For answers to questions not listed here, get in touch.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Bike
  • AusCycling Membership card or trial/day permit
  • Helmet and Protective Gear
  • Comfortable riding clothes
  • Riding shoes or sneakers
  • Swimming gear
  • Yoga mat and towel (for massages)
  • Camping gear / swag (unless you are glamping)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Smart casual clothes or come in your PJ’s for the dinner
  • Towel – beach + bath (there are hot showers!)
  • Warm clothes for the evening/overnight

What ages can attend the festival?

For the Women’s only festival activities you must be over the age of 16 years. If you are aged 14-16 years we have an application process for consideration to attend. Riders in this age group need to be minimum of intermediate level and confident to ride with people they may not know. Please email wagravitygirls@gmail.com for more details or to discuss further. If you are under the age of 18 years a responsible adult must attend the event with you.

I am under the required aged but would like to come to the event, can I still come?

If you don’t meet the minimum age you will be able to ride the bike park on the Sunday as part of the family and partners day. If you have any questions please get in touch.

I’ve never been to Linga Longa, how do I get there?

Linga Longa bike park is approximately 3 hours south of Perth. We recommend you enter the park from the Greenbushes – Five Gates Road entrance due to the condition of the road. You are required to drive on a section of gravel / unsealed road to access the bike park. For more information about getting to Linga Longa we recommend visiting their website.

This year we are not running a shuttle bus from Perth due to low uptake last year. If you have any concerns about getting to the park please reach out. If you’re looking for car pool buddies – post up on the WA Gravity Girls community page to link up with other ladies heading down!

Will I need to drive on a gravel road to get to the event?

Yes, there is approximately 7 km of gravel road to get to the park once you turn onto five gates road. There gravel roads can be slippery and conditions can change so please drive slowly. You can drive on these roads in a sedan
and do not need a four wheel drive.

Is there phone reception at Linga Longa?

If you’re not with a Telstra provider, you won’t have reception unless you’re up on the top of the hill! Have a plan of how you can communicate and meet up with your buddies as text messaging or Facebook won’t be helpful at the park. A good location to set as a meeting point is at the café area.

I would like to attend the Saturday Festival Dinner with my partner can they come?

No, the Saturday festival dinner is for ladies only and is in the “Women’s Only” area at the Marquee. Your partner can hang out with the male volunteers and other family members at the Linga Longa Cafe where there will be food and drinks available.

What if I can’t/don’t want to camp?

If you don’t have camping gear or camping isn’t your thing – Glamping is your best option! Soul Camping will be available for the event and you can book directly with them.

If you plan to Glamp with a bunch of girlfriends, your tent will be set up in the women’s only event area. If you are attending with family or male friends, your glamping tent will be set up in the general camping area for the weekend.

You can have up to 5 beds in the glamping tents, which makes it great value if you get a bunch of girlfriends together to share the costs!

If you’re looking to share a tent but don’t know anybody going, jump on the WA Gravity Girls Facebook page to link up with other girls in the community.

Alternatively there are several Airbnb options in and around Balingup, which is approximately 20 – 30 min drive from Linga Longa. More information here.

Can I bring my family/partner?

Your family are welcome to travel with you for the weekend. However Friday and Saturday is a women’s only event, only female ticket holders are able to ride, participate in festival activities or be in the festival area. No men, other than volunteers and event staff are allowed on the Bike Park trails on the South Side of Cassia Rd, Women’s Only areas or utilising park facilities such as the dam. Family and partners will be restricted to the camping area below the dam and Linga Longa Cafe.

We highly recommend family members and partners head offsite on Friday and Saturday to explore some of the local attractions outside of the bike park. There are several riding locations withing 30-60min drive including Nannup and Pemberton. There are also some great local attractions to explore https://balinguptourism.com.au/attractions/.

Sunday the trails at Linga Longa will be open for family and friends to ride, however certain trails will be closed. These trails will be for female ticket holders only. Family and friends will be able to access the Festival Stalls area on Sunday for anyone wanting to do a bit of shopping!

Family or friends can camp Friday and Saturday night in the general camping area. The cafe will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there will be additional food trucks onsite for lunch on Sunday. There will be areas of the bike park that will be off limits to non ticket holders on Sunday. Please read the map carefully.

Can I bring friends?

Get your girlfriends together, pick up a Total Bliss Package and let loose! However, if you want to bring male buddies, the same applies to family above. Friday and Saturday will be women’s only activities and access to the park and extra curriculars including the Dam.

Camping and Glamping will be available in the general camping area. Sunday shuttles at the bike park are available to partners, friends and family, however there will be trail restrictions, with certain trails only open to female riders.

If you’re unsure, please get in touch!

Do I need to bring my own bike?

Yes, however if you don’t have a bike there are bike shops you can hire or demo from around Perth and the South West. Reach out to your local bike shop and they will be able to point you in the right direction. 

Is my bike suitable?

A mountain bike in good working order (must include bar ends) is required for this event.

Hardtails are okay, however dual suspension bikes are recommended. If you are unsure if your bike is suitable, get in touch.

Do I need a full face helmet to ride at Linga Longa?

A full face helmet is usually required for riding at Linga Longa however, for this event riders who don’t have a full face can wear open face helmets but will be limited to certain trails. It is recommended to wear a full face helmet. If you wish to ride all of the trails at the bike park you will need a full face helmet. An open face helmet will be permitted only for riding the dam loop, Cotton Wool, Bryman’s Blues, Little Miss Enduro and Labyrinth Skills Park.

I’m a beginner, is this event suitable for me?

Yes, there will be activities suitable for all riding levels. Beginners are welcomed and encourage to attend this event.

I’m not a beginner, is this event suitable for me?

Definitely! Linga Longa bike park has lots to offer for intermediate and advanced riders. The event will have coaching and activities for each level of riding from beginner to advanced.

Can I BYO Food?

Yes, you can BYO food. Food will be available for purchase at the Linga Longa Cafe Friday Lunch and Dinner, Saturday all day and Sunday breakfast and lunch. There will also be additional food trucks available for coffee throughout the weekend and for Sunday Lunch.

Certain event tickets have food included.

What about drinks over the weekend?

BYO, or non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the cafe. Tap water is available at the cafe area.

There will be alcoholic drinks available for purchase Saturday night at the Cafe and the Marquee.

All ticket holders under the age of 18yrs are required to attend with a responsible adult. Excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated.

How does the coaching work?

When you purchase your ticket you will be required to fill out a registration questionnaire. From this information you will be allocated into coaching sessions appropriate to your skill level.

Is coaching mandatory?

No, coaching is not mandatory. If you just want to ride and make the most of shuttles go for it! When you fill out your registration form please make sure you select whether you want coaching or not.

Do I need to sign the Waiver if I have signed it before?

If you have previously been to Linga Longa and signed the waiver then you do not need to sign this again. If you are unsure if you have signed the waiver, re-sign it!

The waiver is a requirement to ride at the park, please complete this when purchasing your ticket.