7th – 9th october 2022

event overview

For the inaugural Quad Crown MTB Series event, we’re delivering a smorgasboard of brilliant trail locations in the Sunshine Coast region. We all know Queensland is a great state to visit in Winter.

Just an hour and a half from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast boasts an extensive network of trails in MTB Parks, National Parks and Forests. Perfect for a cross country racing weekend away.

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PRELUDE

FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER

SUGARBAG
distance: 5km
elevation: 70m

Friday afternoon will see riders warm up for a big weekend ahead with a blast around the wonderful trail network at Sugarbag, Caloundra.  A short 5-6km track will get the legs ticking over and test out the bike and riding skills and for those pushing the limits provide a chance to start in the elite wave as the Top 100 push for priority seeding.

stage ONE

Saturday 8TH OCTOBER

PARKLANDS
distance: 25km
elevation: 500m

A 15-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast, Parklands is an extensive network of MTB trails located right next to the Bruce Hwy.  The National Park has over 30km of “old school” single tracks through the area and the best combination will be put together for the first stage of Quad Crown MTB on the Sunshine Coast.  Riders can expect to enjoy some of the finest single trails in the region mixed with some fire trail climbs and flowing technical descents. Highlights will include Road Rage, Rock N Roll, Red Dog and Roo Valley, all set amongst the beautiful local rainforest.  As soon as riders finish the stage they will make the transit across to the start/finish for Stage 2 and get themselves ready for the afternoon stage.

STAGE TWO

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER

TEWANTIN
distance: 29km
elevation: 574m

The stunning Mapleton National Park will form the backdrop to Stage 2 which will see riders need to backup from an overdose of single track in the morning and find their climbing legs for the afternoon!  Starting and finishing on the banks of Cooloolabin Dam, this stage may begin with a festival atmosphere but things will soon get serious as riders face a tough climb, to begin with, up into the heights of Mapleton National Park. A loop through the park, utilising some of the best trails, will bring stunning views back across the dam before a fun descent that will leave all riders with a smile on their face as they hit the finish line where an ice-cold beer or two awaits.

stage THREE

SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER

EWEN MADDOCK DAM
distance: 30km
elevation: 260m

The longest stage of the Quad Crown MTB Sunshine Coast event but probably the quickest as riders face a testing early climb out toward Tunnel Ridge and the Old Rails Trail at Dularcha National Park before descending back toward the dam and the quick flowing single track of Ferny Forest and then the testing trails at Boneyards. This combination of single track in the middle to end of this stage will offer a great test for all riders before they hit the flats and then it’s head down for the finish line and presentations at Mooloolah Valley Country Club.