BMW Motorcycle Club ACTIncorporated
an Official BMW Club Member BMW Clubs International
Updated 21 July 2016
The northern parts of South Australia, SW Queensland and NW New South Wales have received substantial and unseasonal rain fall.
Some roads have been reopened under a 'travel with caution' advisories, others remain closed or 4WD only.
Currently the proposed outbound route is to Wilpena Pound (area) where we will reassess and if the road north is closed or considered unsafe then take an alternate southern ride to the SA peninsula and Kangaroo Island returning to Canberra on the 20th August in time for the BMW Clubs Worldwide 100 year Celebration (Club Event).
For the serious adventure rider then the OCR is a classic. Held every two years and requiring a minimum 200kms of dirt to a remote Australian location decided at the preceding OCR. Follow the story on ADVRider.
For 2016 the destination is Mungerannie Hotel along the Birdsville Track SA. Where's Mungerannie? About 1900km from Canberra and by Google here.
The social gathering is Saturday night the 13th August with some 200 riders expected from all the corners of Australia.
Riders need to make their own arrangements for solo or group rides whilst being self sufficient and prepared for contingencies. Recovery of people and motorcycles is expensive from this part of Australia.
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The BMWMCCACT has no involvement in the organisation of the OCR.