MoreTon Bay MTB Series | Back 2 Back

MoreTon Bay MTB Series | Back 2 Back

FINISHED
Sat 10 | Sun 11 June 2017
Murrenbong Camp
Kurwongbah, Moreton Bay, Qld

Welcome to The Back 2 Back 20+20+20

3 x 20km races across 2 days | Cumulative Time for All 3 Races
  • Race 1 – Saturday AM
  • Race 2 – Saturday PM
  • Race 3 – Sunday AM
  • + Junior 20k Race – Sunday AM
  • + Dirt Kids 3k (non-competitive) – Sunday AM
  • OR Enter only one of the 20k Races

The Back 2 Back weekend is something a little different on the XC race scene.  Riders will tackle 3 x 20km races over 2 days with the aim of achieving the fastest cumulative time across all 3 races.

Race 1 on Saturday morning will follow the course in a clockwise direction for 2 fast laps of the 10km course.  After a short break for lunch Race 2 will also complete 2 x 10km laps but in an anti-clockwise direction just to shake things up a little.

After an overnight rest, and you can camp on site,  Race 3 commences on Sunday morning with 2 x 10km laps tackled in a clockwise direction to finish off the weekend.

Juniors will tackle the 20k on Sunday with a 3k Dirt Kids event for our young ones.  OR if 60km of riding isn’t your scene, enter just one of the 20k races on either day.

Part of the MoreTon Bay MTB Series and hosted at Murrenbong Scout Camp, just 40 minutes north of Brisbane, the Back 2 Back throws up an all-new challenge for solo riders and teams of 2 or 3.  Add to that our Junior and Dirt Kids events with camping on site and you’ve got a not to be missed family weekend of mountain biking action.

Event Details

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    Race Categories

    Solo CategoriesDouble Take | 2 Person Team CategoriesTriple Play | 3 Person Team CategoriesJunior Categories
    20k + 20k + 20k20k + 20k + 20k20k + 20k + 20kJunior 20k
    Dirt Kids 3k
    Solo Competitors must be at least 15 years of age on Friday 12 May, 2017All Double Take Team Competitors must be at least 15 years of age on Friday 12 May, 2017All Triple Play Team Competitors must be at least 13 years of age on Friday 12 May, 2017Junior Competitors must be at least 10 years of age & Dirt Kids at least 7 years of age on the day of the event
    Solo Elite (15+yrs)Double Take Male (15+yrs)Triple Play Male (15+yrs)Junior (10-11yrs)
    Solo Single speed (15+yrs)Double Take Female (15+yrs)Triple Play Female (15+yrs)Junior (12-13yrs)
    Solo Young Guns (15 – 17yrs)Double Take Mixed (15+yrs)Triple Play Mixed (15+yrs)Junior (14-15yrs)
    Solo Open (18 – 29yrs)Triple Play Junior (13-14yrs)Dirt Kids (7-10yrs)
    Solo Veteran (30 – 39yrs)20k Categories
    Solo Masters (40 – 49yrs)Male
    Solo Super Masters (50+yrs)Female

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    Teams Event

    Riders who want to share the love among a team of either two or three competitors can enter as a team.

    2 Person Teams: Back 2 Back

    • Each person must complete at least one of the three 20km races.
    • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
    • Teams may swap riders each lap if desired.

    3 Person Teams: Back 2 Back

    • Each person must complete at least one of the three 20km races.
    • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
    • Teams may swap riders each lap if desired.

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    Registration

    Saturday AM | Race 1: Open: 7:30am Closes 8:30am

    SaturdayPM | Race 2: Open Midday Closes 12:30pm

    Sunday | Race 3 & Junior: Open 7:30am Closes 8:30am  Dirk Kids: Open 9:30am Closes 10:30am

    Race Numbers & Number Plates

    Race Number and Number Plates will be distributed in race packs at registration.

    These race places are reused at other races so riders are asked to return these at the finish of the event to avoid being charged the $30 replacement fee per number and $20 replacement fee per number plate.

    Junior Riders Aged Under 18 years

    Riders under 18 years must be accompanied for the duration of the event by a Parent or Guardian who is present on site.  At registration participants are to record the name and contact phone number of the accompanying adult or guardian on the Parental Registration Form.

    At registration

    1. Please line up in the queue indicated.
    2. Advise officials of your name and category & check your details on the registration list.
    3. Collect your race bag which includes your bike number, plate and score sheet.
    4. Collect ties for your bike plate and/or number at the table near the registration desk.
    5. Then get ready to Ride!

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    Equipment

    It is recommended that competitors bring the following equipment.

    Compulsory Equipment: The Stuff You Hafta Have

    • Bike Helmet that meets Australian Safety Standards
    • Bike – Ensure that your bike has been serviced and is in good working condition and that handle bars & extensions are solidly plugged.
    • Water for before, during and after the event. (There is NO DRINKING WATER at the event site)

    Recommended Equipment: The Stuff It’s Good to Have!

    • Bike Shoes (if applicable)
    • Gloves
    • Spare tubes & bike parts
    • Water Bottles or Hydration Pack
    • Food & Snacks
    • Bike shorts & shirt
    • Warm clothes in case of cold weather
    • Wet weather gear in case of rain
    • Sun Lotion
    • Sunglasses & Night Eye Protection
    • Insect repellent – The mozzies will be out!
    • Tent/Shelter: Please note a maximum of 3m x 3m space in pit lane will be allocated per rider/team.
    • Chairs
    • Plastic bags for rubbish
    • A sense of adventure!

    Water

    Please Note: There is no driking water at the event site

    Riders are required to bring enough water for before, during and after the event.

    Please note, there are no water points on the 10km lap.  Please ensure you have the capacity to carry enough water for the full lap distance

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    Catering

    Fresh Woodfired Pizza cooked in ovens on site!

    Stay well fueled throughout the weekend with a gourmet range of woodfired pizzas from Alfresco Woodfire.

    John and the team will be on site serving at the following times:

    • Saturday: 7am to 4pm
    • Sunday : 7am to Midday
    • Full Menu PLUS Brekkie pizza of Tomato and herb base, Spinach, Ham, Mushroom, Egg, Tomato and Cheese (or mix and match to your choice).

    And the team will also have a full selection of vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options as well as gluten free bases.

    Coffee!

    Tarryn from Jungle Bean Coffee will be there all night keeping us fired up with Australia’s best coffee, hot drinks and frappes!

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    Bike Mechanic

    A big welcome to Brenden from Bikefix Mobile who will be on site at the MoreTon Bay MTB series assisting riders with special pre-race services and all those last minute or ‘on the go’ repairs throughout the event.

    Brenden will be on site at Race HQ during the times below and he offers cash or EFTPOS payments.  Catch up with Brenden before the event for a specially priced Pre Race Service to ensure you bike is ready to roll for the entire weekend.

    • Saturday: 7am to 1:30pm
    • Sunday 11th : 7am to Midday

    Contact: Brenden Loag

    E: [email protected]

    T: 0449 627 626

    About Bikefix Mobile

    Our Story

    Bike Fix Mobile was born out of an idea and the need to make peoples lives a little less hectic, one bike at a time. Up until now you’ve had to take your bike to your local bike shop for any maintenance required.  We’ve fitted a full bike workshop into the back of our van to offer a convenient servicing and accessories solution to the bicycle industry. Our fully equipped bicycle workshop on wheels comes to you at home or work.

    Our vans are no ordinary service vans

    You won’t find any pop up workstands or foldup workbenches here. Bike Fix vans are fully custom fitted with stainless steel benches, master toolsets, air conditioning, bike accessories and a powered eco washer. Our workshop is a great space to work in, and a superb place to have your bike serviced. Our mechanics are handpicked and must be Bike Fix Certified before heading out on the road.

    Our vision

    Our vision is to be the most professional, innovative and dynamic bike maintenance business in Australia. Bike Fix Mobile is the time-saving, hassle-free alternative to the traditional bike shop – and without a premium. We offer the ultimate convenience to suit a modern time-poor lifestyle.

    Click. Book. Relax.

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    Athletes Guide

    Please read the entire document carefully as it includes all the information you need to ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable event.

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    Race Plates & Timing

    • Race Numbers and Plates will be provided for all competitors in their race packs.
    • All riders on the course must have their Bike Number clearly visible on the front handlebars of their bike.  This race number includes a Timing Chip which will record lap times as you pass through the lap timing point.
    • Solo Competitors will be provided with a Bike Number. Tie this securely to your handle bars using the ties provided.
    • Teams will be provided with one Bike Number and 2 or 3 Plates, depending on the team size. Each team member must attach the plate securely to their handle bars using the ties provided.  The bike number is connected to the plate using the Velcro strips.  When another team member is taking over from the current rider, the bike number must be passed between team members in the transition area only and placed on the new rider’s Number Plate.
    • The bike number is to be clearly displayed on the front of your bike at all times when on the course.  No rider is permitted to enter the course without displaying their allocated bike number.
    • Ensure the bike number is safely secured.  If your bike number is lost on the course, you must report the loss to the Race Director immediately.
    • Numbers are not to be cut, altered, disfigured, damaged, covered or obscured in any way. Penalties, disqualification and/or fines will apply in this circumstance.

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    Start | Finish

    Course & Safety Brief

    The Course & Safety Brief will take place at Race HQ.  All competitors (including all members of teams) must attend the briefing with all equipment ready to start the event.  The brief will cover all the information you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable race as well as important information about the course and any changes on the day.

    The event will start soon after the Safety Brief is finished.

    Event Start

    The event will start in wave starts from Race HQ.  Please see the notice board on the day for start times.

     

    Event Finish

    Each race will finish at Race HQ on the completion of two laps.

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    Race Rules

    A good and fair race always includes a few rules and to ensure you can enjoy your race it’s a good idea to have a read of the document below BEFORE the start of the event.  These rules will be enforced by the Race Director and ignorance isn’t an excuse that can be accepted.

    View Race Rules Here

    2 Person Teams

    • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
    • Each person must complete at least one of the three 20km races.

    3 Person Teams

    • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
    • Each person must complete at least one of the three 20km races.

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    Safety & First Aid

    Your safety is a key consideration; however, XC MTB events do involve risk.  Dedicated first aiders are on hand at Race HQ and on the course to assist where necessary.

    3 Safety Rules

    1. Stop and assist any competitor that is in need of emergency assistance.
    2. Report any incident to the next available marshal or emergency radio point on the course.
    3. Compete within your abilities.

    On the course there are a number of things you can do to assist yourselves and fellow competitors:

    • Slow down in steep areas, dismount your bike if unsure and walk. Remember to keep to the left so other riders can pass easily.
    • Ride on the left hand side of tracks.
    • Compete within your limits.
    • Let common sense and courtesy prevail.  We want to see you safe and sound at the end of the event.

    First Aid

    First Aid will be located at Race HQ and at two manned check points on the course.  This will be identified at the safety briefing.

    Check Points

    There are two check points on the course, staffed by First Aid Qualified team members. These are marked on the course map at HQ.

    Emergency Evacuation

    In the event of fire or other emergency, follow instructions from event officials.  On the course marshals will direct you back to the Evacuation Meeting Point at HQ.  Please follow instructions from Emergency Personnel and/or event officials.

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    Event Signage & Promotion

    Marquees may only be set up in designated ‘pit-lane’ areas.

    Our event partners have been extremely generous in supporting this event so we can all enjoy the sport we love.  We reciprocate that support and therefore no signage, flyers, promotional banners, promotional tents, branded vehicles, sales, service or trade displays are permitted to be set up within the Race HQ & Pit Lane areas without written authorisation from the event directors.

    Please be respectful of this to avoid being asked to remove tents etc.

    Please see the ‘Event Promotion Policy’ displayed on the Policy page.

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    Environmental Policy

    In2Adventure is committed to maintaining a minimal impact policy that will protect the environment and enable us as individual members of the general public and members of the outdoor community to continue to enjoy the vast natural environment that is Australia’s backyard.  Therefore we ask that competitors read and agree to abide by the Bush Code and Mountain Bike Code outlined on in our Environmental Policy and ensure that no rubbish, gel packets or wrappers are dropped on the course during the event.

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    Insurance

    In2Adventure has public liability insurance. This DOES NOT cover you as a participant.  If you fall off your bike or hurt yourself, there is no accident cover for you.  In2Adventure strongly recommends that each participant has their own personal accident insurance. Each participant has been required to read & accept the RELEASE & INDEMNITY WAIVER when registering online.

    Murrenbong Scout Camp

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      Murrenbong Scout Camp

      The MoreTon Bay MTB Series is hosted at Murrenbong Scout Camp located near Petrie, just 40 minutes north of Brisbane.

      135 Scout Road, Kurwongbah, Qld, 4503

      Murrenbong Scout Camp is located approximately 40 mins north of Brisbane.

      IMPORTANT: Murrenbong Scout Camp is PRIVATE PROPERTY and access to the venue is not permitted outside of the event times.

       

       

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       Vehicle Entry & Parking

      Unless you have booked a campsite with Murrenbong Scout Camp, all vehicles must enter the venue through Gate 2.  Car Parking is located at Race HQ.  Please park as directed.

      Those who have booked a campsite may enter the venue through Gate 1 and go directly to the Campsite Manager’s Residence.  You will be directed to your campsite by the Campsite Manager.

      IMPORTANT: The road within the scout camp is a rough single dirt track and there are some ruts and muddy patches. The speed limit is 20km per hour. Please take care when driving and be aware of possible oncoming traffic.
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      Race HQ & Transition

      Race HQ and Transition are based at the top of the hill overlooking Lake Gaffney with riders passing through Race HQ at the end of each lap.  Spectators will have a great view of all the action from here.

      Pit-Lane Marquee Set Up

      Marquees may be set up in the designated area around Race HQ for the purpose of providing shelter for support crew, however CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED in the Race HQ Area.

      Camping bookings may be made directly with the campsite manager on the details below.

      Campsite & Accommodation Bookings:

      For bookings please contact the Murrenbong Scout Manager

      e: [email protected]

      t: +61 7 3285 5408

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      Camping & Accommodation

      Camping and accommodation options are available on site at the event, however be quick as these will go fast.  PRE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!

      Please note: No camping is permitted in the Race HQ area.

      Campsite & Accommodation Bookings

      For bookings please contact the Murrenbong Scout Manager.

      Camping Fees: $5.50 per person (over 6 years of age) per night.

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      Facilities

      Facilities at Murrenbong Scout Camp include:

      • Portable Toilets
      • Camping and Accommodation on site (Bookings Essential)
      • Catering | Including Alfresco Woodfire Pizzas and Jungle Bean Coffee Van.
      • Lake Gaffney

      IMPORTANT NOTE | Water

      There is NO drinking water or mains water taps on site. All visitors must be self sufficient for water for before during and after the event.

       

       

       

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      Conditions of Entry

      The Back 2 Back is a Family-Friendly Event for those who love to enjoy the adventure and beauty in Australia’s backyard.  In the spirit of the event all visitors are asked to comply with the following conditions:

      • FIRES: Open Fires and cooking are not permitted at Race HQ during the event due to fire precautions.
      • RUBBISH: Visitors are asked to keep their event area tidy and to take all rubbish home with them.  Rubbish must not be buried under any circumstances.
      • PETS: No Pets are permitted on site at any time.
      • CAMP HYGIENE: The campsite is in the catchments area for Lake Kurwongbah, a public water supply. Please give close attention to control over camp hygiene and activities affecting the run off areas of the campsite.
      • VEHICLE USE: Qld state road rules apply on the campsite.  No person is to be transported unrestrained in a vehicle or in the back of a utility vehicle or in a trailer.  To prevent erosion, traffic is restricted to graded roads only with particular care taken on all approaches to dam wall. Other tracks are service access roads only or fire breaks.
      • SPEED LIMIT: To protect native animals and other campers a speed limit of 20 kph is in force
      • STORAGE SHEDS: The storage sheds near the Pack Shelter are Out of Bounds
      • WATER TANKS: The water tanks are Out of Bounds.  Strainers on the top and gauze on the outlet pipes are to prevent the entry of mosquitos and wrigglers in the water. Any water taken from the water tanks MUST BE BOILED before consumption.
      • LAND FOR WILDLIFE: The campsite has been recognised in the Pine Rivers Shire as a valuable habitat for wildlife and native plants therefore do not damage living vegetation. Also, use dead timber sparingly as it could be an animal habitat.
      • RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR: Any form of drunkenness, disrespectful or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and any person being seen to cause a disturbance will be asked to leave the event site immediately.  All behaviour should be respectful of the family nature of the event.

      Thank you for observiing these points.  Enjoy your stay, share the care of Murrenbong and help to protect the campsite for the future.

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      Pets

      At In2Adventure we love our fur kids too, however PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT MURRENBONG SCOUT CAMP, so please leave them at home to avoid being asked to depart the site during the event.

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      Venue Departure

      The event will wrap up on Sunday with prize giving at approx 11:30am.  All visitors are asked to depart the event site by 2pm.  If you wish to stay later than this camping or accommodation can be booked please see details HERE.

      All vehicles are to depart via Gate 2 as shown in the diagram below.

      Course & Maps

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        Course Map

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        The Course

        The Back 2 Back course is a 9.6km cross country lap and is graded easy to medium in technical difficulty. The only exception to this is the Mordor Trail which sits within the Madness Track and includes approx. 200m of technically and physically challenging riding with steep pinchy, switchback climbs when tackled in a clockwise direction.  However, in a new twist at the Back 2 Back riders have the opportunity to ride Mordor downhill on two of the three races.

        This is the perfect course for a short and fast 20km race and includes a few key challenges with some technical single track with switch backs, rollovers and pinchy climbs, there are also a number of hills and some steeper, rocky descents. The course includes fast, flowing single track, short sections of technical single track, trails, some fire trails and a creek crossing which adds to the fun of the race.

        Race 1 and Race 3 will be raced in an anti-clockwise direction with Race 2 being a clockwise lap.

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        Junior 20k (10-15yrs)

        Our Junior riders aged 10-15yrs will tackle one race of the back 2 back event on Sunday morning completing two laps of the 10km course.  Riders must be aged between 10 yrs and 15 yrs on the day of the event.

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        Dirt Kids 3k (7-10yrs – non-competitive)

        This is a fun, non-competitive event for our young champions of tomorrow.  The course takes riders along some easy fire trails and flowing single track before returning to Race HQ to the cheers of the crowd.  Being a non-competitive event parents/guardians are more than welcome to accompany riders on the course.

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        Signage

        The Course is signed with In2Adventure arrows, cones and tape. Follow the course as indicated by the signage.  It is important to note that the course will be marked bi-directionally, to indicate both the clockwise and anti-clockwise courses.

        Marshals will be in place at strategic points throughout the course, however ultimately it is up to each competitor to know and follow the correct course route.

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        Passing

        There are many opportunities for safe overtaking throughout the course.  Below are the standard overtaking procedures on the mountain bike course.

        1. Keep to the left of the track where possible and allow others to pass.
        2. Walking something you do not feel confident riding is fine! However, please move off the track to allow riders right of way.
        3. When passing, give the person in front a friendly shout to indicate that you wish to pass “Passing when you’re ready”
        4. If being passed as soon as safe to do so move to the edge of the trail. You may need to ride to the edge of or off the trail to allow the faster rider to pass
        5. Race hard! But keep it friendly & have a great time doing it!

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        Course Updates

        Sunday 4th June

        The team have been out on course this week prepping the trails for next weekend and completing the final course marking.  The course has changes slightly from LunarC and now includes the ‘Switchback’ trail to add an additional 400m to the track to increase the lap distance from 9.2km to 9.6km  View Map Here

        Course marking has been interesting as for the Back 2 Back the course is marked in both directions.  To avoid confusion, the anti-clockwise lap (Races 1 & 3) is marked with yellow signs with black arrows, and the clockwise lap (Race 2, ridden in the same direction as LunarC) is marked with white signs with red arrows which should keep us all on track!

        After a few years hiatus, the trails were well ridden in at Race 1 and with the spectacular Autumn weather we’ve been having in the Moreton Bay Region, they are riding hard and fast, so should make for some great times next weekend.

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        EVENT TIMETABLE

        Saturday 10th June 2017

        AM Race 1
        6:30amEvent Site Open
        7:30amREGISTRATION OPEN - until 8:30am
        8:00am'Late Online Entries' Closed
        8:30amREGISTRATION CLOSED
        8:45amEvent Course & Safety Brief (All riders must attend!)
        9:00amRACE 1 START
        PM Race 2
        MiddayRIDER CHECK IN OPEN - until 12:30pm
        12:30pmRIDER CHECK IN CLOSED
        12:45pmEvent Course & Safety Brief (All riders must attend!)
        1:00pmRACE 2 START

         

        Sunday 11th June 2017

        Race 3, Junior & Dirt Kids
        6:30amEvent Site Open
        7:30amREGISTRATION & RIDER CHECK IN OPEN - until 8:30am
        8:00am'Late Online Entries' Closed
        8:30amREGISTRATION CLOSED
        8:45amEvent Course & Safety Brief (All riders must attend!)
        9:00amRACE 3 & JUNIOR START
        *11:00amDIRT KIDS (7-10yrs) START
        *11:30amPRESENTATIONS
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          Directions

          Driving From Brisbane

          Directions from Brisbane

          • Heading North on Gympie Rd, at Anzac Ave, turn left onto Dayboro Rd at the roundabout.
          • Carry on Dayboro Rd past North Pine Country Park.
          • After Circuit Rd on the Right, take the next right onto Scout Rd.
          • After approximately 2.5km GO PAST Gate 1 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
          • After approximately 800m turn left into GATE 2 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
          • Follow the dirt track up the hill.
          • At the top of the hill turn right and continue along the track to HQ.

          Driving From the Sunshine Coast

          Directions from the Sunshine Coast

          • Turn off the Bruce Hwy onto Anzac Avenue.
          • Follow Anzac Avenue into Petrie.
          • Turn right onto Dayboro Rd, at the roundabout.
          • Carry on past North Pine Country Park.
          • After Circuit Rd on the Right, take the next right onto Scout Rd.
          • After approximately 2.5km GO PAST Gate 1 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
          • After approximately 800m turn left into GATE 2 at Murrenbong Scout Camp.
          • Follow the dirt track up the hill.
          • At the top of the hill continue straight along the track to HQ.

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          Flights

          The Moreton Bay region is serviced by two airports – Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport.  Several major airlines operate multiple flights daily to and from all capital cities.

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          Transport Hire

          Check out options for transport hire on the Visit Moreton Bay Region website

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          Local Accommodation

          There is camping available onsite, however if you’re looking to extend your stay, or not keen on sleeping in a tent, there are many fantastic accommodation options nearby.

          Check out Moreton Bay Regional Council & Visit Moreton Bay Region for info and to book.

          Visit Moreton Bay Region

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            Take a 30 minute drive north west of Brisbane and discover the peace and tranquillity of the Moreton Bay Countryside. A region of tree covered mountains surround beautiful valleys, lakes and rivers, you find yourself in a wonderland close to Brisbane but a world away from the everyday city life.

            To the south are two giants, Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious with breathtaking views, the mountain’s road meanders through rainforests before opening out to breathtaking vistas, on a clear day you can see the Islands of Moreton Bay. From the pretty village of Samford, renowned for its quaint cafes and restaurants, head north to the hamlet of Dayboro before climbing to Mt Mee and the wineries of Ocean View, on the road through the stunning D’Aguilar National Park.

            The country meets the city at Caboolture which lies to the north; the modern city is home to many attractions including the Caboolture Historical Village, War Plane and Flight Museum and Queensland State Equestrian Centre to name but a few.

            Travel a little further West and you will find the country town of Woodford which is famous for the Woodford Folk Festival, the largest of its kind in Australia.

            Whether you are on a day trip, staying for a weekend or longer, picture yourself in the Moreton Bay Countryside. You will be enchanted by its natural beauty, abundant wildlife and the friendly locals, who run the many outstanding local hotels, bed and breakfast, restaurants and cafes.

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            Things To Do In Moreton Bay

            From stunning natural attractions to luxury accommodation, Moreton Bay Region has a world to explore between its white, sandy beaches and flourishing hinterlands.

            Immerse yourself in the local culture, weekly markets, restaurants and cafes,  and some of the best kept secrets in Australia. Families on a budget will find countless activities to entertain the kids, and couples can escape on a romantic getaway. Explore our calendar of annual festivals and events that will delight and amaze.

            Discover all that Moreton Bay Region has to offer.

            Download the Moreton Bay Region Visitor’s Guide or head to the Visit Moreton Bay website

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            Weather & Climate

            The average local temperature in May is 14-23 degrees – which means you won’t get too cold when you’re resting, or too hot when you’re racing!

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            Dining

            The Moreton Bay Region offers a wide array of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets!  To find the perfect option for you, head to Visit Moreton Bay Region

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            Shopping & Markets

            From weekend markets and small boutique stores to a Westfield and even Ikea, you don’t need to leave the Moreton Bay Region to shop for all your heart desires.  Browse through all the shopping on offer on the Visit Moreton Bay Region website or check out all the Markets on offer on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website.

             

            Entry Information

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              Entry Fees

              Back 2 Back – Entry Fees

              Day-one SpecialEarly BirdStandardLate Entries
              First 20 Entries
              Wed 8 March 2017
              Close midnight
              Sun 14 May 2017
              Close 5pm
              Wed 7 June 2017
              Close 30mins before
              close of event registration
              Solo Back2Back$69$89$99*$129
              Pairs Back2Back$89$116$129*$159
              Triples Back2Back$117$151$168*$198
              20k One Race Onlyn/a$25$35*$55
              Junior 20kn/a$25$35*$55
              Dirt Kids 3kn/an/a$20*$30
              *Late online entries will be made
              available after close of entries on
              Wed if the event is not fully subscribed
              Any late entries are only accepted online.

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              How To Enter

              Online

              All entries are via secure online entry system provided by eWay.  Payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

              Late Online Entries

              Where an event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on Wednesday, late online entries will be made available.

              Late Online Entries may be submitted after close of entries and up until half an hour before the close of event registration.

              Late Online Entries incur an additional $30 administration fee.  All late entries must be completed online,  manual entries are NOT available at event registration.  Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

              IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL LATE ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE USING PHONE, DEVICE OR COMPUTER ONLY.

              How Do I Enter a Late Online Entry?
              • Enter & Pay Online up until half an hour before the close of registration  ENTER HERE
              • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
              • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Race HQ, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack.
              MoreTon Bay MTB Back 2 Back Late Online Entry Close Times
              •  Back 2 Back Event: 8am Saturday
              • Junior & Dirt Kids Back 2 Back: 8am Sunday

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              Entry Closure

              Early Bird Online Entries

              Early Bird Entries close 4 weeks prior to the event.

              Standard Online Entries

              Standard Entries close at 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

              Late Online Entries

              Late online entries close half an hour before close of registration. All late entries must be completed online using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

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              Minimum Age

              Solo:   15 years of age on Friday 12 May 2017

              Pairs:   15 years of age on Friday 12 May 2017

              Triples:  13 years of age on Friday 12 May 2017

              Junior 20k: 10 years of age on the day of the event

              Dirt Kids: 7 years of age on the day of the event

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              Family Discounts

              Every effort has been made to keep entry costs to an absolute minimum, however we are keen to encourage families to be involved in In2Adventure events and we do understand that entries for a large family can add up.

              If you are a family unit, and members of your family are looking at taking part in the race, then email us at [email protected] PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

              • Your name, telephone number & email address
              • The names of those in your family who will be taking part, and the events they will be entering.

              We will consider each request on an individual basis.

              Important Information about Family Discounts

              • Entries must be for members of one family unit. Groups of friends are not eligible.
              • An email does not guarantee a discount. A family discount will be offered only at the discretion of the Event Managers.
              • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. No refunds will be given as a result of a Family Discount.
              • Entries must be made on the same order.
              • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In 2 Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.

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                Presentations

                The Presentation Ceremony for all Back 2 Back Race Categories will take place at Race HQ at approximately 11:30am.

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                Prizes

                Prizes and medallions will be awarded for 1st Place in all categories.

                Medallions will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place in all categories.

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                Series Championships

                Check out full details about the Series Championships & Points HERE

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                Series Presentations

                Series Presentations for Solo and Team categories will take place at the finish of Race 3 the Back Stage Triple on 23rd July, 2017

                MEET OUR EVENT PARTNERS

                A big thank you to our event partners Moreton Bay Council for their support in making this series happen in the Moreton Bay Region

                A Word from Cr Grimwade

                Moreton Bay Regional Council Sport and Recreation Spokesperson Councillor Darren Grimwade said he couldn’t be more excited for the region to host its own Mountain Bike Series and to showcase some of the area’s best MTB trails. “Locals have known for a long time that the Moreton Bay Region is home to some of the most exciting mountain biking in South East Queensland, and to have our own MoreTon Bay Series means we get to share it with the nation’s elite and most passionate riders,” Cr Grimwade said.

                “As someone who’s a fan of extreme sports, I can’t wait to for the MoreTon Bay Series to kick into gear!

                Cr Grimwade said beyond the fanfare, the MoreTon Bay Series would also inject more than $710,000 into local businesses, cafes, restaurants and accommodation providers.

                “We have so much to offer in the Moreton Bay Region from the beaches to the hinterland, and with events like this, it’s an opportunity to share those experiences with visitors from across the state and country.

                “It’s exactly the reason why council has invested more than $32.5 million in 2016/17 towards parks, recreation and sport in the Moreton Bay Region.”

                Frequently Asked Questions

                How old do I have to be to race?

                Solo: At least 15 yrs on 12 May, 2017

                Pairs: At least 15 yrs on 12 May, 2017

                Triples: At least 13 yrs on 12 May, 2017.

                Junior 20k: At least 10 yrs on the day of the event

                Dirt Kids: At least 7 yrs on the day of the event

                Can I Enter on the Day?

                If you miss the entry closure at 5pm Wed prior to the event, late online entries are open until 30mins before the close of registration on the day.  Late entries are online only.

                Do I need a license to race?

                No licence or club membership is require to race the MoreTon Bay MTB Series.

                Do I need a support crew?

                No! Whilst we do recommend bringing the whole family along to cheer you on and enjoy what the area has to offer, the beauty of this event is that a support crew is not compulsory, however having a mate there to assist with hydration and nutrition throughout the event is always a great idea, especially if you’re racing solo.

                I'm not sure whether to bring my hardtail or dual suspension bike. Do you have a recommendation?

                This is really a personal choice and if you’re trying to make the decision chances are you know all the pros and cons of riding each type of bike already. The event is a Cross Country event.  Your dually will be a great all-rounder, but your hardtail will handle the terrain as well.

                Can I carry a music device?

                Competitors are not permitted to wear personal audio equipment while racing.  This is to ensure that riders can easily hear calls from officials and from other riders and ensure it is an enjoyable experience for all involved.

                What equipment will I need for the event?

                Riders are expected to be self-sufficient for the entire event. No outside support is provided or permitted on the course. Full details are listed in the EQUIPMENT section of the website.

                What if I have won a prize and I can't stay for presentations?

                If you are unable to stay for prize giving you can send a stamped, self addressed registered envelope (large enough to hold your prize) to In 2 Adventure, PO Box 2003, Brookside Centre Qld within 2 weeks of the event. Please include the following details:

                • The name & date of the event
                • Your category
                • Your Placing (ie 1st, 2nd, etc)

                Your prize and medal will be posted as soon as possible, however, due to the fact that prizes are packed away in the event trailer and this sometimes has to be transported long distances there may be a wait time of up to 6 weeks.

                Important Notes:

                Unfortunately due to past circumstances, we are unable to allow for prizes or medals to be collected by other competitors as we are committed to ensuring that prizes are delivered to the rightful recipient. After 2 weeks following the event if prizes are unclaimed they will be returned to the prize pool for future events. Random Draw Prizes Only those present at the presentation ceremony will be eligible for random draw prizes.

                What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

                A decision to cancel or reschedule an event will not be made lightly, however our main focus is competitor safety and respect for the environment in which we operate.  Sometimes situations outside of our control do result in this outcome.

                • A decision on event cancellation or rescheduling may be made on the evening before or on the day of an event.
                • If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the event website and social media channels.
                • Full details of applicable credits in the case of a cancellation or rescheduling can be found in the Event Refund Policy

                Can I change or transfer my entry?

                It is forbidden to participate in an event under another competitor’s name or to offer your entry to another participant. Transfer of entry to another competitor is not permitted. Details about changing entry details are outlined in the Event Refund Policy 

                What if I have to withdraw from the event?

                If you are unable to make the event full details are outlined in the EVENT REFUND POLICY  outlining necessary actions and follow up in the case of an applicable refund or credit

                Series Information

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                  Races



                  LUNARC 8hr DARK SIDE
                  Starts 10pm Friday
                  Finishes 6am Saturday
                  Solos & Teams

                  VISIT WEBSITE


                  BACK 2 BACK
                  Sat: 20k + 20k | Sun 20k
                  Best Cumulative Time
                  Solos, Teams, Juniors & Dirt Kids

                  VISIT WEBSITE


                  BACK STAGE TRIPLE
                  2 Days | 3 Stages
                  Stage 1: Time Trial
                  Stage 2: Eliminator - Best 2 of 3 x 7.5k races
                  Stage 3: 30k XC
                  Solos, Teams, Juniors & Dirt Kids

                  VISIT WEBSITE

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                  Location

                  MoreTon Bay MTB events are hosted at Murrenbong Scout Camp, near Petrie, just 45 minutes north of Brisbane in the spectacular Moreton Bay Region.

                  Courses includes some of our favourite Murrenbong trails including Mordor, World Creek, Killer Python and Moria, but keep an eye out for some new riding experiences as each event takes in new and innovative courses withing the property.

                  Murrenbong Scout Camp

                  Scout Rd, Kurwongbah

                   

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                  Race Formats

                  Race 1: LunarC

                  LunarC is not your average mountain bike event and it’s not for the faint hearted.  In a unique twist that turns mountain biking on its head, the LunarC 8hr starts at 10pm Friday and finishes at 6am Saturday for 8 hours of non stop dark side action with camping on site.

                  Run on a 10km course riders complete as many laps in 8hrs, passing through Race HQ & the event village at the end of each lap.  Competitors ride til dawn and finish at 6am with the rising of the sun.

                  This is an awesome course for a night event so get ready for a night of madness and insanity as we turn to the dark side.  And, as an added bonus you still have an entire weekend to enjoy after the event!

                   

                  Race 2: Back 2 Back

                  Here’s your chance to enjoy a weekend of riding without any long laborious hours on the bike.  Competitors take part in three 20km races hosted across two days and winners are determined by the best cumulative time across all three races.

                  Races will take place on Saturday Morning, Midday Saturday and Sunday morning with each race being run in a different direction on the course.

                  Race 1: clockwise | Race 2: anti-clockwise | Race 3: clockwise

                  The weekend also includes a Junior 20k and Dirt Kids 3k.  So with camping on site you can bring your friends and family and make a weekend of it.

                   

                  Race 3: Back Stage Triple

                  Finally a stage race for us all.  Tackle three diverse stages across 2 days in the aim to record the shortest cumulative time across all three stages.

                  Stage 1: Time Trial (Sat AM)

                  Stage 1 kicks off Saturday morning with a heart pumping 4.5k Time Trial.  Here’s your time to shine as you ride solo shredding up the 4.5k track.  This stage will start and finish at Race HQ so plenty of viewing action for spectators and lots of encouragement for our riders.

                  Stage 2: Eliminator (Sat PM)

                  Stage 2 sees riders tackling an all new course across a 7.5km lap.  Starting in category wave starts, riders have three opportunities in three separate races to record the fastest lap time with the two best times counting towards riders overall time for this stage.

                  Stage 3: 30k XC MTB

                  The final stage is an action packed 30km race with riders completing 3 laps of the 10km course.  A great way to finish the stage race and the series.

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                  Series Championship

                  Solo Series Championship

                  Points will accumulate across the series with a MoreTon Bay MTB Elite Male & Female series champion and age group champions crowned at the final race of the season.

                  The rider with the most points at the completion of  Race 3 will be crowned series champion.

                  Teams Series Championship

                  Team Champions will be crowned in the following categories:

                  • Double Take Male
                  • Double Take Female
                  • Double Take Mixed
                  • Triple Play Male
                  • Triple Play Female
                  • Triple Play Mixed
                  • Triple Play Junior (13-14yrs)
                  Series Championship Eligibility
                  Solos

                  To be eligible for a Solo Series Championship riders must have competed in all three races.

                  Teams

                  To be eligible for a Team Series Championship  the team must have competed in all three races with all original team members.  Where a team member is not able to race due to illness/injury the following substitutions are permitted:

                  • Triple Play Teams: A maximum of two team member substitutions across the three race series.
                  • Double Take Teams: A maximum of one team member substitution across the three race series.
                  Points Allocation

                  Each race will contribute points to the overall series points score.  Races are weighted and points allocated as per the table below.

                  Race 1 LunarCRace 1 LunarC Race 2 Back 2 Back Race 3 Back Stage Triple
                  Race StatusGoldSilverSilver
                  PlacePointsPointsPoints
                  1st1007575
                  2nd906767
                  3rd826161
                  4th755656
                  5th695151
                  6th634747
                  7th584343
                  8th533939
                  9th493636
                  10th453333
                  11th413030
                  12th372727
                  13th342525
                  14th312323
                  15th282121
                  16th251919
                  17th221717
                  18th191515
                  19th161313
                  20th131111
                  Remaining Placings755

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                  Teams Event

                  All events will include the following team categories

                  • Double Take Male
                  • Double Take Female
                  • Double Take Mixed
                  • Triple Play Male
                  • Triple Play Female
                  • Triple Play Mixed

                  Guidelines for teams taking part in each event are as outlined below.

                   

                  Race 1 LunarC

                  Riders who want to share the love amongst a team of either two or three competitors can enter as a team.

                  Double Take: 2 Person Teams
                  • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
                  • Each person must complete at least 40% of the total number of laps – this will be rounded up to the nearest whole number
                  Triple Play: 3 Person Teams
                  • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
                  • Each person must complete at least 25% of the total number of laps – this will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

                   

                  Race 2: Back 2 Back
                  DOUBLE TAKE: 2 PERSON TEAMS
                  • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
                  • Each team member must complete at least 20km of riding throughout the three races.
                  • Riders may swap in the transition area at the completion of each lap if desired.
                  TRIPLE PLAY: 3 PERSON TEAMS
                  • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
                  • Each team member must complete at least 20km of riding throughout the three races.
                  • Riders may swap in the transition area at the completion of each lap if desired.

                   

                  RACE 3 BACK STAGE TRIPLE
                  DOUBLE TAKE: 2 PERSON TEAMS
                  • Each person must race in at least two of the three stages.
                  • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
                  • Stage 2: Teams may change riders for the three races of the Stage 2 Eliminator.
                  • Stage 3: Teams may swap riders at the end of the 10k lap during the Stage 3 XC 30.
                  TRIPLE PLAY: 3 PERSON TEAMS
                  • Each person must race in at least one of the three stages.
                  • Only one team member may race at any time, and only the designated rider is permitted on the course.
                  • Stage 2: Teams may change riders for the three races of the Stage 2 Eliminator.
                  • Stage 3: Teams may swap riders at the end of the 10k lap during the Stage 3 XC 30

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                  Juniors 10-15yrs

                  Junior Events

                  Juniors aged 10-15yrs are eligible to take part in the following events:

                  Back 2 Back

                  • 20k Race on Sunday

                  Back Stage Triple

                  • Stage 1: 4.5km Time Trial
                  • Stage 2: 7.5km Eliminator – Riders take part in Race 1 & Race 2 of the eliminator series with the best time counting towards the overall total.  Junior riders have the choice to only complete one of the two races if desired, or take part in both and try to better the first time.
                  • Stage 3: 20km XC – Junior riders complete two laps of the 10km course.
                  Junior Categories

                  Junior categories include

                  • Juniors 10-11yrs
                  • Junior 12-13yrs
                  • Junior 14-15yrs

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                  Dirt Kids (non-competitive) 7-10yrs

                  Dirt Kids Events

                  Dirt Kids aged 7-10yrs are eligible to take part in the following events:

                  Back 2 Back

                  • 3k event on Sunday

                  Back Stage Triple

                  • 3k event on Saturday
                  • 3k event on Sunday