TWP Trails Dusk To Dawn 24th/25th Sept 2011

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 TWP_TRAILSDusk_2_Dawn_Waterbottle 12HR
24th/25th September






2011   RESULTS



Last Years Results


7pm Saturday - 7am Sunday morning


 ENTER NOW ON-LINE ENTRY  (more info below)


WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE DUSK TO DAWN 12 HOUR CHALLENGE – Everyone can take part in the challenge from beginner through to the competitive rider. The aim is to complete as many laps in a 12 hour period as you can either as a solo rider or in a team of friends or work-mates. You can do one lap then change over to your next rider or do several before changing over to your next rider. It is up to you and your team. You can go as hard and fast as you like or take it at a slow relaxed pace and stop and start as often as you like. It’s all up to you.

If you have never been in a Teams Event before they are great fun. You form a team of friends or work-mates or if you would like to take part but can't form a team we can try to include you in a team or you can go it alone as a solo competitor. Laps are expected to be approx. 8 klm and take about 25 - 55 minutes to complete depending on your fitness then you change over to your next team mate or you can do a lap or a few laps and then change over. It's all up to your team and your team strategy.

The course is designed to suit all riders skill levels, not too hilly or technical but there will be some sections where there is two ways you can go, the easy way (usually the lower trail) or for the experienced rider something a bit more technical.

Solo rider or Relay Teams of 2, 3 or 4 Riders. You can do a lap and then swap over to your next team mate. Each team has only one number which they swap over to their next rider in the transition zone. number_change_over_transition_zone.jpgTo make for a quicker change every rider is given a backing plate with velcro which they put on their bike and the number plate is easy to remove from the backing plate to give to your next team member. You must not take your number plate off till you have passed the timing truck and entered the transition zone.


You can go as fast and hard as you like or at your own pace. It's all up to you. You can start and stop as often as you like. How you take on the Challenge is up to you.

Everyone is easy going and friendly so come along and have a great time.




The 2011 TWP Trails Dusk to Dawn is set on a beautiful country property in Canungra just over 30 minutes drive inland from the Gold Coast or less than a hour from Brisbane.This venue is on a Private Property. You are not permitted to ride there at any other time other than official practice & event times/days.

Practice - You will be allowed to practice late in the afternoon once you have picked up your Registration pack. Practice will be from 3pm (to be confirmed)

Camp in the Riders staging Pit Area in a large mowed area right next to the course where you can be part of the action and watch your team mates finish their lap. (camping is only allowed from Saturday till Sunday morning) while the event is on. So bring your marquees, chairs & everything you need to keep you comfy. SORRY NO CAMP FIRES ALLOWED OR GENERATORS.

NO DOGS ALLOWED - This is a working property and the Property Owner does not want any dogs on the Property. Keep your dog at home "NO EXCEPTIONS"






pdf Directions to Canungra Venue

Located on private property on the Mundoolun-Connection Rd, also known as the Nerang-Beaudesert Rd just 4klm west of the town of Canungra.


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Laps are approx. 8klm in length with riders times between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the fitness and ability of the rider. Many riders like to take their own time in finishing their laps. The shorter laps means you are not waiting hours to go out to do your own lap and get much more involved in the action. You have the option of doing two or more laps before you change over to your team mate if you wish. The terrain is perfectly suited to our 12 hour with single track, switchbacks, fire roads, and flowing downhill sections but not too hilly or technical so everyone can enjoy it. You go as fast and hard as you wish or take it at your own pace with plenty of place for faster riders to pass.

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SOLO COMPETITORS - You have your own area set aside for yourself and support crew close to the transition area. You do not have to stay in this area if you don't want to.

MARSHAL/CHECKPOINTS - We have four checkpoints out on course all with marshals to help you if you need it with radio back to the main control centre. There is water available at each checkpoint and also a toilet at each checkpoint. If you have a mechanical or need some help the marshals can radio in to get you help or your team-mate out to you.

FIRST AID - First Aid Officers are on course and also back at the Control Centre/Staging area.

LIGHT CHARGING - We have a re-charging bay supplied with power boards for re-charging your batteries. All you need to do is bring your battery charger & spare batteries for charging. Please make sure that you mark your name on your battery & charger. You are responsible for your own gear. (Sorry no generators or leads allowed in camp areas)

dsc_0099.jpgWARM UP - We will have 3 wind-trainers set up at the transition area so you can warm up & get the muscles going before heading out on your lap.







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nerang_retail.jpgBike Repairs - Nerang Mountain Bike Centre have a mechanic on duty (when not on course) and retail display.

RANDOM DRAW PRIZES - There are lots of random draw prizes given away all through the night.

COMMENTARY & RESULTS - Our M.C. does a fantastic job keeping everyone entertained with lots of fun comps, track stands etc. and keeping you informed on what's going on & results.

Results will be posted hourly for you to see how your team or solo rider are going.

An approved helmet will be required to be worn at all times .

Additional recommended protective articles

  • • Good night lights
  • • Jersey with sleeves
  • • Gloves
  • • Plenty of water or hydration pack
  • • Wet weather gear
  • • Change of clothing – makes riding more comfortable especially if you get wet.

• Food Supplements e.g. energy bars

Insect Repellant

BIKE - Have your bike serviced and good mechanical working condition.

For a detailed list of items you might need MTB Dirt has provided a Master List HERE





Relax and enjoy yourselves . Bring everything you need to make your weekend comfortable.

You can set up camp, tents, marques in our large mowed grassy Rider Village area while the event is on the Saturday through till the event is over on Sunday morning.

There is plenty of room to bring your camper or caravan but no power available.


Accomodation Canungra


Accommodation in Canungra is only 5 minutes drive from the venue but there is not much accommodation.

Motel, Pub and a few B & B's.

Other Accommodation close to Canungra

Mt. Tamborine is approx. 20 minutes drive from Canungra &

there is also accommodation 30 minutes away at the Gold Coast.



Hot & Cold Food & drink, capuccinos etc. will be available all during the night for purchase from the Canungra Scouts and our other catering suppliers




Saturday From 2-30pm- 6pm

Practice:  From 3-30pm once you have Registered (subject to change)

On race day riders must get there early to Register. It is no good if everyone turns up at 30 mins to go to Register as we need to process all the riders. The earlier you can get there and pick up your race packs the better for everyone. We cannot hold the START TIME because riders get there late to Register. So take the time so you don't need to rush and have plenty of time to set up and relax before the start.


START TIME - 7 pm (Saturday 24th September)
FINISH TIME - 7 am (Sunday 25th September)




Solo Men - $85

. Solo Men - 40yrs Plus - $85

Solo Women -$85

2 Person Men - $170 ($85 per person)

2 Person Women - $170 ($85 per person)

2 Person Mixed - $170 ($85 per person)

3 Person Men - $255 ($85 per person)

3 Person Women - $255 ($85 per person)

3 Person Mixed - $255 ($85 per person)

4 Person Fun -$340 ($85 per person)

Discount for Junior riders u/18 as of 24th September($50 per rider).   You must fill in the pdf entry form below and have your parents sign it.


DAY LICENSE - If you are not a licenced MTBA member you will need to purchase a day licence @ $20 on top of your entry fee. Please make sure you pay this when you do your entry

 Included in your entry fee -

BEANIE to keep you warm when not riding, bidon & race number, score sheet &

Number BACKING PLATES - included in your entry (backing plates, ties and velcro)


1. For Team events 4 Teams constitute a category/ class. If less than 4 Teams are entered into a class only 1st place will be awarded with Prizes.

2. Riders under 18 years old can only compete in a 3 or 4  person team either open, mixed 




Entries open 1st August

Entries close:  Midnight -23rd September

Each team member must complete an entry form
Riders putting in individual entries as part of a team must state your Teams Name.
Please try to write the correct team name and spelling on your entry.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

No REFUNDS after 20th September.  Prior to 20th September full refund less $20 admin fee.




  Enry Form.pdf

Overall Solo Male & Female - This is for the most laps overall solo male & overall solo female - 1st $250 plus your normal category prize & plaque. Less than 5 competitors in male or female category & prize-money will be 50% e.g 1st $125
All other categories prizes & plaques (minumum 5 riders per male or female overall class)







You can see the course during daylight from our video footage of the Weekend Warrior held in August

NIGHTIME START - You can go to the Ay-Up Lighting's Video footage on U-Tube from the start of last years Ay-Up Dusk to Dawn

PHOTOS - To see more photos of previous events and riders click onto our gallery page and go to page 2 featuring 2006 Dusk to Dawn

Read all about our previous Dusk to Dawn events in these magazine articles from Mountain Bike Australia and Enduro Magazines.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON 2006 NITERIDER DUSK TO DAWN. Article appeared in the May/Jun/July issue Mountain Biking Australia. " Courtesy of Mountain Biking Australia." click here


pdf_small NZO 2007 Dusk to Dawn 12 Hour Enduro Magazine Article









Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2011 23:41