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Cloudride Prologue 500
The Cloudride Prologue is an entry level for first time bikepacking riders to test gear, navigation and themselves over two or three days and gain an experience of the terrain and fatigue levels that they will encounter on the full 1000k Monaro Cloudride or similar multiday bikepacking event. A secondary option is for strong but time poor XC or road racers who want to dig a little deeper without having to commit to the expense of a full multi-day bikepacking rig. These riders will need to meet the navigation challenges, ride light, ride hard and hit the commercial ’sleep/food’ options to make it work.... or maybe an 'allnighter' as has been the recent fashion.
Saturday 9 March 2024
Annually 6:00am Saturday, Canberra Day Holiday long weekend.
[also Labour Day Vic, Eight Hour Day Tas, Adelaide Cup day SA]
TBA or BentSpoke Brewing, Elouera St BRADDON ACT
Bikepacking self sufficiency, no outside or race side assistance from anyone. DIY .... prepare to succeed! More in depth race rules are available on the Monaro Cloudride 'Rules' page. Rules are self administered ... you make the call if you transgress, it's the right thing to do against your fellow rider.
Entries open January 1 each year .... here
PROLOGUE TRACKING REGISTRATION
A GPS tracking fee is payable via the Registration Portal. Breathtaking Events will load rider data and tracking devices. The tracking portal will be the NZ based Maprogress.
RACE TRACKING DEVICES
Each rider must be tracked using a GPS tracking device [SPOT or InReach] or Smart Phone [with a TELSTRA sim] and have the unit operating at all times at 10 or 5 minute intervals, while they are progressing along the route. The operation of any emergency and message services and any resulting emergency service costs will be the sole responsibility of the rider who activates the distress call.