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If you’re not riding Cape to Cape you can follow all the action in the event feed and drool a bit over daily highlights videos.
And when you have a spare moment, over a quiet beer, you can check out the other awesome Global Epic Series mountain bike stage races.
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The 2019 Rider Guide is now available.
This is the ultimate guide! Outlining everything you need to know for the event and the logistics.
To search your name press 'control (ctrl) F' on your keyboard and then type your name in. Alternatively scroll the list to your age group. Rider list up to date as at 17/9/2019. Please note the Rider List online won't be updated prior to the event. Please view the app.
We recommend dropping your riders off at the Start Line at Cape Leeuwin. If you are early, it’s a short the walk to the start line where you can get a feel for the atmosphere and grab a coffee. If you want to see the riders on course we recommend getting out of there before the race briefing and stage start at 9am and heading out to the middle of the course.
Stage 1 is fairly short at less than 40km so we suggest getting into the middle of the course where you can see some of the action.
Head to the bottom of Greenhill Road and the intersection with Diana coming from the Augusta township side and park then walk up Greenhill and into the course. Here you will see one of the most spectacular descents in Stage 1 amidst the beautiful Karri trees and a nice single trail that runs off to the north.
If you get out there early enough you’ll see the elite riders and be amazed at the speed that they come down this section of the course. Once you have seen your riders go through this section you can cheer on the others before heading back to the finish line at the Lighthouse. Enjoy the rugged ocean scenery and enjoy a bite to eat and drinks along with the rider’s stories from Stage 1.
This is the big stage for the 2019 Cape to Cape event and there are a couple of on course viewing options.
We suggest taking Caves Road south out of the start line at Leeuwin Estate and heading toward Boranup Forest. Heading toward the south end of Boranup Drive where it comes off Caves Rd is the best viewing point to begin with. Then drive north along Caves Rd to the north end of Boranup Drive where you will see riders come back. There is about 20km of course between these two points so you have time to grab a coffee or something to eat at Café Boranup on the way. Please note that Boranup Drive through the middle of the forest will be closed to cars so you cannot drive through on that road as the course crosses over here multiple times. An alternative option is to take Contos Road out to the coast where the course will now intersect with Point Road as another viewing point which is between the two Boranup Drive options. If you can tick off two of these three spots you will have seen some great trails.
Finally head to the finish at Leeuwin Estate for some tasty food and a sneaky glass of wine or two.
The Colonial/Middle Earth stage is the most difficult one for spectators as the trails we use to get out to and back from Middle Earth are difficult to access by car. It is important that spectators stay off the course on this stage as the few roads that we do use are still open to traffic and spectators in these areas can cause risk management issues with other road users.
Instead we encourage you to drop your riders off at Colonial and then head into Cowaramup for breakfast and coffee.
Then head out to the intersection of Treeton Rd North and Carbanup Rd South. Here the course comes from the south up Carbanup Rd and there is a small offshoot trail down to a water crossing.
You can park either on Treeton Rd North or Carbanup Rd away from the course, it is a great spot to see the riders.
You can then proceed north up Carbanup Rd – but do so with caution as you will soon come back upon the course. If you proceed further along you will go past the Boundary Rd intersection and further north come upon the outskirts of Middle Earth where you can park and proceed in by foot to find the labyrinth of trails.
Once you have explored this section of the course, head back to Colonial via Cowaramup and the main highway to enjoy a beer with the riders and hear all of the great stories from Stage 3 and Middle Earth.
The Margaret River Special Stage is a fully closed course so there is no access by car. There is not much parking right beside the start line / venue so, the best option is to park at one of the main spots within the town and walk down the Rails Trail to Carters Road (which is closed to traffic on the day).
Here the course intersects on a number of occasions and you can either walk east to see the riders first come down from the start and turn right up toward Wharncliffe Mill or head west up to the double crossover out of The Pines and Compartment 10.
If you want to drive north out of town to a different spot take the highway and go through the new roundabout and head north toward The Pines. Take the first little offshoot road into The Pines which runs parallel backwards to the Highway. There will be a Cape to Cape Spectators Parking sign. Park on the road side here and then proceed by foot into The Pines where the course comes in and out of the surrounding fire roads and trails a number of times.
ars cannot access The Pines areas past the two outside roads to maintain rider safety. Please also obey the instructions of all event marshals in this area. Once you have enjoyed either Carters Road or The Pines and seen the riders, make your way back into town and park up then walk to the Start/Finish at The Margaret River Distillery on Carters Road and enjoy the Paella and G&Ts. There will be festivities, presentations and celebrations and maybe even a home pack of gin!
The Rider badge is available to any rider taking part in Cape to Cape. It can be used on any merchandise including rider kit or on your social media feed.
Download the Rider Badge PDF
(perfect for your rider kit)
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PLEASE NOTE, the right to use the official Cape to Cape logo is reserved for sponsors and partners of the event only and may not be used by individuals or non sponsors in any way.
Finisher Pix – Never forget your ride!
FinisherPix will be at Cape to Cape to cover your ride across all stages. Within 48 hours following the end of the final stage your personal photos will be available here.
Notice our photo spots on course and smile into the camera – even if you’re hurting.
Please be sure you have your number visible at all times so we can be sure to get the photos to you! Smile & celebrate when you cross the finish line!