10-11 April 2021

24 hours to perfect your bunny hop this Easter!

The ‘MERIDA Hidden Vale 24HR’ is a Solo, Team Relay and Kids mountain biking event starting at 12pm Saturday and finishing at 12pm Sunday. Riders compete for medals, prizes and bragging rights. It’s a weekend filled with camaraderie, Easter activities and fun that you’ll never forget! Spectators are welcome, so if you want to come and get involved in the atmosphere and excitement of the MERIDA HV24HR weekend, feel free to either utilise our free day parking area, or book yourself a camp site, and stay the night to cheer on the riders all the way through to lunch time!

Anyone who can ride a bike can do this!

Decide as a team how many laps each person rides – do 1 or a whole bunch. If 24 hours is a little intimidating but you still want to be a part of the action or looking to introduce someone new to the sport we have a 4hr event that could suit you! Take it on Solo or as a Team.


MERIDA Hidden Vale 24HR Event 

ENTER NOW via the link below

MERIDA 24hr, 4hr and Kids 24min


Photo: ESI Sports Photography.


  • Photos, Program and Result Links

  • Schedule


    FRIDAY 9 April, 2021

    1300: Gates Open

    1300: Camping and Pit Lanes Bump In

    1400: Track Opens for Practice

    SATURDAY 10 April, 2021

    0700: Gates Open

    0700: Camping and Pit Lines Bump In

    0700: Coffee Available

    0700: Registrations Open

    0700: Track Opens for Practice

    0800: Food Available

    1020: Kids 24min Race Briefing

    1030: Kids 24min Race Start

    1115: Kids 24min Presentations

    1115: Registration Closes

    1140: 24hr and 4hr Race Briefing

    1200: 24hr & 4hr Race Start

    1600: 4hr Race Finish

    1700: 4hr Last Rider Returns

    1730: 4hr Presentations

    1800: Kids Activities Close

    1830: Dinner

    24hr Coffee

    SUNDAY 11 April, 2021

    0600: Food Available

    0700: Lolly Hunt Around Race HQ

    1200: 24hr Race Ends

    1245: 24hr Last Rider Returns

    1400: 24hr Presentations


  • Categories & Fees

    Categories & Fees

    24HR SOLO

    Tackle the 24hr Solo!

     When: Saturday 10-11 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $115 Solo (camping not inc)

    Categories: Male and Female – Open/Elite, U23, 23-39, 40-54, 55+, Single Speed

    Age as of  10/4/2021

    Race Briefing: 1140hrs

    Race Start: 1200hrs

    24HR Relay Team of 2

    One rider on course at a time – relay style transition

    When: Saturday 10-11 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $100 per rider

    Categories: Male, Female and Mixed

    Briefing: 1140hrs

    Race Start: 1200hrs

    24HR Relay Teams of 4 or 6

    One rider on course at a time – relay style transition

    When: Saturday 10-11 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $100 per rider

    Categories: Mixed (any combination)

    Race Briefing: 1140hrs

    Race Start: 1200hrs

    Saturday 4HR Solo

    4HRS of Solo Racing (Saturday only)

     When: Saturday 10 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $85

    Categories: Male and Female – U19, 19-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, Single Speed

    Race Briefing: 1140hrs

    Race Start: 1200hrs

    4HR Duo Challenge

    4HRS of Duo Challenge Racing (Saturday only)

     Ride together each and every lap – team laps will be accumulated and tallied up at the end of your 4hrs.

    When: Saturday 10 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $75 per rider

    Categories: Male, Female and Mixed

    Race Briefing: 1140hrs

    Race Start: 1200hrs

    4HR Duo Challenge - Senior/Junior

    4HRS of Duo Challenge Racing – One Senior rider and One Junior rider (U16) (Saturday only)

    Age as of 10/4/2021

    Ride together each and every lap – team laps will be accumulated and tallied up at the end of your 4hrs.

    When: Saturday 10 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $129 total (camping not inc)

    Categories: Mixed

    Race Briefing: 1140hrs

    Race Start: 1200hrs

    24MIN Kids

    24MIN Kids only event

     Complete as many laps of the Junior course as you can in 24 minutes! (2km course)

    When: Saturday 10 April, 2021

    Entry Fee: $15

    Categories: Male and Female – Balance Bike, U7, U10, U13, U16

    Age as of 10/4/2021

    Race Briefing: 1020hrs

    Race Start: 1030hrs


  • Accommodation


    Camping Option

    Camping is just $15 per person, per night, available – Friday and Saturday nights. Definitely a great way to enjoy a weekend with Family and Friends!

    Bookings are essential, and can simply be selected and added to your Merida HV24HR online entry during checkout.

    Please note: Camping isn't included in your entry fees.

    Spicers Hidden Vale Luxury Accommodation

    Don’t feel like roughing it for your event weekend? Spicers Hidden Vale offers individual rooms, suites and group cottages conveniently located just a short distance away from the main Merida HV24HR event HQ.

    How to book: visit or contact 07 5465 5900.

    Book Now

  • Contact


    For all general enquiries – including sponsor and volunteer, please feel free to contact us anytime using the details below:

    Event Organiser

    Hayden Brooks
    E: [email protected]
    M: 0414 343 579

  • Maps


    2021 Event Course

    A mass start sends you straight up the wide farm road towards the Skills Park (1st lap only). Take a left turn into Aeroplane, go past the Plane and turn right for the first descent of Fairy Wren. At the bottom splash through the creek swinging right towards Dandy's this is where you put down the power!  Dandy's is an all time favourite at HVAP with the famous 30m log bridge and a series of flowing turns, a true highlight of the 18km course. Once at the end shift into the big ring and punch your way back towards the Skills Park before selecting an easier gear to spin up the Woodworm climb. 

    View 2021 Event Course Map

    Kids Course

    Mass start… Skid through Pit Lane while waving to Mum and Dad. Exit right and downhill  towards the Bridge on Gully – check your brakes and prepare for a left-hand turn. Select an easy gear or stand up to grind up Buckshot. On approaching the top turn left and it's an easy pedal back on Reload back towards Event HQ. Take another right turn and head up the road before turning left onto the bottom section of Plane Sailing where you'll reach top speed before registering your lap time when crossing the Timing mats. Repeat this as many times as you can for 24 minutes

    View Kids Course Map

  • Trailforks


    Hidden Valley Adventure Park

    For the latest trail information for Hidden Valley Adventure Park visit

    Mountain Bike Trail Map App

    We recommend using Trailforks app for your mobile it allows you to download offline trail maps for use on your rides! Always have the latest trail info with fast offline trail & status/condition syncing.

    Visit their website for further information

  • Sponsorship


    Our events are designed and geared to offer your business maximum brand exposure with a captured audience for the entire weekend, as well as professional lead up and post event marketing.

    If you would like to become a Sponsor of any of our events please contact us.

  • Merchandise

    Exclusive and official event t-shirt

    Event T-Shirts can be purchased at the event while stocks last.
    View the T-Shirt Size Chart


2017 Merida Hidden Vale 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race - Video by Element Photo and Video Productions. HVAPmtb


Photo: ESI Sports Photography.


Photo: ESI Sports Photography.


Photo: ESI Sports Photography.

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