Reef to Reef

Aug 8, 2019

Reef to Reef is Australia’s newest MTB stage race taking place over four days in the heart of Tropical North Queensland returns from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 August 2019.

Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast it quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks, and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 190 km’s later. Each day’s stage has its own unique terrain and character to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm track, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Reef to Reef.

There’s nothing too technical but enough to get your attention including 2525m of vertical climbing. Achievable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.

The Reef to Reef Queensland is a sister event to the Port to Port in N.S.W. and the Cape to Cape in W.A., making up the newly formed triple crown of Australian multi-stage MTB racing.

Wednesday, 7 August Venue
5:30pm – 7:00pm Rider Welcome Hemingway’s Brewery, Cairns Wharf
Thursday, 8 August Stage 1 Venue
9:00am – 12:00pm Rider Registration James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
10.00am – 5:00pm Bike Tech Services James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
12:15pm Race Briefing (Teams) James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
12.30pm Stage 1 Race start – Teams James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
1:15pm Race Briefing (Solos) James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
1:30pm Stage 1 Race start – Solos James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
5:00pm Stage 1 Daily Awards James Cook University / Smithfield MTB Park
5:30pm Reef to Reef Clubhouse Hemingway’s Brewery, Cairns Wharf
Friday, 9 August Stage 2 Venue
7.00am – 1:00pm Bike Tech Services Davies Creek MTB Park
7:45am Race Briefing Davies Creek MTB Park
8:00am Stage 2 Race start Davies Creek MTB Park
12:00pm Stage 2 Daily Awards Davies Creek MTB Park
5:30pm Reef to Reef Clubhouse Hemingway’s Brewery, Port Douglas Marina
Saturday, 10 August Stage 3 Venue
7.00am – 1:00pm Bike Tech Services Vains Park, Mt Molloy
7:45am Race Briefing Vains Park, Mt Molloy
8:00am Stage 3 Race Start Vains Park, Mt Molloy
12:00pm Stage 3 Daily Awards Vains Park, Mt Molloy
5:30pm Reef to Reef Clubhouse Hemingway’s Brewery, Port Douglas Marina
Sunday, 11 August Stage 4 Venue
6:15am Shuttle bus service Port Douglas to Mt Molloy Port Douglas Surf Club, Port Douglas
7:00am – 11.30am Bike Tech Services (Start line only) Vains Park, Mt Molloy
7:30am – 8:30am Triple-R 55km Rider Registration Vains Park, Mt Molloy
7:30am – 10:30am Triple-R 35km Rider Registration Vains Park, Mt Molloy
7:45am Race Briefing -Reef to Reef Riders Vains Park, Mt Molloy
8:00am Stage 4 Reef to Reef Race Start Vains Park, Mt Molloy
8:45am Race Briefing – Triple-R 55km Riders Vains Park, Mt Molloy
9:00am Triple-R 55km Race Start Vains Park, Mt Molloy
10:45am Race Briefing- Triple-R 35km Riders Vains Park, Mt Molloy
11:00am Triple-R 35km Race Start Vains Park, Mt Molloy
2:30pm Awards for Reef to Reef and Triple-R Port Douglas Lifesaving Club
3:00pm ABSA Cape Epic Qualification and Draw Allocation Port Douglas Lifesaving Club
5:30pm Reef to Reef and Triple-R After Party Hemingway’s Brewery, Port Douglas Marina