Tour de Cowra 2020 – Time to Service your Bike

Registrations Open:

Thirty (30) people have already registered – would you like to come to Cowra too?

You can ride any or all of the four days: Friday 10th April till Monday 13th April.

There are rides each day suitable for every level of rider.

See Bike North calendar for April to see at the rides, routes, maps and elevation profiles. https://www.bikenorth.org.au/cal/

If you are considering coming to Cowra, then, it makes sense to register at the same time as you book your bike in for a service….

A good time to service your bike:

There is no bicycle shops in Cowra (and besides it will be Easter – a Public Holiday). So if you are coming it is a good idea to have your bike serviced beforehand.

Don’t let the bike let you down.

Ensure your bike has been serviced and is in good working order.

Lights may need batteries – bring them too! Even in daylight, these new, more powerful lights give out good illumination and adds to your safety – This is especially true when you cycle in groups of at least four – therefore there are four head lights and four tail lights for motorists to see!

Bring enough batteries to last four days!

Cat Heads

Remember that Cowra is full of a prickle grass called a Cat-Head. They will give you numerous punctures in a second.

Do not put your tyres on anything that is / was or ever could be green! – You have been warned!

Plan Ahead:

Spare inner tubes – Bring enough spare inner tubes – they are cheap nowadays and you don’t want a lack of tubes stopping you riding.

Tyres – Check your tyres: Are they looking worn? Is the sided cracking? Then it would be wise to consider replacing them before Cowra. A cat head can go un-detected in the wall of a tyre and can cause multiple punctures – so consider bringing a spare tyre.

Registration

To ride Tour de Cowra in 2020, you must register. 

Registration has been kept at the same price as previous years:

  • $11 per person for Bike North members and
  • $16 per person for non-members.

Registering helps the organisers plan for the catering, so please, register early.

Registration is easy:

For More Information

For more information on Tour de Cowra 2020 please go to https://www.bikenorth.org.au/our-events/tour-de-cowra/

Stop Press – Food!

Coming to Cowra this year? Bike North Social Committee have put together the following suggestions for dinners, as well as hosting the very popular Wine and Cheese night.
Friday 10th April  6pm Once again we have booked 35 places at the Cowra Bowling and Recreation Club, 27 Vaux St Cowra. The club is a short walk from the caravan park in Lachlan St where many of us will be staying. Please note that the club is one of the very few places, if any, open for dinner in Cowra on Good Friday.
Saturday 11th April 5pm Wine and Cheese Night at the BN marquee in the caravan park (Lachlan St). Bike North will provide the cheese and bikkies, please BYO drinks and drinkware.
Saurday 11th April 6.30pm Dinner at the Imperial Hotel, 16-18 Kendal St Cowra, ph 6341 2588 Make your own booking or just turn up, they have plenty of room.
Sunday 12th April 6.30pm Dinner tonight is at the Cowra Services Club, 101 Brisbane St Cowra ph 6342 1144 Once again, make your own booking or just turn up.
Questions? Email us! social@bikenorth.org.au