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Entries are well and truly open for Cape to Cape MTB 2016, in WA’s stunning Margaret River region. If you’ve been considering this four-day event, let us give you a nudge in the right direction!

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Cape to Cape encapsulated – friends, beaches, bikes.

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Some of the superb trail from Day 3 in the Margaret River pines.

Flow’s very proud to be associated with Cape to Cape – now in its ninth year, we feel it’s Australia’s leading multi-day mountain bike event, unique in the way it welcomes riders of all levels, and presenting the perfect blend of race and holiday.

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Cape Leeuwin, where the racing all gets underway.

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Did we mention the wine and beer?

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Rinsing off in Hamelin Bay, at the end of stage 1.

Over four days, Cape to Cape MTB traverses from its start at the dramatic Cape Leeuwin up to Dunsborough, taking in over 220km of great trails and awesome scenery along the route. This region is known for its natural beauty and its superb food, wine and beer, and Cape to Cape makes the most of this. Each stage finishes either by the beach, so you can rinse off in the Indian Ocean, or at a brewery or vineyard, which makes for a lovely, lazy afternoon of recovery with a drink in hand.

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Cheers!

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With all the stages generally completed by midday, it’s a very family friendly event too, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all that this region has to offer. There’s never a great distance to travel either, with each day’s riding beginning where the previous one concluded, so logistics aren’t complicated, making it a stress-free way to enjoy a stage race.

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The variety of trails and scenery is staggering.

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The course has been tweaked and refined with every year, and it presents a great mix of experiences. From the famed singletrack in the pines around Margs, to farmland roads threaded through vineyards, challenging pea-gravel, and even a bit of beach combing, there’s a huge variety of riding.

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The whole region really embraces the event. Groups of cheering locals keep you grinning.

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Margs life.

If you’ve never ridden one before, you’ll find that stage racing is a brilliant way to do an event too; each day is something new, so you feel like you’re going on a journey, and you soon begin to make friends with the familiar faces you ride amongst each day. It’s a format that naturally breeds banter and friendly competition. If you’re serious about your racing, then Cape to Cape plays host to one of the most competitive racers in Australian mountain biking too, with a stacked Elite and Masters field.

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The feeling of wrapping up four days of riding is hard to beat.

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We’re stoked to be heading to Cape to Cape again this year, and we can’t recommend this one highly enough. Get to it, and we’ll see you in sunny Margs in October! For more information, or to register, head to capetocapemtb.com.

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