The Crocodile Trophy is one of the toughest and definitely the most legendary MTB stage race in the World. In 2019 its 25th Anniversary will take place from 12-19 October and Rocky Trail’s Race Director Martin Wisata will compete in it for the 10th time, further establishing his current World Record of most Croc Trophies completed in a row.
In 2019 the Crocodile Trophy will support the Mitas Terra in the Berra multi-day mountain bike event in Canberra by sponsoring the prizes for the overall male and female classifications. The top three podium getters will receive the infamous “Croc Dollars”, the official currency that gets you discounts into the legendary Croc.
“Juliane and Martin from Rocky Trail have been true ambassadors for the Crocodile Trophy for more than ten years and I believe when experienced operators like them take on events like the Mitas Terra in the Berra it can become an amazing opportunity to spread the love for multi-day mountain bike events and stage racing”, said Croc founder Gerhard Schoenbacher.
The ‘BIG’ Crocodile Trophy takes its competitors from all over the world on an incredible and unique eight day adventure through Tropical North Queensland and in 2019 launches the ‘Croc Elements’ 3-day racing event.
“We were able to secure ‘Croc Dollars’ which may be used to register in this or next year’s Crocodile Trophy event, including the new Croc Elements”, said Juliane Wisata from Rocky Trail.
She confirmed that a total prize pool of $1800 in discount vouchers would be divided up across the top three Elite Male and Female categories:
- Overall Winners Male and Female: $500 Croc Dollars each
- Overall 2nd Male and Female: $250 Croc Dollars each
- Overall 3rd Male and Female: #150 Croc Dollars each
Race the 3 quintessential stages of the Croc Trophy!
17-19 October 2019
243 km | 2,900 vm | 3 days
Experience the true essence of the most legendary MTB Stage Race on Earth! We’re showing off all the elements that make up the BIG CROC on the final three days!
Fly into Cairns on the Wednesday and we’ll shuttle you to meet us at the tropical Skybury Coffee for a marathon circuit on the Thursday, which will be day six of the ‘big Croc’. Race with us to Hartley’s Croodile Adventures on the Friday, finish on Four Mile Beach on Saturday and catch the Croc Shuttle back to Cairns that day! Book your flight into Cairns, sign up and add the hotel package and shuttle and we’ll take care of the rest.
700 km | 13,000 vm | 8 days
The ultimate MTB stage race experience from the rainforests in Cairns via singletrails and the Aussie bush into the Outback to a brand-new stage destination at Ringers Rest ~ Functions Venue surrounded by beautiful bushland on the Atherton Tablelands! Then head into the iconic Aussie Outback around Mareeba to the tropical Skybury Coffee Farm. We spend a night at Hartley’s Croc Farm and the Port Douglas beach arrival is a treat. Immerse yourself into the Croc camp life or book the daily transfers to our partner hotels in the region.
The 2019 event will be the 25th Anniversary Edition: for a quarter of a century the Crocodile Trophy has challenged racers from all over the World to compete in an ultra-endurance mountain bike race, which also offers an incredibly authentic eight-day Australian adventure.
Ride with cyclists from all over the world – you can camp on cattle stations and in the historic mining villages and even a coffee plantation or there are hotel and motel accommodation packages to choose from! The event is fully catered and supported by race mechanics and medical staff..
Want more information about the Crocodile Trophy? – The Event Ambassadors are always happy to have a chat!