Where do i collect my Rider Pack?
Rider packs will be available for collection on Wednesday 18th Oct at the Event Village from 11am – 7pm. The Event Village is located at Settlers Tavern (rear car park).
In the event you cannot make the Wednesday collection you can collect from the Stage 1 Start Line on Thursday morning from the Information tent.
What do the waves mean?
This year we have structured wave times based on your self assessed ability. We trust you to enter your best fit, but please let us know if you have any questions!
BLACK: I’m here to race – Peddling for the podium in my category – Must start in the lead group – I know the pace will be on.
BLUE: Racing for a PB or to beat my mates – Game face on – Been in training for this event since last year.
GREEN: Weekend Warrior – Let’s bash this out – I will have good days and bad days – Racing my mates but we only started training in June?
RED: Recreational rider – There’s beer at the finish line – I wanted to train for this year but time has slipped by – Have done the event before and happy to finish each stage.
GOLD: The goal is to finish, fingers crossed – I’m stopping for a selfie (and maybe a rest) along the way – I have not done many MTB events but I am up for the challenge.
There are some mixed colour waves as we want to make sure everyone gets a clear ride! and you can ride with your mates.
Which bike do I bring?
It would have to be one of the most commonly asked questions we receive in the lead up to the event, what bike should I bring? For some people they only have one bike to choose from but for others they have the luxury of choosing between multiple different machines. The simplest question to ask when contemplating what bike to bring is how well you want to go in the race.
Q. Do you want to excel in your category?
A. Bring the lightest bike that you have. A hardtail is perfectly fine and so is a lightweight XC Dually.
Q. Do you want to have a bit of fun but also be fast?
A. Bring a bike that has 110 or 120mm of travel up front and 100 or 110mm of travel in the rear. A lot of our singletrails suit this style of bike.
Q. Just in it for fun?
A. Bring whatever bike you would like!
Q. What wheel size?
A. A touchy subject but for this style of event a 29er is the ideal weapon of choice no matter what suspension style!
What time do i start on Thursday?
This year your start time is the same every day! So, the wave time you select on Registration will be your start time Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
What is your withdrawal and refund policy?
For information on the Cape to Cape MTB withdrawal and refund policy, please read the ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS Cape to Cape 2017.
Can riders of all levels participate?
Cape to Cape MTB welcomes riders of all abilities. Our motto is ‘it’s a ride, not a race’. We cater for everyone from the nation’s fastest elite racers to recreational mountain bikers. Don’t be intimidated, sign up and have a go.
Are there age restrictions on the event?
Riders must be 15 years or older on the day of the event. Riders under the age of 18 must have their online registration waiver electronically signed by a parent or guardian. The application must also be accompanied on the ride by a nominated adult.
Support crew under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
I am disabled. May I participate?
All reasonable efforts will be made to facilitate the access and inclusion of any persons with disabilities. Please contact us directly if you have related enquiries.
What is the approximate distance of each stage?
The distances are approximately;
Stage 1 – 50km (Xanadu Wines)
Stage 2 – 60km (Leeuwin Estate)
Stage 3 – 60km (Colonial Brewery)
Stage 4 – 50km (Margaret River Event Hub)
Is the ride timed?
Yes, the ride is timed. Rider times will be made available upon completion of each stage and will be uploaded to the Cape to Cape MTB website shortly thereafter. Please be patient with our timers and do not approach them at the finish line until everyone has completed the day’s stage.
For more information on timing please click here.
Do I need to bring anything with me for the Rider Pack Pick Up Day?
You will need to show a current form of identification and/or your email from Register Now confirming your registration. If you have pre-purchased any optional extras such as merchandise or social function tickets, you can collect these on the day – just make sure to bring a copy of your confirmation email.
How many litres of water would you recommend we carry?
In general you should drink around 1L of water per hour you are on the bike. As you can be out on course for 3-5 hours, most riders carry a 2-3L hydration backpack along with a bottle of electrolytes on the bike.
We position water points at roughly the half way mark of each stage so you have an opportunity to refill. Remember it is your responsibility to carry enough water (and don’t forget nutrition!).
What is the approximate temperature we will be riding in?
The weather in the area ranges daily, but for the past few years the temperature has consistently been between 22°C and 27°C.
Can you give me some accommodation tips?
Generally riders choose to either base themselves in a central location for the duration of the event, or move along with the event as it progresses.
If you choose to move with the event, we suggest the following parks (who offer camping, caravan or cabin stays):
Hamelin Bay Caravan Park
Phone/Fax: (08) 9758 5540
Prevelly Park Beach Resort and Caravan Park
Phone: (08) 9757 2374
Fax: (08) 9757 2790
For riders wishing to stay in a central location for the entire event and travel daily to and from the start/finish lines we recommend basing yourself at either Margaret River or Prevelly/Gnarabup (approximately a 5 minute drive west from Margaret River).
For other accommodation options please contact the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association, which provides free and personalised information and booking service for MTB riders.
I am interested in sponsoring the event. How do I go about doing this?
A number of sponsorship opportunities exist for organisations keen to become involved with the Cape to Cape MTB. Please contact us with your sponsorship enquiries by phoning us on free number 1300 550 675 or using the online enquiry form provided on our contact page.
I heard a rumour about a sister event? Tell me more!
Your heard right! You can find out more about our sister event the Port to Port MTB here.