Team Events

KODA BIKE SHOP CHALLENGE

Congratulations to GIANT Ocean Keys Bike Shop who were the 2023 KODA Bike Shop Challenge.

This challenge will be back again in 2024 and is an opportunity for bike shops to determine who has the fittest and fastest gravel riders. It’ll take place across the 100 Mile (160km) distance and will require three riders for each team. The riders don’t need to stay together, but their team time will be the accumulated time of all three.

The fastest team will earn themselves bragging rights for the next year, plus they’ll be awarded with the perpetual trophy and a carton of beer.

Bike shops can enter as many teams as they like, however each team must consist of three riders. If you know a bike shop not entered, get them to pull a team together.

CORPORATE TEAMS CHALLENGE

In 2024, Backroads will be again hosting the Corporate Teams Challenge.

This challenge encourages workplaces to form a team and partake in the event to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. It’ll take place across three distances – the 60km Lupin Loop, 100km Fields of Gold and the 100 Mile (160km) Big Canola.

Each team will consist of three riders, all within the same distance. The riders don’t need to stay together, but their team time will be the accumulated time of all three. E-Bikes are not allowed in the Corporate Teams Challenge.

The fastest team will earn themselves bragging rights and be awarded the perpetual trophy.

SCHOOLS / CLUBS CHALLENGE

This challenge encourages more local involvement, through schools and community groups. This will be run across the three smaller distances – the 10km Gravel Groms, 20km Farmroad Flyer and 60mk Lupin Loop. Participants will be able to nominate their school / community group through the registration system. 

The school / community group with the largest team (based on their current total numbers) will be crowned the winners.