Kowen Forest Ride

Date: 3/4/5 April 2020

Cost: $220
Night Ride: $60
Raffle Tickets: $20

The Kowen Forest Ride is DSMRA’s premier event for the year.

So what do you get for your $220 entry fee?

The Ride

ACT government has granted us special access to a huge pine forest just near Canberra Airport called Kowen Forest which is not open for the general public to ride - for us to hold an enduro motorcycle ride. Throughout that forest we have selectively chosen the best trail. We have hand cut three epic single trail loops, plus a beginners and demo loop – which we calculate to be over 100kms of single trail (150kms of trail). Within this trail we have created optional challenges; and plenty of easy options for those who get tired. At the event we will have knowledgeable sweeps; some of whom are professional riders. Additionally we will have beginners training and ‘scenic’ tours.

This year we have a special night ride planned for Friday Night (limited numbers only).

The general trail is open for riding on Saturday and Sunday until mid-afternoon. So much riding; that even the best riders rarely see all our trails in the available weekend.

Demo Bikes

Ride the latest KTM model bikes.

The Camping

At the event camping is included for Friday and Saturday night. In the middle of the pine forest is a huge clearing we use for camping. At the site we provide heaps of toilets, spare water, bins and in the evening a selection of food options. The site is big enough to have some peace.

Annual Membership to DSMRA

This gives you the ability for a whole year of riding options with the club, the membership will extend your current membership if you have one. 

A Six Month Subscription To ADB

Every entry gets a six month subscription to ADB.

Free meal

Every rider who attends will get a meal on Saturday night. There will be a choice of options.


The first 200 entrants get a free t-shirt.

The Night Ride (additional cost)

Ever ridden at night? It is tougher than you expect! We will be opening a special section of trail for Friday night. As part of the night ride entry we will also be providing you with some additional really bright lights (Azur Deluxe 2000 Lumens rrp $100) – but it will still be pretty dark. So for an additional cost of $60, we are having a special limited ride of 200 on Friday night from 7pm to 10pm.

The Raffle

Raffle Tickets are ONLY available to Kowen Attendees. Our raffle is huge this year! You get one raffle voucher included in your registration. Additional tickets can be purchased.

You are encouraged to buy vouchers for the raffle tickets when booking as it may be difficult to purchase extra raffle tickets on the day.

On the day you will be issued raffle tickets according to the number of vouchers you have purchased.

There will be some freebies for all riders.

Saturday Night

On Saturday night we have a special show organised by the Freestyle Kings. Perhaps this video will give you some insight into what to expect.



  • Please DO NOT create a duplicate account/membership. Use current membership details if you have troubles contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.Entry to the ride includes annual membership. If you have an existing membership it will be extended by 12 months.
  • Any registration issues please contact the DSMRA membership officer.
  • Also, please make sure all your details are correct including membership address, email and contact number.
  • Check your Junk Mail/SPAM if you don't see any confirmation emails.

Disclaimers and items to note before registering:

  • Bikes must be registered for ACT roads (rec rego will not be honoured), and riders must be licensed to ride a motorcycle (learners okay if L’s showing).
  • Fires must be in fire buckets, No children, No pets.
  • The ride may be cancelled or postponed on short notice due to weather conditions. Check website before traveling to the ride.


Please read the supplementary regulations on refunds Supplementary Regulations.

Supplementary Regulations

Entry is Subject to acceptance Supplementary Regulations and the risk indemnity form both of which are supplied for you to read when you register. Note, for the safety of other riders and the future of the event, antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. Anyone breaching the Supplementary Regulations will be asked to leave (with no refunds).

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Kowen Raffle Tickets

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Your ONLY chance to buy Raffle Tickets ONLINE for Kowen is when booking!

Raffle Tickets are ONLY available to Kowen Attendees.

You are encouraged to buy them when booking as it may be difficult to purhase extra raffle tickets on the day.

This years Raffle prizes are:

  • 1st Prize KTM 500 EXC-F
  • 2nd Prize KTM 300 EXC TPI
  • 3rd prize KTM SX-E5
  • Plus a raft of other prizes.

(ACT Raffle Permit R19/00420)

Buy as many raffle tickets as you want! $20 each.

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