Ride Start Date: 2021-04-30
The inaugural version of the Sunshine State 1200 randonnée starts in Brisbane and crosses the Great Dividing Range to an area known as the Darling Downs, makes two loops centred on the bustling town of Oakey before returning to Brisbane. The proposed 2020 edition was cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions.
Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city (pop. 2.4 million) and the capital of Queensland. It is rightly famous for its amazing climate that is near perfect all year round, and its proximity to many of Queensland’s major tourist destinations (Oakey) has helped make it a Mecca for visitors to Australia.
Importantly, Queensland is the only state of Australia that has the word Audax on its State Emblem.
The SS1200 is the first 1200 km Audax ride ever staged in Queensland and we hope that participants will have a memorable experience. The ride will be internationally recognised and homologated by Les Randonneur Mondiaux (LRM).
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Registration has closed. Registration will be offered to those that have registered an expression of interest first..
Expected Ride Fee: $A550
Registrations will be via credit/debit card via the Audax Portal using the Register Me! button above. Riders must be members of Audax Australia during the period of the ride. Non-members can get annual membership or can elect for a monthly membership. Non-members will be offered monthly membership during the registration process which will be effective from midnight the evening before the ride for one month.
Yes, the event limit (constrained by the sleeping/eating facilities at the overnight controls) is 22.
Yes, a wait list will be established.
Check the Terms and Conditions (link TODO) when entering for the event. The schedule for reimbursements will be clearly outlined.
Complete Route: 1200 km, +9,598 m / -9,598 m ridewithgps.com/routes/31410017
The Bunya Nut (Araucaria bidwillii) is native to south-eastern Queensland especially the Bunya Mountains National Park (Day 2). The bunya nut tree is a huge tree which bears a crop only after the tree itself is around 100 years old, and then it crops once every 2 or 3 years only. The crop itself consists of large cones up to the size of a very heavy soccer ball – 300 mm in length and 10 kg in weight. The cones contain the edible nuts (seeds) which are encased in a shell. The nut resembles a chestnut and is equally tasty, maturing in summer.