Meet the XC GOAT

The GOAT stages are all epic experiences, whether you’re gazing up at the summit or looking through the next corner of the descent.

But to be crowned the ultimate XC GOAT, you must hold your pace from start to finish. This classic point-to-point stage race category covers over 120km with 2000m of elevation. While it’s very achievable for riders of any fitness level, it will reward those who arrive with climbing legs and sharpened skills. 

The climbs range from short and punchy in the opening stages, to long and arduous in the penultimate Queen stage. But don’t forget, what goes up must come down. You’ll be riding an identical course to the Gravity GOATs in the XC GOAT category, so you’ll need to navigate the long and moderately technical descents as well.

It will be a race between the most versatile mountain bikers with the perfect blend of power and finesse to be crowned the Ultimate XC GOAT. 

And while you’re holding the wheel, don’t forget to take in the scenery. The High Country views will take your breath away… if you have any left that is!

Will you be entering the XC GOAT?

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A valid vaccination certificate is required to attend/enter The GOAT Bright.  Check out the full Covid Safe Guide HERE.