin Drive/Sawtell Road roundabout
Turn right at the roundabout onto Hogbin Drive, then follow Hogbin Drive back to the start location at Geoff King Motors Oval

BUY A 2017 Challenge Jersey!

Jerseys can now be purchased from our dedicated online store. Multiple jerseys can be ordered in one transaction. Jerseys are available in both short and long sleeves, with two different design fits – the very tight unisex and the more relaxed womens fit.