Well here we are just 2 weeks out from the 2014 Kenda Rally. Entries have come in at a steady rate and at this stage we have over 350 riders entered and ready to go.
If anyone is thinking of riding the Kenda rally, or if you have a riding buddy thats not yet on board-now is the time to get online and enter now for $80.00.
If you turn up on the day and enter it will be $100.00.
The direct deposit system has worked well for us this year. Those of you that have sent their entry forms and payment in by mail are all on the system and accounted for.
We have done our best to put all the team riders together whereever possible, so if you have marked your entry (and paid!) with a team name you will all start together.
The rally committee will be having a pre ride of the course next Sunday, with members of ADMCC taking the oppurtunity to ride both loops and time the course. We can give you an update on conditions in the week leading up to the event, so keep an eye on the website or facebook.
The first loop is going to be 76k long - so make sure your tank is topped up for the start of the event. The second loop will not be quite as long at 73k. Its a great course and there are a few chicken and rooster options if it all gets too hard.
Brake pads can chop out quickly due to muddy conditions, so make sure your pads have plenty of meat before the ride, along with good tyres.
Food and Coffee
Amongst the sticks catering are providing food and drinks at the 20144 Kenda rally. They will be serving breakfast and lunch through the day with coffee and drinks available. So forget about the drive through on the way up on Sunday morning, save your change for the real deal at the rally start line!
We will be scrutineering all bikes on Sunday morning from 7.00am to just before the start time of 9am. There will be no scrutineering session on the Saturday night as we have done in previous years.
Make sure you have your licence and registration plate on your bike and we will be checking noisy bikes with the noise meter. Once your bike has passed scrutineering, we will keep your licence and afix a sticker and number on your bike to keep track of you through the event. This year we will have smaller helmet stickers for those bikes we can't fit stickers to. You can then place your bike in the line up in the parc ferme. There will be no starting of bikes in the line up until directed by Kenda officials
You will get your licence back at the end of the your days ride.
Rock Oil Run
The annual Rock oil run is an ADMCC tradition; part Stawell gift - part Buffalo stampede. Very spectacular! Riders in full riding gear run to awaiting Rock oil packs and almost anything goes. The event will happen between the riders briefing and just before the first riders set off.
There will be a limited amount of Kenda rall t-shirts, posters, stubby holders and stickers available at the rally. Bring your cash or credit cards (no eftpos) to merchandising tent and see the team for your piece of memorabilia.
There will be a limited amount of Kenda rally t shirt, stubby holders and stickers available at the rally. Bring your cash or credit cards (no eftpos) to the merchandising tent and see the team for your piece of kenda memorabilia.
Holeshot images will have official photographers around the course, taking action shots of all entrants and they will be available at the Holeshot images tent on the day or online in the week after the event. Check holeshotimages.com.au
As we have mentioned before on our updates, space will be at a premium in the area we use for car parking, so wherever possible, get organised and fit 3 bikes on the trailer or ute. No trucks or buses will be permitted to enter the carpark due to the space constraints. Our car park attendants will ensure that we squeeze you all in.
Dogs and mini bikes - Dont bring them
Once again - bring enough fuel for 2 80k loops. You can refuel between each loop
Dont forget - for more details on where you can stay the night before the rally, we suggest you check out our first update for Motel and Caravan park accommodation for those wanting to make a weekend of it
You can keep up to date on your mobile phone with regular updates on the Kenda rally facebook page. Just like us and you will be in the loop.
Make sure you stick around after the event to be in the draw for prizes from our sponsors Ron Angel Wholesale, Kenda tyres and tuff tubes, AFAM sprockets, EK chains, Toy Lok Bike security products and Rock oil packs.
Our $500 cash prize for the biggest team is sponsored by another long term sponsor, K&J Thomas Motorcycles in Whittlesea. This award is worked out at the end of the day and id decided by how many riders finish the event. If you are in the running for this award, make sure you are there to collect your prize at the completion of the event.
There is no camping at the start finish site.
Final update with map will be posted on this site on Monday 28th April