Snowy Ride Local Community Checkpoint Information


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Your NPWS Entry Sticker is valid from
12 noon Friday 3rd November 2017 to
12 noon Sunday 5th November 2017
If you are staying longer withing the National Park you will need to pay the additional Park entry fees.
The Australian National Busking Championships™ is on again this year over the weekend. Experience fantastic performances, live music, street entertainment and top class competition of the busking championships. Buskers will be performing in and around the park so be sure to make some time to take in the great atmosphere. To find out more about The Australian National Busking Championships™ go to website or Facebook page.
The Checkpoint will be in Centennial Park and motorcycle parking will be in Bombala Street using part of bus zone and loading zone. It will be signposted.
Buskers and Bikers LogoCooma Motorfest: The bi-annual Cooma Motorfest is on again in 2017 at the Cooma Showground on Saturday 4th November to coincide with the annual Snowy Ride.The event attracts people and machinery from all over,with 3000 visitors through the gate.

There is a motorcycle entry gate, gold coin donation entry for registered Snowy Ride entrants. The Motorfest event is a combined effort of our local service clubs and our own club with the proceeds used to benefit local charities.

There’s something for everyone:Large trucks and machinery – Cars old and new and in between – Hot rods, street machines, original cars to way out – Tractors, stationary engines, motor bikes, boats – Large trade display and live music – Military display – Plenty of stuff for the kids to do.

St Patrick’s Fete: This is St Patrick’s Parish School’s bi-annual fete. Chock full of great handmade items. It’s on in Centennial Park on Saturday.

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The Charlotte Pass Checkpoint is again at the Kosciuszko Chalet and again the Chalet will be serving food and hot and cold drinks. The ride to Charlotte Pass is one of the best motorcycle rides in the country. Make some time to enjoy lunch or a snack at the highest chalet in Australia.Charlotte Pass
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The Dalgety Checkpoint is again at the showground and will be serving their famous roast lamb rolls.Hang around for a while and watch the sheep shearing demonstrations – great fun!. You will also be able to purchase other homemade delights.

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The Bombala Checkpoint is again at the Platypus Country Visitors Centre, at the Railway Park on the Monaro Highway. As always Bombala welcomes motorcycle riders. Enjoy the ride from Bombala via the Snowy River Way to Dalgety.
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Once again the Snowy Region Visitor Centre Jindabyne is proud to a part of the Snowy Ride 2017.  The Jindabyne Checkpoint will be located inside the Visitor Centre located at the National Parks & Wildlife building Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne.  The  Parc Café will be operating within the centre offering a variety of fantastic food, hot and cold drinks for the weary riders.  Market stalls and souvenirs will be on offer for a bit of retail therapy, along with some buskers to keep you entertained. Jindabyne locals welcome the Snowy Ride riders and hope they enjoy our little piece of paradise!!
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The Thredbo Checkpoint is located on Friday Drive near the Honda Test Ride truck. Make sure to get your completed Entry Ticket in by 4pm to ensure it goes into the draw. Make time to enjoy a sausage sandwich at the SWCCF BBQ.Thredbo whats onThredbo checkpoint
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The Adaminaby Checkpoint is again in the center of Adaminaby. Enjoy a BBQ put on by the local P&C or lunch in one of the eateries. The Snow Goose Hotel will again have live music.
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The Berridale Checkpoint is in front of the Berridale Inn Hotel Motel as usual. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere under the verandah of this historic building.
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The Canberra Light Car Club is holding a rally on Saturday 4 November. Some dirt roads around the region will be closed for three hours in rolling sequence. All will be signposted with volunteers directing traffic. Road closures in the morning from 9am will be in the area if your riding from Ando to Dalgety region via the Snowy River Way and near to the Cooma and Snowy Mountains Airport. In the afternoon from 1.15pm some dirt roads in the Shannon’s Flat area until 5.30pm.

There will be some changed traffic conditions in and around the Snowy Mountains region due to the Snowy Hydro 2.0 Feasibility Study which may affect riders, including:

  • Increased truck movements on the Elliot Way, Link Road and the Snowy Mountains Hwy between the Link Road turn off and Bullocks Hill horse camp area, due to haulage activities
  • Potential for reduced speed limits at times on the Link Road and Snowy Mountains Hwy
  • Vehicles entering/ exiting the Snowy Mountains Hwy at Bullocks Hill horse camp area and Gooandra Hill.

As in previous years there will be an increased Police presence in the Region over the Snowy Ride weekend. The Police have made it clear to us that they are not there to ruin anyone’s weekend but to make sure that the few riders who have not worked it out yet that they cannot turn the Snowy Ride into a race weekend.

Unfortunately the majority of riders pulled up for high speed in the past have not been registered for the Snowy Ride so don’t get to read any of this.

2014 information to riders

There will be the usual cars and bikes but in addition this year there will be two mobile cameras. These cameras have a sign 250m and 50m before them so there is no reason for anyone not to know where they are.

Road conditions can change quickly in the Snowy Region. To access the latest information on any planned or unplanned road closures or incidents, check

To get the latest information when you’re out on the road, download the Live Traffic NSW mobile apps for iPhone and Android and ‘Like’ us on report any problems you might encounter and help out your fellow riders, call the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.
Darren Worth from Shift-It Motorcycles has kindly offered his services for the Snowy Ride weekend to pick up bikes that for whatever reason refuse to go forward under their own power contact Darren phone 0419 236 695. This is not a free service, you will need to work out cost with Darren at the time.
Warren and his team will be open all Snowy Ride weekend helping out with everything they can if something has gone wrong. They are located in the main street of Cooma at the bridge.
Phone 02 6452 4040 all weekend.

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