End-to-End

To be classified as an End-to-Ender you need to have cycled the entire length of the Trail. Whether you do this in one go, or in stages over many years (a sectional end-to-end) makes no difference. It doesn’t matter if you ride some sections from north to south and others from south to north. The important thing is that you have ridden every metre of the Trail!

The Munda Biddi Trail Foundation offers a range of services for people planning their end-to-end.

Planning your end-to-end

Did you know that you can only get food from the Trail towns and that the variety of supplies suitable for cyclists can be limited? Some people think that food is available at the campsites! You need to find out what you don't know!

Trip Planning Nights

The Foundation holds an a number of Trip Planning Nights each year for those thinking of embarking on an end-to-end ride. This is a great way to get started with your planning and help you discover what you don't know! Check our Events Calendar for the next one!

One-on-one trip planning advice sessions

The Foundation offers free trip planning advice sessions on a one to one basis in our office for members who are planning an extended ride. An experienced End-to-Ender will sit with you and give you heaps of useful advice and tips, check over your itinerary, food drops and even take a look at some equipment you might be planning to use on your ride. This service is also offered via email for those not in or near Perth.

To book this service, become a member (if you are not already a member) and contact us to make an appointment. In-person trip planning is not available everyday so make an appointment as early in your planning as you can. Bring your itinerary, thoughts on food and food drops and maybe even your gear with you.

Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) 

Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) can be hired from Bibbulmun Track.

What are other peoples' experiences?

You may like to read some of the stories from people who have ridden the Trail. Check out the Tales from the Trail.

Equipment

The gear you take on your end-to-end won't differ too much from that which you take on an overnight trip. You will need to consider weight, bulk and longevity of the items (eg torch batteries). Start with our equipment list for multi-day trips. The best suggestion we can give beginners is do some overnight rides first and get used to your gear. Learn what works for you and what doesn't, what is appropriate and what isn't.

Food 

Not only will you need to think about the type of food you take and indeed develop a menu plan, but you will also need to think about possible food drops. Whilst it is possible to just rely on resupplying in the towns, consider that your first town (Jarrahdale) from the Northern terminus in Mundaring is 103km away! You will also need to make sure the fuel stove you take is right for you. You will need to take a fuel stove. Don't rely on being able to cook on fires at campsites as many campsites have a year round total fire ban.

Support and food drops

If you are lucky enough to have someone joining you or meeting you with food and other supplies on your ride, you need to know where they are permitted to access the Trail. No vehicles are permitted at any campsites or on many roads that cross the Trail. The access points shown on this website or the ones shown in the official Munda Biddi Trail maps by a red or green car are the only legal access points people can use.

Other things you need to consider

Are you going to take the nine Munda Biddi Trail maps? Tip: don't carry the ones you don't need, have them sent ahead.

How are you getting to and from the Northern and Southern Terminus or indeed to some of the other Trail towns for a sectional end-to-end? Public transport is not available to all towns. See the Getting There section in the Section by Section guide.

Where will you stay in each of the Trail towns?  There are no Munda Biddi Trail campsites in the towns. You will need to look into accommodation options. You'll find a number of accommodation options on our Trail town pages.

How much water will you carry each day?  You can fill up at each campsite from the rainwater tank but you will need to treat the water

What kind of tent should you take? Should you take a tent?

What is your training plan? At the very least you should plan to ride a few short sections of the Trail to establish a cycling routine, test your gear and check the appropriateness of your food.

Put into place some safety measures by leaving your itinerary with someone responsible at home and ensure regular contact, carry a PLB (don't rely on mobile phones), carry an appropriate first aid kit, be first aid trained and ensure you fill out the green log book at each campsite. The Police are the first point of contact in an emergency.

EFTPOS facilities and ATMs may not be available at all towns so carry sufficient cash for your trip for supplies, phone calls etc.

Rubbish - there are no bins on the Trail. If you pack it in, then you pack it out. Foil and cans don’t burn and plastic bags release toxins into the atmosphere when burnt - so please don't do it. Leave No Trace!

When you finish

Register your end-to-end!

The Foundation relies on funding from various sources including sponsorship and grants. Access to funding is often dependent on demonstrating how many people use the Munda Biddi Trail. Registering your end-to-end can assist us in attracting funds to ensure the Munda Biddi Trail remains a long distance off-road cycling trail of international significance and quality. It also means that you will be invited to join us at the next reunion!

To register your end to end, send us an email at admin@mundabiddi.org.au and include the following details:

Start and end dates of your ride

Full Name

Address

A write up of your adventure if you wish to share it on our Tales of the Trail page! This can be sent in the body of the email or attached as a Word document. A couple of good quality photos is always great to include.