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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 24-hour E2Ex2/150 Challenge Ride 2021

27Aug2021
28Aug2021

Esk

Australia’s epic rail trail endurance gravel cycling event

From 7.00 pm until 07.00 pm

At Esk Station

Esk

$150/$130

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

Are you up for the challenge of Australia’s epic rail trail endurance gravel cycling event?
 
Two options:
 
1) Ride the full length of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in under 24-hours from Esk to Wulkuraka to Esk to Yarraman and return to Esk. BVRT E2Ex2 x 322 km
2) Ride 150 kms from Esk to Blackbutt and return to Esk in under 12-hours
 
The E2Ex2 starts at 7.00 pm on Friday night and runs all night and through the following day.
 
The BVRT 150 km starts at 5.00 am on Saturday morning and runs until 5.00 pm
 
This event will be the fourth BVRT Ultra Extreme 322 km gravel cycling distance challenge on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Last year there were over 70 starters and two E2Ex2 records were broken- in 2021 it will be bigger and better.
 
Everyone's a winner - just completing the course is a major achievement.
 
This is 24-hour gravel adventure cycling for a total distance of 322 km with a net height gain of 375 metres on a challenging track.
 
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 completing the challenge and all finishers will get a custom BVRT E2EX2X24 or BVRT 150x12 cycling jersey custom designed for this event.
 
Participants are expected to be self-sufficient, but there will a safety team available to give assistance if required. There will be food bag drops at Fernvale, Esk, Moore, and Yarraman.
 
Mobile phone, GPS and power-banks, adequate water, powerful off road lights and sufficient batteries to last 10 hours, a basic first aid kit including TWO snake bite bandages (one is not enough), a puncture repair kit and basic tools, and light-weight, warm clothing are all essential kit.
 
This is an event for experienced and very fit cyclists only. It's unsuitable for anyone who has not had experience of riding 150 - 300 km off-road in a single day.
 
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, cyclocross bikes or gravel bikes only.
 
Please join the private BVRT E2Ex2/150 Facebook Group where participants can ask questions, share information, offer training advice, and hang out with fellow participants:
 
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association reserves the right to postpone this event in the event of adverse weather conditions or other such factors that could affect the safety of participants.
 
We are all ambassadors for our sport - the BVRT code of conduct must be followed at all times.
 
You take part in this event entirely at your own risk.
 
Entries on sale from May 1. During online registration you will be asked to accept our terms and conditions.
 

BVRT 24-hour Ultra Extreme 322 km E2E Ride
When: 7.00 p.m. on 27/28 August 2021
Where: Start and Finish at Esk Station
Cost: $150 earlybird

BVRT 12-hour Extreme 150 km Ride
When: 5.00 a.m. on 28 August 2021
Where: Start and Finish at Esk Station
Cost: $130 earlybird

There are 150 places available.

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