Kowen Forest Supporters Weekend Camp n' Ride

Due to government restrictions the DSMRA is unable to hold our annual Kowen Forest Ride. 

The DSMRA does have permission to hold the event for 100 people. This event is going to be COVID-safe and is not a ride event per se. This weekend is an invite only weekend of camping, and largely led or self led riding  to reward volunteers and some early entrants for the event. It is designed to be a fun.

Due to number restrictions you are not to invite other people without seeking permission from the organisers or share access codes. Numbers are strictly restricted and we expect police to enter count participants; with all participants at risk of fines if the event numbers exceed 100.

So there are no misconceptions about this weekend:

  • The ACT government still reserves the right to cancel this event – and weather (ie rain) or further covid cases may result in late cancellation.
  • We will have ZERO facilities (apart from port-a-loos) and one bin at the site. No food, no water, no medical, no wood supply (you may pick fallen wood only – no chainsaws), no entertainment, no security – not even toilet paper – bring everything yourself.
  • No riding on Friday
  • There will be no onsite medical facilities – this ride should be treated as a remote ride and you must be self-sufficient.
  • You are to abide by the maximum speed of 40km/h rule.
  • We request you to look after the site and must ride gently without loosing traction or braking unnecessary especially on the camping area. We still request minimal noise if camping (ie no music)
  • We advise all riders to carry a UHF channel 16 (not monitored full time), a phone (reception on the ride highly limited) with the Emergency Plus App loaded, a GPS with home spot recorded, and full medical emergency supplies.
  • No glass rules apply to the whole site and we kindly request you clean up your site.
  • The ride loops will not be arrowed – you have a choice of a self-led ride (ie GPS) or two led ride options a day (ie 2-4 hrs morning) – self lunch - and 2-4 hours afternoon.
  • All riders must ride in one direction on the loops.
  • Riders should be aware that there may be other users at Kowen – hence rider safety will be diminished.
  • You will be required to ride in minimum group size of three at all times. There will be no formal monitoring of when people depart on individual rides.
  • We will utilise our full usual camping area – but will be required to stretch out – groups are to be at a minimum of 20 metres apart.
  • Participants are to only utilise the toilet facilities near their campsite. No sharing facilities will be acceptable.
  • Participants must socially distance – the only gatherings will be for rides where you will require you to keep your helmet on as much as possible.


It goes without saying in these COVID times - if you are showing flu sympton, live in a hotspot or are under do not travel restrictions - that you should not attend. 


Contact: Shaun Lonergan - Ph: 0412266676

Event Properties

Event Date 09-10-2020 4:00 pm
Event End Date 11-10-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 88
Registered 88
Available place 0
Cut off date 01-10-2020
Individual Price AUD75.00
Location ACT
We are no longer accepting registration for this event