Bad day to be a Queenslander because, sorry folks, the Transmoto 8-Hour at Miva Station won’t go ahead in 2023.
Prolonged approvals with Gympie Council regarding the host venue continue and don’t look like being resolved any time soon. So, rather than string everyone along, we’ve made the call to kick the can down the road and try and get it approved for 2024 and beyond.
We won’t bore you with the red tape, but the short of it is that planning permission has not been granted for the event to proceed this year (the event ran under a special, “one off” event permit in 2022, and that permit has not been granted for 2023).
One of the more difficult elements of running these awesome events is finding willing (and supportive) councils that welcome the two-wheeled tribe to their region. Some are easy, some aren’t, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Each event tips about $200K into the local region over the weekend, which you’d think would be a good reason to get us all along.
Sorry, everyone. We’ll keep chipping away at it and hopefully get this fantastic venue back on Transmoto’s event calendar from next year.
If you’re a Queenslander, then listen up because the 8-Hour at Miva Station is the only Transmoto Enduro Event held in the Sunshine State in 2023.
Founded in 1861 by the current landowner’s ancestors, Miva Station is an amazing 8000-acre private property that sits on the intersection of Queensland’s Gympie and Fraser Coast regions, and it boasts a mouth-watering combo of tree-lined singletrail, undulating grasstrack, sections of black riverbed sand, and flowing bush tracks.
This picturesque venue – a cattle and sugarcane farm that’s bordered by Wide Bay Creek and the Mary River, and was home to a round of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) back in 2017 – is just 35 minutes’ drive from the township of Gympie and 90 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, and still conveniently close to Brisbane, Gold Coast, and a host of southeast Queensland and NSW Northern Rivers’ towns.
The region is renowned for its rich gold mining history, film festivals, museums, pristine UNESCO-listed national parks, and endless hiking opportunities.
So, sign up and come along to the second-annual Transmoto 8-Hour at this epic Queensland venue.
All Teams must enter under one of six ‘Team Categories’:
– Weekend Warriors (no rider to have ever raced professionally, no sponsor hook-ups or dealer support, and must have paid your own entry fee);
– Young Guns (all riders under 23);
– Wise Wizards (average age of at least 50);
– Mixed (at least one female rider);
– Wonder Women (all female riders); or
– Open (general team entry, if you’re not eligible for any of the above Categories).
Teams (of 3) and Teams (of 4) will be grouped together for the Class and Outright results, but entering in a relevant Team Category will increase your team’s chances of taking home a trophy.
Team (of 4): $1200 ($300pp) Team (of 3): $975 ($325pp) Pairs (2 riders): $700 ($350pp) Ironman: $400
– 6x12m camping and pit plot
– Competitor goody bag
– Limited-edition event T-shirt
– “I Survived” sticker
– $20 Transponder Hire (per team)
– $85 One Event Competition Licence (only if rider does not have a current Senior National Motorcycling Australia licence)
– $10 Temporary Club Membership (only if rider is not a current member of an MA-affiliated club)
Note: There are no split payments – the team’s entry fee and any additional costs must be paid in full during online registration. A 3% booking fee applies to online payments.
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