The Bike leg

Details of mountain biking leg

Competitors cycle 38 km over hilly forest trails, 4wd tracks and open paddocks in and around Khancoban township, including 20km on the privately owned property ‘Khancoban Station’. From the start outside the general store, competitors follow residential streets onto a short section of forest trail that leads onto a hilly 5km loop on 4wd tracks above the golf course and town. The route then returns over the forest trail section, follows some quiet backstreets and crosses the Alpine Way near the dam wall.

Follow the flat dirt track for the full length of the airstrip before entering Khancoban Station. The route follows internal farm tracks as it passes through prime cattle country before climbing steeply onto a high ridge that offers fantastic panoramic views of the district. A steep descent and creek crossings follow, before crossing the Swampy Plains River on the second bridge, and riding on the other side for 2km approximately. Then we cross the first bridge, and you’re nearly at the transition. Total distance is 38km and takes between 105 and 210 minutes to complete. Use of ‘slick’ tyres is not recommended and competitors should have plenty of steep hill climbing practice.

Competitors can only practice on the Khancoban loop prior to race day, as the remainder of the course is on private property. 

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