CTK: Cairns 2 Karumba Bike Ride

June, 2019

29JunAll Day05JulCTK: Cairns 2 Karumba Bike RideAn epic 7 day adventure in the far northCairnsState:QLDDiscipline:Gravel,MTB,RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

riders from the C2K Cairns 2 Karumba Bike ride


Ride Details

CTK Cairns 2 Karumba Bike Ride is a true outback adventure!

CTK or the Cairns 2 Karumba Bike Ride is a challenging 7 day cycling adventure across North Queensland from Cairns to Karumba.

This annual ride has been running for over 20 years now, with 250+ riders, volunteers and support crew travelling together through the unique and historic outback towns of the iconic Savannah Way, in Far North Queensland.

This charity ride raises money to help bush children with a different beneficiary chosen each year.

Over  7 days you’ll be riding 780km, with either the Road Ride or the Dirt Ride. You’ll be riding from Cairns – Atherton – Mount Garnet – Mount Surprise – Georgetown – Croydon – Normanton – Karumba.

With the 7 day Road Ride, you’ll be riding between 78 to 150km each day.

The 7 Day Dirt Ride is suitable for experienced mountain bike riders with high quality, well serviced bikes, and will challenge the most hardy of skilled riders with long, corrugated and sometimes sandy and dusty terrain. You won’t be riding by dirt the whole way, but the organisers do their best to maximise dirt time. This is a popular ride and you will need to complete an Expression of Interest Form (first in, first served allocation of positions).

This looks like a fantastic event and is one to definitely add to your Bucket List

You’ll find other cycling events, like the CTK Cairns 2 Karumba Bike Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

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CTK Cairns 2 Karumba Bike Ride is a true outback adventure!


29 June - 5 July


Cairns, QLD


Extra Information

  • Jersey
  • Hydration/Water
  • Meals/Food
  • SAG Wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Campsite accommodation gear
  • Fundraising required $100, $200, $400