2023 BPS 600 is here with a new route!
Sunday, 8th of January 2023
The BPS 600 is a 600km BRUTAL MTB/ Gravel ride, covering SEQs most challenging terrain. The first edition of the BPS 600 was held late December 2021. Formally known as the BPS Hunt 600, as it was originally run as a QLD alternative to the postponed Hunt 1000. The BPS Hunt 600 quickly gained in popularity, leading to a second edition held in July, 2022
This year, Bike Pack Shop is holding the BPS 600 & BPS 400. The 600 following a new route. The course is brutal and not for the faint of heart. 600km with 11, 000m of vertical elevation. We had a total of 7 riders finish the entire course.
The 400 course has been redesigned, being a much easier route, way more enjoyable. Although the route is remote in parts, there is still a number of towns/ shops along the way. Food & water must be taken seriously.
If you’re not sure of something or want more info. Shoot me a message on email@example.com as we are happy to help.
BPS 600 has a finish date of January 8th 2023, riders will start when they want!
Early bird pricing - limited time!
Our early bird pricing has commenced for the BPS 600 registration. Save some $$dosh$$ off your rego by entering today. By registering now, you also help BPS fund a better experience for each event. We do not make profit running these events, all the entry fees go into making these rides as exciting and fun as they can be.
Finish date is 8th of January 2023.
600km – 11, 000m elevation.
No support during the ride.
FKT up for grabs (fastest known time).
You will need to train and prepare for this ride.
Upon registering, you’ll receive:
- The BPS 600 route
- A 6 week training plan from Constantly Fit for the BPS 600.
- Sponsor gifts and prizes.
- Featured on our riders page.
It’s very hard, but not impossible by any means. You’ll want to have some prior bike packing experience. Be used to wild camping, hike-a-bike and remote stretches of riding.
No, none at all. Once you start your ride, it is up to you. You should not be relying on anyone but yourself.
BPS will support riders in any way possible BEFORE the ride, that is helping with preparation, gear, route scouting and training.
- Ravensbourne NP
- The ride up to Blackbutt
- Mt Stanley and Western Branch Rd
- Jimna and Conondale NP
- The ride into Brisbane.
We will setup a map progress event, riders will have the option of using this, or not.
Yes, all of it has been scouted by my self.
– Food and water – carry enough food for 1 night as an emergency. Your first food resupply point is 130kms into the ride. From this point on, there are more frequent resupply points. You will need to carry around 3-4L capacity for water.
– Shelter – don’t try and battle the cold. Take a shelter and sleeping bag. We recommend the Alton Goods 3m x 3m Tarp, with a bivvy and sleeping bag. Remember it will be winter so prepare for 10° – 0° Celsius.
– Keep your bike light – find that sweet spot between too much gear and not enough gear. Overpacking will be a nightmare on this brutal, hilly course. However you’ll also suffer from under packing. Find our gear list in the info guide below!
– This is no easy feat – this is one of the most brutal courses in SEQ. Don’t underestimate it. The BPS 600 will chew you up and spit you out if you don’t respect it’s difficulty.
Do you have to be fit?
Absolutely. Register now to receive your plan.
What’s the dirt to road ratio?
70% dirt. It’s a really good mix of both road and dirt.
Where is the finish location?
Ascent Cycles, 158 Edmonstone Street, Wilston 4051, Brisbane.
Can I attend the after party if I don’t ride the event?
Yes! The more the merrier.
What is a good time range to aim for?
Between 4-6 days. Last year we rode the course in 4 days. We were riding from dawn till dusk every day.
Is there insurance?
No, you’re liable for all accidents/ issues/ mental breakdowns you experience on course.
Where should I get bike packing bags from?
You’re already here baby, the best bike packing store in town!