2,930 ft
100 ft
-113 ft
Avg time

The Great Race Details

  • Riding area
    Blue Derby
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

Named after an old mining water race that runs along part of the trail. The water race is thought to be a section of the historic Briseis Water Race, built in 1900 to bring water from far away, across valleys and mountains, for the purpose of tin mining. Featuring some sections of old school, hand-cut single track and skinny high waisted historic stone ledges, this track consists of mostly climbing yet gentle sections of unique boulder slabbed technical trail. The Great Race is an important link to the Cascade Dam and the longer and adventurous Dam Busters trail.

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More Stats for The Great Race mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -13 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,013 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,066 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,026 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,013 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,343 ft
  • Distance down
    1,333 ft
  • Distance flat
    143 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The Great Race
4:12 | 19 | Feb 5, 2018 , Launceston
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