The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge crosses the Simpson Desert from West to East starting at Purni Bore (Sth Aust) and finishing at Birdsville (Qld).
The race consists of nine or ten timed stages over five days and covers around 485 – 570 km depending on the route selected for that year. Each race day has two stages – 80km morning / 50km afternoon approx.
The final stage on day 5 ends outside a classic Aussie icon – the Birdsville Hotel in the tiny outback town of Birdsville in Queensland. The course traverses some 700 sand dunes, salt lakes, vast cattle stations and gibber plains. Riders and crews will experience all the diversity of this rugged and beautiful desert.
Entry pp R3693 to 6462 / AUD400-700