CYCLE THE GOLD COAST, ROAD RIDE, PEAKS CHALLENGE Since 2010, countless cyclists have pushed themselves to the edge of their ability in one of the world’s toughest rides – Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. While many have risen to the challenge, many have failed, succumbing to the unforgiving terrain, relentless grind and gruelling mental battle unique to Peaks Challenge events. Born of the legend in 2015, Peaks Challenge Gold Coast will test riders from around the world against some of South East Queensland’s toughest climbs. Set amongst the pristine, sub-tropical rainforests of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Peaks Challenge Gold Coast is not for the faint hearted. For 235km and more than 4,000 vertical metres, you will journey into the depths of suffering. Your body will scream to stop. Your legs will burn. But this is what it takes to face Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. There’s no room for excuses. You will also face arguably the toughest climb in the Peaks Challenge series – Henri Roberts Drive (Mount Tamborine), along with Beechmont, Springbrook, Natural Bridge and Tomewin, all set within reach of the Gold Coast’s famous sunset strip and sandy beaches. Peaks Challenge Gold Coast is not just one ride – it’s hundreds of personal ones, each narrative a testament to the pain, triumph, sweat and tears of its hard-earned kilometres. In its first year, more than 1,000 faced the peaks but only those who crossed the finish line within the 12-hour deadline, reserve the right to stand amongst an elite few – those who can call themselves Peaks Challenge finishers. It’s not a race – it’s much more than that. It’s a personal challenge. A never-ending journey in the pursuit of up.
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: Full day