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Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

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Location:
Australia
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 5 Mar 2019
Event dates:
24 Sep 2019 - 5 day event
± 44 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Martin Solms
Email:
martin.solms@gmail.com

Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge crosses the Simpson Desert from West to East starting at Purni Bore (Sth Aust) and finishing at Birdsville (Qld).
The race consists of nine or ten timed stages over five days and covers around 485 – 570 km depending on the route selected for that year. Each race day has two stages – 80km morning / 50km afternoon approx.
The final stage on day 5 ends outside a classic Aussie icon – the Birdsville Hotel in the tiny outback town of Birdsville in Queensland. 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.

Weather conditions

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
570km
Ascent:

Terrain

Technical Rating:

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
131km
1300m
Purni Bore to Erabena Junction
2:
142km
1700m
Erabena Junction to Kuncherinna Junction
3:
134km
1000m
Kuncherinna Junction to Saltbush Flats
4:
77km
300m
Saltbush Flats to Little Red
5:
49km
427m
Little Red to Birdsville, Queensland

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R3693 to 6462 / AUD400-700

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