2018 Misty FN Tastic Mountain Bike Ride
Raising funds for the Great Cycle Challenge - riding for Kids' Cancer
When: Sunday 7th October 2018
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.
Long Course: 55klm
Cost: $40 individuals
Short Course: 30klm
Cost: $40 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
Please note this is a tax deductible donation to the Great Cycle Challenge. Your donation will be gratefully accepted regardless if your ride does not go ahead for any reason.
Ride briefing: 8:45am
Ride Start: 9:00am
Event: Charity/training ride with all funds raised going to the Great Cycle Challenge - riding for Kids' 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.
Fitness: You 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 hour. Only intermediate/experienced riders should attempt the long course, it will take about 4 hours to complete.
After parking at Henrietta Creek picnic area you will need to make your own way down the Highway to the K-Tree road and register.
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!
Short 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 be present.
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.
Registration: Preferred option is to pre-register on the Register Now site, event number 27402. Late entries will be accepted on the day, however you will need to bring the correct ride and licence fee.
Register Here: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=30314
Cancellation: We will do our best to hold the ride on the designated day, however your safety is our main concern and if there is bad weather we may need to postpone or cancel the ride altogether. As your 'ride fee' is actually a tax-deductable donation to the Great Cycle Challenge - supporting Kids' Cancer, we are not able to give any refunds.
Thank you to our sponsors!
A sausage sizzle lunch at Henrietta Creek - sponsored by Innisfail Medical Centre
Thank you to our volunteers!
Thank YOU for supporting this very worthy cause.