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Barkbusters 'BLITZ' #5

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

15th Sep: 2 places have become available.


Entries are open for BLITZ#5 in the 2020 Barkbusters series of navigation rides. .

From Nowra to Milton NSW with an overnight stay at the Araluen Hotel.

*A different route than BLITZ 3*

2 Day's | 600kms* | Daily checkpoints | Prizes

All makes of bikes welcome, awards and prizes based on timing and accuracy of day one.

Laughter and pink tutu's possible for lack of either !

*kms are approximate, final distances confirmed after final preride, usually one week prior.


The BLITZ rides are designed to suit everyone and perfect if you're just getting a taste of adventure riding or learning navigation skills, experienced riders will enjoy getting out for a blast too.

The planned routes are scenic and easy to navigate whilst offering a whole heap of fun and there's always something thrown in for a challenge.

Just follow the loaded tracks and hit selected checkpoints to be eligible for prizes and a series trophy.

Each course also passes listed motocaches, so as a NAVIG8 subscriber you can claim these along the way and also add the kms to the Kruncher challenge.

Details for this ride.


Start: 7:30am, please arrive at 7am.

(B&E Rolls and coffee, thanks to Nowra Motorcycles)

Location: Nowra Motorcycles, 132 Princes Hwy, South Nowra, NSW 2541

Briefing: 7:15am,

Lunch: Lunch stop is at a cafe, or you can bring your own.

Finish: Araluen, NSW

Dinner and prizes: 7pm at the Araluen Hotel.


Start: 8:30am.

Location: Departs from accommodation.

Briefing: Details will be provided the night before.

Lunch: Location provided in rider notes.

Finish: Milton, approx 3pm.

Distance: approx 600kms.

Difficulty: 2.5, see grading.

Breakouts: 2.

Fuel: Fuel stops are available and marked on your files, although we recommend starting with a full tank and having a range of 200km.

This is a different route to previous rides.


Current NAVIG8 subscriber $85.00

Non-subscriber $115.00

If you're not a current NAVIG8 plan holder, you can subscribe here first, then register at the discounted rate.

BLITZ Rides are limited, book your spot now!


Comprehensive GPS files for your GPS or navigation app of pre-ridden routes, on ride hints and tips to help with using your GPS or app, support riders and 4WD Backup.

Prizes and series trophies.

Options: When purchasing your tickets, you can add any available options such as, RideLite luggage transport and catered meals.

Other costs: you pay for your own fuel, meals and accommodation. (see below)

Final instructions: Updates and track files will be emailed 3 days prior to event date, other final instructions will be provided during the morning briefing.

Accommodation and Meals.

The Araluen Hotel.

5943 Araluen Road, Araluen, NSW | (02) 4846 4023

We will book you in, although you will pay the hotel directly upon arrival.

Spit Roast dinner, share accomodation and Breakfast is $110.00

Bookings are secured, by registering for this event you agree to the accomodation package, 'No shows' will still be charged.

(If you are staying somewhere else, please sms 0403 234 421 and we'll leave you off the accomodation list.

Suitable for all bikes from a Grom to a GS, leaving out the hardcore enduro loops in favour of 50/50 offroad Adv roads and trails.

But.....there's always something for a challenge

We recommend you carry a spot tracker or PLB, if you don't have one, please ride with someone that does.

See other recommendations here.

If you'd like any extra information on bike prep, setups, what to take with you or other general information, contact us any time.

Get adventure ready with the right Barkbuster Hanguards for your bike


Updates for this ride, shown below.


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