National Capital 'Brookvale Ride'
10-11th October 2020
The ACT Endurance Riders Association will host an 80k, along with 53km (40km + 13km) Elevator Ride, 40km, 20km and 13km rides on Sunday 11 October at ‘Brookvale’ on the outskirts of Canberra (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).
Course: The traditional 80km is a challenging ride through Brindabella National Park and private bushland in the 1st leg (40km). The 53km ride and shorter distance rides traverse Uriarra and Sherwood Forests, offering views of the surrounding areas and generally good underfoot. All rides are a mix of dirt and forest trails with undulating hill climbs and some rocky patches. The new 40km (2nd leg) course has been designed to offer less maximum elevation than previous years but still has some hills.
Admin: All 80km, 53km and 40km riders must enter and vet on Saturday. Day riders for the 22km and 13km rides may enter and vet on Saturday preferably, or EARLY Sunday morning from 7.00 am onwards but must be ready to ride 30 minutes before ride starting times to attend the mandatory pre-ride talks.
All necessary health regulations for COVID-19 will be followed and enforced throughout the weekend. Please remember to bring your paperwork with you: Entry forms, Horse Health Declarations, PIC number, 2020 membership card etc.
Ride base: Brookvale is a no-frills campsite in a picturesque valley with a freshwater creek running through it. Facilities are basic, with bush and hire toilets and horse water available. You will need to bring your own drinking water. If you have to bring your dog, please keep Fido on leads at all times. Strictly no dogs in or near the vetting area. Directions: The ‘Brookvale’ property is located at 372 Mountain Creek Road, off Uriarra Road about 30 minutes from Canberra. The ride base is located 1.5km off Mountain Creek Road along Doctors Flat Road. There will also be signage from Uriarra Road, Canberra. DO NOT approach the Brookvale ride base from the Wee Jasper or Brindabella National Park ends due to locked gates/4WD access only.
All rides are on Sunday. There are no junior discounts available. ACTERA and Snowy Zone Members receive $5.00 discount on their entry fee. Vetting for all rides is Saturday with the exception of the 22km and 13km who may also vet early Sunday morning.
80KM(2x40km) - Entry Fee $125.00 | Ride Starts 5:00am on Sunday
53km Elevator(40km + 13km) - Entry Fee $75.00 ($90 incl. Day Membership) | Ride Starts 8:00am Sunday
40km Intermediate - Entry Fee $70 ($85 incl. Day Membership) | Ride Starts 8:30am Sunday
22km Introductory - Entry Fee $55($65.00 Incl. Day Membership) | Ride Starts 9:30am Sunday
13km Introductory - Entry Fee $50($55.00 Inc. Day Membership) | Ride Starts 10:00am Sunday
DOCUMENTS - Please download, complete and bring the following with you:
Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and bush scenery at Brookvale!