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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 24-hour E2E Ultra Extreme Challenge Ride 2018 (300 km)


Australia’s toughest 24-hour rail trail ultra endurance cycling challenge event. 

From 10.00 pm until 10.00 pm

At Esk, Queensland


Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Assoc / secretary@brisbanevalleyrailtrail.com.au

Australia’s toughest 24-hour rail trail ultra endurance cycling event. 

From 10.00 pm on Friday night, this event will run all night and through the following day.

Starting in Esk in Somerset, the 322 km course is all off-road and traffic free, just riding through South East Queensland’s big country. Ride from Esk to Wulkuraka Station in Ipswich, then turn around and ride the full length of the BVRT to Yarraman, then turn around and ride back to Esk .

This event will be the first BVRT Ultra Extreme 322 km bike race on the fully completed rail trail, including the great new section from Toogoolawah to Moore. 

Just completing the course is a major achievement, but if you can get anywhere under 20 hours, you're a super human (current record of 18 hours and 11 minutes is held by Rebecca Stone).

This is 24-hour gravel racing for a total distance of 322 km with a net height gain of 375 metres on a fairly rough track, with a number of challenges along the way.

Following the code of the Tour Divide, this "challenge is based on the purest of wagers: the gentlemen's bet or agreement. Nothing to win or lose but honor."

The only prize will be the satisfaction of a podium place and all finishers will get a custom cycling shirt designed for this event.

Participants are expected to be self-sufficient, but there will a safety team shadowing the event to give assistance if required. There will be food bag drops at Fernvale, Esk, Moore, and Yarraman.

Mobile phone, GPS and powerbanks, adequate water, powerful  off road lights and sufficient batteries to last 8 hours, a basic first aid kit including TWO snake bite bandages (one is not enough), a puncture repair kit and basic tools, and a light-weight, warm clothing will be mandatory.

This is an event for experienced and fit cyclists only. It's unsuitable for anyone who has not had experience of riding 200 - 300 km off-road in a single day.

Anyone who takes more than 14 hours to reach Yarraman will not be permitted to continue.

This event is unsuitable for anyone who has medical problems unless certified as fit to do it by your doctor.

Bicycles must be suitable for riding off-road – mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes only.

Please join the private  BVRT E2Ex2  Facebook Group where participants can ask questions, share information, offer training advice, and hang out with fellow participants.

You ride in this event entirely at your own risk.

During online registration you will be asked to accept our terms and conditions.

What: BVRT 24-hour Ultra Extreme 322 km E2E Ride
When: 10.00 p.m. on 24 August 2018
Where: Start and Finish in Esk
Cost: $95 Early Bird. $105 Standard.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association is sponsored by Boettcher Motors Ipswich VW Division, Brisbane Valley Protein and Out There Cycling.

There are 200 places available.

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