About the Mountains To Beach
The Mountains To Beach is a 'tour' style event. Entrants, solo or pairs, will ride some 380km on a journey from the mountains to the beach, from Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains to Narooma on the South Coast of NSW. The majority of the riding will be in race stages that will test the full range of mountain biking skills - uphill, downhill, cross country, marathon, riding under lights. Whilst timed race stages will range in length from 10km to nearly 100km, there will also be a number of non timed, non race cruising stages along the way.
- Route Description
- MTB T-Shirt & Jersey
- Rules & Conditions
- Personal Injury Insurance
- Ay Up Demo Lights
- Bike Wrenching Service
- The Official Race Cookie
- Bike Preparation
- The Body Mechanic Massage & Physio
- Join the Dark Side - Marshals and Volunteers
The route will take you from the highest mountains in Australia, across snowgum lined plains, down along rainforest lined creeks and out to finish with your wheels in the sand and surf. Snaking singletrack, ‘wind through the helmet’ downhills, challenging uphills and some of the most varied scenery you could want.
Full route description available here.
The 2013 MTB T-shirt and jersey will be available to purchase on your entry form.
Past years T-shirt and Jersey are shown below. 2013 Tshirt and Jersey designs will be shown when completed.
Event Jersey - $100
Event T-Shirt - $35
We are very pleased to offer Personal Injury cover to entrants in the Mountains To Beach. You can take out cover at a cost of $40/person on the entry form. More details here.
There are a limited number of “All In” packages available for riders and supporters, which include 7 nights accommodation. If you wish to book your own accommodation along the way, see accommodation page for event special packages and contact details.
Ay Up Lighting Systems have a limited number of demo light sets available for competitors to try out at the event. They will have them available for the pre-dawn race stage at Buckenderra, for which lights are mandatory. They’ll also be running a workshop on the evening of Tuesday 5 March to demonstrate the lights and hand out the loan sets.
Mechanical assistance will be available at the beginning and end of most days to help get you going should you have a mechanical. There will be a limited range of spare parts for sale, however we strongly encourage riders to bring plenty of their own bike specific spares such as derailleur hangers as we can’t guarantee availability!
The OFFICIAL RACE COOKIE. The web site says, "Snowy Mountains Cookies specialises in the art of making quality, gourmet, wholesome cookies abundantly filled with delicious and chunky ingredients so that every bite is a tasty treat. A government awarded manufacturer, Snowy Mountains Cookies are focused on quality ingredients." We say they are great to eat anytime, especially with a coffee before the dawn raid and have been known to be used as a meal supplement during a long night of course setting. They even have a gluten free cookie making them great for everyone.
Check out their web site HERE
Further to the above, we strongly recommend that your bike is serviced by a qualified mechanic prior to the event. This is imperative not only for your safety but also for your enjoyment of the event. And we’d definitely urge you to thoroughly test your brakes prior to beginning the first stage at Thredbo – although this is a cross-country descent (i.e. with plenty of uphill riding), it is certainly fast and steep in places – not somewhere you’d want to find out your mechanic hasn’t done their job well.
Blair Martin, the Body Mechanic, and his team will be on hand at the event to provide a physiotherapy, massage, biomechanical assessment and bike fit service to competitors (and weary supporters!). Also, Blair is offering a discounted bike fit service, for $200 (normally $300), to entrants of the Mountains To Beach prior to the event - so if you're Sydney-based (or visiting), why not take advantage of this special offer!
Check out Blair's Mountains To Beach stretching programme .
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Dark Side for the week (or part of it). We hope to offer you a great experience – we’ll feed and accommodate you, give you event clothing, and hopefully a great week away.
To sign up head on over to our Event Management System with your username and password and fill out the details. If you don't have a username and password just follow the links to register for an account.
You must have your own unique email address to register, therefore no two volunteers can use the same email address. If you do not have an email address, please visit a webmail provider, e.g. Hotmail or Gmail to sign up for a free email address.
Join the Dark Side via our Event Management System, where you will first register for an account. You will then be able to login and enter the event. Once you have completed your details, you can login again at any time to edit or cancel your availability.