The ride starts off with a very pleasant ride from the Luke Harrop Circuit at Runaway Bay down past the beautiful beaches from Surfers Paradise through to Miami before heading inland to Mudgeeraba. It’s at this point that the tempo picks up as the riders head north through Highland Park, Mount Nathan and Pimpana where it is 30 kms of gruelling hills – one after another – until riders get to the 80 km mark where it returns to a more even level once again right through to the finish line back at the Luke Harrop Circuit, Runaway Bay.
There are two Rating 5 climbs on the event. The first is around the 38 km mark with a length of 2.81 km and an average grade of 3%. The second is at the 44 km mark with a length of 2.40 km and an average grade of 2.7%.
You can view the full course on Google Maps by clicking
You can also access the GPX and KML files and watch a flyover view of the course by clicking here. You will need to sign up for a free account with MapMyRide to do this.
Another option is to access the route via Strava.
What do you need to know?
Start Location: Luke Harrop Circuit Oxley Drive Runaway Bay. The actual start area will be near the registration area – see diagram on the Home Page.
Registrations Open: 5.30 am
Rider Briefing: 6.15 am
Event Start Time: 6.30 am
Water Stations: There will be four water stations located throughout the course as follows:
- 18kms – Pratten Park at roundabout of Old Burleigh Road and Margaret Avenue Broadbeach (where the 50K ride turnaround point is located)
- at 36 kms – Gilston Community Hall area on Gilston Road just before Latimers Crossing Road
- at 73 kms – Upper Coomera State College 137 Reserve Road; and
- at 80 kms – Beattie Rd Coomera near the Coomera Primary drop off area
Fruit will also be provided to maintain energy levels.
Cost: $75 for an individual or $70 each for a team of four riders that includes water and fruit at the water station and finish lines. Food Vendors will be available at the finish at the Luke Harrop Circuit.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE
The GC100 is not a “closed road event” and all riders must accept the event terms and conditions.
Participants must bring their event receipt on the morning to confirm participation and rider ID.
The event course will have the following;
- Marshalls at most major intersections to indicate direction and provide traffic awareness. All roundabouts that require riders to go left or right will have marshalls so if no marshall is in attendance, proceed straight through the roundabout.
- Mobile “Bicycle Mechanics” for minor bike repairs
- Course signage at designated points, participants must also familiarize themselves with route
- Course markers indicating km’s and km’s to next rest stop.