Canberra Classic MTB in support of Head & Neck Cancer Australia

Sunday 2nd April | Tickets and information here. 

This brand new round at the classic Majura trails in Canberra is being run on behalf and with Head and Neck Cancer Australia to raise both awareness and vital funds. What a great day it will be.

Starting and finishing on the grounds of the iconic Majura Winery there will be some fire trail to allow the sorting order to be established before you take on the Majur trail network. For the 50km riders, the 2nd loop takes you into the Mount Ainslie area before coming back to finish off the lap.

We’ve also got a 10km option for those just looking for a sample of MTB racing.


Date: Sunday, 2 April 2023
Location: Majura Winery, Majura, ACT
Rego Open time: 8:30 am
Start Time: 10am to 10:20 am – All 50km and 25km classes
You can either start with the fastest at 10 am or wait for some space and start with your mates or with no pressure. You just have to start before 10:20 am.

About the course
The 1st loop for the Shifty Fifty (Which is the full Shifty Shorty Course) has a start loop that gets you over to the lower side of the Majura Parkway  and onto ‘The Flash” before leading you back into the Shifty Short full loop.  The 50km riders then do a second loop that also takes in a short Mount Ainsley section to make up the full 50kms.

We’ve also added in a Shifty Smally, a 10km option for those looking to be a part of the day, but aren’t keen on doing the 25 or 50km races. This is ideal for families, young kids or those looking to give the trails a go. ENTER SMALLY


  • Course Distance – 23.7km loop (GPS distance)
  • Course Elevation Gain – 570hm


This one is designed for those looking to be part of the day, but aren’t keen on a big ride. Early pricing is only $40.

  • Course Distance – 10km course


  • Course Distance – 48.7km loop (GPS Distance
  • Course Elevation Gain – 1165hm


  • Up to 4 weeks before – $80 ends
  • Up to 2 weeks before – $85 ends
  • Within 2 weeks of the event – $90
  • Late entries from Thursday prior – $100 (you can enter the day of the race also)

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