Friday, July 1, 2011

2011 OUTBACK FESTIVAL CENTURY CHALLENGE

Saturday, 24 September, 2011
Ever wanted to ride the wide open roads where you can count
the minutes between cars, rather than the number of cars each
minute. If so, than this is the challenge for you. Two
cycling challenges that both cover a Century. For the modern
day athlete there is the metric Century (100km) and for the
stubborn traditionalists, the imperial Century (160km).

This is your opportunity to venture out west, into the
Outback and experience "true blue" bush hospitality.
Come outback, where the air is fresh, the skies are blue,
and the cars are few.

This inaugural Outback Century Challenge is being held in
conjunction with the Winton Outback Festival. So you will
have the chance to see some real Aussie characters and
events while you're out this way. There are Outback
Ironman/Woman events, bush poetry reading, live music
and of course the famous "Quilton Australian Dunny Derby".
http://www.outbackfestival.org/

HOW TO GET THERE

Winton is - 1367km by road from Brisbane
Winton is - 860km by road from Rockhampton
Winton is - 593km by road from Townsville
Winton is - 445km by road from Mount Isa
The other alternative is to fly into Longreach (177km from
Winton) or Mount Isa (445km from Winton). We are able to
assist with return transfers from either of these
destinations.

PRICE
FULL PACKAGE
$200-00 per person. This price includes the following:-
*** ride entry
*** an exclusive ride t-shirt
*** an exclusive Outback Festival water bottle
*** an exclusive Outback Festival cap
*** 2 nights accommodation in a tent city under a sky full of
stars (Sept 23rd and 24th)
*** Breakfast both mornings (Sept 24 and 25)
*** Entry into Friday's festival, featuring the Australian
Dunny Derby and Friday Fever Concert with headline act
Adam Harvey
*** automatic entry into all random prize draws
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Enter by July 31, 2011 and pay just
$185-00 for the above package.
ALL entries close by August 31, 2011.
RIDE ENTRY ONLY is $80-00. Price includes ride entry,
t-shirt, water bottle and cap.
RELAY OPTION - Do you really want to be part of the Outback
Festival Century Challenge but don't think you can ride the
whole distance? Then put a team together and share the load.
Eg. 1 - Two (2) person team doing 50km each.
Eg. 2 - Four (4) person team doing 25km each.
The above costs apply, and all riders receive all the extras
listed depending on whether you choose the full package or
race only entry.

SUPPORTERS PACKAGE

$140-00 per person. This price includes
*** an exclusive ride t-shirt
*** an exclusive Outback Festival water bottle
*** an exclusive Outback Festival cap
*** 2 nights accommodation in a tent city under a sky full of
stars (Sept 23rd and 24th)
*** Breakfast both mornings (Sept 24 and 25)
*** Entry into Friday's festival, featuring the Australian
Dunny Derby and Friday Fever Concert with headline act
Adam Harvey
THE COURSE

Imperial Century (160km)

Metric Century (100km)

Both rides will take you along some spectacular
and vast outback roads.
The ride is flat, the only hills you will come across are
the ant hills (termite mounds along the road side). The
scenery is breathtaking, with rolling red plains, and
Mitchell grass Downs as far as the eye can see, dotted with
spinifex ground cover and the occasional patches of
lancewood and eucalypts.
At the completion of the ride there will be more outback
entertainment for you to indulge in while you unwind.
The Festival Finale on Satruday afternoon will include a
Mardi Gras (street parade), a concert featuring Dean Vegas,
the King of Rock, and 7 times World #1 ELVIS tribute artist,
and a fireworks spectacular.

FACTS ABOUT WINTON

Best known as the place AB (Banjo) Patterson wrote
Waltzing Matilda
The birthplace of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial
Service (QANTAS) formed in Winton in November 1920.
QANTAS held it's first Board meeting in the Winton Club on
February 21, 1921.

So why not come a Waltzing Matilda to Winton to
take and take on this challenging and unique event!!
For further information, website http://www.beatyourowntrack.com/2011-OUTBACK-CENTURY.php
or contact beatyourowntrack@hotmail.com