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Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

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Location:
Australia
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 1 Jan 2019
Event dates:
29 Sep 2019 - 5 day event
± 27 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Desert Challenge Inc.
Race Director:
Martin Solms
Email:
martin.solms@gmail.com

Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

Welcome to the middle of Australia.

The Simpson Desert is the worlds largest parallel sand dune desert in the world and The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge is one of the oldest stage races in the country.   The event crosses the Simpson Desert from East to West covering roughly 500km over ten stages. Each race day has two stages – approximately 80km morning / 50km afternoon.
The course traverses some 700 sand dunes, salt lakes, vast cattle stations and gibber plains. Riders and crews will experience all the diversity of this rugged and beautiful desert.

The event is more than a mountain bike race – it’s a moving race village comprising riders, their support crews, 4wd vehicles and event crew.  Everyone involved in the event comes away with new friendships, awesome stories and a sense of having achieved something unique.

We have three main goals for our event:

Provide opportunities for personal achievement in a sporting challenge
Support community interests through raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service
Foster appreciation of the Australian outback and the natural environment

The 2019 event will start in Birdsville, Queensland and will finish at the Mt Dare Hotel in South Australia.

Interested in knowing more?  Reach out to the Race Director via racedirector@desertchallenge.org

Weather conditions

Hot days, cool nights.

Season: Spring

Route Information

Distance:
570km
Ascent:

Terrain

rolling sand dunes, 4wd track, gravel, sand

Technical Rating: 5

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
110km
1300m
Start in Birdsville
2:
142km
1700m
Evening stop TBC
3:
134km
1000m
Evening stop TBC
4:
72km
300m
Finish at Dalhousie Springs
5:
75km
427m
Finish at Mt Dare Hotel

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R3693 to 6462 / AUD400-700

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