The Hartley’s to Port MTB Race provides those who like to ride on the dirt instead of the road an opportunity to get involved. It’s only a short and sharp race to see who gets bragging rights to be the winners of our very first Hartley’s to Port.
The race will start from the front doors of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures in Wangetti, with the first 5km’s of the course heading straight up Quaid Road with an average gradient of over 8.5%! This will sort out those who will be vying for the win and those who are just there to have a great ride through the rainforest.
Quaid Road was built many years ago as a private road, with some sections 4 lanes wide. However, the project was abandoned and the road left to fall apart in the Tropical North Queensland wet and dry seasons. There are many pot holes, sections of asphalt completely missing and loads of loose gravel to contend with on the ascent up to the top of the climb.
Riders will make a right turn onto Black Mountain Road at the 7.8km mark and the fast and flat dirt road should see those stronger riders pull further ahead before the big drop down the famous Bump Track at the 23.1km mark of the course. Make sure you take extra care as you descend as some sections are over 20% decline! This descent isn’t for the faint hearted.
Once riders reach the bottom of the Bump Track they will make their way to Port Douglas via Mowbray, through the tunnel under Great Barrier Reef Drive and arrive on the beautiful Four Mile Beach for the final 4km dash along the sand. We could be in for some fast finishers as they strive to become the 2024 winners of the Hartley’s to Port and claim their trophy!
$2,000 PRIZE POOL
The Prize Pool will be equal for both the men’s and the women’s races.
First three male and female riders who cross the finish line on Four Mile Beach (excluding e-Bikes)
- 1st Place – $200
- 2nd Place – $75
- 3rd Place – $25
Male & Female: Open (15-39) – Master (40-49) – Grand Masters (50-59) – Great Grand Masters (60+) – e-Bikes
- 1st Place – $100
- 2nd Place – $50
- 3rd Place – $20
ENTER THE FOUR MILE BEACH MTB SPRINT!
Just as the last riders are crossing the line for the finish of the Hartley’s to Port MTB Race the Four Mile Beach MTB Sprint will kick off.
So why not enter this race as well? It will be the first event of its kind held anywhere in the world! A 250mtr MTB drag race along the sands of Four Mile Beach.
PLUS, it’s normally $30 to enter but if you’ve also entered the Hartley’s to Port MTB Race it’s only $15!
Click HERE to see more information about this awesome event.