Mountain bike adventures with Adventurethon
There are many people who just love to Ride for exercise or competition. Most people start on roads or pavement before discovering the fun of OFF ROAD riding and become hooked.
Mountain bike riding is going through a real boom phase in Australia but also worldwide as people are enjoying the benefits of nature, escaping the city/ concrete society and freeing their mind one step at a time. There are various styles of trail you can encounter based on the natural lay of the land and region it is set in and topography available. Mountain biking is mostly on formed trails managed by land management groups or Trail advocates and mountain bike-specific parks are to be found close to most major population areas these days.
Adventurethon (hey that’s us) deliver mountain bike races as part of our Multisport Stage races. Our Stage races allow participants to engage in just one event stage, i.e. you can participate in the MTB stage, without needing to participate in any other stages of the event. Each of the events listed below has a Long (Ultra) course, Medium (Enduro) and Short (Taste/Junior) mountain bike Course.
We have distances and courses to suit all fitness and experience levels. Each of the events listed below has a Long (Ultra) course, Medium (Enduro) and Short (Taste/Junior) run course. Long courses vary between 30 – 50 km depending on terrain, medium 20 – 35 km, and Short 8 – 15 km.
We aim to provide you with the best possible MTB courses in each of our scenic event locations.
Find out more about the terrain and locations of our MTB courses for 2020. We probably have an event near you, or you could plan a trip to include a MTB race in one of the spectacular locations we visit:
East Gippsland, VIC
The mountain bike course takes you on some sweet loops of the wonderful Mt Taylor mountain bike park. Mostly single track with linking fire roads on relatively friendly surfaces. Technical problems are confined to the Ultra and Enduro courses and there are ‘B’ lines for the less experienced rider to avoid the more difficult obstacles.
Find out more about the East Gippsland courses here.
Murray Bridge, SA
This course is a real ripper! Set around the service and public tracks of Monarto Open Range Zoo so you get to see lots of wildlife as you travel over a mix of well-trodden and easy tracks. Minimal technical difficulty so this is a ride to suit all abilities. Ultra (long course) riders will also get to roll through some awesome new single track adjacent to the Zoo as part of your course.
Find out more about the Murray Bridge courses here
Located just one hour from Perth in the Peel Region of WA, Dwellingup is a popular training and racing spot. Courses traverse different forest types and more open landscapes, predominately on gravel with little technical difficulty. These courses take you through some really unique vegetation types to keep you interested during your ride.
Find out more about the Dwellingup courses here
Awesome Kalbarri tracks are a mix of gravel surfaces, rock shelves and station and cattle tracks. A real outback adventure alongside the Murchison River. This unique course is on private property so the only opportunity you get to ride it is during our event.
Find out more about the Kalbarri courses here
Check out the trails at the Ross River Dam. These trails are restricted to event access only, so this is the perfect opportunity. A mixture of single track and fire trail with views of the Ross River Dam. You’ll be waiting for the next event so you can get on them again.
Find out more about the Townsville courses here
Charters Towers, QLD
An outback Adventure ride that takes you along sandy four wheel drive tracks alongside the Burdekin River. This ride is part of a sprint event so involves paddling in the river and trail running as well. The short course here is a perfect one for any runner wanting to have a go at a real adventure. Paddle is short and easy (no waves or white water) and the trail run course is flat and enjoyable with no technical challenges.
Find out more about the Charters Towers courses here
Clarence Valley, NSW
In the Clarence Valley we send our mountain bikers out on a wonderful course around the The Gorge Station. This brand new mountain bike course will have you enjoying the view as you tour around the area. Designed for all rider levels (beginner to experienced), this course can be fast and technical or a bit slower for those who just want to enjoy the experience.
Find out more about the Clarence Valley courses HERE