FarRide - Ride To Eat (RTE)
Outline for basic Ride to Eat FarRide10 (FR10)
Our RTEs will be of interest to those who like to take a "longer ride" with the ride being the focus not the coffee breaks. Most 'Ride to Eat FarRides' will be planned at a minimum of 1000kms per day (24 hrs) with an option to do more as experience is gained. Our rides are not group rides; there is no route to follow. Be at the destination at the time nominated and be able to complete 1000kms or more within a 24hr period. That is the purpose of FarRides.
FarRides are aimed at those who are after a good long day's ride and to meet - although briefly - with fellow riders with the same mindset. On our inaugural FarRide #1 to Moree NSW most riders were there for 2-3 hrs before heading back home or to complete their 1000+kms day. The basic idea is that you attempt a minimum 500 km ride to the food and drinks and complete 1000kms for the day on your way home.
FarRiders recommend this excellent write-up on Fatigue
There is just one proper Rule for FarRiders: RULE #1: COME HOME ALIVE
This most important rule overrides everything! You may not finish and qualify for the FarRide, but safety is our highest priority and there will always be another FarRide.
Then there are some "ground rules" just to make it interesting.
1. You MUST register with the information required. This is to make sure we can get fed in a timely manner. Put some serious thought into it before informing us you are coming, do not say you are coming without making sure you are able to all being well. Let us know if you cannot make it, that's just good manners - don't you think? We reserve the right to place a cap limit on riders if we get too many registrations.
2. You MUST obtain a fuel docket at the beginning of your ride to mark your departure point or close to it and the time you started your ride.
3. You must show us that docket on arrival. Please highlight the time and location printed on that docket - so our check-in person can easily find it (see it)!
4. Once you have completed your ride, you must go to
and fill in the form including your total
distance for the 24hrs so we know you are safe. (A password will be
supplied to Riders a couple of days before each FarRide.)
Only then can your ride be entered on to the FarRiders List
In a snapshot you must do two things to be considered a finisher.
1. Be at the destination point at the designated time
2. Complete 1000kms in the 24hrs surrounding that time (report as stated above)
Special note regarding the checkpoint times:
This is an example only
Check-in time: 11 to 11.30am. This is the time to get there, aim for 11am.
No check-ins will be allowed prior to the checkpoint opening at 11am.
The check-in time window closes at 11:30:01 am.
No starting docket with a time earlier than the prior day at 11:31 am will be accepted.
FarRiders have shown to be keen to do greater distances for FarRides so for the more experienced, new distances are optional:
If you wish to do 1200kms for a FarRide, to be known as a FarRide1200 (FR12) - here are the extra Rules.
1. You will need to nominate this distance as you register.
2. The FR12 will only be open to FarRiders who have completed certain rides (listed here)
3. Failure to complete the 1200km for the 24hr period will be classed as a DNF (DNF = did not finish).