When: Saturday 4th November 2017
Parking and Registration:
Creek picnic area. (Approx 35klm up the Palmerston Highway from
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.
Cost: $40 individuals (this is a tax deductible donation
to Cancer Council)
individuals, $90 for families (2 adults and up to 3 children)
MTBA day licence: $10 Adults
You will need to bring cash for this on the day if you are not an MTBA member
Registration: from 8:00am
Ride briefing: 8:45am
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.
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
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!
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
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
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.