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Registration for the Super Jambo Grom Pre De Walcha is open here
What is it - This is Australia's best alternative cycling event. Probably. It is an informal, self-supported 222km | 115km | 57km (pick one) gravel adventure ride following primed dirt roads and fire trails on Dhungutti country -Walcha the plateau of the Great Divide in the Northern Table Lands of NSW.
When is it - To be held on the 23rd - 25th of April 2021 with an early start for the Grom Pre on the 24th. Recommended to come for Friday afternoon events. Like a CX event brought to you by Jambz Distro. Camping on friday and saturday nights.
Why is it - Encouraging a fresh faced format for gravel events, centering education and to increase and advocate for more gender and racial diversity. Doing this by holding 50% of tickets for female and female identifying folk, oftering Grom Pre grants to those who have financial barriers to attend, and acknowledging and respecting the original owners of the land we are benefiting from.
In what ways is it going to be inclusive?
How to get to Walcha?
Where is the money for registration going?
Beyond the costs of
1. Crown Land, processing fees, cost of the event
2. Providing 2 x breakfast and 2 x dinner
3. Paying speakers and people for their time
4. Offering financial assistance to BIPOC/FTW who require it
We will also be paying the rent for the use of the indigenous land we will be enjoying.
"‘Australia’ is founded on land and labour that was stolen from Indigenous people. Of course, the wealth that has been generated by that theft is disproportionately distributed. All people who live here today, or who lived here in the past, have not benefited equally from the continuing dispossession of Indigenous people. Indeed, many are deliberately and profoundly marginalised from power and the spoils of colonialism." www.paytherent.net.au
Can I transfer my ticket or cancel?
220km is a big ask - can I get amongst without having to ride that far?
There will be a couple of other alternative routes available to ride that day. These will be provided prior to the event. You can still buy a ticket and enjoy the scenes and ride one of these smaller routes.
What Covid-19 precautions will you be taking?
We will be following guidelines that are current for April. But do have a Covid safe Plan in place. Details to be issued when plan is finalised.
There likely will not be a mass start, but rather a recommended time you set off and people will roll out when they see fit. That could be earlier or later.
This will mean that there will be fewer people gathered in the one spot and the field will be already spread out to mitigate too close of proximity.
The property we are searching for will be able to comfortably host the amount of people attending without breaching the square meterage/person ratio.
It also goes without saying, leading up to the event a full refund and support will be given for those who are feeling unwell.
Is this a race?
Nah, it isn't. However it is a challenging ride.
Will there be support on the route?
This is a self-supported event. Please understand your limitations and prepare for someone to help you if you are in need. Unless you organise it, no one will be there to help you if something goes wrong.
There will be limited phone service along the route (depending on provider).
There will be some sections you will be able to cut corners on if you are stuck.