Bayview Blast

Saturday, 8 June & Sunday, 9 June 2019

2019 Bayview Blast hosted at Bayview Conservation Park, Redland Bay, the Blast returns to one of the best event bases around thanks to Redlands Council. The event village includes amenities, skills park, sealed carpark, toilets, bike wash and an outdoor shower.

The Bayview Blast will be held on 8-9 June 2019, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in NSW and Victoria. Hopefully, many of our southern cousins will make the trek to see what we have to offer!

There is a race category for everyone in 2019.

Saturday participation and Junior Marathon categories

For those wanting to blast around the course with your mates there is the team challenge. The team time will be determined by the 3rd rider across the line.

In the solo categories there will be categories from Juniors up to open age categories to ride over the 25 km Saturday course.

In the Juniors, U17s and U15s will be racing for national championship titles. The U17s will race over a 40km course comprising of the start loop followed by the 25 km course. In the U15s they will race over the 25 km course only.

For the participation categories we follow on from last year’s successful introduction of the Trek Southport E-bike category. This will be the first category of the 25 km course to start. This is for pedal assist bikes only, with no modifications to manufacturers setting permitted.

In the Kids Racing there are 4 race distances for the U15s who just want to have fun down to balance bikes. There is 8 km, 4 km, 2 km and a 10-minute Kids10 race for our youngest competitors.

Sunday is marathon day

In 2019 the Bayview Blast is a Tier 1 National Cup round with all series categories available to allow riders to build more National Cup points.

The 2019 full marathon course is 42 km (approx) has been developed by Redlands Council to allow the Bayview Blast to be a 2 lap race. On top of the new trails developed for the 2018 event the trusty trail care crew have added another single trail to replace the fire road descent down to German Church Road. This ensures that the Bayview Blast will add to its’ reputation as a Marathon race with a lot of single trail.

Race categories for the full marathon range from Elites through to Masters 7+ including a Single Speed category and Teams of 2 (All Male, All Female and Mixed).

For the Half Marathon it will be a single lap race similar categories for the half marathon are available including the U19 Half Marathon category which is part of the National Cup.

Contact

Race Director – Lonnie Toia bayviewblast@ratscc.com.au

Local Accommodation

Mt Cotton Retreat – www.mtcottonretreat.com

Redland Bay Motel – www.redlandbaymotel.com.au

Rancho Del Cielo – www.ranchodelcielo.com.au

Merlot House – www.sirromet.com

The Haven – 19-29 Haven Road, Carbrook, 0433 270 498 or booking.com

Camping Option

Karingal Scouts is around 5 km away

Also check the Bayview Blast Facebook page for additional accommodation.