DT Swiss Mountains to Beach – last chance!

By Adam Ireland 2 December 2013
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This year’s gruelling mountain race could be the toughest yet.

AUSTRALIA’S HIGHEST PEAK, Mount Kosciuszko in Thredbo, will play host to the start of this year’s DT Swiss Mountains to Beach – the gruelling five day, all-terrain mountain race that kicks off Monday 1 March. The 400 km down to Narooma beach will be covered by some 170 riders, all keen to push themselves all the way to the finish line.   

The event consists of six timed race stages and four untimed cruise stages that will again see riders cover all types of terrain – from screaming downhill runs across the snow plains into lush rainforest before finishing with a run up the coastline crossing rivers, creeks and sandbars.

The race stages this year feature some tricky changes and present an even more challenging ride than last year’s event.

The Hayes Mountain Run
Hosted by Thredbo, Monday 1 March, 12 km to finish in the heart of the village.

The Maxxis Muster
Hosted by Lake Crackenback Resort, Monday 1 March, 31 km to finish at the resort.

The Osprey Hydraulics Mountain Traverse
Hosted by Perisher, Tuesday 2 March, 82 km across Kosciuszko National Park to finish on the shores of Lake Eucumbene.

The Ay Up Dawn Raid
Hosted by Buckenderra Resort, Wednesday 3 March, 26 km of pre-dawn riding under lights around the resort trails.

The Verofit Big Day Out
Hosted by Cooma Visitors Centre, Thursday 4 March, 90 km to finish on the coast at Bermagui.

The Ground Effect Surf Safari
Hosted by Eurobodalla Nature Coast, Friday 5 March, 49 km finishing in the surf at Narooma.

If you’re keen to test your legs and personal determination in one of Australia’s toughest all-terrain cycling events, head to Wild Horizons to register quick smart! Entries close Friday 26 February.