Hemingway's Gran Fondo Sprint

Course summary

Two riders at a time will line up either side of the median strip, clipped in and held upright, ready for the 250m drag race down to the finish line. Then it’s a sprint to the line to see who will progress to the next round.

 

Held under lights, with local bands playing and MC Mark Beretta keeping the crowd excited, we will be searching for our fastest man and woman on a bike!

The overall fastest man and woman will each win a slab of our special edition Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival Hemingway’s Brewery craft beer, plus a new pair of Northwave Extreme Pro road cycling shoes valued at $499.95! Their names will also be inscribed on the inaugural Hemingway’s Brewery Sprint Cup, which will hold pride of place behind the bar all year round.

  • Sprint Date: Saturday, 10 September 2022
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Start Line: Wharf Street, Port Douglas, 250 metres down from the finish line in front of Hemingway’s Brewery
  • Distance: 250m
  • Field Limit: First 50 men and first 50 women to enter!
  • Race Program with Men’s and Women’s Heats:
    • Heat 1 – 50 Riders: Competitors will race 2 at a time, head-to-head, but it’s not the winners of the heat who progress to the next round, it’s the 16 best times. So even if you lose your heat, you may still progress to the next round if there were 34 other slower riders.
    • Heat 2 – 16 Riders: Will see the fastest qualifier coming up against the slowest. Then, second fastest against second slowest and so on. The middle of the field should see some close heats! Only the winners of each heat in Round 2 will progress to the next round.
    • Round 3 – 8 Riders: Similar process to Round 2 with the fastest coming up against the slowest. Only the winners of these heats will progress.
    • Semi-Final – 4 Riders: Same as the previous rounds.
    • Grand Final – 2 Riders: The 2 winners of the Semi-Finals will come up against each other to see who is the fastest!
  • Insurance: Rider insurance is compulsory for this event. If you do not have a current AusCycling membership, an $8 fee will apply. Please note that your entry does not include any insurance for bikes and accessories. It is recommended that individuals consider their own insurance.
  • The overall fastest man and woman will win a slab of our special edition Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival Hemingway’s Brewery craft beer, plus a new pair of Northwave Extreme Pro road cycling shoes valued at $499.95! Their names will also be inscribed on the inaugural Hemingway’s Brewery Sprint Cup, which will hold pride of place behind the bar all year round.
  • Road bikes only
  • E-Bikes, recumbents, time-trial bikes, or tandems are NOT permitted in the Hemingway’s Brewery Sprint
  • Entries Close: 5:00pm Saturday, 10 September 2022 if not sold out prior
  • Entries on the day will be accepted at the registration desk if not sold out prior
  • EVERY RIDER receives a Hemingway’s Brewery FREE drink voucher!

EVERY RIDER participating in the Sprint receives a Hemingway’s Brewery FREE drink voucher!

Anyone over 18 years old can participate and we’re expecting a huge crowd to cheer you on as you test your legs against your fellow cyclists.

ENTRY PRICE $45.00

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