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  • 7 Oct 2017

    Time: 09:30 - 15:00

    Chase the Thylacine 2017 - Busselton to Nannup (and return)

    In 2016, over 50 mountain bike riders competed the course from Busselton Jetty to Nannup and back - and this year we're aiming for even more!

    Cap Mountain Bikers invites you to this classic spring event, which began in 2010, originally took a group of like-minded mountain bike riders from the Secret Whicher Trails near Busselton to Nannup and back again.

    The ride now begins at the iconic Busselton Jetty and takes riders (over 50 participants 2016) on a 100 mile epic to Nannup for an overnight stop and opportunity to share stories from the ride with a meal at the Nannup Hotel before returning the following day.

    The Whicher Range's unique assemblage of plant and animal species make it one of WA's flora and fauna hot spots. Spring is a great time to visit and see this area and connect with nature; enjoy the wild flowers, the spring weather and perhaps get a glimpse of some rare, endangered or believed-to-be-extinct animals.

    This is an excellent chance to spend time connecting with nature,make new friends and test yourself in a unique part of the world.

    Day 1 - Saturday October 7
    50 miles or 92.4km without short cuts (80km with short cuts)
    The course begins at the Busselton Jetty and follows the cycleway, local trails, drains and roads out to the Whicher Range. Once in the Whicher, we'll be following old logging trails and fire roads towards Jarrahwood, where there will be an opportunity stop, regroup, eat something and refill water before leaving Jarrahwood and heading to Nannup via the Munda Biddi and Timberline Trail. Most riders if doing the second day stay at the local hotel or other local accommodation.

    Day 2 - Sunday October 8
    Start Time 9:00am at Nannup Hotel (Breakfast 8:00am)
    50 miles or 101.8km without short cuts (80km with short cuts)
    Starting at the Nannup Hotel, riders follow the Munda Biddi to Jarrahwood, ride the old rail line to the Secret Whicher Trail and then head back along the trails, roads and drains to Busselton Jetty.

    The trail will marked and signed, but not marshaled. Riders are responsible for their own daily requirements. There will be a limited amount of support, with transport available from the jetty for food and overnight bags to Jarrahwood and Nannup.

    Please note a $10 recreation license must be purchased prior to the event and will be available from in the lead-up to the event.

    For further information contact Mark Wright on [email protected] or 0418 150 802.

    • Location: Busselton Jetty to Nannup - and back!
    • Amount covers cost of recreation licence$10.00

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