Cycle and Trail Run Epic

617 Mt Mort Rd
Grandchester QLD  4340

Phone: 1300 478 719

Cycle and Trail Run Epic

ABOUT THE EPIC:
The award-winning Flight Centre Active Travel 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 12 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.

The EPIC weekend has something for everyone, from the novice rider through to the professional, offering six races and several categories to challenge and reward riders.

THIS YEARS EPIC 2014:

The EPIC weekend has something for everyone, from the novice rider through to the professional, offering six races and several categories to challenge and reward riders.

The 2014 EPIC promises to be the biggest and best yet! Be a part of this iconic event, register early here:

https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfmfuseaction=main&EventDesqID=4083&OrgID=9784

and join in the festivities.

The 12th Flight Centre Cycle Epic will take place on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 September 2014.

Follow us on Facebook for track updates and maps.

87KM:

Now in its 12th year, the Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic marathon is the ultimate in gritty challenges.

When: Sunday, 14 September

Prizes:
Male and Female Elite - 1st $2500, 2nd $2,000, 3rd $1,500, 4th $750, 5th $500.
All other categories medals and gear prizes.

Entry Fee: $129
(incl complimentary 2014 Epic Cycling Jersey)

Categories:
- Male and Female Elite
- Male and Female - U19, 20-29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, >60
Age as of 14/09/2014
- Clydesdale 100kg+ (no age/gender categories)
- Single Speed (SS) (no age/gender categories)
- Tandem (no age/gender categories)
- Teams 2 – ride course together
(male, female and mixed categories)

Race Briefing: 07:45
Start Waves:
08:00 - Elite Male & Female
08:05 - U19, 20-29, 30-39
08:10 - 40-49, 50-59
08:15 - >60, Clydesdales, SS, Teams, special categories


50KM:

The Pursuit half-marathon offers a challenging, thrilling ride ideal for all types of riders.

When: Sunday, 14 September

Prizes:
All categories medals and gear prizes.

Entry Fee: $109
(incl. complimentary 2013 Epic Cycling Jersey)

Categories:
- Male and Female - U19, 20-29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, >60. (Age as of 14/09/2014)
- Teams 2 – ride course together (male, female and mixed categories)

Race Briefing: 0820 hrs
Start Waves:
0830 - U19, 20-29, 30-39
0835 - 40-49, 50-59,
0840 - >60, Teams

CHASER:

The Spicers Chaser offers a challenging, thrilling ride ideal for all types of riders.

When: Saturday, 13 September

Prizes:
Medals and gear prizes.

Entry Fee: $49
(incl. complimentary 2013 Epic Cycling Jersey)

Categories:
- (NEW) Junior U19 Male and Female
- Male and Female Open (no age categories)

Race Briefing: 1145 hrs
Start:1200 hrs

MINOR:

The Healthwise Minor Epic offers a challenging, thrilling ride ideal for children under 16 years.

When: Saturday, 13 September

Prizes:
Medals and very cool gear prizes.

Entry Fee: $33
(incl. complimentary 2013 Epic Cycling Jersey)

Categories:
Male and Female -u14, u16
Age as of 13/09/2014

Race Briefing: 14:20
Start:14:30

MINI:

The Mini Epic offers a challenging, thrilling ride ideal for young riders.

When: Saturday, 13 September

Prizes:
Medals and very cool gear prizes.

Entry Fee: $33
(incl. complimentary 2014 Epic Cycling Jersey)

Categories:
Male and Female - U8, U10, U12.
Age as of 13/09/2014

Race Briefing: 14:20 hrs
Start:14:35

FAMILY FUN RIDE:

The Family Fun Ride - A fun one for the whole family. Kids, see if you can beat your parents!

When: Saturday, 13 September

Prizes: Spot prizes

Entry Fee: FREE
Sorry, no complimentary jersey with this free event.

Categories:
Fun categories

Race Briefing: 10:00 hrs
Start:10:15





FAQ:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When do online entries close?
A. Saturday 7th September 2013 midnight

Q. Where can I collect my registration pack?
A. Registration is located in the Laidley room at Spicers Hidden Vale from 0800 hrs Saturday (follow the signs). You can only collect jerseys and merchandise at the event (not beforehand).

Q. Can I enter on the day?
A. Sorry, entries will not be accepted on the day of the Event.

Q. Is camping available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights?
A. Yes, please pay the appropriate camp fees when entering.

Q. Can I ride at Spicers Hidden Vale before the Epic.
A. Yes. Day pass access $10. FREE if you print Epic entry confirmation. See reception for a trail map.The full Epic course is unable to be ridden before Event, only trails open and signed.

Q. So how do I get to Spicers Hidden Vale?
A. Easy! Spicers Hidden Vale is just 55 minutes drive from Brisbane. Follow the signs to Ipswich, then the Warrego Hwy, then all directions to Rosewood and Grandchester.
map >>
directions >>



EPIC LOCATION:

An EPIC location with EPIC thrills.

The Flight Centre Cycle EPIC is based at Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester. Less an hours' drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale is a 12,000 acre country farm with a luxurious retreat plus over 100km of mountain bike tracks weaving through the Lockyer Valley. Full-time track-builder, Hayden Brooks, is constantly searching for new ways to challenge and thrill riders.

Track Location
Approx. 55 minutes' drive from Brisbane
Spicers Hidden Vale
617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, QLD
map >>
directions >>

Track Maps
Flight Centre Cycle Epic:
50km 1st loop http://ridewithgps.com/trips/528540
37km 2nd loop http://ridewithgps.com/trips/537172

Pursuit:
50km http://ridewithgps.com/trips/528540

Chaser:
20km - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/573606

Minor Epic:
10 km - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/574969

Mini Epic:
4.2 km http://ridewithgps.com/trips/543678

Family Fun Ride:
4.2 km http://ridewithgps.com/trips/543678

Tracks may change prior to event.

EPIC SCHEDULE:

Friday 12th September, 2014
1200: Camping Ground Opens
1200: Selected Spicers MTB Trails Open to ride*
*Please do not disturb bunting or event signage
Saturday 13th September, 2014
08:00: Registration Opens
10:00: Family Fun Ride Briefing
10:15: Family Fun Ride Start
11:00: Food Vendors Open
12:00: Kids Entertainment Available
11:45: Spicers Chaser Briefing
12:00: Spicers Chaser Start
14:20: Mini Epic Briefing
14:20: Healthwise Minor Epic Briefing
14:30: Healthwise Minor Epic Start
14:35: Mini Epic Start
16:00: Presentations
20:30: Food Vendors Close
Afternoon/ Evening Entertainment
Sunday 14th September, 2014
05:30: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic Registrations Open
06:00: Pursuit Registration Open
06:00: Food Vendors Open
07:15: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic Registrations Close
07:45: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic Briefing
08:00: Pursuit Registration Close
08:00: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic Wave Starts
08:00: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic Elite Male and Female
08:05: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic U19, 20-29, 30-39
08:10: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic 40-49, 50-59
08:15: Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic 60+, Team and Special Categories
08:20: Pursuit Briefing
08:30: Pursuit Wave Starts
08:30: Pursuit U19, 20-29, 30-39
08:35: Pursuit 40-49, 50-59
08:40: Pursuit 60+ and Teams
09:00: Kids Entertainment Available
15:00: Presentations
15:30: Major Draw Prize
17:00: Food Vendors Close

ACCOMMODATION:
Stay overnight and be rested for your events

Cottage options - LIMITED SPOTS LEFT
Don't feel like roughing it?
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.
See room types >>
How to book: visit www.spicersgroup.com.au or contact 07 5465 5900.

Camping options
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: $10 per person per night (payment on event registration).
Available Fri, Sat and Sun nights.

FESTIVITIES:

Something for everyone - make it an EPIC weekend!

There's something for everyone with loads of activities and festivities all weekend, including:
Pony leads
Giant Slide
Bouncy Castle
Animal Nursery
Climbing Wall
Kids ride
Spa and massage tent
Tennis court
Two swimming pools
Nature-spotting
Food and beverage stalls
Display bike ranges
Music and entertainment including a live band on Saturday night

More festivities to be announced closer to the event.

VOLUNTEERS:

Want to be an EPIC volunteer?

Volunteers are one of the most important parts in the successful running of the Flight Centre Cycle Epic. You can volunteer for one day or the whole weekend with individuals, families and company groups welcome.

As a volunteer, you will receive:
Branded t-shirt
Branded cap
Branded water bottle
All food and beverages
Good times with new friends!

Available places in: Set up, Registration, Track Marshals, Traffic/Parking Management, Information, Race HQ Assistance, Timing and Pack up.

We look forward to having you take part in this great event with the Flight Centre Cycle Epic. Contact Hayden at hayden.brooks@spicersretreats.com to register your interest.

Maximum 80 volunteers.


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