The Gibb Challenge

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Welcome to the 2021 campaign for The Gibb Challenge: a socially competitive 660 kilometre team relay event raising community awareness and funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDSWA).

Form a team of between 2-6 riders and up to 2 non-riding supporters to take on the ultimate cycling adventure through the stunning Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Rider registration costs are $600 (including GST) and include all your meals, camping, wilderness park fees and an event riding jersey. Non-riding support team members are also $600 (including GST), with the same catering and camping benefits but with an event t-shirt instead of a jersey. Accompanying children under 12 years are FREE! Mate, there’s no better value mountain bike event in Australia.

Riders are encouraged to have a red hot crack at raising $1000 each for the RFDS, before joining our celebrations of fat tyre fellowship along the iconic Gibb River Road. Your non-riding supporters aren’t obliged to reach a personal fund-raising milestone, but they’re more than welcome to assist the rider’s efforts at shaking the tin for the RFDS. Once you’ve raised your $1000, you might want to nominate a second registered charity to share your fund-raising efforts, or just keep smashing it for RFDS.

The Gibb Challenge will lead you on a life defining Kimberley adventure from the deep port town of Derby, to the world acclaimed million acres El Questro Wilderness Park. Overnight camping and fellowship at Imintji Community, Mount Elizabeth Station, Ellenbrae Station, Home Valley Station and El Questro.

If you want to be part of this amazing community event but don’t want to ride, how about joining us as a Bloody Heroic Volunteer? Your time and effort are so valued, there’s no cost for your participation.

The Gibb Challenge will again feature as part of the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster’s calendar of events. Our dates are perfectly aligned to the Kimberley Moon Experience – an incredible outdoor concert event on the banks of the Ord River. See www.ordvalleymuster.com.au for further details.

For monthly information updates and additional information and assistance, subscribe to the monthly electronic newsletter; Gravel Rush or contact us for more.

Getting There | The Gibb Challenge

Getting There

Hollywood Style ... Flights within Australia Broome is a major gateway to the attractions of the Kimberley region and enjoys good air access from both Perth and the Eastern States. Broome also has regular air services from Darwin in the Northern Territory.Domestic airline bookings to Broome ca...

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Support Vehicle

Sapio Vestra Hostis (Know your enemy): The Gibb River Road was established to link the deep port facilities of Derby and Wyndham with the vast pastoral leases of the west, central and east Kimberley. The road is graded annually by the Shire of Derby West Kimberley (SDWK) and the Shire Wyndham East ...

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No Lance - It's all about the bike

Nothing Technical Here Folks: The Gibb River Road is essentially an unsealed road, established to link the deep port facilities of Derby and Wyndham with the vast pastoral leases of the west, central and east Kimberley. The road is graded annually by the Shire of Derby West Kimberley (SDWK) and the...

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Equipment for the challenge

Bike Tools and Spare PartsTyre levers/patch kit Spare tubes Spare tyre(s) CO2 canisters or Mini-pump Floor pump Aerosol Brake Cleaner Duct tape (wouldn't go anywhere without it) Bike detergent and garden sprayer Stiff nylon brush / chain cleaner Multi tool Dry...

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Bloody Heroic Volunteers

Volunteers are a revered element of The Gibb Challenge. They’re simply amazing; donating their time, expertise and enthusiasm. There are roles within logistics, catering, medical response, participants safety, media and camp marshals.If you want your own life defining Kimberley experience wit...

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Photography

Most of the amazing images on this website have been provided by Photorgapher Andy Garleep. If you would like to view the high resolution images required for printing etc, download from Andy Garlepp Photography site - andygarlepp.com...

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