FINAL EVENT INFORMATION: We encourage all competitors to download and read the 'Event Program' before race weekend. This contains all the final event information like schedule, course maps, race rules, equipment lists… and is essential reading for competitors and support crews. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
35km Mountain Bike Race course
Mountain bikers get set for a fast and furious race through wild landscapes down south around the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Competitors start on Albany Tce, adjacent to the River Mouth, heading south following Albany Tce and out on to Leeuwin Rd towards the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse for 4.5km to get you up to speed. Just prior to the lighthouse, competitors turn right off the bitumen into Skippy Rock Road for a long but gradual climb through the heathland with ocean views opening up in all directions.
Turning left off Skippy Rock Road riders then follow a flowing course of mostly double track and dirt roads that explores the southern hinterland of the Cape to Cape wilderness. You’ll tackle several challenging hills but smile your way down some fast rolling descents on a looped ride with plenty of variety and trail riding fun.
The last section of the course sees riders circumnavigate the local airport, before popping out of the trails into Osanburg St, following the course marking to back towards the venue, and through the finish line at Turner Caravan Park.
This is an achievable course for riders of all abilities, it includes very few technical difficulties but can be ridden as fast and hard (or slow) as you like!
This is the mountain bike course map for the 2018 race. Some changes may be made pending weather conditions on the day.