The Golden Triangle Epic is Bendigo's premier mountain bike marathon challenge offering five spectacular event distances over a scenic course consisting of awesome single track and fire trails, including taking in sections of the Goldfields (Leanganook) Track. The five distances cater for all levels of riders:
150km - The 100 Miler is the Ultimate adventure (3 Laps)
100km Epic - The City of Greater Bendigo Epic is a traditional marathon distance (2 Laps), this event is also the Victorian round of the MTBA XCM National Series.
50km Shorty - The Cyclescape Shorty includes plenty of sweet single track (1 Lap)
30km Miner - The CoachPro Miner is a development race of 30km race for U15's (2 laps of 15k course) as well as a little longer distance for the new riders to the sport.
15km Pioneer - Presented by Bikecorp, this loop is designed to encourage kids and beginners to get a taste of mountain biking action
The event starts and finishes at Pendlebury Park opposite the One Tree Hill Hotel in Spring Gully, about a 5min drive or 15 minute ride along the Bendigo Linear Trail from the CBD fountain.
As always the emphasis is on having fun putting on a great event for serious racers through to novices in participation events.
There will be catering on hand and competitors can freshen up with a shower after crossing the finish line.
If you have not ridden Bendigo trails before you are in for a real treat with many people enjoying the terrain and trails offered, but don't bring your light weight sidewall tires (grab yourself some high quality Maxxis rubber).
There are some new additions for 2017 so keep an eye out for latest news items leading up to the event.