The Transmoto 8-Hour is a unique, team-based dirt-bike event that’s somewhere between a recreational trailbike rally and an enduro race. It’s a shorter, punchier, less challenging version of the notorious Transmoto 12-Hour, which has been running since 2011, but still caters to riders of all levels. And, in keeping with the 12-Hour’s successful recipe, the 8-Hour focuses on fun-factor rather than officialdom.
If you Google “Stroud, NSW”, you’ll see a bunch of info about the town’s International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Contest. And that small-town obscurity is just the way the locals like it. Cos if they were to spread the word about the region’s rolling grassy hillsides, every dirt-bike dingo this side of Alice Springs would be on its doorstep in an instant! Not far out of Stroud, in a little valley called Gunns Gully, you’ll find a picturesque 1300-acre parcel of prime countryside – a working cattle property that was home to the inaugural Transmoto 6-Hour in 2015, right through to this years’ 2019 Transmoto 8-Hour. Its custom-built 14-16km loop takes in an intoxicating blend of gum-lined trails and undulating grasstrack, with 360-degree views that stretch for miles. Yep, the perfect playground for a teams-based dirt-bike event.
Rider etiquette has always been a big part of Transmoto’s events. We encourage good sportsmanship, care and courtesy towards other riders because we want everyone to have a good, positive experience – whether that’s on the track, in the camping area, or on the access roads leading to and from the event venue.
IRONMAN – Single Rider PAIR (2 riders) Two riders riding in a tag team TEAM (of 3) Three riders working in a tag team TEAM (of 4) Four riders working in a tag team
Weekend Warriors (no rider to have ever raced professionally) ‘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) Open (general team entry, if you’re not eligible for any of the above Categories)