Race Dates 1 - 5 Oct 2013
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A Quick Overview
At 6am from Purni Bore, riders surge off into the heart of the Simpson Desert. By the end of stage 1, they know they will need to dig deep to achieve the goals they have set themselves. When riders arrive at Birdsville they know have experienced something of major importance in their lives. A huge achievement, great cameraderie and a new found appreciation of this amazing environment.
This is a 5 day event covering approx 590km. Each race day has two stages - 80km morning / 50km afternoon approx.
The final stage on day 5 ends outside a classic Aussie icon - the Birdsville Hotel in the tiny outback town of Birdsville in Queensland.
The course traverses some 700 sand dunes(including Big Red), salt lakes, vast cattle stations and gibber plains. Riders and crews will experience all the diversity of this rugged and beautiful desert.