Registrations are closed

Sorry - Online registrations are now closed. But you can register at the event! Please bring correct ride fees - $40 individual or $90 for families + MTBA day licence if you are not an MTBA member - plus $10 Adults $7 juniors.


Cassowary Coast MultiSport Club


Saturday, 4 November 2017


Misty Mountains, East Palmerston

Registration closes on:

Friday, 3 November 2017 at 12:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

When:                    Saturday 4th November 2017

 Parking and Registration:                Henrietta Creek picnic area.  (Approx 35klm up the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail)

Ride Start:        K-Tree road entrance to the Misty Mountains (3klm down the Hwy)

Note:  You will need to make your own way safely down the highway.  Obey all road rules.


Long Course:       55klm

Cost:                           $40 individuals (this is a tax deductible donation to Cancer Council)


Short Course:       30klm

Cost:                            $40 individuals, $90 for families (2 adults and up to 3 children)

MTBA day licence:    
$10 Adults
                                     $7 Juniors
                                    You will need to bring cash for this on the day if you are not an MTBA   member

              from 8:00am

Ride briefing:            8:45am

Ride Start:                 9:00am


Event:  Charity/training ride with all funds raised going to the Great Cycle Challenge - Fighting Kid's Cancer.

Henrietta Creek picnic area: picnic and camping area with BBQ, tables, bins and a swimming hole for you to enjoy.  Located approximately 35klms up the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail.

Fitness:  You will need a reasonable level of fitness to complete the short course.  An average rider will make the main rest point at South Johnstone camp within an hour.

Only intermediate/experienced riders should attempt the long course, it will take about 4  hours to complete.


The long course riders, you will do a challenging loop ride with over 1000 metres of climbing and some awesome downhills. Ride up Bora Ground Road - 6klm of moderate climbing, over the hills on West Palmerston Road to an exhilarating decent into the Maalan.  Stop here for a snack and drink then climb out.  There's some washouts, rocks and maybe a branch or two but nothing an experienced rider can't handle. What does up must come down - Bora Ground is a scream!

 Short Course riders, you will make your way to South Johnstone camp where you may enjoy a relaxing swim, a drink and snack before riding back to the start.  There is about 683 metres of climbing, so a good warm up for your legs but not too difficult.

What to bring:  All riders will need to be self-sufficient and carry spare tubes, pumps and water.
Do I need to mention the obvious - a helmet rated to Australian Standards and an off-roadworthy bike.

Course Markings: The course will be marked at relevant intersections with directional arrows.  Marshalls may also be present.

Traffic:  Riders must give way to traffic on all roads, bitumen and dirt.  Warning signs to traffic will be posted on the trail and the highway letting vehicles know you are around.  The dirt track is NOT closed to traffic, all normal road rules apply.


Thank you to our sponsors!

A sausage sizzle  lunch at Henrietta Creek will be supplied by Innisfail Medical Centre.


Thank you to our volunteers!


Thank YOU for supporting this very worthy cause.