2pm Friday 7 September to 11pm Sunday 9 September 2018


The host accommodation is the Rydges Hotel Bathurst NSW, located directly on the track. Every room enjoys spectacular views of Conrod Straight. A booking portal is now available to secure cheaper room rates, see link at bottom of page. Studio and 2 & 3 bedroom apartments are available which is ideal for sharing. All Spyder parking will be undercover.

The Rydges Hotel is a first class venue including the Chicane Bar and Grill. Guests can choose to dine in the stylish areas or make use of their kitchenettes in the studio rooms or larger kitchens in the 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Alternate accommodation & camping is available in the township for those who may prefer something different.

The Can-Am Spyder popularity is evolving in mainstream countries such as the US, Canada & South East Asia, with Australia and New Zealand making gains. The Spyder Community is becoming more global, interaction with global events by Aussies while not large, is steadily on the increase.

The location was selected for its iconic appeal and central location. With that said, no location is truly central to service all of Australia equally, there will always be winners & losers. NSW are winners, with Victoria & Queensland having to travel less than other states. NT, SA, TAS, WA & FNQ have a little further to travel. This location services the greater number of owners.

We have covered the main interest points, allowing owners to plan. Many more details will be announced within a marketing schedule. Programme highlights will be released in coming months. The final Spyderfest schedule will be published closer to the event. Registration will be available soon. Please email any enquires to either Catrina or myself: [email protected]

Registration costs: $145 per person, e.g. rider + pillion = $290. Payment method will be by bank deposit. Be sure at the time of registration to annotate if you are a Veteran, a serving member or ex serving member.

‘Spyderfest DownUnder’ in September 2018 is now a reality, with a programme line-up not seen before.


Mike and Catrina
Can-Am Spyder Ambassadors for Australia

Host Hotel:  https://www.rydges.com/private-page/spydermates-2018/

Registration:  http://spydermates.com/spyderfest/

SpyderFest DownUnder Programme



  • Early birds – Not part of the official programme
  • Drinks in the Chicane Bar and Grill – 6.30pm

Friday – 2pm Official Start

  • Arrive at the Rydges Hotel Bathurst – Greeted in the foyer
  • Registration Opens on the 7th floor 2pm – 6pm
  • Room Check-in at host hotel available from 2pm
  • Enjoy 7th floor registration bar 
  • Enjoy the view of the track & Mount Panorama
  • Vendors Open 2pm – 5pm
  • Meet Ride Passport Stops Co-ordinator
  • Evening drinks at the Chicane Bar and Grill 6.30pm
  • Evening meal – owners arrangement
  • Welcome International visitors Aussie style


  • Meals – Owner arrangements
  • Rides – Self Guided Passport Stops (See Explanation)
  • Tech & Info Talks – 9am
  • Ladies Only Meeting – 10.30am
  • Spyder Games 2pm
  • Vendor Areas Open 9am – 6pm
  • Meet in Chicane Bar and Gril Pre departure – 6.30pm
  • Secret Pie Run – 8.00pm (Details on the night)

 Sunday – 11pm Finish

  • Breakfast/Lunch Owner arrangements
  • Guests continue Passport Stops/Rides
  • Tech & Info Talks – 9am
  • Vendor Areas Open 9am – 5pm
  • Lap of Honour 3.00pm – Flag Bearers
  • Group Photo 4.00pm (Minus Bikes)
  • Gala Dinner  6.30pm (3 course) included in registration
  • Guest Introductions
  • Veterans Salute (Details on the night)
  • Mega Auction
  • Farewell Surprise for registered guests 10-30pm. You won’t want to miss this.

Event Programme

The programme has been designed for owners to select the activities they most wish to participate in. You have the option to do as much or as little as you please. It would be unlikely owners could complete all facets of the programme.


Event Duration

2 pm Friday 7 Sep 2018 until 11pm Sunday 9 Sep 2018 


Mobile Phone Alert System

An automated alert system has been instigated for guests to advise of any timing and event changes to the programme.


Evening Mega Auction

This will be a dynamic part of the programme. Auction items are considered highly desirable. Consequently, your allocated free auction dollars and earned auction dollars are very attractive.


Self Guided Rides

There are 7 allocated Passport ride stops in the district.  Each stop you will have your Passport stamped to retrieve your auction dollars. Details from your ride co-ordinator.



You haven’t been neglected. Two of the Passport stops will be of interest to you. Bring real dollars and shopping bags.


Lap of Honour – Mount Panorama

The lead bike will have a large Australian Flag on display. If you could bring your own Aussie flag for your bike, that would indeed be a spectacle.



All parking is undercover while staying at the host hotel. If attendance exceeds our expectations, an outdoor area can adequately handle the overflow.



Spyders items & services for sale by vendors will be all undercover and out of the weather. Vendor numbers & descriptions remain fluid and will be updated continually leading up to the event.



Spyderfest DownUnder is been held in Spring. Spring weather is ideal for events such as these. Please be aware, Bathurst can be a fickle girl, sunny & warm one day and cold the next. Please be prepared for both in regards to your riding gear.


Programme Changes

The organisers reserve the right to change the event programme as circumstances dictate. In that case the mobile alert system will be used to advise owners. 

REGISTRATION OPENING – Friday 5pm, 20th October 2017 for Spyderfest DownUnder 2018. Details on how to register will be posted on social media & emailed to owners who have opted to register for SpyderMates ENewsletter.

If you wish to be advised by email please subscribe through this portal: http://spydermates.com/contact-us/

BATHURST 1000 ON THIS WEEKEND – Australia’s V8 Super Car Race 🏁 SpyderFest 2018 for Can-Am Spyder owners & guests will be on the very same track. Come & get your SpyderFest race fix next year.

Book accommodation now on the private Spyder owners portal:


The above four images is Catrina rocking it at the site of SpyderFest DownUnder 2018.
Above is the views enjoyed by every room at the Rydges Hotel Mount Panorama