Persistence has paid off and we now have an incredible new venue on the NW Coast to make the 2016 series truly STATEWIDE!!
The Dial Range is a stunning wilderness experience. This course includes epic race stages that will take you from mountain tops to riverbanks via dense bushland on old fire roads and narrow trails.
These trails are different to anything we have raced on before. No sculpted MTB specific single trails here, these trails are OLD SCHOOL!! Including fast open sections, rock gardens, creek crossings, natural berms that will hold you at 30-40km/h, water bar launching pads and much more to keep you entertained all the way to the finish line. Add to this the scenic views from the ridges and mountain tops along the course and this is going to be a day that you will never forget.
SATURDAY SOCIAL EVENTS
On Saturday, we will have social activities at 2 venues. From 12-2pm the Cradle Coast MTB Club will host riders at the Penguin MTB park for a session at their incredible jumps park. This unique set of jumps that are unlike anything you will see anywhere. Whilst this air time is happening the club will put on a BBQ at the viewing platform. For those who have not seen the viewing platform it is an elevated area that overlooks the jumps and perfect place to relax and enjoy spectating. Then from 2pm, those that have signed up will ride from here to Marcelo's. Local trail building legend Marcelo Cardona has agreed to open up his backyard for us to experience. It's an amazing place and we are truly privileged to have this opportunity. In Marcelo's spare time (I am surprised he has any) he likes to play Spielberg. Check out a couple of his quality edits below to get the adrenaline pumping.
Our backyard - CLICK HERE
Penguin Bike Park - CLICK HERE
Tasmanian Grown - CLICK HERE
EVENING MEAL - CATERING ON RACEDAY - FREE CAMPING
Guy and the good people at the Mt Gnomon Farm will be hosting us for the weekend. The Mt Gnomon Farm is located on the edge of the Dial Range with an outlook that stretches from the mountains to the ocean. The view is stunning and so are the gourmet meals on offer. When signing up for this event you can choose to join us for an evening meal on Saturday night. The Mt Gnomon Farm will also provide catering on race day and free Camping for those who like roughing it. www.mountgnomonfarm.com.au/
12-2pm - Penguin MTB park jump park session & BBQ
2-5pm - Social Ride at Marcelo's
6.00 pm - Evening meal at Mount Gnomon Farm
7.30am - Registration open
8.30am - Registration closes, start times available
8.45am - Race brief
9.00am - Race Start, you will have 4.5 hours to complete the course from your start time, if you take longer than this you will be given a time penalties per minute you are late. The race director may choose to waive this penalty in extreme cases (e.g. where medical/safety issue has delayed racing)
2.00pm - Event presentations (or when everyone is finished)
I would like to thank the team at Parks & Wildlife, the Gnomon Farm and Marcelo and family for their support in bringing this event together.
Please note - The trails in Marcelo’s backyard are some of the best you will ride anywhere, but please understand they are on private property and not open for the public to ride before or after this event without invitation or permission, no Strava and please no rubbish.