Off the back of the raging success of the inaugural event last year we are now pumped to be running our second "Ride Different" in support of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.
This year we will be riding in Tasmania to mark the 20th year since the terrible tragedy took place in Port Arthur.
Flying into Hobart on Friday we will head out the next morning for the day 1, 206km roll to Port Arthur where we will be spending our Saturday night. The next day we will remount and ride 150 km back via the alternate route to Hobart including the final climb up Mt Wellington.
Most importantly you'll be getting the famous TKM hospitality. You'll never look at riding a bike in the same light again.
This event is open to all but capped at 50.
All done at absolute cost. No margins. No profit no padding. Best value money can buy. Get on board!!
Photos from Ride Different in 2015:
After getting a good nights sleep in our luxury accommodation on Friday night and loaded on a hearty breakfast we set off on our 206km, 2,500m vertical ride through the best of what Tassie has to offer on our way to Port Arthur where we will be spending our Saturday night.
After a few beers and passing out from your big day in the saddle we wake and stuff ourselves before heading off for a shorter 150km yet more vertical (3,000m) ride on the alternative route back to Hobart including the final ball breaking climb of Mt Wellington.
For those looking for a not quite so challenging circuit, Mt Wellington can be easily bypassed, reducing the ride to 110lm and you can head straight to the pub.
Multiple support vehicles, sag wagons, spares, all food, accommodation, entertainment, prizes and most importantly a TKM experience open to all. Just ask anyone from last year if this one is worth it.
On the Friday night will be at Mantra One in Hobart. Awesome
On the Saturday Night we shall again have some ripper accommodation at the Fox & Hounds Inn.
We are extremely lucky to have the lads from https://www.facebook.com/CorporateCycling/ who run the best cycling events on the planet who are behind the scenes taking care of all of the weekends logistics for us.
Huge reach around especially to The Flying Gypsy Nathan Lorkin who has always been tireless in his efforts for TKM. He has a 6ft chicken to prove it. But that story is for another time.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
1st Round Offers have now been made and closed to our participants from last year's Ride Different. There are still a number of places available to attend this years Ride Different to be held in Tasmania on November 11-13 supporting the Allanah And Madeline Foundtion
Price is $475 which is all inclusive of quality accommodation, meals from Saturday morning breakfast through to Sunday lunch, all ride logistics including three support vehicles, ride nutrition as well as the priceless entertainment provided by TKM. This represents the absolute price of the trip less a little more which will be subsidised by TKM. So in reality this is at below cost. Keep in mind a half decent seat to this years AFL Grand Final is $400.
To secure you place (Entries limited to 50 total) fill out the registration form which can be found through the below link and return to The King via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for those of you worried about the pace, distance and v's, don't be. There are plenty of muppets that are coming along who can't wait to jump in the sag wagon bus and snap open a frothy hours before the rest of us.
All smiles - the 2015 TKM Ride Different participants