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King and Queen of the Mountain – Ben Lomond Mountain Bike Event

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Get ready to conquer the heights and challenge yourself at the 2024 LMBC King and Queen of the Mountain event.

This thrilling mountain bike event will see participants take on a 17.7-kilometer gravel road ascent, covering an impressive 1,050 meters of elevation gain along Ben Lomond Road, taking in Jacobs Ladder.

The mountain bike event runs from the Ben Lomond BASE to the picturesque Ben Lomond Alpine Village.

Jacob's Ladder. Image Credit: Melissa Findley
Jacob's Ladder. Image Credit: Melissa Findley

Whether you’re an avid hill climber or simply seeking a new adventure, this gravel road challenge welcomes riders of all skill levels and any type of human-pedal-powered bike suitable for the road conditions. There are also specific categories for Breakaway riders and those using E-bikes, ensuring everyone can join in the excitement.

The event kicks off with registration at the Ben Lomond BASE, Upper Blessington, starting at 8:00 am. Riders will be grouped into two waves: the Mens and Womens Breakaway categories, along with E-bike participants, will begin their journey at 9:30 am, while the remaining categories, including U19s, will set off at 10:00 am.

Mountain Bikes. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Mountain Bikes. Image Credit: Darren Wright
The road to Ben Lomond. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker
The road to Ben Lomond. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker

Once participants reach the Ben Lomond Alpine Village and take a moment to catch their breath, they can make their way back to the Ben Lomond BASE for a well-deserved BBQ lunch and the presentation of awards.

As the mountain top can get quite chilly, we advise participants to pack a bag with warm clothing for the summit. Don’t worry about carrying it yourself—there will be a support car available to transport bags to the top for you, ensuring you stay comfortable throughout the event.

Don’t miss out on this exhilarating opportunity to test your limits and soak in the breathtaking scenery of Ben Lomond. Join us for the 2024 LMBC King and Queen of the Mountain and make unforgettable memories on two wheels.

Hosted by Launceston Mountain Bike Club. Register at: https://entryboss.cc/races/19012

Watchtower Lookout - Ben Lomond. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker
Watchtower Lookout - Ben Lomond. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker
Entrance to Ben Lomond National Park. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker
Entrance to Ben Lomond National Park. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker

Details

Entries close: Sat, 17 Feb 2024 12:00 noon AEDT

Scratch cut-off: Sat, 17 Feb 2024 12:00 noon AEDT

Pay online by: Sat, 17 Feb 2024 12:00 noon AEDT

Race Schedule

Registration Open: 8.30am

Race Briefing: 9.15am

Race Start: 9.30am Breakaway and E-bikes, 10.00am Main categories

Race Completion Time: 12.30pm

Presentations: 1.30pm

Categories

Breakaway: Minimum Age 13 years

E-bike: Minimum Age 19 years

All other categories: Minimum Age 17 years

Juniors: Male (U19), Female (U19)

Seniors Male: Open (19-29), Veteran, (30-39), Masters, (40-49), Super Masters, (50-59), Grand Masters (60+)

Seniors Female: Open (19-29), Veteran, (30-39), Masters, (40-49), Super Masters, (50-59), Grand Masters (60+)

Breakaway Juniors: Male (13-18), Female (13-18)

Breakaway Seniors: Male (19+), Female (19+)

E-Bike: 19+

Watchtower Lookout - Ben Lomond. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker
Watchtower Lookout - Ben Lomond. Image Credit: Simon Sturzaker

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