2017 marks ten years of the Cape to Cape MTB and to mark this milestone an epic four days of festivities has been planned! Next year has been designed for everyone and anyone to participate in the Cape to Cape MTB and celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary. If you have previously competed in the Cape to Cape MTB we are inviting you to join us again, or if you are looking to participate for the first time then make 2017 as your year, we have taken away all the excuses and created the ultimate Cape to Cape course!
Over the past few years riders have raved about how rad the Margaret River Special Stage is on Day 3 so for 2017 our Race Director has designed Four Special Stages for riders to absolutely froth on – and each will highlight the best set of trails through the south west capes region!
To celebrate 10 years of Cape to Cape MTB calling the South West region our home, we are taking a break from the point to point format, Year 10 will be based solely out of venues around Margaret River with all four stages starting within a 5km radius of the Margaret River town centre. The Four Special Stages have been designed to incorporate the best trails used throughout the ten years of the Cape to Cape MTB and will include Boranup, Middle Earth, The Pines and the soon to be opened Compartment 10.
The redesign of the course has also seen the inclusion of ‘Stage Host Venues’ meaning each stage will start and finish at the same location! This will take the previous logistical issues away from your planning. Stage Host Venues will include Xanadu Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Colonial Brewery and the centre of Margaret River Township itself.
For the first time we will also be implementing wave starts from Stage 1 with the first wave saved for elite riders only and those who have previously finished in the Top 100 at Cape to Cape MTB. Behind them you can select wave times based on your ability level with waves leaving at 15 minute gaps all morning. Allocation to these waves will be on a first come first served basis so if you want to ride with your mates sign up straight away to reserve your spot as once the waves fill the event will be sold out!
2017 will be an event for the whole family with the close proximity of stages reducing travel time during the day and increasing the opportunity to really explore the Margaret River region and all that it has to offer! To cap it off we will have an “Event Village” within the middle of Margaret River with the council allowing us to close one of the side streets and take over for the week of the event. The Event Village will be open daily for the week of the event from the Wednesday onwards for Registrations, Merchandise, Sponsor Zones, Riding Demos, plus a stage for daily presentations and nightly music acts. It will be the place to hang after each stage with food trucks, mobile bars, sponsor demos, elite rider marquees and everything else all within a close proximity of your favourite bars and restaurants in Margaret River.
To make the event even more memorable, every rider who registers will receive a 10 Year Cape to Cape MTB Commemorative Feature Jersey. A really special design for 2017, you won’t want to miss out on this jersey! Entry numbers will be strictly capped so get in early to avoid disappointment and REGISTER NOW!