2011 BV 100 CANCELLED
Following a review of the conditions in the Brisbane Valley on 2 April 2011, the Brisbane Valley 100 Organising Committee has regretfully decided to cancel the event at this time.
This decision was not made lightly and was due to a number of factors including:
- Wivenhoe Spillway is closed, and SEQ Water has advised that it will be inaccessible for an indefinite period of time.
- The river conditions are unknown, particularly between checkpoints. The organising committee is concerned that the course of the river has changed significantly, especially in remote areas. Due to ongoing releases of water from the dam (most recently in late March), it has not yet been possible to conduct a complete audit of the river.
- There is a large amount of submerged debris in the river, as well as a number of bridges that are littered with debris around the pylons.
- Several of the checkpoints have limited access due to flood damage to the river bank and roads.
- The Kholo finish site is inaccessible at the present time, and a finish at Kholo Bridge is not possible due to extensive erosion in the area.
The organising committee feels that the unknown condition of the river significantly compromises the safety of paddlers and volunteers involved in the event. We are not willing to risk the reputation of the Brisbane Valley 100 by going ahead with the race in these conditions.
The committee will continue to monitor the river, and should the conditions become more suitable, the committee will consider the future of the event.
Queensland Canoeing and the organising committee would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of this event.
Those paddlers who entered the 2010 and 2011 BV100 will receive a full refund of the entry fee.
Questions regarding this decision should be directed to Queensland Canoeing on (07) 3349 1933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some photos showing the current state of the Brisbane Valley are below.
Kholo Bridge Twin Bridges Twin Bridges Checkpoint
Savages Crossing Savages Crossing Checkpoint
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