33.6 miles
Distance
3,906 ft
Climb
-3,915 ft
Descent
1,391 ft
High Point

When: Saturday, 8 September – Sunday, 9 September 2018
Where: Spicers Hidden Vale – Hidden Vale Adventure Park (HVAP)
What: Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic 2018
Race Options:
Cycle Epic – 100km, 50km, 20km, 11.5km and 4.2km and Free Family Fun Ride (4.2km)
Trail Run Epic – 4.2km, 11.5km and Half Marathon distance



The award-winning Flight Centre Cycle Epic is a great mountain biking tradition that began in 2002 with a bunch of mates challenging themselves on a 117km epic trail ride. In 2003, the inaugural Australian mountain bike marathon started a new era in the sport.
Over the past 15 years, the EPIC has gone through multiple evolution’s, most recently due to the 2011 floods which destroyed much of the track infrastructure. The track-building team have worked hard to develop extensive tracks of an international standard – creating rides that cater for different ages and skill levels.

THIS YEARS EPIC:
The EPIC weekend now has something for everyone, from the novice riders, runners and walkers through to the professionals of each discipline, offering eight races and several categories to challenge and reward riders and runners alike.

The 2018 EPIC promises to be the biggest and best yet Be a part of this iconic event, register early and join in the festivities.

The 16th Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018.

Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Spicers Hidden Vale
0414 343 579
617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd
Grandchester, QLD 4340
Australia

Detailed Description
55km Merida Pursuit (2018 Epic) is a 34 mile intermediate race route located near Ipswich. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 3,906 ft with a max elevation of 1,391 ft then descends -3,915 ft.
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13 Reviews & Comments

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Cubumba (Nov 1, 2020 at 21:31)
Trail Treedom
Best downhill trail in HVAP so far out of the 41 km loop
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Cubumba (Nov 1, 2020 at 21:31)
Trail Treedom
Best downhill trail in HVAP so far out of the 41 km loop
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Cubumba (Nov 1, 2020 at 21:31)
Trail Treedom
Best downhill trail in HVAP so far out of the 41 km loop
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Steveba (Sep 13, 2020 at 3:29)
Trail Skyfall
Yep. Off the dial! Pity about the cows...
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CharlieBrown1973 (Apr 14, 2020 at 19:58)
Trail Treedom
Some great flow with a few rocky sections. Easy downhill ride.
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CharlieBrown1973 (Apr 14, 2020 at 19:58)
Trail Treedom
Some great flow with a few rocky sections. Easy downhill ride.
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CharlieBrown1973 (Apr 14, 2020 at 19:58)
Trail Treedom
Some great flow with a few rocky sections. Easy downhill ride.
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Smifsun (Nov 1, 2018 at 4:28)
Trail Treedom
Very angry magpie at the end of trail. It clocked my helmet 3 good times.
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Smifsun (Nov 1, 2018 at 4:28)
Trail Treedom
Very angry magpie at the end of trail. It clocked my helmet 3 good times.
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Smifsun (Nov 1, 2018 at 4:28)
Trail Treedom
Very angry magpie at the end of trail. It clocked my helmet 3 good times.
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Kogot (Oct 24, 2016 at 16:48)
Love the finish part, so nice flow
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Kogot (Oct 24, 2016 at 16:41)
Trail Skyfall
Amazing trail. So cool that it has to ways to ride in advance mode and pensioner Smile
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Adverse IORC (Oct 3, 2016 at 22:29)
Trail Skyfall
Skyfall is already off tap, totally worth the effort getting out to it, a must ride trail at Hidden Vale Adventure Park!!
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Trails in Route

Access Road1,667 ft
Access Road4,980 ft
Access Road1 mile
Treedom2 miles
Intervention3 miles
Treedom1,306 ft
Devine3 miles
Riders Creed3 miles
Gorgeous3,957 ft
Legless Lizard4,964 ft
Skyfall1 mile
Snappy Turtle1 mile
Trailer Thrash1,923 ft
Access Road1 mile
Access Road4,642 ft
Bolder2 miles
Bolder Link2,274 ft
Escalator2,028 ft

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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    37
More Stats for 55km Merida Pursuit (2018 Epic) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    285 ft
  • Altitude start
    464 ft
  • Altitude end
    453 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -47.8%
  • Grade min
    65.6%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Escalator
Dec 5, 2022 @ 5:30am
2 days
A little rocky and some small washouts. Overall it's fine.
Skyfall
Nov 3, 2022 @ 10:02pm
Nov 3, 2022
Few rough bits but overall in good shape
Snappy Turtle
Nov 3, 2022 @ 3:02pm
Nov 3, 2022
All in good shape
Trailer Thrash
Nov 3, 2022 @ 3:02pm
Nov 3, 2022
Riding good!
Devine
Jul 23, 2022 @ 4:43pm
Jul 23, 2022
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