2023 date coming soon
The Tombstone Mountain Bike Race provides a thrilling cross-country mountain bike challenge that takes competitors on a stunning journey through Hanmer Forest. Take your pick from the short course (20km) or the long course (35km).
Both races incorporate the newly completed ‘Tombstone’ track, which has been lovingly handcrafted over the last 5 years. This advanced single-track with 185m of climbing provides stunning views from the highest point (698m) followed by an exciting 240m descent with multiple twists, turns and drops.
Short Course| One Lap | 20km | 600m elevation gain
Long Course| Two Laps | 35km | 1200m elevation gain
Male and Female
SHORT COURSE, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
LONG COURSE, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Both courses follow the same route, the only difference being that the long course involves a second lap! The race starts with a gradual climb up McIntyre Road before joining Mach 1 for a descent back towards Black Dog, around the race village at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp and then back to McIntyre Road. After this initial short lap to space the riders out, the course joins Base Camp, Western Link, Swamp and then starts climbing steadily up Yankee Zephyr before eventually joining the newly created Tombstone track. After a gradual climb with some 25 switchbacks you will reach the highest point of the course (698m). Please not this is an advanced track which includes some technical downhill sections. After a thrilling descent on the Tombstone track, the course then climbs up Big Foot via a series of switchbacks followed by a flowy descent before joining Detox, Mach 1, Black Dog and towards the finish line at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. For those of you taking on the Long Course (2 Laps), it’s time to repeat!
Short & Long Courses (1 & 2 laps) - click here
On the Day
The race village is located at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, 243 Jollies Pass Road. Access will be available from 8:00am on Sunday morning. Please park your vehicles in the designated parking area.
Short & Long Course
Race Briefing: 8:15am
Race Start: 8:30am
Hanmer Springs is an alpine village and can experience a wide range of weather conditions. We recommend you consider carrying the following. Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration pack, survival blanket, energy bar. Please do not wear headphones as this limits your ability to hear directions from marshals and hazards. Helmets are mandatory.
The Prize giving ceremony will be held at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp at approx. midday or as soon as the last rider has completed. There will be spot prizes. If you place then you must be at the prize giving to receive your certificate and prize.
Enjoy Hanmer Springs
Due to liquor licensing Hanmer Events do not allow BYO to their events. Please do not bring dogs to the event unless they are assistance dogs or with our marshals.
Short Course | One Lap
Long Course | Two Laps
Online Registrations close on Thursday 2nd December 2021, after this date you will need to register between 7am-8am on Sunday 5th December 2021 at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00. Race pack collection is from Hanmer Springs Forest Camp between 7am - 8am on Sunday 5th December 2021.
Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 5th November 2021. No refunds will be given after 5th November 2021.
In the case of Force Majeure, including COVID-19, no refunds will be issued. Your entry will automatically be transferred to a rearranged date or you will be provided with a credit towards any other Hanmer Event.
For all juniors completing an indemnity form will need to be completed by a parent or legal guardian.