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Cloudride Prologue 500 

The intention of the Cloudride Prologue event is to provide an entry level for first time bikepacking racers 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.  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.


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


A race tracking fee is payable via the Maprogress Registration Portal by all riders for registration on the event tracking program. The race tracking portal will be the NZ based Maprogress. 


Each rider must carry a GPS race tracking device [SPOT or InReach] and have the unit operating at all times while they are progressing along the route.  The operation of the standard emergency and message services and any resulting emergency service costs will be the sole responsibility of the rider who activates the distress call. A limited number of SPOT Gen3 or Gen4 race trackers are available for hire [$50] on application from Breathtaking Events.

Additional SPOT race trackers can be hired through Maprogress.