Riviera Cycles 100km & 50km Marathon Challenge, 22nd September, 2013

So you have had  a taste of Colquhuon last month, it’s time to get some serious kilometres into your legs now. The Colquhuon Marathon Challenge proudly supported by Riviera Cycles, will form Round 6 of the Gippsland MTB Club Championship (Club championship points will only be awarded for the 100km event) using a wide variety of the local trails. There will be two distances – a 100km and 50km race.

This isn’t going to be an event for the faint-hearted, you will have to be self sufficient for up to 60km before returning to the transition area and heading out again if you are going to undertake the 100km challenge. Riders will be required to carry a mobile phone, any spares you think you may need and enough food and drink for your consumption. A course map will be provided to you when you pick up your race plate on Sunday Morning.

The registration area will be in the usual spot – the corner of Bruce Track and Princes Highway (about 27km out of Bairnsdale, 9km out of Lakes Entrance, north side of the highway)– Check out the Google map link below for an exact location. Signage will be out to indicate where to turn off the highway from both directions.

To make the event day run smoother (and to save yourself $10), please register for the race online – follow the link below. If you are unable to register online, registration will be accepted on the day with the $10 additional fee. The event registration will close on Saturday, 21st September at 8pm and rider numbers will be capped at 100. To avoid disappointment, get in early to experience what Dirt Art with a band of locals have done in the area.

The event is open to both members and non-club members in the following categories –

  • Male Solo
  • Female Solo
  • Junior Solo (50km only)

Please note that as per the MTBA guidelines for Marathon events, riders under 18 years of age will not be able to enter the 100km event and riders under 16 years of age will not be able to enter the 50km event.

What: Riviera Cycles Colquhuon 100km & 50km Marathon Challenge
Where: Colquhuon Regional Park
Intersection of Bruce Track and Princes Highway
Google Map: Click Here
Format: MarathonTrack:100km and 50km loop
Requirements: Mobile phone, Helmet, Bike in good working order – Gloves and Glasses advised to be worn
When: Sunday, 22nd September 2013
Registration Opens: 07:30
Race Starts: 9:00 (100km)
11:00 (50km)
Cost: $35 Adult Entry ($25 if pre-register online before the event)
$15 Junior Entry & Team Member ($25 if pre-register online before the event)
$20 Day License if don’t hold an MTBA Competition License
Entry includes 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, Solo Female & Solo Junior (50km only)
Information: events@gippslandmtb.com.au