33.1 miles
2,679 ft
-3,447 ft
3,223 ft
High Point
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The Intermediate Course is a pumped-up recreational course incorporating the Paluma Dam loop and an awesome forest single track loop (Loop 2) about 5km after the dam to test your technical skill level.

If you've done the 42km Recreational Course before and are looking to further challenge your mountain bike skills, then the Intermediate Course is for you. It’s hard work but will be rewarding.

This course is recommended for experienced riders with a good level of fitness and a competent skill level for single track sections.

Note: Cut off time applies at Check Point 4. Any riders not passed Check Point 4 in 2hrs and 45 minutes will be required to move onto the 42km course and listed as DNF.

Detailed Description
2019 Mike Carney Toyota Paluma Push 53km is a 33 mile intermediate race route located near Paluma. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 2,679 ft with a max elevation of 3,223 ft then descends -3,447 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday July 21, 2019 at 09:00am
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    Mountain Bike
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    • E-Bike
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    Point to Point
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More Stats for 2019 Mike Carney Toyota Paluma Push 53km mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 23 min
  • Altitude change
    -768 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,089 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,911 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,142 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Paluma Push track recon 2011
Paluma Push track recon 2011
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Paluma Dam Loop
Jan 3, 2024 @ 3:21pm
Jan 3, 2024
Firm, still slippery over the roots. At least 8 trees down across the track, all are located in the first 5 kms. Including pictures for reference, easy enough to either ride over or lift bike over.
Paluma Dam Road
Jul 16, 2022 @ 1:54am
Jul 16, 2022
Benham's Track
Oct 10, 2020 @ 3:50pm
Oct 10, 2020
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