EVENT: 12 Apostles MTB Classic

State: VIC

Cat: stage

  • Location

    Warrnambool, VIC

  • When

    Fri 23 November, 2012 -
    Sun 25 November, 2012

  • Format

    3 Day Stage Race

  • Description

    The 12 Apostles is undoubtedly one of the most iconic scenes of the Australian landscape and now it’s got a mountain bike stage race to add to its attractions.

    The 12 Apostles Mountain Bike Classic will be held from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November 2012 with riders revelling in the beauty of the Shipwreck Coast spread over three stages and 150kms.

    Held over three days, riders will revel in the beauty of the Great Ocean Road, as they navigate a unique course winding through the Shipwreck Coast.

    Stage 1- Childers Cove to Peterborough

    25km racing + a 12km transport ride to Port Campbell via the Great Ocean Road

    The coastal trail from Childers Cove to Peterborough provides for an undulating ride amongst the salt bush scrub whilst taking in some of the most amazing views from the cliff tops of the Shipwreck Coast.

    Stage 2 – Port Campbell Town Sprint

    500m elimination race

    This will see all riders compete in an elimination race on a short 500m course around the town. Expect high excitement as 4 riders at time go head to head building to a spectacular final.

    Stage 3-Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles

    20km racing + 7km transport ride to Princetown

    It’s a heart starter first up as you sprint for the 12 Apostles in the events shortest stage. Don’t forget to get your photo at the 12 Apostles finish line though.

    Stage 4 – Princetown to Port Campbell

    57km race stage finishing in Port Campbell

    This is the events longest stage which takes in the single track of Kangaroobie, old Ocean road, Sandy tracks of Old Coach road before your final push back to a spectacular Port Campbell finish right on the foreshore.

    Stage 5- Timboon to Timboon

    47km race stage passing through Timboon twice before the finish at the Distillery

    Day 3 takes you to an inland adventure of the bush surrounds of Timboon. It’s a great day of mountain bike riding around this timeless area including the historic section of rail trail. The finish area is at the Timboon Distillery and the course passes through this area 3 times including the finish where a local market and food stalls will be there to let you enjoy relax with your friends and family as the final event presentations are conducted.

    The event provides riders with the opportunities to participate in single event days or the full event, to complete ‘the Classic’.

  • Entries Open

    Entries are closed.

  • More Info

    Visit 12apostlesmtb.com.au for more information.

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