Frequently Asked Questions

The 2024 Bike it to Ballidu Gravel Rider Guide will be available a few weeks before the event. Please keep an eye on your inbox as this will be emailed to al registered riders.

Click HERE to read the event terms & conditions.

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.

Yes, on-course support will be available, including Pit Stops on Wongan Thrills and The Ballidude.

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.

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.

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.

Yes! Bike it to Ballidu Gravel is suitable for adaptive riders. If you require a support rider, please contact WestCycle at info@westcycle.org.au to organise complimentary entry for them.

Yes. Only adults can ride Wongan Thrills (161km) and The Ballidude (82km). Children must be 7 years+ for Just Ballidude It (12km) and 10 years + for Yes You Canola (46km). If under 16, children need to be accompanied by an adult.

No problem. Send us an email at info@westcycle.org.au. Changes to your entry may be made up until midnight on Wednesday 18 September 2024.

Full refunds are available until Wednesday 18 September. Send us an email at info@westcycle.org.au

Please ensure you enter the same name and email that is linked to your membership. If you have trouble with this, or you are unsure of your member number, please get in touch with us at info@westcycle.org.au.