The Legendary Border Ranges Run is back!
Time: 7:00am Briefing: 7:20am
Start: Park Ridge Tavern, 3698-3712 Mount Lindesay Hwy, Park Ridge
Motorsport Australia permit number.. 4,291
The BIGGEST Drive event in years!
The Border Ranges via The Lions Rd.
Resurrected for the driver in you!
View the route here:
Google Maps link
A one-off premier drive day event for 2023, those who have been before will attest to the quality and diversity of the roads. From open valleys to the twists and turns of mountains and spectacular scenery, you are sure to enjoy every minute of this drive. If you have never been on this run before you can expect to be blown away by the magnitude of this one!
Times & Distances
Park Ridge Tavern to Beaudesert Jubilee Park - 35 minutes 37 km
Beaudesert Jubilee Park to Border Loop Lookout - 45 minutes 54 km
Border Loop Lookout to Uki - 90 minutes 93 km
Beaudesert to Border Loop.
Innisplain Rd/ Running Creek Rd/Lyons Rd
This is a minor road. It is quite twisty and narrow in places with some edge and surface damage so drivers need to be cautious. Opposite direction vehicles appear with little warning because of the bends and will require one of the vehicles to put their left wheels onto the shoulder..
Some areas of road works with low speed limits.
Several creek crossings with one lane bridges which will require our vehicles to give way. Most of these appear just after a fairly tight bend. Caution needed entering/departing some of the low wooden bridges.
A couple of places that are marked as unfenced and there were cattle on the road.
Donation collection box at the border crossing along with a traffic camera. It's a bit hard to reach from a low car.
Border Loop to Kyogle
Again, a minor road that is narrow and twisty for the most part until reaching the Summerland Way.
Same cautions with the bridges on the section before the Summerland Way.
One area of road works with a traffic light on the Summerland Way.
Fuel in Kyogle at the turn off to Uki if required for those that didn't get the message that it was a long drive.
Kyogle - Uki
A bigger minor road. The main route from Murwillumbah to Kyogle.
There are several sections of roadworks with 60 km/hr speed limits and all the villages are 50 km/hr.
A few sections of road works, some with traffic lights and one with a side track of about 200 metres.
Lots of bends and generally a fun road with a (now) dumbed down 80 km/hr speed limit.
Our lunch destination is the Mt Warning Hotel at Uki,
You can expect the drive to take about 3.5 hours with a rest stop along the way, as well as a quick stop at the Border Loop Lookout. Here, as well as the view, you can clearly see the interstate rail line do a full loop crossing over on itself, through a tunnel, as it climbs the range.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you there to share the experience.
Dennis Weisz and Maddie White
Attending Drive Coordinators on behalf of BMWCQ.