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 six 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 160 riders and their support crews attending the event in 2015 and we expect this years event to be even bigger, with riders from Moree, Gunnedah, Sydney, 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 7.30am sharp for a 9.00am 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 8.30am 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 9.00am sharp for a 9.30am 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 .
NEW FOR 2017! The Kids Classic (2-6 years) – Distance of up to 1km – Track: Laneways behind the Ovals. Time 11am 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!
Social and long distance riders $24.00
Junior riders per child & per adult $10.00
Family (up to 5 people) $45.00
After the event a free steak or sausage sandwich is available for registered riders. Join us for presentations, prizes, refreshments and fun!
Go to our 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