34.9 miles
4,591 ft
-4,584 ft
1,626 ft
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Dates: 9 & 10 September 2023

The award-winning 99 Bikes 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 21 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.

Detailed Description
56km Merida Pursuit is a 35 mile moderately popular easy race route located near Ipswich. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 4,591 ft with a max elevation of 1,626 ft then descends -4,584 ft.
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Trails in Route

Dodgem2,858 ft
Access Road4,127 ft
Dandy's2 miles
Intervention3 miles
Devine2 miles
Family Valley2 miles
Devine1,125 ft
Gorgeous4,127 ft
500 Above4 miles
Riders Creed2 miles
Treedom3 miles
Yowie3 miles
Remnant4,875 ft
Dodgem3,793 ft
Gully4,728 ft
Noodle1,768 ft


More Stats for 56km Merida Pursuit mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    408 ft
  • Altitude start
    449 ft
  • Altitude end
    456 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jul 6, 2024 @ 1:48am
Jul 6, 2024
wild animals have been digging into the embankment, dislodging soil and rocks.
500 Above
May 11, 2024 @ 3:12am
May 11, 2024
May 11, 2024 @ 3:12am
May 11, 2024
Top section (from the hub to the fire-road crossing) was in the process of being redone while we were there is was very loose.
Family Valley
Apr 1, 2024 @ 8:40pm
Apr 1, 2024
Overgrown vegetation reporter
Dec 15, 2023 @ 12:50am
Dec 15, 2023
All good and dry
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