Some of the common questions which we've been asked about participating in the event.
There is no limit, but an average of 8 to 16 Riders works well. Just remember, the more Riders you have, the more bikes you’ll have, and the more vehicles and trailers you’ll need to carry them all.
It depends on the rider's ability and weather conditions at the time, but most teams ride between 20 and 30kms per interval. Your stronger and more experienced riders might double up and do 2 intervals - eg 40 or 60 kms per ride.
Yes it is very important to CHECK IN at the Hamilton Showgrounds as the officials need to know that you have arrived safely in Hamilton. You also need to check-in so we can give you your start time for Sunday morning. Check in can be completed in two ways: In person at the Hamilton Show Grounds or by phone / text, if your team is not staying at the Show Grounds. (see Your Official Ride Guide for the phone in Nos).
You can use a car, 4x4 or a small mini-bus up to 22 seats and trailers no more then 5' x 10'. Vehicles and trailers larger than this block the view for other vehicles and riders and are difficult to over take.
While your Support Crew are very important, the number should be kept to a minimum. A team of 8 to 16 Riders should only require 3 versatile, (i.e. driver, cook and coach!) Support Crew.
Your "Cook" is more likely to organise your food for the team - not necesarily actually "Cook" !
We recommend you organise - sandwiches / rolls and cakes and fruit + drinks for your daytime food intake. These should be pre- prepared or can be purchased and kept cold for the day time ride. Dinner on Saturday night can be purchased on route at Stawell (Echuca Route) and at Beulah or Warracknabeel (Mildura Route).
Breakfast needs to be organised at your Hamilton lodgings (Motel or other accommodation) or if you are staying at the Hamilton Show Grounds - You can purchase breakfast rolls from the Hamilton Lions and the Java Jive Coffee Van.
Sunday Morning tea: Avaialble from the Macarthur Lions Club - Pankaes, Egg and Bacon Rolls + Tea Coffee (Macarthur Route) or at Hawkesdale - Homemade Cakes and Slices etc (Penshurst Route).
You will be notified of the times of the Ride Briefings and your Team’s start times closer to the event via e-mail. It is compulsoty that all Riders and Support Crew will attend the Ride Briefing on the Saturday morning before the start.
All Riders and Support Crew can collect their Team Event Pack on the Friday Night 6:00 pm before the event or early on the Saturay morning ie 8:00 am, Event Packs for a whole team will be given out to the Team Captain upon checkin to disperse to team members. This includes "Offical Team Nos" "Official Ride Guide" Booklet plus sponsors gifts ect.
Tri-bars are not suitable for bunch riding. You cannot use them in the M2M.
Riders can use a E-bike if they are experienced and used to riding in a bunch. Battery recharging is the responsibilty of the user. Most e-bikes will only travel up to 100kms without a charge !
It is an award presented at the finish in Port Fairy, which recognizes a person involved with the Murray to Moyne who has made a major contribution to their chosen Team or Health Service. This person may be a Rider, Support Crew or a major fundraiser. Any team can nominate someone they feel worthy of the Graham Woodrup Award. Please make sure you read the Award Criteria and follow the application instructions.