Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the Rider Guide?
The 2023 Bike it to Ballidu Gravel Rider Guide is now available and has been emailed to all riders. See the link at the bottom of this FAQ.
How can I get to the event? Will parking be available?
Head to the Ballidu Tavern. Driving is easiest if coming from out of town. The drive from Perth to the town of Wongan Hills takes about two hours, with Ballidu a short 30-minute drive from there. The easiest way to get there is to take Tonkin Highway to the end at Muchea, then continue along Great Northern Highway to Bindoon. From there continue north for 29km, turn right towards Calingiri. In Calingiri follow the signs to Wongan Hills. Parking will be available in Ballidu Township.
Will there be on-course support?
Yes, on-course support will be available, including Pit Stops on Wongan Thrills and The Ballidude.
Is this event a race? Do I need a license to enter?
This event is NOT a race, it is a personal challenge. How you choose to ride the event is up to you. Relax and enjoy the social atmosphere amongst friends, or smash your way to a PB. It’s completely up to you! We recommend choosing your distance according to what you would like to get out of the event. A racing license is not required. We strongly recommend that riders become a WestCycle Ride Secure Member to ensure they are covered 24/7 for personal accident and public liability whenever and wherever they ride, including events like Bike it to Ballidu Gravel. You can find out more and become a member on WestCycle's membership page to receive discounted entry pricing and much more.
Will there be an event briefing?
Yes. An on-day briefing will also be held prior to the start of each ride. Please make sure to read the Rider Guide which will be uploaded to the webpage and emailed to all registered riders prior to the event. It will contain all the information you will need to get the most out of the event.
What type of bike and equipment will I need?
All bike types are welcome on the shorter rides: gravel, MTB, road, BMX, e-bike, adaptive bikes, commuter, hybrids... MTB and gravel bikes are highly recommended for the longer rides.
Is Bike it to Ballidu Gravel suitable for adaptive riders?
Yes! Bike it to Ballidu Gravel is suitable for adaptive riders. If you require a support rider, please contact WestCycle at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise complimentary entry for them.
Are there any age restrictions on this event?
Yes. Only adults can ride the longer courses, and children must be 10 years+ for the short courses. If under 16, children need to be accompanied by an adult.
I need to make a change to my entry?
No problem. Sign in to your entry at any time. Changes to your entry may be made up until midnight on Wednesday 20 August 2023.
I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
Full refunds are available until 23 August.
Register Now is not recognising me as a WestCycle Member?
When entering Bike it to Ballidu Gravel, you need to ensure your entry details replicate exactly the details in your WestCycle Membership account. This includes case sensitivity. If there is still a problem feel free to contact our team at email@example.com