Ride Guide

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This is the ultimate guide! Outlining everything you need to know for the event and the logistics.

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The Epic Series Oceania App is now live! It has everything Cape to Cape riders and spectators need to know…

Event info, results, course and spectator spot maps, videos and the event schedule.

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 Epic Series mountain bike stage races in Oceania, Port to Port, Reef to Reef and The Pioneer.

Search for ‘Epic Series Oceania’ in the Apple or Google Play App stores.

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Rider List

A full rider list is now available, check out all the legends you'll be racing with. 

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.

If your details are incorrect please contact capetocape@ironman.com


* List current as 5:00pm Sunday 7 October, 2018

If you cannot find your name on the rider list, check out the Oceania Epic Series App.

Race Village Services

The Cape to Cape Race Village is located at the finish line of each stage and will contain everything you need post ride each day including food, cold beers, the Bike Dr mechanic and bike wash. You can just relax, soak up the atmosphere, refuel and hang out with fellow riders.

The daily awards will also be held at the finish line each day – so you don’t have to go too far to collect your leaders jersey.

Massage and Strapping

After a big day on the bike you’ll be loving the sight of the amazing team from Rural Fitness who will be at the finish line each day to get those weary muscles recovered and ready for the next stage, the team can also offer professional strapping if required.  Sessions are on a user pays basis charged at $20/ 15 minutes or $40/ 30 minutes. Strapping is charged at $20 per application. Bookings can be made at the massage tent during opening hours or pre-booked by emailing Paula on ruralfitness@westnet.com.au

Bike Dr Wash & Lube Service

Bike Dr are back as charity partner to make sure that your C2C experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. They'll be set up at the beginning and end of each stage to give your bike the bath and lube it so deserves. If you like the sounds of this, your job is simple. Drop off your bike after you complete the stage, go and grab your well earned beer and we'll have your bike ready to rock and roll for the next day's stage. 

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On Course Info

Water Points

There will be two water points on each stage, check out the course info pages for these locations.

Spectator Points

Each stage will have at least two spectator points that will be the best spots on course to cheer on your mates. Check out these maps for the best spectator locations:


The Cape to Cape uses an advanced electronic timing system that provides all competitors with an accurate race time based on when they cross that Start and Finish lines. The seat post sticker contains a low frequency chip so it is important that this is applied and maintained as per the instructions in your race pack and race guide.

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Wave Starts

For stage one each rider will be asked to seed themselves based on ability and expected ride time. Elites and top 200 finishers of past Epic Series Races will be given priority entry at the front.

At the stage one finish line riders will be allocated a coloured dot representing the waves they are allocated to begin the following day’s stage.

The first 200 riders in the elite rider’s group will be followed by waves of 100 -150 riders each. Each zone will This system will be used for stages 2 - 4.

If at any time you believe you should be in a faster or slower start zone (due to mechanical or other reasons) please visit Race HQ at the finish line discuss with our Race Manager.

Start zones for the start of stages 2 - 4 are as follows:

8:00am – Black Dot                                          

8:05am – Blue Dot

8:10am – Red Dot

8:15am – Green Dot

8:20am – Pink Dot

8:25am – Orange Dot

8:28am – Purple Dot

8:30am – Gold Dot

If you have any further questions please email us at: capetocape@ironman.com


Diversions and Time Penalties

The Cape to Cape has been designed for riders of all abilities that are looking to challenge themselves. As a result our objective is to keep all riders in the event for as long as it is possible but without compromising the safety of other riders or members of the event team.

  • Diversions – the Race Manager will monitor the pace of each group with an expectation that all riders can maintain a minimum speed of 10 – 12 kmh so that they can complete the course within the allotted time limit. Failure to do so will mean that riders, at the discretion of the Race Director, can be diverted onto a shorter route to the finish.
  • Time Penalties – the Race Director has the ability to apply a time penalty to any rider that is found to have not complied with any of the following rules;
    • Failing to dismount at a marked dismount point or comply with the road rules.
    • Littering or careless disposal of ties on course.
    • Offensive language or antisocial behaviour that negatively impacts the ride experience of another competitor.

Super Sox Saturday

Got Sox? Are they lightning fast, electric blue, Pedal Mafia socks that help kids doing it tough?


This Cape to Cape, BikeDr will be selling their extraordinarily cool charity socks for Super Sox Saturday. All proceeds go to Dismantle, a not-for-profit that runs a youth development program called BikeRescue, which uses bicycle mechanic activities and mentors to help young people in tricky circumstances. The cause is good, the socks are rad, and the price is an easy $25.  


BikeDr will be your trusty mechanics for the whole Cape to Cape race. Find them (and their socks) at registration, or at each day’s start/finish village. 

Training Program

Get the most out of your Cape to Cape MTB thanks to the coaching team at FTP Training.

Enter Cape to Cape MTB before midnight Sunday 29th July 2018 to receive a 12 week FTP program worth $79 for free or to redeem a $79 discount off their Bronze and Silver training programs.

We’ll send you a link to register for your FTP training package in your registration email so keep an eye out for that in your inbox!

Enter now so you too can be ready for Cape to Cape MTB this October!

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