4.1 miles
Distance
293 ft
Climb
-294 ft
Descent
2,201 ft
High Point
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All participants are self-supported. All participants must give way to mountain bike riders.
COVID-19: Remember your physical distancing.

7(ish) km Virtual Trail Run/Walk: Bus-t A Move
Sat 16/05/20 - Sun 24/05/20

Come and explore the west side trails and see what trail running is all about This free event is run on a beautiful course will be a joy for new or experienced trail runners. It features lots of flowing single track, some inclines rewarded with spectacular views across the desert landscape, and some exciting rocky descents.

To get to the starting line: Drive to the end of the bitumen on Smith St. Continue along the dirt road and cross a single railway. Continue to a clearing and you will see a large rock and a tree – this is where you can park. Take a short walk toward the powerlines, cross the railway and you will see 2 large gum trees with a concrete slab beneath them. This is your start/finish (see photos).

The course: You will begin on the concrete slabs under the gum trees. Start out on the sandy dirt track and follow the yellow and black arrows and orange tape until you find the Locomotive mountain bike trail on your right. Follow the mountain bike trail markers and orange tape for a couple of kilometres, and enjoy the views from the ridge before you join with the Bus mountain bike trail on your left (there is a mountain bike trail sign here and the turn is marked with a yellow and black arrow). Follow the Bus trail up the hill and back down over the next few kms until you reach the bus for a photo op, before you again meet the sandy dirt roads. Look for the yellow and black arrows and orange tape to guide you back to the finish at the same concrete slab under the trees where you started. All trail junctions should be marked with an arrow, but if you are unsure look out for the orange tape up ahead – there is plenty out there so you shouldn’t get lost!
The route is marked as Bus-t A Move on Trailforks and also segmented the same on Strava.
Note too that these are mountain bike trails, so jump off the track for the riders!

Gear: This is a completely self-supported run. It is recommended all runners participating in this virtual event carry a minimum kit, including:
Capacity to carry 1L water
Fully charged mobile phone (apps such as Guru Maps or Trailforks will have these trails mapped jut incase you need to make sure you are on track)
Whistle
First aid kit (with minimum 1 crepe bandage, 1 snake bandage, 6 wound closure strips, 1 triangular bandage, 2 non-stick wound pads, 1 pair of surgical gloves and a space blanket)
Headtorch (if you are completing the event in the evening)

Photo comp: We want to see a selfie with you and The Bus. Get creative - the best pic will be the cover page for Red Centre Trail Runners for a month. Post your pics to FB and #RCTrailRunners to enter (remember physical distancing!).

Detailed Description
Bus-t A Move is a 4 mile expert race route located near Alice Springs. This trail running primary route. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 293 ft with a max elevation of 2,201 ft then descends -294 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
Chrisonadventures (Jun 4, 2019 at 22:25)
Trail Bus
Recently formalised, with some track work done. Gets a "Black" on the signage, not unreasonably. There are decent B-lines around most of the gnarlier features.
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  • + 0
Bricks1985 (Jul 8, 2018 at 23:24)
Trail Bus
This is a techy blue trail. Some parts would be black
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday May 16, 2020
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Trail Running
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
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More Stats for Bus-t A Move mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,959 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,960 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,959 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -26.8%
  • Grade min
    18.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,324 ft
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