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Rider Information


The Cape to Cape MTB features the following categories:

Open Male/Female: This category is open to anyone aged 15 to 39 as of the 18th of October, 2018.

Elite Male/Female: This category is open to professional and experienced mountain bike racers. The elite riders compete in the open category, but are given start line priority. If you are an elite rider wanting to compete, please email us

Masters Male/Female: This category is open to anyone aged 40 or over as of the 18th of October, 2018. Masters is broken down into Masters 1 (40-49), Masters 2 (50-59) and Masters 3 (60+).

* Please note that participants under the age of 18 are welcome to register and compete in the Cape to Cape MTB, but are required to complete a Minors Waiver. The Minors Waiver is a compulsory part of registration and needs to be approved with parent/guardian signature. Minors are also required to ride in the event with an approved adult.

*Please note: Pedal assist or E-bikes are not permitted in 2018 Cape to Cape.


With almost 2000 eager mountain bike riders participating in the Cape to Cape MTB, it is important that everyone follows the rules of the trail.

We have prepared a basic guide to mountain bike etiquette for those who are not familiar with mountain bike events.

You can download and have a read of it here.


Leave no trace when riding Mountain bikes in Australia’s South West!


In order to enhance your safety, the safety of others and your fun during the Cape to Cape MTB we would like to promote and encourage all riders and supporters to adopt this code of conduct.


The Cape to Cape MTB uses a number of roads (both bitumen and gravel) to link up the course. When riding on a road it is important to understand that while traffic management is in place, the road remains open to vehicles and normal road rules need to be obeyed.

It is recommended that all riders carry sufficient water and electrolytes to prevent dehydration, along with basic first aid equipment. Riders who have medical conditions (eg asthma) should carry their own medication for the duration of the event.

The Cape to Cape MTB doctors also recommend that all competitors have a current tetanus vaccination. If you are uncertain about your current vaccination status please contact your GP for assistance.


Rider packs will be available for collection at the Event Village on Wednesday 17th October from 11am – 7pm. The Event Village is located at the rear car park of Settlers Tavern. In the event that you cannot collect your pack on the Wednesday, you can collect at the start line of Stage 1 at the Information tent.




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