Cross Country

Epic Trail point to point - 42km

When: Saturday 9th March, stage starts at 9:00am
Start / finish: Mass start from the Village Square. Finish at Mirimbah at the base of Mt Buller. (The finish is 1,000m lower than the start! YEW!) Don't forget to book your shuttle bus back to the top (select option during online entry)

Race Format: A non-stop, XC Marathon style event with the fastest winning. 42km total distance. 1,250m climbing / 2,200m descending!
Hydration / nutrition locations: Water point at ~18km pt King Saddle. (approx distance point)
Terrain and riding style: A great mix of single track and double track and whilst it includes some lung busting climbs it rewards you with some mindbendingly-awesome single track descents!
Preferred bike: Cross country dually 100mm-140mm travel – hard tails and all-mountain/trail bikes also OK.
Field limit: 400 riders total
Requirements: All riders to carry a first aid kit and mobile phone
Entry Info & Fees: Click Here


The Epic Trail Point to Point race takes riders on an incredible journey through the magical alpine wilderness that surrounds Mt Buller in the Australian Alps. Passing over mountain summits, beside rumbling rivers and along trails that slalom through Snowgums and towering Alpine Ash this is a simply magnificent ride that will fill you with breathless satisfaction.

The race goes along the full length of The Epic Trail (with a few minor amendments meaning less climbing)and includes a couple of solid climbs with 1,245m climbing along its full length, but this is more than off-set by the quality and quantity of flowing XC single track descending with 2,187m of descending!! In fact if you have heard someone refer to the ‘the best descent in Australia’ then chances are they are referring to the final descent that plunges 700m down to the Delatite River just before the finish.

This is the first time any race has ever been held along The Epic Trail and we’re super excited about the fizz it’ll give all riders.

“The Epic Trail is the jewel in the crown of Mt Buller’s stellar trail network” Mick Ross, co editor FLOW MTB.

 

 

The Epic Trail is obviously open to ride publicly as well, but with your race entry you’ll receive plenty of extras like:

  • Full medical support along the course if you become unstuck
  • A fully marked and marshalled course from end to end to help you along your way
  • A fully stocked water point at the 18km pt
  • Bag transfers from the start to the finish
  • Race timing, from end to end as well as a separate segment for the final descent(!)
  • Arranged shuttle bus to get you and your bike back to the start at Mt Buller (extra $16 fee if you need the bus)

+ The chance to truly ‘race your mates’ along this iconic track – who’s king of the trails!

Check out FLOW's video of the Epic Trail (despite the rain its still very awesome!) and read about the trail on Mt Buller's website here.

 

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