The Monaro Cloudride 500 starting on Saturday, 9 March 2019 is a mountain bike endurance ride as a prologue to the Monaro Cloudride 1000.
The intention of the Prologue is to provide an entry level for first time bikepacking racers to test gear and themselves over two or three days and gain an experience of the terrain and the fatigue levels that they will encounter on the full 1000k Monaro Cloudride.
A secondary option of the Prologue is for strong but time poor XC racers who want to dig a little deeper without having to commit to the expense of a full multi-day bikepacking rig. These riders will need to meet the navigation challenges, ride light, ride hard and hit the "sleep/food" options to make it work.
Approx 500km MTB