Why it’s on and How it Works

The Snowy Ride is on Saturday 4 November 2017

The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region of NSW since 2001 and has helped the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation (SWCCF) raise in excess of $6 million which has gone towards research into a cure for childhood cancer.

SWCCF organises and is the main benefactor of the Snowy Ride. It’s a non-profit organisation which was started following the passing of nineteen year old Steven Walter after an eight year battle with cancer. The Foundation is involved in raising money for research into childhood cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment in children.

All monies raised by the SWCCF goes to childhood cancer research programs and support of children with cancer. The aim of the Snowy Ride was to involve the motorcycle riders of Australia into raising money for research into childhood cancer and its side effects and to give the local volunteer organisations of the Snowy mountains area the chance to raise money for their own communities.

How does it work?

Your payment is an entry into the Honda Trade Promotion lottery. Providing you are registered you are automatically in the draw even if you don’t make it to Thredbo – pillions who are registered will also receive an entry! To be eligible for one of the minor prizes all you have to do is get your card stamped at any three of the nine Snowy Ride checkpoints and have it to the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4pm Saturday 4 November 2017. It will then go into the minor prize draw. All prizes will be drawn in Thredbo on the afternoon of 4 November 2017.

You can leave from anywhere. whenever you like. and take whatever route you like as long as you’re at the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4.00pm on the afternoon of Saturday 4 November 2017. The Snowy Ride checkpoints are located at:

  • Adaminaby
  • Dalgety
  • Berridale
  • Jindabyne
  • Cooma
  • Bombala
  • Charlotte Pass
  • Thredbo

What can I win?

By entering the Honda Snowy Ride you’re automatically in the Honda Trade Promotion Lottery. The winner and runner up will each receive a Honda motorcycle, with a combined value of $25,000. Prize winner selection will be by a barrel draw in Thredbo at 5.30pm Saturday 04/11/17. The winner will be contacted by telephone and public notification will be in the Australian newspaper. The prizes are not redeemable for cash.

These motorcycles are generously donated to the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation by Honda Motorcycles Australia.

How do I enter

Online registrations for the 2016 Snowy Ride have closed. Online entries for the 2017 Snowy Ride will open on 1 July 2017.


NOTE: The checkpoints are open on Saturday 4 November 2017 ONLY

Mass Ride from Bullocks Flat to Thredbo

The mass ride from Bullocks Flat to Thredbo is a Snowy Ride tradition. Anyone can participate in the mass ride and there is no charge with hundreds of bikes taking part. On Saturday 4 November riders are requested to stage at Bullocks Flat by no later than 3:00pm for a 3:30pm departure to undertake the 16km escorted ride to Thredbo. To make it even more fun we’re asking you to dress up for the mass ride. Have a think about what you could come as, but remember you need to be wearing full riding gear as well as your costume. Riders in costume will be positioned at the front of the mass ride.

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On the Day Registration Times & Locations



Times: Friday from 9.00am – 6.00pm and Saturday from 8.00am – 2.00pm

Location: in the merchandise store under the pub verandah, off Friday Drive

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Times: Friday between 10.00am – 5.00pm. Saturday between 8.00am – 2pm

Location: Next to the Cooma Visitor Centre in Centennial Park

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Time: Saturday only between 8am – 2pm

Location: In the National Parks visitor centre

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