Australian Mountain Bike - - Fast Track -

The Avan­tiPlus Hell­fire Cup crew are ramp­ing up for the fourth edition of their four-day moun­tain bike event, which runs from 16-19 Novem­ber. When your event’s at­mos­phere, trails and af­ter party are ar­guably bet­ter known than the ex­act for­mat of each day’s event – you know you’re prob­a­bly do­ing the right things.

And that’s about where the Hell­fire Cup sits. Al­though most of the na­tion’s elite make sure they are there to con­test for hon­ours, the event is as much about cel­e­brat­ing moun­tain bik­ing and the trails near Kelle­vie as it is rac­ing. With one of the most di­verse stage plans we’ve ever seen, the Hell­fire Cup is op­ti­mised for pairs but wel­comes solo rid­ers with open arms. The stages mix 25 and 50km races with time tri­als, short course rac­ing, and re­lays.

Us­ing hand-crafted trails that have had high praise from trail rid­ers and sea­soned rac­ers alike, the Hell­fire Cup has an event centre with ev­ery­thing you’ll need - from free Wifi to a bar, food ven­dors and pro­vided lunches, toi­lets, show­ers, charg­ing sta­tions, a pump track and more. You can choose to camp, rent a camper­van, get a cabin in a hol­i­day park or find some­thing on AirBNB. But the gen­eral con­sen­sus from those who have been is just go. Don’t miss it. En­ter the two day event or book up for the full four – just get in­volved. En­tries close 10th Oc­to­ber.

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