ASH Dash (2019)

The ASH Dash is Tasmania’s premier 200km+ endurance ride. This 207km ride takes in some of the most spectacular climbs and stunning scenery south of Hobart, so bring your camera and climbing legs!

Supported: Yes!

Start: Salamanca Place - Outside Law Courts 7AM

Finish: The Whaler!!

Time Limit: 13.5 hours

Registration Close Date: 2019-11-28

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16586242

(207 kilometers with 4,250 m of climbing)

Facilities near start: Public toilets and Banjos Bakery (6 am) 270 metres away in Salamanca Square. Pubs for post-ride beers.

 

Thanks for your interest in this long-running and popular Audax event. As this event includes a challenging amount of climbing, it is recommended you acquaint yourself with the course before the day of the ride. The minimum average speed is 15 km/h.

The ride will start at 7 am. There will be a short rider briefing around 6.55 am. Please arrive at the start by 6.45 am so that you can be given your brevet card. You will need to get your brevet card signed at each of the controls along the route so do not lose it!!

The controls and their opening and closing times are:

Judbury Calvert Park ~ 48.5 km. Open: 8:37 am. Close: 10:14 am.

Silver Hill top ~81 km. Open: 9:42 am. Close: 12:23 pm.

Middleton Esplanade ~112 km. Open: 10.44 am. Close: 2.27 pm.

(Wattle Grove ~ 148 km. Open: 11:55 am. Close: 4:51 pm.)

Kaoota hilltop: ~180 km. Open: 1:00 pm. Close: 7:00 pm.

Finish: ~207 km. Open: 2.00 pm. Close: 8.30 pm.

It is also possible under Audax rules for additional secret controls to operate along the course. There will be some food and water provided at the Silver Hill, Middleton Esplanade and Kaoota controls. There are shops at Ranelagh (37 km) Huonville (61 km), Cygnet (85 km and 143 km). There are small general stores which may be open at Woodbridge, Gordon and Ferntree and a pub at Longley. 

 

In addition to a roadworthy bike and a helmet, it is highly recommended you bring spare tubes, a basic repair kit, a couple of water bottles, some food such as energy bars or gels and sunscreen. There will be basic food and ample water at each of the checkpoints to replenish your supplies. Some cash and a mobile phone are also a very good idea.

The time limit for the ride is before sunset (8:30 pm), so Audax Australia lighting rules do not apply, but we recommend taking steps to ensure that you are visible.

Keep an eye on the weather forecast, because over the years this ride has experienced the full gamut of Tasmanian weather. Please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions.

 

If you are new to Audax riding, please remember it is not a race. The roads are not closed to traffic. Please take particular care on descents. Please note that volunteers on this ride have in previous years faced complaints from motorists about riders on the wrong side of the road on descents. Failure to comply with road rules will result in your immediate disqualification from this and future events.

In the event of an emergency, call 000. If you are lost, waylaid or are unable to complete the ride for any reason please call the ride organiser (phone number will be provided at briefing).  It may be possible to retrieve you and your bike, however please be aware this may take some time. If you withdraw from the ride for any reason you must call the ride organiser.

Any questions about the ride, please get in touch.

 

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Dist /
Brevet
StartDetailsMapCost
200km
BRM
07:00

The ASH Dash is Tasmania’s premier 200km+ endurance ride. This 207km ride takes in some of the most spectacular climbs and stunning scenery south of Hobart, so bring your camera and climbing legs!

Supported: Yes!

Start: Salamanca Place - Outside Law Courts 7AM

Finish: The Whaler

Time Limit: 13.5 hours

Registration Close Date: 2019-11-28

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16586242

(207 kilometers with 4,250 m of climbing)

 

Map $25.00

Start Location

Salamanca Place - Outside Law Courts

Contact

Charlene Barach  Ph: 0421786996  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Details

Ride Date 01-Dec-2019 7:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 4
Registration Close Date 28-Nov-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price AUD25.00