Welcome to the Variety Moto Run
The Variety Moto Run is four days of camaraderie and fun, whilst riding and driving some of our most interesting roads during the day and enjoying the best food and wine the state has to offer in the evenings. The event is open to entrants with touring motorcycles and luxury vehicles. During the event entrants also have the option of flights in the helicopter or relaxing in the bus that both accompany the event.
What is the Variety Moto Run?
The Variety Moto Run is an ‘up market’ event designed to attract motorcycle and motoring enthusiasts who enjoy firing up their bikes and luxury cars for a four-day luxury cruise, requiring no organisation on their part. The emphasis is on interesting roads, fabulous scenery, great food and wine and of course, as with all Variety events, fun and entertainment.
The event caters for both experienced and inexperienced riders with the option of ‘cruisy’ group riding or firing your bike up to the speed limit.
If you are looking for a four-day motoring journey with a fun loving, like-minded group of people, then the Variety Moto Run is the right choice! All proceeds raised from the event will go to assisting South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer as the participants cruise along the route. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
- Live Entertainment.
- Nightly sunset parties.
- The best of SA’s Gourmet Food.
- Friendly people.
- Helping kids in need.
- New entrants welcome.
Upcoming Event: Route Overview
17 – 20 October, 2019
Exploring the very best of the Riverland, the 2019 route will have an emphasis of interacting with the community and organisations your fundraising assists. With two nights based in Berri before the route heads back west to explore the Barossa Valley and indulge is some of South Australia’s best wines.
*Map will be available soon
Choose to Ride or Drive?
Do you prefer the thrill of 2 wheels, 3 wheels or four? The variety Moto Run is inclusive of bikes, trikes and luxury cars.
Open to all bikes, you can bring along your touring machine or the classic Harley Davidson. The route is designed to only travel on sealed roads however your bike should be capable of the sign posted speed limit. You also have the option bring along a pillion passenger to join you on the back of your bike.
If you prefer a windscreen and four wheels, the event is also open to Luxury Car’s. This includes classic collectables right up to modern super cars. We’ve had everything from a 2011 Aston Martin Rapide to 1970 Ford Mustang. If you’re not sure whether your vehicle qualifies just ask our Variety events team!
Pillions and Passengers also have some advantages, If you need a break from the back of the bike or passenger seat? Why not jump on board the Bus and enjoy a refreshment and the comradery of the other like-minded event entrants.
- Berri Hotel – Twin Share Rooms
- Barossa Discover Park – Twin Share Cabins
Single Supplement is available for an additional $100 per night, subject to availability. Please contact Ally direct if you which to take up this option.
Volunteer Gourmet Catering Team providing morning tea, lunches and sunsets.
Mallee Fowl Restaurant (Barossa TBC further highlights to come)
Nightly entertainment is included ranging from Bands to Comedians and even a Theme Night with prizes for best dressed and outfits sure to add a smile to your face
Helicopter – Try a different perspective, why not fly over the event on the Helistar Chopper, With an experienced commercial pilot, you have to opportunity to purchase seats throughout the week to take in the event and scenery from above. Your bike is taken care of and transported on the recovery trailer and we can even arrange a driver for your vehicle if required.
As with all Variety events, safety on the Moto Run is paramount. Our experienced team will be well equipped with the latest communications equipment and includes a medical official, a fully equipped mobile workshop with motorbike trailer, a catering team, a helicopter and a bus along with the very best event management to ensure everything runs smooth.
All kids deserve a fair go
Seeing the work your fundraising achieves first hand is important. Each year, we invite the community’s we are visiting to apply for grants as we believe all kids deserve a fair go.
The community night held in the Riverland and will be exactly about this, the opportunity to connect with the Riverland communities and raise some money for a very special project at a joint gala dinner function. With a main Auction, Silent Auction, entertainment and locally sourced menu it is sure to be a highlight of the event.
Entry Fee – $550 (inc. GST) This fee is payable per bike or car to guarantee you spot on the event. This fee is transferable, however not refundable.
Participation Fee – $875 per person this fee covers all gourmet meals and accommodation, along with select sunset drinks, entertainment for the duration of the 4 day event.
Fundraising – A minimum of $5000 per vehicle of fundraising or sponsorship is required to participate. As with all Variety events, you are encouraged to raise as much as possible and the Variety office is here to assist you with this. Please talk to the Moto Run event team for ideas and resources.
How to Fundraise
Once you make the decision to join the Moto Run you will want to start fundraising. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
- Set up a personal fundraising page – family, friends and supporters can donate online
- Email a letter (available from the office) to your database asking them for support
- Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to spread the word
- Approach friends who may have their own business and ask them to sponsor your vehicle.
- Ask friends and colleagues to make variety the beneficiary of casual days, social clubs, a morning tea or BBQ
- Shaking tins in a high traffic area in your local community (available from the office)
- Pub collections, ask a local bar to collect $1 for water and donate the money to Variety
- Sell product e.g. chocolates, wine, lamingtons
Variety staff are available to assist with questions and advice regarding your fundraising and can provide marketing material such as banners and corflutes.
The Importance of Sponsorship
Whether it is as an entrant in the Variety Moto Run or support for other events and special projects, it is the sponsors to whom Variety looks for assistance. Without the backing of sponsors, there would not be a Moto Run!
There are thousands of children in South Australia who could benefit from your involvement as a sponsor of a vehicle in the Moto Run.
Many major companies including Adelaide Brighton Cement, Yellow Corporation, Jarvis Toyota, Kennard’s Hire, Vilis Cakes, Tim Adams Wines, Canon, Endeavour Homes and the Adelaide Convention Centre have chosen Variety as their ‘preferred charity’ over the years and proudly publicise this. Not only is the company seen as a good corporate citizen, but by investing in Variety, you are investing in over 50 charities and organisations around the state.
Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run (2018)
The 2018 Variety V2 Motorcycle Run, sponsored by Adelaide Brighton Cement, included 43 entrants, 20 bikes, six collectable cars, six support vehicles, a coach and a helicopter for the event’s 11th year, raising an impressive $150,000 (net) for SA kids in need.
Departing from Adelaide on 18 October, entrants spent four days travelling through beautiful Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula on a journey to the finish line at The Bend Motorsport Park.
There were many highlights including the community night in KI, where $30,000 was granted for a youth hub and the calisthenics club to Goolwa where a grant for $13,500 was presented for an all abilities sailing program, and finishing with parade laps around The Bend Motorsport Track on the final day. We can’t wait to hit the road again next year!
Stay tuned for more information about the event soon!
V2 Motorcycle Run, (2017)
The Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run, 2017 was a great success!
This year’s Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run started in the Adelaide Hills on 19 October and over four days riders traveled through the beautiful southeast of South Australia to mark the 10th anniversary of the event, raising an impressive $211,000 (net) for children in need!
Over the 4 days 61 entrants, 29 bikes, 6 support vehicles, a coach and a helicopter experienced the best of the south east of SA. We can’t wait to hit the road again next year!
Stay tuned for more information about the event soon!
V2 Motorcycle Run, (2016)
The 2016 Variety V2 Motorcycle Run was a great success consisting of: 49 Entrants, 21 Bikes, 8 Official Vehicles, 2 Classic Cars and 1 Helicopter. Most importantly thanks to the hard working fundraisers, the event raised a total of $111, 317 (net) to support South Australian kids in need!
Fourty-nine V2 entrants and officials departed Adelaide on the 2016 V2 Motorcycle Run riding 1427km over four days through Eudunda, Peterborough, Port Augusta, Mount Remarkable, Melrose, Gladstone, Clare, Balaklava and Moonta Bay.
With highlights including amazing sunset parties, quality accommodation and the great entertainment including a unique experience on one of SA’s most iconic Steam trains, Pichi Richi.
Entrants were also shown first-hand how their fundraising benefits SA children and their families with Brayden Davidson, 2016 Rio Paralympian gold medalist, sharing his story. We were proud to announce that the event raised an amazing $111,318 (net) for children in need in South Australia.
Register your interest for the 2017 V2 Motorcycle Run and give yourself a full 12 months to organise fundraising. For more information or to register your interest email Alex!
A special thank you to Adelaide Brighton Cement and the rest of our amazing sponsors.The event would not happen if it weren’t for your generous support.
*Photo Gallery Content will be updated shortly!
Important Diary Dates (2018)
17 May, venue TBC
9 October, Variety Office
Variety Moto Run 2019
17 – 20 October
8 November, venue TBC
Upcoming Variety Moto Day Rides:
Past Key Dates / Functions
If you are interested in creating, sponsoring or hearing more about our events, get in touch, we would love to hear from you!