About

The Avanti Plus Hellfire Cup is a professionally managed 4 day mountain biking event with great onsite services and entertainment. It will be held on November 16 – 19 2017.

The main riding format is a 4 day pairs race, (There are however limited individual options available see Lone Wolf  below for details). Teams of two riders compete in a multiple stage race over 4 days, riding on great trails and amazing countryside with one great single race village base.

Entry fees are $445 per rider for the 4 day format (Hellfire Cup and Lone Wolf) .

For a more detailed overview of the race, check out the 2015 competitor information pack. 2017 version out soon but this gives you heads up of how it all works. Ignore the information about the Half Satan 2 day version we are not running this option in 2017.

The race is achievable for anyone with a decent level of fitness and MTB skills. Be realistic about your abilities and plan properly so you can enjoy the event. To get the most out of your Hellfire Cup you will also need to look after yourself in terms of your camping needs, hydration and race nutrition.

Our philosophy is that racing should be challenging but achievable, that our guests at our events should be well fed have great services and and a great time. Riders should be rewarded with prizes for podiums and jags of spot prizes for everyone. Trails that keep you amped for the next riding stage and return you to a welcoming, laid back race village.

What’s included with your entry:

We try to do more than the average bear for our riders, and that’s part of the reason why we’re aiming to limit rider numbers. We want the event to be the best experience our team can possibly provide you.

• Free camping
• Lunches included
• Entertainment including live music.
• On-site child care options (user pays)
• Food and coffee vendors
• After party concert
• Moo Brew Bar
• Free wifi
• Appliance charge station
• Onsite mechanic
• Bike retail
• Professional traffic control for adventure racing stages
• Hot showers
• Bike wash
• Chill Zone
• Professional Timing System
• Hand crafted & professionally built trails to excite gravity hounds & XC whippets alike.

Food

Tucker!  We have you sorted by providing wholesome lunches for entrants on each day. We will provide a presentation feast BBQ lunch on the last day.

We have engaged food vendors on site that you can access for evening meals and breakfast if you do not wish to bring your own. These guys offer great value awesome food.

Cool swag!

On top of all the spot prizes on offer you’ll be taking home awesome stuff from our sponsors and cool event gear.

Free camping

The race village will be a large family friendly communal camp site where every stage starts and finishes.

Race Village

The Jeanneret Electrical Tech race village will have; Kid’s tent with scheduled entertainment, kids movies, kid’s race track with some fun kid’s races. Child care services will be available this is offered as a fee for service option when entering. There will also be coffee and food vendors, motor home parking, event medical, tunes, films, some chilled unplugged performers on the competition nights, bike wash station and service area, post stage race mechanical support, showers for campers plus a Moo Brew bar and much more.

Entry Capacity

Our entries are capped to preserve the vibe as the event grows, keeping the single track uncongested, ensuring services are effective and to make sure our team can look after our guests.

Entrant capacity for 2017: 350 riders
150 pairs
50  solo positions (Lone Wolf)

Get your skates on and get your ticket sorted.

2017 Entry Price

We have  decided to keep the Entry fee at $445 per rider and are happy to offer great trails, tasty lunches made from great Tassie produce, entertainment and the best possible race village services and vibes as our part of the deal.

Hassle Free Racing

This event is set up to be as logistically simple as possible. With one race village, with lunches provided and food stalls onsite for people to purchase other meals, things to keep supporters and their kids occupied, transport for race hydration and nutrition to feed stations on course and packages where you can come from interstate and get picked up and returned to Hobart Airport.

Race Format

Hellfire Cup – 4 day pairs racing.

The main event, riders compete in pairs over 7 stages with different formats. There is also an optional night stage.

Day 1
Stage 1 – MTN Trails Serpent – Mill Road loop 26km NEW TRAILS !
Stage 2 – Onetonne Rodeo – 4 laps Pairs split 2 laps each race village transition 6.5km single track course, Lone Wolves do all 4 laps NEW TRAILS ADDED  !

Day 2
Stage 3 – Maxxis  Assault – 50km loop, Jacobson’s Peak return loop. NEW TRAILS ADDED !

Day 3
Cruise stage – From race village to Time Trial start. 6km.
Stage 4 – Storm Boy Photos Team Time Trial – 15.5km
Cruise stage – From Time Trial to race village – 9km.
Stage 5 – Muc off Sidewinder Relay 9km NEW TRAILS ADDED !
Stage 6 – Rooke Wray & Jackson/Insurance Solutions Tas Queen/King of Kellevie OPTIONAL NIGHT STAGE 9km NEW TRAILS ADDED !

Day 4
Stage 7 Tuff Torq Elevator – Pairs complete the Tuff Torq Hill Climb together in seeded groups (fastest to slowest) of 10 riders at 30 second intervals. NEW TRAILS ADDED !
Stage 8 Jet Tech Mayhem team time trial short course riding in pairs – 10 km NEW TRAILS ADDED  !

Lone Wolf – 4 day individual option

Lone Wolf racing format

Thursday 16th: Stage 1 – MTN Trails Serpent – Mill Road loop 25km
Thursday 16th: Stage 2 – Onetonne Rodeo – 4 laps of 6.5km single track course
Friday 17th: Stage 3 – The Maxxis Assault – 50 km loop, Jacobson’s Peak return loop.
Saturday 18th: Stage 4 – Storm Boy Photos Team Time Trial – 15.5km
Saturday 18th: Stage 5 – Muc-Off Sidewinder Relay – 2 x 9km laps
Saturday 18th: Stage 6 – Rooke Wray & Jackson/Insurance Solutions Tas Queen/King of Kellevie OPTIONAL NIGHT STAGE 9 km Cash prizes on offer.
Sunday 19th: Stage 7 – Tuff Torq Elevator – 1 lap, 3 km hard up /fun down
Sunday 19th: Stage 8 Jet Tech Mayhem Time Trial – 10km lap.
Sunday 19th: Stage 9 BBQ, bands and Hellfire party