Port to Port MTB is a 4 day Mountain Bike race that takes place in May each year. The race is designed for bikers at all levels, including those who wish to ride for fun to those who are more competitive.
Whatever your motivation, the event is a great way to challenge your skills and enjoy the scenery of the region.
In 2018, the Port to Port race is in its 5th year and is set to expect its biggest turn out yet. The race begins at Audrey Wilkinson Winery in the Hunter Valley which is picturesque way to kick off the journey. The ride covers a variety of terrains all varying in different degrees of difficulty. Sandy tracks, fire trails, hill climbs and steep descents are all the challenges that riders are expected to face. The ride takes place across the Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle so there is lots of the region for riders to explore.
The motto of the event is “it’s a ride, not a race” therefore riders of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Registrations sell out fast so it is important to book in advance.
Riders can choose to participate for any number of days throughout the 4 day event. The entry fee includes fees for all of the National Parks, shuttle transfers, timing chips and race plates and recovery drinks at the finish lines. Riders are also provided with a gift and event program as part of the ticket package.
Riders must be 5 years or over and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Riders can be expected to ride up to 60kms each day and to be prepared for different weather conditions.
Port to Port is a great event for the keen biker rider and is a great way to see some of the NSW region. So gather up your friends and family and come and join in on the Port to Port MTB race this year!