Gippsland MTB Round 4 –S&J Cycles Pete’s Track Sprint – 26th May, 2013

What is this new format of racing? Gravity Enduro? Start at a higher elevation and finish at a lower elevation? Then get shuttled to the start to do it all again? Gippsland MTB got onto this idea years ago…

It’s May again – Time for Pete’s Track Sprint. S&J Cycles are back on board to proudly sponsor another great event.

This race always seems to bring out the XC/DH rivalry – The DHer’s have claimed the title of recent years, perhaps this is the year of the XC rider? Can someone finally knock Karl Peel out of position 1?

The course will be approximately 5km in length and it showcases fast, flowing trails, rock gardens and log rides. The locals have put a huge amount of effort into the course to make it one you will remember. While some may see recent weather and falling trees as having made a bit of a mess of the track, Lenny sees ‘opportunities’ and ‘potential’ so look out for some possible new additions to the course that we all currently enjoy.

The race format will be similar to a DH event – practice runs and shuttles will be available for riders once registered until the rider briefing. Riders will get two race runs with only their fastest time counting towards their final standing.

The event is open to both members and non-club members for solo entries in Male, Female and Junior categories. It is suitable for riders of all abilities and a great way to get involved surrounded by a friendly atmosphere.

Due to the added complexity of staging a sprint race as opposed to a multi-lap XC enduro, online pre-registration will be the entry method. If you are unable to pre-register, or have any other questions, please contact events@gippslandmtb.com.au or call Graeme on 0408 595 294. Event day registrations/provided shuttles will not be accepted as we need to seed all riders. The event registration will close at midnight on Friday, 24th May and rider numbers will be capped at 100. To avoid disappointment, get in early as this is another one not to be missed!

S & J Cycles have put together some excellent prize packs and Shane (The ‘S’ in S&J Cycles) will be about for tech support.

So, register and get along for a race to be remembered.

What: Pete’s Track Sprint
Where: Bulldog Junction
Google Map: Click Here
Format: Sprint Race
Track: 5km of flowing singletrack, mostly downhill
Requirements: Helmet, bike in working order, glasses & gloves highly recommended
When: Sunday, 26th May 2013
Registration Opens: 08:30
Race Starts: 11:00
Cost:

$35 Adult Entry
$25 Junior Entry
$20 Day License if don’t hold an MTBA Competition License
Club will provide a BBQ and softdrink at the end of the race.

Pre-register online: Click Here*

*Note: If you don’t know your MTBA password, simply select the option “I am registering another MTBA member” and then enter your MTBA number.

Classes: Solo: Male, Female & Junior
Information: events@gippslandmtb.com.au