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About the Epic




When: Saturday, 9 September – Sunday, 10 September 2017
Where: Spicers Hidden Vale – Hidden Vale Adventure Park (HVAP)
What: Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic 2017
Race Options:
Cycle Epic 87km, 50km, 20km, 11.5km and 4.2km and Free Family Fun Ride (4.2km)
Trail Run Epic 4.2km, 11.5km and Half Marathon distance


The award-winning Flight Centre Cycle Epic is a great mountain biking tradition that began in 2002 with a bunch of mates challenging themselves on a 117km epic trail ride. In 2003, the inaugural Australian mountain bike marathon started a new era in the sport.
Over the past 14 years, the EPIC has gone through multiple evolution’s, most recently due to the 2011 floods which destroyed much of the track infrastructure. The track-building team have worked hard to develop extensive tracks of an international standard – creating rides that cater for different ages and skill levels.

The EPIC weekend now has something for everyone, from the novice riders, runners and walkers through to the professionals of each discipline, offering eight races and several categories to challenge and reward riders and runners alike.

The 2017 EPIC promises to be the biggest and best yet! Be a part of this iconic event, register early and join in the festivities.

The 15th Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017.

Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Spicers Hidden Vale
0414 343 579
617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd
Grandchester, QLD 4340



The Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic is proud to announce its partnership with Brisbane based charity PA Research Foundation for 2017. The PA Research Foundation is home to the world’s first cancer vaccine and many other ground-breaking medical discoveries.

Over 1,300 researchers call the PA home and together they are investigating disease prevention, early detection, treatments and cures for the biggest health challenges we face as a nation. All funds raised through the Epic partnership will help to continue funding these life-saving studies.

For every entry into the 2017 Flight Centre Cycle and Trail Run Epic, we will also donate $5 of your registration fee into medical research by the PA Research Foundation – the home of the world’s first cancer vaccine.

You can also donate $10 or more during your event registration and go in the draw to win a weekend for two at any Spicer’s retreats and a bike from 99 bikes valued at $1000!

If you would also like to use your Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic entry to help raise awareness, inspire others and fundraise for the work of the PA Research Foundation, you can use the link below to set up your own fundraising page too!:

So why not start fundraising today – it might just save the life of someone you know and love.





The 2017 Flight Centre Sports and Events Cycle Epic has joined forces with the MTBA and is now part of the XCM National Series. The 2017 series spans four states and both territories, offering riders almost 600kms of Australia’s best mountain bike trails – we look forward to welcoming our interstate riders, competitors, and visitors!