IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE
Over recent weeks we have remained positive and worked towards being able to deliver Port to Port as scheduled on 10 – 13 September 2020.
As you may know, the current Public Health Order regarding Mass Gatherings in NSW has been extended to 29 September 2020 - meaning gatherings over 500 people cannot take place in NSW over our event weekend without an exemption. Unfortunately, and despite our best efforts, given the current situation in NSW an exemption has not been granted. As a result, we regret to advise that Port to Port cannot take place as planned on 10 – 13 September 2020, or the foreseeable future.
We share in the disappointment of this news as we love producing Port to Port for you as much as you love riding in it.
All registered riders have been sent an email explaining their options. If you didn’t receive this, or have any questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are trying times, especially for those in sport and event related industries, and while we are pressing ‘pause’ on Port to Port for the foreseeable future, we hope that this is not goodbye forever. We are determined to come out the other side of this situation even stronger and be able to deliver Good Times Rolling once again.
Thank you for your understanding.
Port to Port is a MTB stage race taking place over four days in New South Wales.
Riders let loose across the spectacular Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Region in the an awesome east coast mountain bike holiday jam packed with fun trails, good mates and cold beers.
It's around 196km of riding and 4,300m of climbing in total, spread across 40 to 55km each day; the Port to Port keeps things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks, testing hill climbs and groomed downhill trails – many through private land that can only be ridden during the event. Designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, none of the riding is overly technical and it’s ridable for anyone with a decent level of fitness.
The Port to Port is the sister event of Australia’s number one stage MTB event, the Cape to Cape in South-West Western Australia and the Reef to Reef in Tropical North Queensland. Making up the newly formed triple crown of Australian multi-stage MTB racing.
“One of the coolest aspects of stage racing is that every day is different. With each stage you’re faced with a fresh challenge: changing trail conditions, varying weather, shorter stages, longer stages, big hills or flatter profiles, fireroad or singletrack. Each of these aspects can play to a rider’s strengths, or make it extra tough for them, and that’s before you even consider the waves in personal form that are bound to happen over multiple days on the bike”
Qualify for Cape Epic
The world famous Absa Cape Epic is an eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region of South Africa. A number of team entries have been set-aside exclusively for 2020 Port to Port teams, who have an opportunity to purchase an entry through a draw.
Check out the Absa Cape Epic Qualification page for more info.