Ride Guide

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This is the ultimate guide! Outlining everything you need to know for the event and the logistics.

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Download the App

The Epic Series Oceania App is now live! It has everything Reef to Reef and Triple-R rider and spectator need to know…

Event info, results, course and spectator spot maps, videos and the event schedule.

If you’re not riding Reef to Reef you can follow all the action in the event feed and drool a bit over daily highlights videos. 

And when you have a spare moment, over a quiet beer, you can check out the other awesome Epic Series mountain bike stage races in Oceania. Port to Port info is in there with sister events Cape to Cape and The Pioneer joining the party soon.

Search for ‘Epic Series Oceania’ in the Apple or Google Play App stores.

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Race Village Services

Located at the finish line of each stage Race Village will contain everything you need post ride so you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, wash that bike, refuel and cheer on fellow riders. 

Bike Mechanic

The crew from Pump 'n' Pedals are on board to provide the tech services at all stages. Thanks lads! Service is on a user pays basis (cash only). 

Stage 1 - 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Stage 2 & 3 - 7:00am - 1:00pm 

Stage 4 - 7:00am - 11:30am (start line only) 


After a big day you’ll love to give those weary muscles some love.  Sessions are on a user pays basis $1/minute so drop by and book in with Jess Geyl at the massage tent during opening hours (cash only).

Stage 1 - 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Stage 2 & 3 - 9:30am- 1:00pm

Stage 4 - 9:30am – 2:30pm (finish line only)

Shuttle Bus Services

For stages 1, 2, & 3 you’ll be starting and finishing in the same place which makes it super easy to drive to and from each stage.

For stage 4, we are running a shuttle bus and bike transfer service* to get you from the finish line to the start line at Wetherby Station, Mount Molloy. This way, after you finish your ride you can sit back, relax - let the last few days sink in and soak up the atmosphere at the Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club. 

Stage 4 Shuttle Bus & Bike Transfer Service - $20.00 per rider  

Reef to Reef Solo/Teams & 70km Triple-R riders

The shuttle bus and bike transfer will leave Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club at 6.15am on Sunday 12 August, and head to the start line at Wetherby Station, Mount Molloy. This will get you to the start line around 7:15am. Please arrive by 6.00am to allow time to load your bike on the truck and take your seat on the bus. Please note this service is for riders only. 

Triple-R 35km Riders

The shuttle bus and bike transfer will leave Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club at 7.30am on Sunday 12 August, and head to the start line at Wetherby Station, Mount Molloy. This will get you to the start line around 8:30am. Please arrive by 7.00am to allow time to load your bike on the truck and take your seat on the bus. Please note this service is for riders only. 

All riders can opt for the afternoon service this will leave Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club at 3:45pm on Sunday 12 August and head back to the start line at Wetherby Station, Mount Molloy. 

Bookings are compulsory please contact reeftoreef@ironman.com if you would like to book any of these awesome services, or free call 1300 761 384. You can also check at information during the stages 1, 2 and 3 to see availability and book this service with the friendly team.  

There is a limited capacity on each service. 


*Whilst all care is taken with bike transport no responsibility will be taken.  

On Course Info


The Reef to Reef uses an advanced electronic timing system that provides all competitors with an accurate race time based on when they cross that Start and Finish lines. The seat post sticker contains a low frequency chip so it is important that this is applied and maintained as the instructions in your race pack.

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Diversions and Time Penalties

The Reef to Reef has been designed for riders of all abilities that are looking to challenge themselves. As a result our objective is to keep all riders in the event for as long as it is possible but without compromising the safety of other riders or members of the event team.

  • Diversions – the Race Manager will monitor the pace of each group with an expectation that all riders can maintain a minimum speed of 10 – 12 kmh so that they can complete the course within the allotted time limit. Failure to do so will mean that riders, at the discretion of the Race Director, can be diverted onto a shorter route to the finish.
  • Time Penalties – the Race Director has the ability to apply a time penalty to any rider that is found to have not complied with any of the following rules;
    • Failing to dismount at a marked dismount point or comply with the road rules.
    • Littering or careless disposal of ties on course.
    • Offensive language or antisocial behaviour that negatively impacts the ride experience of another competitor.

Training Program

Get the most out of your Reef to Reef thanks to the coaching team at FTP Training

Whether you’re keen to climb onto the podium or will be proud to roll over the finish line, their 12 week programs are designed to help you conquer the course.

Enter Reef to Reef MTB before midnight Sunday 20th May 2018 to receive a 12 week FTP program worth $79 for free or to redeem a $79 discount off their Bronze and Silver training programs. 

We’ll send you a link to register for your FTP training package as soon as it becomes available. Keep an eye out for that in your inbox!

Enter now so you too can be ready for Reef to Reef MTB this August!

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Welcome Message

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Message from Minister for Tourism Industry Development, The Honourable Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the inaugural 2018 Reef to Reef – Australia’s newest mountain bike experience in the heart of Tropical North Queensland.

Athletes will have the opportunity to escape to this iconic destination and soak up the atmosphere of this highly anticipated event.

Reef to Reef is set against the stunning backdrop of Tropical North Queensland’s unique natural landscapes.

Participants will be challenged by several different terrains and I hope competitors and visitors will take home amazing memories of a great Queensland experience.

Queensland is a global leader in endurance events, and events like this put Queensland on the world stage, attracting large numbers of visitors and providing a significant boost to the tourism industry and local economy.

This event is one of seven IRONMAN endurance events secured in Queensland over the next five years, attracting world-class athletes to Queensland’s premier adventure destination.

The Palaszczuk Government proudly supports this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland major events calendar.

Congratulations to IRONMAN Oceania, the sponsors and volunteers for hosting such a successful event for Queensland and I wish all competitors the best of luck.

For all those visiting Tropical North Queensland, I encourage you to explore the destination’s amazing experiences, including Queensland’s greatest natural wonder – the Great Barrier Reef.

The Hon. Kate Jones, MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development