Byron Bay Triathlon
After celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Byron Bay Triathlon in 2015, planning is underway for the next 20 years of this incredibly popular event. It’s a new generation Byron Bay Tri in 2016, designed to eclipse previous years and exceed everyone’s expectations! The updated courses include:
Byron Bay Triathlon is a magical calendar event marking the end of each year’s triathlon season. That has made BBT a favourite celebrated Party Weekend in one of the world’s most idyllic locations.
Kingy Tri is one of the most highly sought after Triathlons as it provides the opportunity for participants, locals and spectators to experience a holistic sporting escape weekend that generates sustainable returns for all stakeholders in a wonderful beachside location.
The Kingscliff Triathlon Multifun Weekend’s mission is to maintain its position as one of the friendliest and most sought after triathlons on the calendar and continue to develop the various activities attracting the broad range of participants particularly families and kids, whilst focusing on enhancing the experience through competition and friendly service.
The event has become a major community event and as a marquee sports tourism driver and aims at engaging participants, spectators and the local community in a high touch experience through increased professional service whilst preserving the values that made it successful and developing awareness of Triathlon as a sport.
Now in its 12th year the biannual event hosted by NXsports attracts over 1,200 competitors and about 5,000 spectators.
Part of the vision for the event is to work closely with the local community and organisations in order to design and deliver an event to an exceptional standard. Partnerships have been established with Tweed Shire Council, Destination Tweed, Tweed Coast Holiday Parks, Kingscliff Residents Association and Progress Inc, Chinderah Residents Association and Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce.
Battle on the Border
Now in its 8th year, the Battle of the Border has grown to hundreds of recreational and seasoned competitive cyclists. The festival courses range from 200km to 400km, crossing challenging terrain and highlighting the beautifully unique volcanic caldera environment.
The Battle is a wonderful event for the cycling elite to bring their friends and families to support them over the four day festival and explore all that the region has to offer.
The 2015 Battle on the Border Cycling Festival is a combination of a competitive racing tour and social riding (Fondo) events.
The Battle’s flagship Racing Tour is a multi-stage, multi-division race that extends across the cycling disciplines: individual time trial, criterium and road racing. The Tour offers a unique athletic and environmental experience for men, women, and juniors, varying from difficult mountainous climbs to endurance distance courses.
At the highest level is a five stage NRS men’s tour. The remaining divisions compete in a four stage tour open to all members of Cycling Australia.
The Fondo Rides are a mass participation event which caters to everyone who enjoys a pedal. The three courses available – 53km, 114km, 152km – vary in degrees of difficulty and are designed to encourage everyone to participate, from the beginner to the serious cyclist. Above all, this is a non-competitive bike ride celebrating cycling and the atmosphere of the Battle.
Conquer your bucket list and climb Mt Warning! Experience this ‘must-do’ cycle that kicks off the Battle’s program. A gruelling climb up the volcano will reward you with stories and bragging rights for a lifetime.
The Brisbane Blast will be one of Australia’s leading inner city criteriums, offering a competitive and entertaining cycling race conducted with a national and international profile that embraces the iconic South Bank destination.
We will build upon the successful foundations of past Blasts and establish the Blast as a major event by
- providing a zero fault event that offers novice and progressive athletes an opportunity to participate in a criterium styled circuit;
- offering a highly competitive race experience at a great entry price;
- raising awareness of men’s health and funds for Movember; and,
- creating an opportunity for participants, local communities, and spectators to experience an elite sporting event that generates sustainable returns for all stakeholders.
Brisbane athletes have long sought the return of the epic South Bank criterium and the Brisbane Blast establishes a sustainable longer term strategy to bring the focus of racing into the heart of this very fine city.
With the support of the Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing, we aim to develop the series into a sports tourism driver, that seeks the ongoing engagement of runners, cyclists and corporates. It has taken four years to reach this position and we must thank the Councillors, Major Events Officers of the Brisbane City Council; the leadership team of Brisbane Marketing; the Queensland Police Service for advice and encouragement along the way.
Bring it on Brisbane.
Please note: full course details and event program will be launched following council and event approvals.