GS Anniversary Riders – Final Housekeeping Items

Posted: November 10, 2010 by BlogMaster in GS Anniversary Ride
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The time has come for us to leave so this will be the last post regarding the trip so everyone should read it.

Just some final notes etc regarding the trip.

  1. Glenfalloch Station has eft-pos and you will be able to purchase beer and wine.  They will have some fuel available if anyone needs it.  The phone number for the accommodation house is 03 318-5113.  They will also ensure the spa pools are nice and hot.
  2. There is no eft-pos facility at Waipiata so you must ensure you are carrying cash. They are working very hard to sort out the roast on a spit but not confirmed yet, regardless dinner will be available, maybe possum pies for all.  As there are more riders than originally planned there may be a queue for the showers, there are only two.  There will be beer and wine available for purchase as well.
  3. If you are planning on joining but have not pre-registered then send me an e-mail with your name, bike model and rego, where you plan to join and finish.  You must also complete a disclaimer form and hand it to me when you join.  Riders who have pre-registered will be given preference for  the Ride Booklet and we may not have enough to go around.  You can e-mail me at  Those riders who have registered will be given preference wherever a preference is required.
  4. There will be a small supplementary charge (from $15 to $25) for the Lake Wakatipu crossing as the boat will have to make two trips in order to take all the bikes, and we have to use a Water Taxi to get the riders across.  The first sailing is planned for 1100, the second at 1300 so time to relax at Walter Peak or check Queenstown out. The Water Taxi will leave at 1300 with most of the riders and about 6 will travel on each barge crossing to help unload the bikes at Walter Peak.  I suggest that local SI riders go over on the first barge crossing thereby leaving time for the people from out of town to explore Queenstown.  Those riders who have not pre-registered will have to swim behind the barge or ride around to Te Anau if we can’t fit you on as space is limited.
  5. We have booked a room at the Cabbage Tree & Outpost for the final night wrap up (25th).  Dinner (a-la-carte) will be available from 1930 but we have use of the room from 1800 onwards and will put on a slide show of our event (they have a data show for us).  This place is 100% bike friendly and only a short walk from Oreti Park.  They run courtesy vans to and from the Park and the town centre.  They assure me you won’t go hungry.  They are charging $50 for the room which will have to come out of the $200 bar tab put up by Findspace (unless someone else would like to cover the room cost?).
  6. You will be given all your stickers and ride booklet as you join the ride, provided we have a completed Disclaimer Form from you.
  7. You will need about $100 in cash for Access Fees along the way.  In many cases these will be donated by the Station Owners to the Westpac Trust.
  8. Don’t forget to carry your own tie-downs and first aid kit.

Although we are expecting riders to join us along the way, the following have registered that they are taking part.  In total there will be over 50 bikes involved with the event, good eh!

  • 20 riders starting in Cape Reinga, of those six are from the South Island
  • 1 rider will join us in Russell
  • 14 riders join in Napier, 9 will stop in Wellington, 4 carry onto to Hanmer and one onto Te Anau
  • 12 riders join us in Picton
  • Then another three join us in either Hanmer or Glenfalloch

It seems quite a number of bikes are expected to come and meet us at Experience BMW in Auckland on our way to the start.  Experience is putting on a bbq breakfast from 0900 this Saturday so pop in and say hello if you can and/or make a donation to the Rescue Helicopter Services at  Just click on the link to the BMW GS Ride.

Lastly, the local Maori Iwi will be seeing us off with a traditional blessing at Cape Reinga, plus Graeme Crosby (NZ motorcycle and Isle of Man TT fame) will be joining us in Leigh to re-launch his book to the GS Riders.

Please note that the Leigh Sawmill Cafe is opening specifically for us on Monday night so make sure you thank them heaps.

Well thats all folks, we look forward to meeting you somewhere along the way.


Justin and the support team (Garry, Sam, David and Jeff)


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