FAQs

Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely! There will be activities for kids to do. We are on the beach so bring a bucket and spade.

Where on the East Coast of Tassie is it?

All the destination information is right here: Destination.

Will there be food and drink there?

Yes, there definitely will be! There will be numerous local food vans on site providing drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as great Tassie, beer and wine.

Can I bring more than one bike?

Bring as many as you like and enter them in different race classes. One rider, different bikes = multiple events = more riding.

Is there camping?

There sure is! On site camping is available and encouraged! Don't miss a second of the action by staying right where the action is.

Is there accommodation close by?

There sure is! Don't miss a second of the action by staying close by! There is accommodation at Swansea, Orford and Triabunna. I'd get in quick.

What if I have never raced a motorbike before?

Don't worry, you won't be alone. This event is for exactly that purpose. We have events for everyone from complete beginner to advanced. Check the race descriptions for the best race for you.

I have an old bike, would you be interested in displaying it?

Hell yeah! Send us an email and a photo of your bike. We'd like to chat.

I'd like to bring my other half along but they don't race, will there be stuff for them to do?

We want as many other halves as we can get. Motorcycling should be about the whole family, so yes, there will be plenty to keep everyone interested. If nothing else they can sit on the beautiful beach and read a book whilst staring off over the sea. Ah, the serenity!.

Will my bike be safe?

We will take every precaution to ensure your bike stays safe whilst at the festival but we encourage everyone at the festival to also take all necessary precautions to keep your bike safe just as you would outside the festival.

Is there insurance cover for participants of the festival racing?

Yes. Every race entrant and non-competitive (4 - 17 year old) entrant, once they have purchased a race ticket, must register and have a current Motorcycling Australia license and endorsement in order to participate in the racing events. See further information on the Events page.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, but not this year. With loud motorbikes and a noise sensitive animal plus on a property with live stock, we'll have to say no. We don't want to rule it out in future years if we can find a way around it.

Can I bring my caravan?

YES! We have discussed this with the landowner and got permission to have caravans on site. So hitch the van on, and we'll see you there!

What if it rains?

Skin doesn't leak! This is an all weather event, so we are going ahead! Maybe bring your gumboots, or galoshes, or wellingtons (no crocs!) depending where you are from.

Will there be a mechanic on site?

Yes, but they'll probably be racing or drinking beer so they may not be able to fix your bike. Be sure to bring your tools along in case you have to tighten the odd bolt.

Why is it so expensive?

There is months and months of work that goes into producing an event like this, not to mention the thousands of dollars spent on security, bands, stages, insurance, toilets, hospitality, setup, infrastructure, marquees and so on.

But rest assured, you'll have a great time!

Why is it so cheap?

Because we have done everything we possibly can to keep the prices down as low as we can and still run a safe and successful event.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No sorry. This is a Non-BYO event. Due to liquor licensing regulations, you can’t bring in your own alcohol to the festival. A variety of alcohol will be provided at reasonable prices.

Can I have a fire / fire pot at our campsite?

For the safety of everyone (let's be honest after a few beers we're often not at our fire saftey best), the answer to this one is, no. We are also lucky enough to be on someone's property and we want to look after it as best we can.

We will have fire pots over at the main hub to keep you warm while you're watching the music and chatting with mates.

I want to race, what do I have to do?

Firstly, great news, you'll have a ball.

All Race entrants must be over 18, there is non-competive riding activities for under 18's. Sorry but they're the rules.

If you're over 18 you just need a Spoke Race Registration ticket (get this from the Spoke website), then you need to Register with Motorcycling Australia and get an Endorsement and License (this is an additional cost), if you already have one then you just need to show proof when you register at Spoke. When you get your ticket you'll get all the info on exactly how to do this.

Are quads or sports quads welcome?

Unfortunately not, for a couple of reasons. Insurance for events like this is really tricky to get and this event is only insured for motorbikes. Also, our race tickets will sell out and as people come to see motorbikes of all types and ages race we would be denying race spots for some really cool bikes and we just can't do that, sorry.

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

In short, no. But could I really? Well, yes. I'll explain.

You can't come to the gate and buy a ticket but if there are any tickets left you could stand at the gate, get on your phone, go to our website and purchase a ticket, then present it to our staff at the gate and come on in.

However, this event could very well sell out and I would hate for someone to ride for a couple of hours only to get to the gate and find out it is sold out. So I would highly recommend getting your ticket before travelling to the festival.