The 2018 Ride Guide will be emailed during the week leading up to the event. There will only be minor changes compared to last year. The 2018 Ride Guide is here.
The traditional owners of the Flinders Ranges, the Adnyamathanha people, welcome you to their Yarta (land).
Adnyamathanha people are the Traditional Owners of the Wilpena Pound (Ikara) and Flinders Ranges area, and are co-managers of the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park that surrounds the Resort. Adnyamathanha means rock or hills people in Yura Ngawarla, the language of the Flinders Ranges.
We ask all riders to join us as we acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands we are travelling on. We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal people to country. We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people who may be undertaking or assisting in the event from other areas of South Australia/Australia.
Please show respect for the land and its people by following the code of conduct in the Rules section.
Spectators are welcome to get involved!
This event is one where your family and friends can share your race experience, so bring them along:
- This Flinders Ranges region is a tourist destination in its own right. There’s something for everyone.
- The “SUPPORTED” category allows riders to meet their supporters at many locations on the race route. They can enjoy a scenic drive AND help you.
- Flinders Ranges Outback Epic 205km Route with public access locations marked shows all the possible meeting locations
- DIY Pace Schedule allows them to predict when you are going to be there
Abbreviations & definitions:
- Flinders Ranges By Bike (FRBB), Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Rawnsley Park Station (RP), Gum Creek (GC), Willow Springs (WS) & Wilpena Pound Resort (WP)
- “UNSUPPORTED” means:
- Riders carry everything they need for the entire race, except for water from 3 CHECK POINTS and one Timing point.
- If riders accept any other support they will be relegated to the “SUPPORTED” category
- “SUPPORTED” means:
- Riders can accept support from other riders, their own support teams or anyone else
- Water will be available from 3 CHECK POINTS.
- “SUPPORT TEAM” means:
- One or more supporters providing support to you if you are not in the Flinders Ranges Outback Epic 205 UNSUPPORTED category
- “RELAY TEAM” means:
- Two or more riders
- Can only change riders at CHECK POINTS
- “EMERGENCY SUPPORT” means:
- Someone who has a vehicle and is prepared to track your progress over your route, so if you need transport they can pick you up
- You can nominate Race Administration but must accept these personnel will not be able to respond as quickly to help you as your own emergency support can
- “TIMING POINT”
- 6 altogether but 5 locations on the Flinders Ranges Outback Epic 205 route where you can be withdrawn if you are slower than the RACE SCHEDULE
- 4 locations on the Flinders Ranges Outback Epic 205 route where your actual time will be recorded (RP, WS, GC, WP)
- “CHECK POINT”
- 4 locations on the Flinders Ranges Outback Epic 205 route that are TIMING POINTS where you can also get water (WP, RP, WS, GC)
- CHECK POINTS may have some food and drink for sale
- “RACE SCHEDULE”
- The chronological time table that will be used by race operations to predict when the fastest and the slowest will reach different locations.
- The slow riders’ worst enemy, because if you fall behind it you must withdraw