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These are not organised or sanctioned events in any way, simply an individual time trial [ITT] route solo unsupported riders must follow to complete an ITT against the clock. The tracking page will allow you to compare times afterwards, but more importantly the opportunity to share experiences and the satisfaction of completing the challenge and pushing yourself beyond the normal bounds of your everyday life.


All we provide is a route and a suggested start time. Period. There is no on-trail support, no checkpoints, nothing, you are completely on your own, just as you would be if you chose to ride through the high country and Monaro region, or any other trail, on any other day. 


Anyone is welcome to ride the route at any time.  If you wish to tour the route you're welcome.


Finally, ‘the rules’ of self-supported racing are cast in concrete by history in the tradition of ultra endurance bikepacking. In general the US Tour Divide rules apply in most circumstances.


Breathtaking Events Pty Ltd will act as facilitator in determining the route and any variations that might arise as dictated by safety or on-track conditions. Transit across national park areas will be on service access roads approved for mountain bikes. Permission will be obtained from private landholders if necessary otherwise the route follows public road reserves, fire trails, approved mtb access roads, crown roads and local shire roads.



1. Obey the Rules


2. Riders must commence and finish their ride from BentSpoke Brewing Co, Elouera Street BRADDON in the ACT at any time after the designated start time for the event. There is no official starting time and no finish time cut-off.


3. Participating riders must ride solo, self-supported, self-timed. The course will be observed as one stage, and the clock runs non-stop. There are no required checkpoints or designated rest periods on course. NOTE: There is no Pair Category. Riders who intend to ride as a pair or by circumstance are deemed to have ridden as a pair will be given a 'pair joint finish time' when results are collated and listed as finishers separate from 'solo' race finshers.


4. All riders must carry and have operating a GPS Tracking device, eg: SPOT or Garmin [InReach or other] or a Mobile phone with Telstra sim and have the unit operating at all times, at 10 or 5 minute intervals throughout for the duration of their ride. The event and all riders will be registered with NZ based Maprogress a web based tracking program. A tracking registration fee will be payable by all riders at the time of rider registration. 


​5. To complete the Route, a rider may resupply food/equipment, rent a room, launder clothing, or service their bike at commercial shops along the way. The intent is to ride unsupported between towns, and function self-supported when in towns. Any services utilised must always be commercially available to all riders and not pre-arranged before the commencement of the ride. No private resupply, no private lodging, no outside support from the general public, family or other riders. Serendipitous occasions do arise and these may be shared in the spirit with which they are offered.


​6. In the event of mechanical or supply failure, a rider may hitchhike forward, backward or off route in order to have their bike repaired or replenish supplies. Once the objective has been satisfied they must then return to the point where they received assistance and recommence riding again. The constraints of Rule 4 will apply. Hitchhiking must be serendipitous.


7. The course route will be the .gpx file provided to each registered participant. Any deviation off the route by accident or intent must be recovered by returning to the point of deviation and recommencing the ride on the prescribed route. There are no alternates or optional variations from this route unless dictated by circumstances in the course of the ride. In the event of intervention by nature [eg; fire, flood] riders must take due care and detour the section via the shortest logical alternate route. Compliance of the route will be determined by the GPS tracking trace of a riders progress and/or if necessary, supported by the riders provision of a .gpx file trace of their ride.



Riders who fail to comply with the above rules will be relegated to a suplementary list of finishers at the end of the official finishers list or, if they fail to complete the course will be listed as DNF.




Once a rider has scratched or has deviated from the route and it becomes clear they are no longer participating, their tracking ID marker or ‘dot’ will be returned to the point where they were last on the prescribed route and remain stationary as a record of their ride distance. In either instance the rider will be listed as ’scratched’. If a rider continues on [on or off the race route] to the finish their individual tracking page link will remain online/updated for informational purposes however, they will be removed from the group general classification and web tracking page.


The above situation is different from a rider who makes a minor navigation error, fails to recover the error and then re-joins the route further down and continues on along the route. Riders with minor navigation infringements may get flagged and continue riding under a different colour dot and ultimately receive a finishing time but not a race finish position. Repeated instances of this [particularly obvious shortcutting] will likely result in the rider being scratched.


Riders may enter into minor support sponsorship from health, bike or equipment providers or the like who have a vested interest in upholding the integrity, honesty and fairness of the event. 


GO Fund Me or similar

A public fundraising campaign to finance your adventure is at odds with the principals and spirit of solo self supported events. Do it yourself, work, get paid, save up, get a credit card. Getting the public to pay for your adventure is not acceptable.



Riders may enter with financial and equipment support from a recognised public or community group who have a mission to raise awareness for an issue of regional or public importance. 


Charity Fundraising

Riders are welcome to ride in the name of a registered charity and support that charity by encouraging donations from the public, through social media and race followers along the way. All donations must be made directly through the nominated charity’s online donation portal. [ie; not to or via the rider]

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