The HIGH COUNTRY ADV Classic 1

Event Date:

November 15, 2023

Event Time:

12:00 pm ACST

Event Location:

Merrijig Lodge

The 2023 HIGH COUNTRY ADV Classic 1 is on!!

EVENT DATES:

  • Wednesday the 15th of November – Arrive & setup, meet your ride mates and the team then prep for an early start!
  • Thursday the 16th of November – Day 1 of Riding – 8am sharp at the out the front ready for riders briefing. You will travel up to 150klm and be back by about 4:30pm for dinner at about 6:30pm.
  • Friday the 17th of November – Repeat for Day 2 of Riding on a different loop
  • Saturday the 18th of November – Repeat for Day 3 of Riding on a different loop
  • Saturday Night awards night and charity raffle
  • Sunday the 19th of November – Depart

3 Full days of Epic, Guided, Victorian High Country Adventure Riding without having to carry a full load of luggage and camping gear

This event is all about the riding and giving you the security of doing so, with a group of riders that have similar capabilities and a team of leads and support that can only be referred to as MASTERS!

CAPPED AT 30 RIDERS ONLY!!!

This is remote Adventure group riding at its finest through some of the most stunning places and tracks the Victorian High Country has to offer! Guided and backed up by a team of ADV riding experts from the local area and The Extreme Motorsport Association – the team that brings you the Flinders Classic, Robe Rage, The High Country Classic and other great motorcycle events!!!

Fully catered for food and accommodation by the awesome Merrijig Lodge and Le Fresh Catering.

Your ticket includes dormitory accommodation in a multi share room with your ride mates or you can bring a caravan/camper/swag/tent and sleep on grounds if you prefer. The lodge has a pool and Sauna, amazing games room, a pub across the road and excellent grounds to enjoy.

This ride will suit ADVENTURE RIDERS ONLY and has 2 x classes

ADV 1 – Multi cylinder ADV bikes

ADV 2 – Single cylinder ADV bikes from 250cc to 690cc.

Daily loop riding from Merrijig and returning each night you will experience some of the most epic riding you will ever do in your life. The routes are carefully selected by the team to ensure you get the most out of a ride you will never forget!

You will have the Recovery Vehicles meet you for lunch each day.

TOTAL PRICE

$900

All inclusive for 3 full days of riding, food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), T-shirt & Stickers, all lead rider, sweep and support vehicle costs, Fuel per day for your bike after the first tank and your accommodation.

(We don’t provide alcohol but it can be purchased from Merrijig or Mansfield)

The 2023 HIGH COUNTRY Adventure Classic Important Info

This information guide is everything you need to know about the upcoming 2023 High Country Adventure Classic Motorcycle Event being held in the heart of the Victorian Alps in Victoria from the 26th of April to the 1st of May.

ORGANIZER:

Extreme Motorsports Association Ltd (Not for Profit)

STUART DUISBERG

PH: 0478 909 727

E:Β extremema.aus@gmail.com

 

THE CAUSE – SUICIDE PREVENTION

We motorcyclists are very good at raising awareness and supporting a cause. Last year at The Flinders Classic 16, riders, station owners, staff and our hosts all chipped in and raised $15,000, then in March 2023 raised another $1000 at the High Country Classic #1 for the Black Dog Institute for Suicide Prevention. Most of us have been affected either directly or indirectly when it comes to Suicide and having an event like this where we can have such a positive effect on each other can be life saving!!! We are continuing our support of the Black Dog Institute this year and plan on raising even more money and awareness with your help!

There will be a raffle and Charity Auction with great prizes available on the Saturday Night and we encourage you or your business to bring something to the raffle or auction for charity and get on board for this amazing cause which is Suicide Prevention!

PHONE COVERAGE
There is scattered mobile coverage throughout the area and on the rides and we will have satellite phone backup.

SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Firstly, this event is all about supporting the local community of Merrijig & Mansfield Victoria.
Fuel/alcohol/snacks/smokes/boxes of water and other general supplies are all available from Mansfield. We would love to see you buy your beer up here rather than bring it up from home.

Base Camp

MERRIJIG LODGE

10 McCormacks Road

Merrijig Victoria 3273

Your Accommodation

You will be staying at the awesome Merrijig Lodge which is situated between Mansfield and Mount Buller Ski Resort. There are multiple rooms available with bunks. If you prefer you can also bring your camper van, swag or tent and make your own sleeping arrangements on the grounds outside.

NO LINEN PROVIDED IN DORMS – BYO Pillow/Sleeping bag

EVENT INSURANCE

This is a Motorcycling Australia (MA) Sanctioned ride open only to Motorcycle LICENSED RIDERS with REGISTERED BIKES ONLY!

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL AMBULANCE COVER – If you need a ride in a Royal Flying Doctors plane and don’t have Ambulance Cover it can cost you $40,000!

 

THE LOCATION:

The Victorian Alps is one of the greatest places to ride. People forge a lifelong relationship with this place after being there just once. Around every corner there is another spectacular view, stunning landscape or river crossing…

There are hundreds of incredible tracks twisting their way through mountain ranges, gorges, riverbeds and high plains and this also comes with its dangers mainly Kangaroos, Emu’s, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, Washouts, Blind Corners, Steep ascents and descents and challenging river crossings.

Due to the remoteness of the areas and steepness of the terrain we ride on, it can be many hours before you are recovered which means you can die from an injury that is normally non-life threatening unless treated quickly and expertly. This is a real risk you need to consider before joining this ride event.

Infectious Disease Stuff you need to know:
We need to adhere to all government directives

FUEL
91 & 98 Octane available in Mansfield along with Diesel for your vehicles if you are towing your bike up instead of riding.
Make sure you have a full tank of fuel in your bike ready to ride Thursday Morning.

Fuel for your bike is provided after your first full tank.

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THE RIDING!!!

ADVENTURE RIDING GROUPS

ADV 1 – Casual adventure riders on larger multi cylinder bikes, not looking to do anything too extreme but want a few challenges and see the best the high country has to offer. Being guided through the amazing Victorian Alps to some of the most scenic places and having the guide and support crew there so you can make the most of the event.

Minimum Capacity 250cc

Minimum Fuel Range 150klm

Minimum Capable Cruising Speed of 100kph

ADV 2 – More advanced adventure riders mainly on smaller single cylinder bikes, looking for more challenges like river crossings and willing to take on some of the steeper tracks.

Minimum Capacity 250cc

Minimum Fuel Range 150klm

Minimum Capable Cruising Speed of 100kph

EXPECTED ADVENTURE RIDING SKILLS ADV 1

  • You have a few years of off road experience and are a capable rider off road. Dirt Roads, Station Tracks, 4Γ—4 Tracks are what you prefer but would have a look at a few Hill Climbs, Steeper Descents and may even tackle a river crossing if helped through.
  • You can perform basic repairs your bike and help someone else like, changing a tube, general fault finding and carry the basic gear on you to do the job.
  • You are reasonably fit and healthy and capable of riding to the best of your capabilities for 3 full days and are not nursing any injuries or illness that will have an effect on you or the rest of the group.
  • You have the strength and ability to pick your bike up if you drop it in most cases
  • You will know the corner-man system or be open to a refresher course

EXPECTED ADVENTURE RIDING SKILLS ADV 2

  • You have a fair few years of off road experience and know how to handle a bigger bike with ease. Dirt Roads, Station Tracks, 4Γ—4 Tracks, Hill Climbs, Steep Descents, Creek Beds, River Crossings are all things you should be able to handle without too much trouble.
  • You can perform basic repairs your bike and help someone else in just about any circumstances including changing plugs, changing tubes, general fault finding and carry the basic gear on you to do the job.
  • You are reasonably fit and healthy and capable of riding to the best of your capabilities for 3 full days and are not nursing any injuries or illness that will have an effect on you or the rest of the group.
  • You have the strength and ability to pick your bike up if you drop it in most cases
  • You will know the corner-man system or be open to a refresher course
  • You have traversed steep ascents and descents before or have the skills to do so

If you tick all these boxes and feel you have the skills, the bike and the time to do this epic ride…Grab a ticket below!!!

What to bring:

  • Your bike, serviced with lots of brake pad life left in them and preferably fitted with barkbusters or equivalent.
  • 60/40 Offroad/Road tyres minimum but Full knobbies are recommended
  • Your trail tools, Zip ties & spare tubes so you can change a tube and fix issues
  • Wet weather gear as conditions in the High Country can change quickly
  • Safety gear – MX boots, armored jacket or pressure suit (Jeans and steel caps are not safety gear)
  • Medication etc
  • Wallet & Cash
  • Hand held UHF if you have one
  • Spot tracker/In-reach or Epirb if you have one
  • Cable Ties
  • A small first aid kit with a pressure bandage
  • A tube of knead it or JB Weld
  • Spare set of gloves
  • A ziplock bag with clean rags for cleaning your visor
  • A camel back with the ability to carry 2.0 Liters or water MIN (3.0 Liters is better)

 

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

A refund will be given up to the 1st of October 2023 if you are unable to attend due to injury or medical emergency/condition minus the goodie bag costs including your t-shirt etc that can be mailed to you. ($100 deduction)

A partial refund or future event credit will be issued if you are unable to attend after the 1st of October 2023. ($400 deduction)

Feel free to contact me with any questions via phone or email.

You will get an email with your ticket and all our contact details once you grab your ticket.

WEATHER & FIRE EVENTS

Before the ride week:

If torrential rain has fallen and conditions are dangerous including Fires in the area, we may have to postpone the ride.If this happens a new date will be given which may or may not suit you. It could be up to 6 months away. It has happened before and will happen again. Its just one thing that is out of our hands.

 

 

 

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 30 (9 Left:)
  • Merrijig Lodge
  • 10 McCormacks Road
  • Merrijig
  • Victoria
  • 3723
  • Australia

Event Schedule Details

  • November 15, 2023 12:00 pm ACST   -   November 19, 2023 12:00 pm ACST
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