Douglas Shire Council backs another IRONMAN event in FNQ



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Douglas Shire Council will help pedal an iconic mountain bike event by supporting the 2019 Iron Man Australia’s 1-Day Triple-R event.

Council has backed with $20,000 sponsorship and $10,000 in-kind for the next three years under the Community Development Sponsorship program.

Entering its 29th consecutive year the Triple-R sees riders take on the Bump Track, Four Mile Beach, and other iconic locations in the shire as part of this stunning endurance race.

This year riders can choose either the 51km Endurance or the 36km Classic options which will coincide with the final day of Reef to Reef - the newest four-day mountain biking race in Australia 

The 2019 fixture starts at Mt Molloy and ends with a cycle along Four Mile Beach, followed by an afternoon beer at the Port Douglas Surf Club on Sunday 11 August.

Douglas Shire Mayor Julia said the event would show case the region’s beauty and highlight the Wangetti Trail as a world-class mountain bike track.

“The Triple-R will bring a welcome influx of activity into Port Douglas,” she said.

“Council believes it will also encourage and promote mountain biking in our region, which is a fantastic opportunity with the start of construction of the Wangetti Trail just around the corner.

“We could have up to 3000 people in town that weekend and leverage off possible marketing opportunities.”

IRONMAN Regional Director Rob Stalling said the support from Douglas Shire Council was a boon for the race.

“We are extremely grateful for the support from Douglas Shire Council and look forward to delivering another iconic Triple-R event for the community to enjoy and take part in,” he said. 

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