Australia’s newest MTB stage race
Reef to Reef takes place over four days in the heart of Tropical North Queensland from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018.
Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast it quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks, and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 185 km’s later. Each day’s stage has its own unique terrain and character to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm track, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Reef to Reef. There’s nothing too technical but enough to get your attention including 2450m of vertical climbing. Achievable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.
Riders can race solo or in teams of two, as long as you stick together for the full length of the race. It’s technically a race but up to you whether you want to ride full gas or just enjoy the terrain at a more leisurely pace. Beer will be available to purchase at the finish line, should you be feeling thirsty at the time.More
Comprehensive trail marking will ensure that navigation skills are not required, and with multiple check point Aid Stations included riders will be well looked after. Each day’s racing finishes at the event village with local hospitality on offer. Every stage is unique and will be super enjoyable with the final day finishing in stunning Port Douglas, the perfect place to celebrate achieving something truly epic!
In terms of where to stay, we recommend you base yourself in Cairns or Palm Cove for Days 1 and 2 and then relocate to Port Douglas for Days 3 and 4. This will enable easy transfer to the start and finish of each stage and on the last day you can then roll back to your accommodation after the celebrations!!