The Epic features a category for everyone. Photo: Contributed.

This year’s Cyclescape Golden Triangle Epic is fast approaching and the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club is working hard to make sure everything is ready for next Sunday’s event.

Once again, the Golden Triangle Epic has been included in the MTBA national marathon series, the only Victorian round of a five-round series.

With more than 50 categories and five distances on offer, organisers say there really is something for everyone, e-bike and relay categories new inclusions for the 2018 Epic.

Distances include 15 kilometres, 30km, 50km, 100km and the ultra-challenging 160km, with categories on offer including juniors, elites, single speed and new this year are the relay and e-bikes.

A Bendigo Mountain Bike Club spokesperson said the club was keen to be as inclusive as possible, and encouraged beginners to consider entering the event.

“You can even enter as a parent and daughter or parent and son team in the shorter races,” he said.

Prizes on offer include Trek bikes, merchandise, local produce and cash, and all proceeds from the race go back into local trail infrastructure like the recently completed pump track, skills loop and shelter.

Spectators are also welcome at the race village on the corner of Spring Gully Road and Wattle Drive in Spring Gully, where they will find food vans, live music and a pop up bar, as well as some of Australia’s top riders in action.

For more information or to enter the 2018 Golden Triangle Epic, visit www.goldentriangleepic.com