Adventure Rider Magazine Southern Congregation 2017

Updated: January 5, 2017


The Southern Congregation at Dargo River Inn is just days away.

Remember, you must register with Dargo River Inn before the event, and you must sign the disclaimer at the front gate before entering the venue (so you can’t sue us if you sprain your face from smiling too much).

Here’s the proposed schedule:

Friday, November 17
Arrival: From 2.00pm
Camping is available at $10 per night per person and meals can be purchased at restaurant prices (the $40 camping-dinner-breakfast-deal is for Saturday only).

Saturday, November 18
7.00am to 9.00am – Breakfast
9.30am to 10.30am – Miles Davis’ skills presentation
3.30pm to 4.30pm – Miles Davis’ skills presentation
4.45pm to 5.15pm – Finke Desert Race talk and Q&A with Miles Davis
5.30pm to 6.30pm – Presentation with special guests
6.30pm to 8.30pm – Dinner

Sunday, November 19
7.00am to 9.00am – Breakfast
12.00 noon – Event closes but visitors are more than welcome to stick around. Camping is available at $10 per night per person and meals can be purchased at restaurant prices.


Great prizes are up for grabs over the weekend for a few different categories. We’ll decide what they are when we get there.
Longest Distance Travelled To Get There is dead-set certainty, though, and probably Oldest Rider and Youngest Rider.
We’ll think of a couple more.

Nick at Maschine has put together a couple of loops for anyone who feels like a ride over the weekend. Download the GPX files, load them up and you’re good to go.
Nick’s notes with the GPX files are as follows:
“Time-wise I would estimate the short one to take around 3.5 hours, and the better part of the day – or about 5.5 hours – for the long one.
“A couple of route notes:

* I haven’t ridden these tracks since early 2016, but they should all be doable for riders with some level of off-road riding experience. They’re not suitable for riders with little or no off-road experience because there are a couple of reasonable hills;

* Tracks will be more difficult and slower going if wet;

* There are two gates that need to be opened and closed by riders on the Lower Dargo-Tabberaberra Road. PLEASE RESPECT THIS!

* Both routes are designed to be ridden in a clockwise direction leaving Dargo River Inn and travelling up Birregun Road first, and return via Lower Dargo-Tabberaberra Road.

“The GPX file contains Tracks which can be read by most GPS’s or Smartphone navigation apps.”

Thanks, Nick!






Supercoach Miles Davis will offer his awesome skills presentations at the Southern Congregation!

Miles left everyone gaping in astonishment at his ability to throw around a 1200 GS in 2016, and he’s now confirmed for all three Congregations in 2017.

Demo times will be announced prior to the event, but if you haven’t seen Miles in action, prepare to amazed. When Miles is riding, ‘GS’ stand for ‘Gob Smacked’.


Dargo Inn

November 18 2017.

As in NSW Congregation camping/accom will be available from before and after the Congregation. – Book Direct with the Dargo River Inn

Dargo River Inn
13 Lower Dargo Rd
Dargo VIC 3862

Hosts: Christian & Marissa Barrett.
+61 3 5140 1330

$40 will get you a camp spot, dinner and breakfast. limited rooms, book ASAP

And register with your email if you’re attending. Join the email list here

Don’t expect loads of updates. We’ll send an email just before the event or when we have something important to share. We’ll post any news on




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