9.9 miles
Distance
863 ft
Climb
-855 ft
Descent
679 ft
High Point

A mass start sends you straight up the wide farm road towards the Skills Park (1st lap only). Take a left turn into Aeroplane, another wide trail enabling the field to spread out before descending Rock Bottom. RB is an all time favourite at HVAP with 4 bridge crossings and a series of flowing turns, a true highlight of the 16km course. Once at the bottom shift into the big ring and lean into the turns along the flat cow pad before selecting an easier gear to spin up the Escalator climb.

At the top brings you to Pit-Lane, crossing the Timing Mat registering the first short lap, now you can either grab a feed to re-fuel or make that quick transition. Continue to weave your way through Pit-Lane before going Up and Over the timber bridge to climb ‘Gully’. Exiting onto the road and peaking at the Skills Park head right into Dodgem, a short descent before leaning into a large berm sending you back towards Western Creek – crossing the road and following the creek all the way to the Dinner Camp checkpoint.

You’ll hear the music echoing off the banks as you cross the creek and grid into the Dinner Camp. Top up your bottle here or continue to negotiate your way around the round-about before an easy climb up the newly constructed Fairy Wren trail.

At the top is where the FUN begins – enter Plane Sailing and follow this flowing trail all the way back to Race HQ – yes – there’s berms and yeah it’s fast Teams can transition before heading back down into Snake (8.4km into course). Descend Snake – hold on tight – it’s a little rough before winding up another brand new trail, ‘Juiced’ where you exit, turn tight left back towards Rock Bottom. Repeat this for 4 to 24hrs!

Detailed Description
2019 Merida HV24HR + 4HR is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Ipswich. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 863 ft with a max elevation of 679 ft then descends -855 ft.
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8 Reviews & Comments

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Jobe (Dec 5, 2022 at 17:53)
Trail Aeroplane
Trail runs parallel to the road. It is single track.
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M0WD03 (Sep 12, 2021 at 1:46)
Did the EPIC on this the other day. Its in top condition, its been resurfaced and is what I called perfect. Well done HVAP and thank you.
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Kyuss077 (Jul 14, 2021 at 22:19)
Trail Rock Bottom
Fantastic trail, loads of fun
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Steveba (Sep 13, 2020 at 3:26)
Feels flatter than the numbers suggest but I guess after the shuttle runs everything else seems a bit ho hum.
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Steveba (Sep 13, 2020 at 3:18)
Trail Rock Bottom
Meh. Overrated imo. Some fun stuff in the top half but the last few hundred meters is pretty much road.
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Irondad737 (May 23, 2020 at 22:31)
In gr8 condition atm. Rocky. Some loose stuff.
Delivered awesome high speed flow as always
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CarlMutz (Oct 2, 2019 at 19:03)
Trail Dodgem
Difficult for child
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Benquinn906 (Aug 25, 2019 at 0:47)
Trail Aeroplane
This is an access rd from the skills park, going past plane sailing and to rock bottom.
Def not a blue trail
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Trails in Route

Gully5,013 ft
Dodgem3,789 ft
Western Creek4,934 ft
Fairy Wren5,046 ft
Plane Sailing1 mile
Snake3,921 ft
Juiced1 mile
Aeroplane
Rock Bottom1 mile
Escalator2,129 ft

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    Mountain Bike
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    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    58
More Stats for 2019 Merida HV24HR + 4HR mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    353 ft
  • Altitude start
    442 ft
  • Altitude end
    449 ft
  • Grade max
    -21.4%
  • Grade min
    32%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Dodgem
Dec 8, 2022 @ 10:16am
Dec 8, 2022
Trails has be blown clean. Prime condition.
Aeroplane
Dec 5, 2022 @ 5:52pm
Dec 5, 2022
Trail has had work done. new features and jumps at the start. Water washouts have been cleared and smoothed out.
Rock Bottom
Dec 5, 2022 @ 1:30pm
Dec 5, 2022
From the entry to the first bridge has been reworked, new features, drops and jumps.
Escalator
Dec 5, 2022 @ 5:30am
Dec 5, 2022
A little rocky and some small washouts. Overall it's fine.
Fairy Wren
Nov 3, 2022 @ 3:02pm
Nov 3, 2022
No issues
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