WHAT ARE THEY?
They’re team-based dirt bike events that sit somewhere between a recreational trailbike rally and a full-blown enduro race, and cater to riders with an average to advanced skill level. Technically they’re races, but you can race or simply ride them. Teams are welcome to take the events as seriously or light-heartedly as they want.
WHERE ARE THEY?
All Transmoto Enduro Events are staged on private properties, which are situated in the picturesque rural heartlands of NSW, Queensland or Victoria. That means both registered trailbikes and non-registered motocross bikes are welcome, and that there’s no need to have a road motorcycle licence to take part.
WHEN ARE THEY?
- Event 1: Transmoto 12-Hour – Batemans Bay, NSW (March 25-26, 2017)
- Event 2: Transmoto 8-Hour – Dargo, Victoria (TBC, 2017)
- Event 3: Transmoto 8-Hour – Mid-North Coast, NSW (July 15-16, 2017)
- Event 4: Transmoto 6-Hour – Conondale, Queensland (August 12-13, 2017)
- Event 5: Transmoto 6-Hour – Stroud, NSW (September 9-10, 2017)
Rider registration and briefing for all events is held on Saturday, with racing on Sunday.
THE ‘VIBE OF THE THING’
Rider etiquette has always been a big part of Transmoto’s events. We encourage good sportsmanship, care and courtesy towards other riders because we want everyone to have a good, positive experience – whether that’s on the track, in the camping area, or on the access roads leading to and from the event venue.
EVENT 1: TRANSMOTO 12-HOUR
Back in 2011, 250 riders took part in the inaugural Transmoto 12-Hour – staged on a private property in the Buckenborwa State Forest, about 20 minutes’ drive inland from Batemans Bay. Now, six years on, this picturesque slice of NSW South Coast turf is widely regarded as the spiritual homeland for Transmoto’s events; our flagship event that kicks off the Transmoto Enduro Event calendar each year.
With a 12km loop that includes flowing singletrail, undulating grasstrack, tricky creek crossings and a few hills, the course is designed to offer something for everyone, without being overly technical. And with its huge grassy pit paddock just a short walk from a cleansing swim in the pristine Buckenbowra River, the event’s camping experience is as good as it gets.
Race it or ride it; run a motocross weapon or trail sled; fly in and fly out or make a weekend’s surf-and-moto roadtrip out of it with your mates … take your pick. But be sure to be part of what has firmly established as a must-do annual moto pilgrimage for Pros and punters alike.