9 August, 2020

New E-Bike Event at Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival

In2Adventure are pleased to announce that a new standalone E-Bike event will be introduced as part of the Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival on 24 October.

The event will be a standalone participation event hosted on Saturday after the main race. E-MTB riders will tackle 3 laps of the 9.5km course to complete a total of 28.5km on the day.

The 9.5km course is an action packed lap that dives in and out of the ferned rainforest with flowing single track trails.  New riders will enjoy the flowing nature of the course, while more experienced riders will love the pinchy climbs, creek crossings, bridges and roll overs. If you’re not too tired to look, you’ll also enjoy the panoramic views across Ewen Maddock Dam along the way.

Hosted after the main race, this event is an opportunity for riders to come along and enjoy the thrill of the Sunshine Coast MTB festival in the company of other E-Bike riders.  It’s a non-competitive event, however, event times will be posted so participants can compare their times with other riders after the days ride.

Why an E-Bike Event?

E-Bikes have been a topic of interest over the few years and despite not permitting e-bikes in competitive events, In2Adventure recognise that e-bikes do fill a place in the mountain bike community. E-Bikes have provided an opportunity for those who may be a bit older, or recovering from injury to continue to enjoy the outdoors on a bike.  Since the impact of COVID-19, there are also a lot of people who have tentatively ventured out for the first time into the outdoors on an e-bike.

Hosting a standalone event provides an opportunity for these riders to be a part of the wider MTB community.  For new riders it’s an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a part of a mountain bike event and to meet and learn from others in the MTB community.  And for riders who have turned to e-biking as a way to continue the sport they love, it provides an opportunity for them to continue to be a part of the event community and the In2Adventure family.

The team at In2Adventure fully understand after spending a lot of time talking to riders and staying across the many discussions on various forums that E-Bikes are a very contaversial topic, particularly when it comes to events.  It’s understood that some may question a decision to include an e-bike event, however, it is believed that hosting a participation, standalone event is a good way to embrace the middle ground between ensuring riders who are riding under their own power are not impacted by powered bikes and have the opportunity for a fair and safe race, and providing an opportunity for those who, due to personal circumcumstances have made the decision to continue riding on an ebike to participate.

This is a trial event, and no doubt, lots will be learnt from hosting the event for the first time and listening to feedback, but the team look forward to this new concept and especially to welcoming new riders to their In2Adventure family as they continue to embrace the most important of their three key principles, ‘Participation’.

How do I Get In 2 It?

Entries will open on Tuesday 18 August with a ‘One Day Opening Special’ to be announced this week, but be quick as number are limited due to Covid-19 limitations.

  • View full event details and find out more here
  • View In2Adventure’s e-bike statement here.

About the Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival

Hosted on Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast the MultiSport Festival offers an unmissable opportunity to mountain bike and trail run through this spectacular hinterland paradise.  With two action packed events including the Sunshine Coast Mountain Bike Festival and Trail Run Australia the festival takes athletes in and around beautiful Beerwah State Forest on the shores of Ewen Maddock Dam with the majority of the action taking place on winding single track through ferned rainforests.

And whether you’re a hardcore athlete, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family with kids, there’s courses and distances for all ages including our FREE Kids Mud Rats events.

Events include:

Want to go Hardcore?  Why not take on the challenge of two days to be in the running for Qld Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master and Junior Dirt Dude Titles.

The Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival is supported by the Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

Tentative 2020|21 Event Calendar

DATE EVENT LOCATION
24 Oct 2020 Sunshine Coast MTB Festival Landsborough, Qld
25 Oct 2020 Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast Landsborough, Qld
21 Nov 2020 TreX Goldfields Bendigo, VIC
22 Nov 2020 Trail Run Australia | Goldfields Bendigo, VIC
5-7 Feb 2021 Snowies MTB Festival Snowy Mtns, NSW
20 Feb 2021 TreX Snowy Mountains Snowy Mtns, NSW
21 Feb 2021 Trail Run Australia | Snowy Mtns Snowy Mtns, NSW

About In2Adventure

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.

For more information visit In2Adventure here

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