Flight Centre Sports and Events EPIC

19 – 20 September 2020

The award-winning Flight Centre Cycle Epic is a great mountain biking tradition that began in 2002 with a bunch of mates challenging themselves on a 117km epic trail ride. In 2003, the inaugural Australian mountain bike marathon started a new era in the sport.

Over the past 17 years, the EPIC has gone through multiple evolution’s, most recently due to the 2011 floods which destroyed much of the track infrastructure. The track-building team have worked hard to develop extensive tracks of an international standard – creating rides that cater for different ages and skill levels.

THIS YEARS EPIC:

The EPIC weekend now has something for everyone, from the novice riders, runners and walkers through to the professionals of each discipline, offering eight races and several categories to challenge and reward riders and runners alike.

The 2020 EPIC promises to be the biggest and best yet! Be a part of this iconic event, register early and join in the festivities.

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  • Schedule

    SCHEDULE

    • Friday 18, September
    • 1400: Camp Grounds Open – Toilets and Showers operational 

    1400: Selected HVAP MTB Trails Open to ride*

    • 1700: Registration Opens

    1930: Registration Closes

    *Please do no disturb bunting or event signage.

    • Saturday 19, September 
    • 0630: Registrations Open

    0750: Trail Run Epic Briefing

    0800: 25km, 11.5km and 4.2km Trail Run Epic Start

    0900: Kids Entertainment Available - Play passes can be purchased online or at registration 

    1000: Trail Run Epic Presentations

    • 1025: City of Ipswich Family Fun Ride Briefing

    1030: City of Ipswich Family Fun Ride Start

    • 1150: Allclear Chaser Briefing, 
    • Allclear Chaser - wave starts in the following order (tag start = *personal time starts when you cross the timing line)
    • *Please note: there could be a quicker rider behind you that leaves later in the day recording a faster start-finish overall time.
      • 1200: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • 1205: Racers (competitive and out to break personal records) - (tag start)
      • 1210: Social (riding to complete the challenge) - (tag start)
      • 1215: Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start) 
    • 1425: Mini and Minor Epic Briefing
      • 1430: Minor Epic Wave Start - Racers
      • 1432: Minor Epic Wave Start - Social and those riding with Parent/Guardian support
      • 1435: Mini Epic Wave Start - Racers
      • 1437: Mini Epic Wave Start - Social and those riding with Parent/Guardian support
      • 1600: Presentations for Chaser, Mini and Minor
      • 1700: Kids entertainment closes
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    • Sunday 20, September - 100km and 55km
    • 0530: Registrations Open
    • 0740: Registrations Close

    0750: Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle Epic 100km and Merida Pursuit 55km Briefing 

    • Numerous Wave Starts from 0800hrs
    • (Gun start = Same start time from the gun)
    • 0800: Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle Epic Male (gun start)
    • 0802: Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle Epic Female (gun start)
    • Self seeded riders in wave starts described below
    • (tag start = *personal time starts when you cross the timing line)
    • *Please note: there could be a quicker rider behind you that leaves later in the day recording a faster start-finish overall time.
      • 0805: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • Racers (competitive and out to break personal records) - (tag start)
      • Social (riding to complete the challenge) - (tag start)
      • Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start) 

    0900: Kids Activities Open

    1500: Final Presentations and Major Prize Draws

    Please note: All trails are CLOSED for the duration of the Cycle Epic and Trail Run Epic weekend. No practice on Saturday permitted. No support personal to be on the trails.

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  • Results

    Results
     
     Click here to view results on a new page: 2019 Cycle and Trail Run Epic Results
     
    General
    Day 1 Timing Point Passings
    Day 2 Timing Point Passings
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    Epic Endurance - 22+ Run and 100km Ride
    4.2km Mini Epic
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    11.5km Minor Epic
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    24km Allclear Chaser
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    55km Merida Pursuit
    Finisher List
    CP Passing List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    Finisher List - Teams
    100km Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle Epic
    Finisher List
    CP Passing List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    Finisher List - Teams
    4.2km Spicers Trail Run Epic
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    11.5km Spicers Trail Run Epic
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    Half Marathon+ Spicers Trail Run Epic
    Finisher List
    Finisher List - Gender
    Finisher List - Overall
    City of Ipswich FREE Family Fun Ride
    Finisher List
     
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  • Categories & Fees

    Categories & Fees

    Our categories & fees for Flight Centre Cycle Epic event can also be viewed below:

    (Please note age categories are dependent on age as at 20/09/2020) 

    • 100km Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle Epic $139
    • U19 Male and Female
    • Elite Male and Female
    • 19-29 Male and Female
    • 30-39 Male and Female
    • 40-49 Male and  Female
    • 50-59 Male and Female
    • 60-69 Male and Female
    • 70+ Male and Female
    • Clydesdale 100kg+ (no age/gender categories)
    • Single Speed (SS) (no age/gender categories)
    • Teams 2 – ride course together (male, female and mixed categories)
    • 55km Merida Pursuit $119
    • U19 Male and Female
    • 19-29 Male and Female
    • 30-39 Male and Female
    • 40-49 Male and Female
    • 50–59 Male and Female
    • 60-69 Male and Female
    • 70+ Male and Female
    • Teams 2 – ride course together (male, female and mixed categories)
    • eBike - Male and Female
    • 22km Allclear Chaser $79
    • U16 Male and Female
    • U19 Male and Female
    • 19-39 Male and Female
    • 40+ Male and Female
    • ebike Male and Female
    • 4.2km Mini Epic $39
    • U8 Male and Female
    • U10 Male and Female
    • U12 Male and Female
    • Balance Bike Male and Female
    • 11.5km Minor Epic $44
    • Male and Female Under 12yrs
    • Male and Female Under 14 yrs
    • Male and Female Under 16 yrs
    • 4.2km Trail Run Epic $33
    • Male and Female Under 9 yrs
    • Male and Female Under 16 yrs
    • Male and Female 16-29 yrs
    • Male and Female 30-49 yrs
    • Male and Female Over 50 yrs
    • 11.5km Trail Run Epic $49
    • Under 20 yrs
    • 20-39 yrs
    • 40-49 yrs
    • 50-59 yrs
    • >60 yrs
    • 25km Trail Run Epic $79
    • Under 20 yrs
    • 20-39 yrs
    • 40-49 yrs
    • 50-59 yrs
    • >60 yrs

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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Camping Option

    Unpowered camp sites are available at the event. Toilets and hot showers are provided though there are no powered sites available. Limited places and bookings are essential.

    Cost: $15 per person, per night (payment via on-line event registration). Camping available Fri, Sat and Sun nights (please note that toilets and showers will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday only).

    No pets allowed. No fires permitted

    Spicers Cottage options available

    Don’t feel like roughing it before your event? Spicers Hidden Vale offers individual rooms, suites and group cottages conveniently located at the epicentre of the event, some with views of the track from your veranda. Limited places and bookings are essential.

    How to book: visit www.spicersretreats.com or contact 07 5465 5900.

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  • Contact

    Contact

    For all general enquiries – including sponsor and volunteer, please feel free to contact us anytime using the details below:

    Event Organiser

    Hayden Brooks
    E: hayden.brooks@spicersretreats.com
    M: 0414 343 579
    F: fb.com/cycleepic

  • Maps

    Maps

    2019 details below

    100km Map

    *Course – subject to change

    View 100km Map


    55km Map

    *Course – subject to change

    View 55km Map


    22km Allclear Chaser+ Map

    We use all green rated (easy) trail making this event suitable for all abilities.

    View Allclear Chaser+ Map


    4.2km Mini Map

    View 4.2km Mini Map


    11.5km Minor Map

    View 11.5km Minor Map


    Trail Run Epic 4.2km

    View Trail Run Epic 4.2km


    Trail Run Epic 11.5km

    View Trail Run Epic 11.5km


    Trail Run Epic – Half Marathon+ (24km)

    Explore Hidden Vale Adventure Park via the constructed trails taking you on the journey of the expansive property.

    View Trail Run Epic – Half Marathon+ (24km)


    4.2km Family Map

    View 4.2km Family Map


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  • Trailforks

    Trailforks

    Hidden Valley Adventure Park

    For the latest trail information for Hidden Valley Adventure Park visit trailforks.com/hidden-vale-adventure-park.

    Mountain Bike Trail Map App

    We recommend using Trailforks app for your mobile it allows you to download offline trail maps for use on your rides! Always have the latest trail info with fast offline trail & status/condition syncing.

    Visit their website for further information

    www.trailforks.com

  • Sponsorship

    Sponsorship

    Our events are designed and geared to offer your business maximum brand exposure with a captured audience for the entire weekend, as well as professional lead up and post event marketing.

    If you would like to become a Sponsor of any of our events please contact us.

  • EPIC FAQ

    FAQ - Frequently asked questions
     
     Click here to view: 2019 Rider Program

    Q. Can we bring our Pet?
    A. Hidden Vale Adventure Park is a Nature Refuge. No domestic animals are permitted on the property or at HVAP events.

    Q. Are there water points throughout the courses?
    A. Yes, there's water on course. Trail run refill points 5km, 13km and 17km. Epic MTB refill points (approx) 7km, 28km, 38km, 55km and 70km.  

    Q. Is there a bottle drop option and how do I get them back?
    A. Bottle drop is available. Please place bottles into marked bins at registration on Saturday or before 6:30am Sunday 15th of September. They will be returned once checkpoints are packed down and available to collect from the HVAP Trailhead on return. We will keep for a further 2 weeks after the event for collection.

    Q. Can we have fires?
    A. There is a total fire ban at and during the event, this includes open flame cooking.

    Q. Can we practice the course, ride out and spectate or ride other trails during the event weekend?
    A. All Hidden Vale Trails are CLOSED for the duration of the Cycle Epic & Trail Run Epic weekend. Only event participants will be permitted on the trails within their allocated event times. No riders are to be on track outside of your event. Saturday entrants are not permitted on trails on Sunday. Sunday entrants are not permitted on trails on Saturday.

    Q. Can I ride/run alongside my child in the kids events?
    A. Parents may accompany children on course if supervision is required. All children who have a parent supervisor riding with
    them MUST start in the last wave of the kids’ events. Parents MUST stay out of the way of other children competing. If parent supervisor is not competing in another event over the course of the weekend, they must notify registration team of their
    intention to supervise and sign a waiver at registration. Children who have a parent supervisor ride with them will not
    be eligible for a podium positions.

    Q. Can I change the size of my gifted Event Jersey or Singlet? If I enter more than one events do I get two (2)?
    A. One per person, all other jersey's have been allocated you maybe able to swap with another participant post event.

    Q. I have entered into the eBike 55km, can I use two (2) batteries? Are there any other rules?
    A. Yes, you're welcome to use another battery however you won't be eligible for podium. eBikes are to be of Australian standard max 250W and must be pedal assist. 

    Q. What day is the Merida Pursuit 55km event?
    A. The 55km Merida Pursuit starts on Sunday the 15th of September from 8am. Please arrive at the start in time for your 7:50am briefing 

    Q. How do I enter my child as it says they are under 18?
    A. You will need to select - Registering Someone Else, before entering your details and then entering the child's details as the participant.

    Q. Will my race plate and associated merchandise be sent out?
    A. Everything available to be collected on-site prior to your event. Registration hours: Friday 1700hrs-1930hrs. Saturday 0630hrs-1500hrs and Sunday 0530hrs-0740hrs. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Footage from the 2016 Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle and Trail Run Epic at Hidden Vale Adventure Park. HVAPmtb

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Photo: ESI Sports Photography.

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Photo: ESI Sports Photography.

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