99 Bikes CyCLE EPIC

19 – 20 September 2020

The award-winning 99 Bikes 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  through to the professionals of each discipline, offering 3 races over 2 days and several categories to challenge and reward riders.

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
    • Saturday 19, September - 8AM 55km 99 Bikes Pursuit and 2PM 22km Allclear Chaser 
    • 0630: Registrations Open
    • 0830: Registrations Close

    0750: 99 Bikes Pursuit Briefing

    • 0800: e-Bikes/Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
    • 0810: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
    • (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.
      • 0820: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • 0830: Racers (competitive and out to break personal records) - (tag start)
      • 0840: Social (riding to complete the challenge) - (tag start)
      • 0850: Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start) 
      • 0900: Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start) 
    • 1200: Registrations Open for Allclear Chaser
    • 1350: 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.
      • 1400: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • 1410: Racers (competitive and out to break personal records) - (tag start)
      • 1420: Social (riding to complete the challenge) - (tag start)
      • 1430: Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start) 
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    • Sunday 20, September - 100km 99 Bikes Epic and 55km Merida Pursuit
    • 0530: Registrations Open
    • 0830: Registrations Close

    0750: 99 Bikes Cycle Epic 100km and Merida Pursuit 55km Briefing 

    • Numerous Wave Starts from 0800hrs
    • (Gun start = Same start time from the gun)
    • 0800: 99 Bikes Epic Elite Female and Male (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: eBikes/Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • 0810: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • 0820: Racers (those that frequent the podium) - (tag start)
      • 0830: Racers (competitive and out to break personal records) - (tag start)
      • 0840: Social (riding to complete the challenge) - (tag start)
      • 0850: Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start) 
      • 0900: Social - (no rush, enjoying the ride) - (tag start)

    Please note: All trails are CLOSED for the duration of the 99 Bikes Cycle Epic weekend. No practice on Saturday permitted. No support personal or spectators to be at the event unless they have purchased an entry.

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  • Event Program and Rider List

    Event Program & Rider List

    2020 99 Bikes Cycle Epic Rider List (click to open in a new tab):

     
    Download your copy of the event program by clicking the image below:

    99 Bikes Cycle Epic - 2020 Event Program
  • Results

    Results
    2020 99 Bikes Cycle Epic Results - Click here to open results page in a new tab
    Recent Years Previous Results
    2019 Cycle and Trail Run Epic
    2018 Cycle and Trail Run Epic

    2017 Cycle and Trail Run Epic
    2016 Cycle and Trail Run Epic
    2015 Cycle and Trail Run Epic

    2014 Cycle and Trail Run Epic

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    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 99 Bikes Cycle Epic event can also be viewed below:

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

    • 100km 99 Bikes Cycle Epic $120
    • 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)
    • 55km Merida Pursuit $100
    • 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
    • eBike - Male and Female
    • 22km Allclear Chaser $65
    • U16 Male and Female
    • U19 Male and Female
    • 19-39 Male and Female
    • 40+ Male and Female
    • eBike Male and Female

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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

     
    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

    2020 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

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  • Trailforks

    Trailforks

    Hidden Vale 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
     

    Q. I didn't get a Jersey when registering - is it too late to purchase one?
    A. We have reduced entry fees and enabled riders to choose if they would like to purchase a Jersey this year. You can go into MyEvents Portal and add one to your registration for $25, while stocks last.

    Q. What changes have been made to the original schedule of events and activities?
    A. We have had to cap numbers to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. This unfortunately means: no camping, no spectators, no children's events or activities. Only those with an entry will be permitted to enter the property.

    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. 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 20th 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 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 99 Bikes Cycle 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. 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 only be pedal assist up to 25km/h. 

    Q. What day is the 55km event?
    A. The 55km 99 Bikes Pursuit and Merida Pursuit are two seperate events one available on Saturday 19th (99 Bikes Pursuit) and then Sunday 20th (Merida Pursuit). 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: 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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