The Golden Triangle Epic is Bendigo's premier mountain bike marathon challenge offering five spectacular event distances over a scenic course consisting of awesome single track and fire trails, including taking in sections of the Goldfields (Leanganook) Track. The course will be the same as the last 2 years so you can test yourself against previous times if you have ridden it before.
The five distances cater for all levels of riders:
160km - The 100 Miler is the Ultimate adventure (3 Laps)
100km Epic - Traditional marathon distance (2 Laps), this event is also the Victorian round of the MTBA National Cup.
50km Shorty - Plenty of sweet single track (1 Lap)
30km Miner - Development race of 30km race for U15's (2 laps of 15k course) as well as a little longer distance for the new riders to the sport.
15km Pioneer - This loop is designed to encourage kids and beginners to get a taste of mountain biking action.
The event starts and finishes at Pendlebury Park opposite the One Tree Hill Hotel in Spring Gully, about a 5min drive or 15 minute ride along the Back Creek Trail from the CBD fountain.
As always the emphasis is on having fun putting on a great event for serious racers through to novices in participation events.
There will be food, coffee, toilets, live music and a great atmosphere in the village.
If you have not ridden Bendigo trails before you are in for a real treat with many people enjoying the terrain and trails offered, but don't bring your light weight sidewall tires (grab yourself some high quality Maxxis rubber).