FAQ

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General

Are there any real rules?

Well they’re more like guidelines and there to make sure all rides are safe, fun, and enjoyed by everyone.

Check out the list here.


So how do we know when there’s a ride?

Keep up to date on our Facebook page or if you’ve registered an enquiry via the website we’re email you with info on rides that fall within your scope of interest.


How often do you ride?

When we feel like it, when a group has formed, and when ever we can skive off work!

There are no set ride dates and times but some our riders do have semi-regular rides on the black stuff if you can drag yourself over to the Dark Side!


Is there an age limit?

Not at all, we pride ourselves on being social and riding to the level of the group. That said there may be some rides that could be a little too strenuous for some people (but not that often).


Is this a real club?

Well if you’re meaning do we have committees, annual general meetings, constitutions, or lots of bureaucracy then technically no. No Boring Bits is more of an informal collective of cycling enthusiasts that enjoy meeting new people, going new places, and sometimes hanging out with dolphins.


What’s with the dolphins?

It’s a long story that involved a tent, a ute, four bikes, and about 400 dolphins – but it was totally awesome!


Do I need a special bike (the wife’s answer)?

Don’t be silly – any reasonable MTB will do for the trail rides, and for some of the river paths you will even be fine on a comfort bike.


Do I need a special bike (man answer)?

If you’re a man then yes – you will need a full Monty bells and whistles carbon trail rocket that will probably cost more than your car did – and it’ll be okay with your wife because we said so.


Do I need my own bike?

That is generally a good idea but if you’re really new and just want to try riding then let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help you out.


Payment

Do you share costs when carpooling?

We certainly suggest everyone contributes fairly to the cost of getting to and from a ride, and if they don’t – well they do have a bike for the journey home!


Your group sounds so cool – can I be a supporter?

Well heck yeah – but only if it’s a legit product or service that has real tangible value for our riders.

We accept cash, bullion, some live stock, or products and services.


Who buys the coffee?

Please refer to the official No Boring Bits card for rules on correct coffee etiquette.

Click here to find out more. 


What happens if there is a cost involved?

Entry fees are payable by the individual if applicable and where we share accommodation then we share the expense.


Transport

Can we carpool

Yes please, car pooling not only helps save the planet (making it a better place for dolphins) it also saves us all money meaning we can buy more coffee and ice cream – the official training food of No Boring Bits.


Safety

Are there any real rules?

Well they’re more like guidelines and there to make sure all rides are safe, fun, and enjoyed by everyone.

Check out the list here.


Wine Trails and bikes – seriously?

Yes, but no more than three tastings (Wineries not glasses) is the suggested maximum and a word of advice – do a drive by the next day to collect your wine as carrying it on the bike is dangerous and you wouldn’t want to drop any!


My bike is actually a wobbly piece of crap, is that okay?

Probably not the best – we do recommend that bikes are in mechanically sound condition because if it breaks somewhere in the middle of nowhere one of us is going to have to carry your sorry butt out of there!

Please refer to our supporters page in this case and go see Scott at Cycology to either help fix it or get you onto a new one.


Are your rides safe?

Yes, we take safety seriously and even though there may be an occasional heart pounding moment we take care to never let you get of your comfort zone – but remember if you’re doing rides by yourself you need to select ones that you are confident to complete.


Equipment

Do I need a special bike (the wife’s answer)?

Don’t be silly – any reasonable MTB will do for the trail rides, and for some of the river paths you will even be fine on a comfort bike.


Do I need a special bike (man answer)?

If you’re a man then yes – you will need a full Monty bells and whistles carbon trail rocket that will probably cost more than your car did – and it’ll be okay with your wife because we said so.


Do I need my own bike?

That is generally a good idea but if you’re really new and just want to try riding then let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help you out.


Accommodation

Where do you stay?

We’ve been known to use campgrounds, baches, motels, and sometimes the back of a car. It all depends on the journey and what the group decide will work best for them.