33.6 miles
3,906 ft
-3,915 ft
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.

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

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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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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More Stats for 55km Merida Pursuit (2018 Epic) mountain bike route
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    4 hr 11 min
  • Altitude min
    285 ft
  • Altitude start
    464 ft
  • Altitude end
    453 ft
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  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 2 (3 votes)
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SKYFALL  Hidden Vale Adventure Park
SKYFALL Hidden Vale Adventure Park
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DEVINE  Hidden Vale Adventure Park  #EPIC 2023...
DEVINE Hidden Vale Adventure Park #EPIC 2023 55K #Scott #Spark 900RC Team
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