Event Schedule Overview

Registrations close Midnight Wednesday 13th July 2022. No late entries will be accepted.

Thursday, 14th July
16:00-18:30 Race pack pick up Mike Carney Toyota, 124-154 Duckworth Street, Garbutt

Friday, 15th July

16:00-18:00 Race pack pick up Paluma, Community Hall
12:00-20:00 Camping Check-in Hidden Valley Cricket Oval

Saturday, 16th July

6:30-8:15 Rider sign in & late race pack pick up Paluma, Rotunda and Community Hall
6:30-7:50 Water Bottle drop (70km, 100km ONLY) Paluma, Community Hall
7:15 Bus Transfer From Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 8:00
8:00-10:00 Road Closure From Paluma-Smith Cres to Dam Rd turn off
8:30 Rider Briefing Village Green, Paluma
8:50 E-Bike 53km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
8:55 100km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
9:00 70km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
9:05 53km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
9:10 42km Riders start Paluma, Smith Cres
12:00 Bus Transfer From Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 12:45
13:00 Camping Check in Event HQ, Hidden Valley
13:35 Bus Transfer From Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 14:15
14:00 *approx. Presentations Event HQ, Hidden Valley
15:00 onwards After Party- Food Trucks, Music, Bon Fire, Helicopter Scenic Flights Event HQ, Hidden Valley
15:10 Bus Transfer from Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 15:45
18:00- 21:00* approx. Live Band Entertainment by Shots Fired Event HQ, Hidden Valley
17:30 Bus Transfer from Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 18:10
18:00 onwards Collect water bottles Hidden Valley- Alternative pick up TBC
20:30 Bus Transfer from Hidden Valley to Paluma- arrive at 21:10

Sunday, 17th July

7:00 BBQ Breakfast Hidden Valley, Event HQ
8:00 Rockwheelers Recovery Race Hidden Valley
TBC Shuttle Bus Hidden Valley to Paluma


Event Schedule Details

Thursday, 14th July

Race Pack pick up

All riders who are in Townsville on Thursday can pick up their Race packs from Mike Carney Toyota from 16:00. We highly recommend to pick up your pack on Thursday to avoid a big rush on Saturday morning in Paluma.

Mike Carney Toyota
124-154 Duckworth Street
Garbutt QLD 4814

This will greatly reduce the volunteer workload on Saturday morning and will avoid the last minute rush at Paluma.

Friday, 15th July


Everyone who has booked in for Friday night camping can check in at Event HQ in Hidden Valley and set up their camp. Smokin' & Grillin' Townsville will be set up at Hidden Valley Camp on Friday night, please bring cash. Additional food trucks will be available for Saturday night and Sunday morning. The SES is selling a BBQ Breakfast on Sunday morning.

Saturday 16th July - Race Day

Car Parking

• Parking will commence at the Hidden Valley side of Paluma. Drive through past the Paluma Community Hall and you will be directed by the parking marshals.
• Please DO NOT park in driveways. We have a lot of cars to fit into Paluma so please follow the directions of the marshals.

Hidden Valley
• Parking marshals will be at the Hidden Valley Cricket Oval for those doing the early car shuffle. Bus transfer of supporters traveling to Hidden Valley after the start at Paluma.

Car Shuffle

The road into Paluma will be closed by the police at the dam turn off at 8.00am until 10.00am which is after the last rider leaves Paluma.


There will be a lot of traffic on the road between Paluma and Hidden Valley so make sure you allow plenty of time to get back to the start. Times given on the website are realistic.

Sign in

All participants MUST sign in prior to the race.

Sign In will occur from 6:30am until 8:15am.

Riders who have already picked up their Race Pack on Thursday/Friday are still required to sign in at the sign in desk at the rotunda outside the community hall. The riders who are picking up their race pack on Saturday morning need to see the event crew inside the Community Hall in order to sign in.

Any participant who does not sign in will not be eligible for official placings in any category.

This is also essential to ensure all riders are accounted for at the end of the race.

Event Day Race Pack Pick Up

For those unable to pick up their race pack on Thursday or Friday must collect their bag on Saturday morning inside the community hall in Paluma.

Water Bottle Drop Off

For 70km and 100km riders ONLY. If you want to have extra water bottles at Check Point 4, you will need to have your water bottles at the Paluma Community Hall prior to 7.50am.

Place your water bottle in one of the plastic tubs provided.

You can collect your water bottle from Hidden Valley HQ after 5pm.

Distance to Check Point 4:
• For 100km & 70km Riders – Approx. 40 km along the course
• For 53km and E-Bike Riders – Approx. 40 km along the course
• For 42km Riders – Approx. 30 km along the course

Rider Briefing

Rider Briefing 8:30am at the Paluma Village Green (grassed area).

Riders are to assemble on the Village Green. All riders must attend and listen.

Race Start

The Start Line is located at the corner of Mount Spec Road and Smith Crescent.

Participants are to line up along Smith Crescent in their respective category.

  • Blue - 53km E-Bike Riders will be first
  • Green - 100km Crazy Riders are second
  • Yellow - 70km Competition Rider are third
  • Blue - 53km Intermediate Riders fourth
  • Red - 42km Recreational will be fifth / at the back

Riders must self-seed. Fitter and more skilled riders in the front, lessor skilled/experienced riders at the back

Start Times:

  • 8.50am - 53km E-Bike Intermediate Class
  • 8.55am – 100km Crazy Class
  • 9.00am - 70km Competition Class
  • 9.05am - 53km Intermediate Class
  • 9.10am - 42km Recreational Class

Timing & Results

The Timing and Results services will be supplied by Outer Limits. The results will be published on Sunday afternoon.

You MUST sign in and have your Race Bib displayed as required.

At the start of the race, you MUST ride through the race start gates. Do not go around the gates/arch.

At the finish line, please ensure you ride through the finish gates to officially finish the race and have your time recorded.

*Cut Off Time* - There is a cut off time that applies for the Crazy, Competition, Intermediate and E-Bike Class at Check Point 4. Any riders not passed Check Point 4 in 2hrs and 45 minutes will be required to move onto the 42km course and will be listed as DSQ.


The winner awards will be held at Hidden Valley Race HQ once the Top 3 riders have crossed the finish line.

Event Photos

Professional photographers will be at the event and photos will be made available 24-48 hours after the event

After Party

The Event HQ will be set up at the Hidden Valley Cricket Oval. We have a live band, Shots Fired, playing music on Saturday night and we have food trucks on site (Woodfire Delights, Smokin' & Grillin' Townsville and SES BBQ truck) to help you refuel after the race. The Paluma District Community Association is setting up a bar area selling drinks. Please bring cash for food and drink purchases.

Sunday, 17th July

Rockwheelers Recovery Race

An approx. 20km course to keep the legs spinning and see how much everyone has left in their legs. Cash prize up for grabs!

The SES is cooking up a BBQ Breakfast on Sunday morning (please bring cash).