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Reef to Reef mountain bike stage race back in tropical north queensland this week

By Reef to Reef, 08/15/23, 5:30PM HST


Riders from across Australia and around the world will head to Tropical North Queensland this week for the return of the Reef to Reef mountain bike stage race, with the four-day event to be held between 17 and 20 August.


Reef to Reef riders will take on some of the best mountain biking trails in the country, with more than 160km of racing over the four days, culminating in the 31st running of the famous Triple-R on Sunday 21 August.


Leanna Ali, Regional Director of The IRONMAN Group Oceania, organisers of Reef to Reef, said that the team was looking forward to welcoming riders back to the event this week.


“Our team is looking forward to bringing hundreds of mountain bike riders back to the region this week,” she said. “Reef to Reef is a great riding and social event, with it providing a chance for riders to relax at the end of the stage and enjoy the company of those joining them on the trails.


“It’s set to be a great four days of riding and we look forward to seeing plenty of smiling faces coming across the finish line at the end of each stage,” said Ali.


Reef to Reef provides a number of ways for riders to be involved, with both four day and single day Triple-R options.


A highlight of Reef to Reef is pairs racing, where teams of two take on the event together, with there also the option of entering the event as a solo rider.


The event begins on Thursday at the iconic Smithfield Mountain Bike Park, with riders taking on 18km of world class single track, steep climbs and fast, flowing descents.


On Friday the action heads onto the Tablelands and Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park, with almost 40km of riding and some of the best single track around. The third day of racing will see the event head to Mount Molloy, with riders taking in some incredible rainforest trails.


The final day of the event also features the famous Triple-R with riders starting in Mount Molloy before heading down the Bump Track before finishing on Four Mile Beach in front of the Port Douglas Surf Club.


Reef to Reef is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.


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