The ride starts off with a very pleasant ride from the Broadwater Parklands, up to the end of the Spit, then down past the beautiful beaches from Surfers Paradise through to Miami before heading inland to Robina. It’s at this point that riders turn back and , apart from two changes, retrace the route right through to the finish line back at Broadwater Parklands. The two changes are that on the return trip, riders use Santa Monica Road rather than Riviera Rd and do not go back up Seaworld Drive.
You can view the full course on Google Maps by clicking here.
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: Southport Broadwater Parklands opposite Nerang Street mall. The actual start area will be near the Patio Area – see diagram on the Home Page.
Registrations Open: 5.30 am
Rider Briefing: 6.45 am
Event Start Time: 7.00 am
Water Stations: There will be a water station located at the turnaround point at 29kms and fruit will also be provided to maintain energy levels.
Cost: $55 for an individual, that includes water and fruit at the water station and finish lines and a bacon and egg burger at the finish.
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 and relay changeover area
Registrations can be made by clicking on the Register Here button but make sure that you order your free T-Shirt as part of the process for 50 km event.