South West off-road motorcyclists are gearing up to tackle the annual Capel 200 trail bike rally on July 1.
The event, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is organised by the Ironstone Adventure Riding Club and supported by long term partners Healthway and Yamaha.
The rally provides a well organised, safe and non-competitive event where riders of all levels and experience can enjoy the many existing trails in the Capel-Jarrahwood area without the pressure of competition.
A separate novice track is also provided for less experienced riders who want to develop their skills on an easier, shorter course.
The rally is a long-standing event on the local calendar and couldn’t happen without the support of local community organisations, with part proceeds from the event donated to a local community organisation.
Event organiser Rob Harvey said the event will be a great opportunity for riders to enjoy the beautiful Capel-Jarradwood area at a safe and relaxed event.
Sanctioned by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and local shires, the club puts a lot of effort in to designing a safe, sustainable course, using minor tracks and trails that avoid major roads and interfaces with public traffic.
The course is also alternated annually to avoid over-use.
The event starts and finishes at the Ironstone property just west of Ironstone Falls on the Capel-Donnybrook Road.