The 2011 Mountains To Beach 5 Day Race in Australia


A 5 day mountain bike race from the Roof of Australia to the Surf


The third Mountains to Beach Mountain Bike Race starts on Monday 28 February 2011 at the top of Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift at nearly 2000 metres. Over 100 riders are expected to take on the 400 km of riding and racing over the following 5 days.

The event consists of 6 timed Race Stages and 5 untimed Cruise stages. It will see riders ride take the chairlift to the start at Thredbo and finish with a beach sprint across the sands at Narooma on Friday 4 March.

Riders will cover all types of terrain – from screaming downhill runs, across the snow plains and high country and into lush rainforest before finishing with a run up the coastline, crossing rivers, creeks and sandbars.

There are still places available to those keen to experience some of the most spectacular scenery South East Australia has to offer. The ride takes you through otherwise inaccessible places utilizing various private properties as well as National Park and State Forest, throughout the route.

The Race Stages this year promise to be just as challenging and scenic as previous years and a few new additions will make more of your riding pleasure.

The Mountain Run – Hosted by Thredbo, Monday 28 February, 12km to finish in the heart of the village The Maxxis Muster – Hosted by Lake Crackenback Resort, Monday 28 February, 31km on purpose built singletrack and trails through the resort and adjoining National Park.

The Osprey Hydraulics Mountain Traverse – Hosted by Perisher, Tuesday 1 March, 82km across Kosciuszko National Park to finish on the shores of Lake Eucumbene

The Ay Up Dawn Raid – Hosted by Buckenderra Resort, Wednesday 2 March, 26km of pre dawn riding under lights around the resort trails

The Shotz Big Day Out – Hosted by Cooma Visitors Centre, Thursday 3 March, 90km pretty much well all downhill (well……..). Leaving the High Country to finish on the South Coast at Bermagui

The Ground Effect Surf Safari – Hosted by Eurobodalla Tourism, Friday 4 March, 50km riding up the coast and finishing in the surf at Narooma

The Mountains To Beach is organized by Wild Horizons, promoters of some of Australia’s best known mountain bike events.

Further details on the event can be found on

source: Beverley Atkins
InSync Public Relations & Event Management

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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