Getting excited? This is the last week to enter online.
Gravel Grinders are in.
Online enries will open in the next few days. Entry fees will be kept to 2016 prices until Sunday 1/10/17.
We’re waiting for some final costings before opening online entries. While there may have to be a slight increase we’ll see if we can balance that with an August discount.
To avoid a clash with the annual Blinman Gymkhana and allow all landowners to assist with both events, the 2017 Flinders Ranges Outback Epic will move to Saturday 28/10/17. We want to thank everyone who has provided feedback on this matter and apologise to anyone who will be negatively affected by this move. Next year our date will be 27/10/18.
We will start updating all event information this week with a view to having online entries open on Tuesday 1/8/17.
If the FROE interests you, please keep checking this website and the FROE Facebook page
URGENT: FROE landowners who supply vital course management services to this event have notified me that they have just realised a date clash with Blinman Gymkhana, an event they have supported for many years and must do so again. We have to now consider either cancelling the event or moving to the following Saturday 28 October. I am in the process of contacting all event officials but I have huge concerns as to how this will also impact riders who have previously contacted me to ask for the 2017 date and may now already have made arrangements around 21 October. I would like to make an announcement on Monday 24/7/17, so can anyone who cannot accommodate a switch to 28/10/17 contact me direct by phone (0411495635) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday 23/7/17 night?
Online entries have closed. All entrants will be able to check their entry details later today using the same link where results will be posted
Please download and read the 2016 Ride Guide
Entry fees have remained at 2015 levels.
Please note that everyone will be required to purchase $10 Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park permits for each vehicle entering the park. More information here.
The 2016 FROE is being planned for Saturday 22 October
Online entries have closed with 127 signed up for an outback epic next Saturday. Full start list and Ride Guide will be uploaded asap.
Check out the ENTRY page for information on the 2015 FROE jersey.
DEWNR has advised that everyone will be required to purchase park permits for vehicles from now on. They will cost us approx $10/vehicle and we thank DEWNR for its support the last 2 years
Unfortunately we cannot announce at this stage whether the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources will continue its support of this event by waiving the $10/car entry fee into the park, so we have opened online entries without this benefit. This is what you’re signing up for.
Our online entry site is ready to go but we have not had confirmation that Flinders Ranges National Park entry fee for one car can be included. We have decided to wait one more day only. Thanks for your patience. Entries will open tomorrow.
Here’s some 2014 event vision to get you in the mood.
We’re working hard to get online entries open next week, aiming for Monday 20 July
Changes from last year:
- We have not been happy charging non-MTBA members an extra $20 so have sourced our own insurance, giving all riders the option to take out personal injury insurance for $9-90, which we strongly recommend
- The Friday briefing will no longer be compulsory. It’s the best time for first time riders to get all their questions answered, and for all riders to collect their ride numbers & timing transponders, but abbreviated safety briefings will be given before each start.
- Finish line results will go live to the web so anyone with internet access anywhere will be able to see where you finished within a minute of you crossing the line. Here’s what the results will look like.
- Weather permitting, we’ll put up a big TV in the spectator area near the finish so you can see instantly who crosses the line.
- Presentations will be held over until Sunday morning at Rawnsley Park, so plan to have breakfast with us at the Woolshed Restaurant
Australian Mountain Bike (AMB) have provided great coverage of this year’s race online and we have been told to look out for the December magazine too. It’s out on 4/12. Thanks to Kay Haarsma for the words and Martie De Villiers from Blue Beetle Photography for the pics
2014 FROE MTB Race Rider Survey can be found here. Please give us a few minutes of your time to help shape the next race
Please like our Facebook page so you get all the latest post-ride news. There are links to pics and video there now
Video teaser from last year’s 109km start, courtesy of Andrew Field
Ian Fehler runs Escapegoat Adventures and can provide transport for $150pp up and back provided 4 or more book.
All maps have been updated.
2014 FROE 205km
2014 FROE 109km
2014 FROE 64km
If you’re unsure about bringing family and friends, new information added here should convince you to.
2015 event date has been applied for – Saturday 24 October
This is the weekend after the 2015 World Duathlon Championships which will be in the city of Adelaide. Duathlon entrants will be encouraged to experience the Outback through the Flinders Ranges Outback Epic MTB Race before they return home. We hope to welcome many more international and interstate visitors who can enjoy two events in one week.
Asthma Foundation SA is our official charity. Its purpose is to seek a cure for asthma and to improve the quality of life of people living with asthma. Established in 1963, Asthma SA aims to support every South Australian who struggles for breath by providing information, education, training and advocacy in the community, as well as promoting research.
Everyone who rides in the Flinders Ranges Outback Epic MTB Race will probably struggle for breath at some stage, but hopefully not from asthma and not for long. We encourage you to click this link to donate or fundraise in support of those who struggle to breathe because of asthma.
The 2013 Results page has been expanded to “Results and Rider Reports” Read reports from two riders at different ends of the 205km.
MTBA is currently running a Free Trial Membership Program where, if you time it right, you may not have to pay the $20 Day Licence Fee
- 109km entrants will be able to get a ride (non-bike!) back to their Willow Springs start after they finish
- Link to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1427110574244194/