Come and experience the thrill of bike riding down Killarney Gap, not to mention the spectacular scenery on the way. Enjoy cycling with a group and making new friends in the pristine fresh air of North West New South Wales.
The Killarney Bike Classic started nearly ten years ago to raise funds for our local Cancer charities and also as a way to remember a local farmer and grazier, Mark Lampe who rode from Killarney Gap to Sawn Rocks with a group of friends for an Easter get together with their families. Less than three months later, Mark lost his short battle with cancer. Mark grew up in Narrabri and loved the district. He would be so proud of the effort and support from so many people that will help make other families lives a little bit easier when they have to face the battle with cancer.
The bike ride is a celebration of life offering a fun yet physically challenging event that appeals to many people. This ride has grown in popularity each year with more than 180 riders and their support crews attending the event in 2017, and we expect the Killarney Bike Classic to continually grow with riders from Moree, Gunnedah, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Molong, Young, Coonabarabran and Bingara. The Narrabri Shire Tourist Information Centre believes this event is a major attraction for the Narrabri community and they have put their full support behind it.
The Killarney Bike Classic caters for different levels of fitness including Social riders, Long Distance riders, Mature riders and Children.
Social Riders – Distance approx. 40kms – Killarney Gap to Bingara Rd convening afterwards at the Crossing Theatre lawns. Social riders who would like to be taken to the starting line will be picked up from the Crossing Theatre carpark at 7.00am sharp for a 8.30am start at Killarney Gap.
Business House Relay – Team event with riders changing at each drink stop. 4 people per team. Distance approx. 40kms – Killarney Gap to the Bingara Rd turnoff. Business Relay teams who would like to be taken to the starting line &/or their allocated drink stop will be picked up from the carpark of the Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena Street Narrabri at 7.00 am sharp for a 8.30am start at Killarney Gap.
Long distance riders – Distance of approx. 75kms – Bingara Road turnoff to Killarney Gap and back. Long distance riders need to make their own way to the starting line, at the Bingara Road turnoff for an 8.00m start.
Junior riders (7-12 years) – Distance of approx 10kms – From Mulgate Creek turnoff to Bingara Rd (junior riders accompanied by an adult). The bus will pick up riders and their bikes at the Crossing Theatre carpark at 8.30am sharp for a 9.00am start at Mulgate Creek turnoff and the bus will also collect the junior riders from the Bingara Road turnoff and return to the Crossing Theatre. NOTE: You must be 7 years or older to enter .
The Kids Classic (2-6 years) – Distance of up to 1km – Track: Laneways behind the Ovals. Time 10.30am when everyone has arrived back at the Crossing Theatre. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times! Helmets compulsory! Don’t forget to do a bike check! NO NEED TO REGISTER – THIS ONE’S FREE! For those of you who don’t own a bike – scooters are welcome too!
Fun Run – Distance of 5Kms in and around the ovals. The run will be held after the bike rides at 11:00am
Business House Relay (4 riders per team): $100
Long distance riders: $50.00
Junior riders per child & per adult: $10.00
Family (up to 5 people): $45.00
The Kids Classic: No need to register / no fee.
Fun Run: $10.00
After the event a steak or sausage sandwich will be available for purchase. Join us for presentations, prizes, refreshments and fun!
Check out this website for further information, registrations, KBC route map and donations. When registering through our Sticky Tickets facility a small booking fee applies.
So come along and be part of this great event. Click below to open up our location course map