Mt Baw Baw 3 Hour Twilight Enduro: 27-Feb-2016

Saddle up for a beautiful sunset ride around Baw Baw’s cross country trails…

Whether you are competing solo or in a team you will be feeling the burn as you wind your way up to the summit and through the snowgums. This is set to be an action packed MTB Festival with the Chain Reaction Cycles and Nukeproof Victorian Downhill Series Round 4 running alongside!

The Twilight Enduro will make use of single track being bedded in on old-time trekking trails.

Riders – solo or as a team – will tackle an approx. 8km loop course, the aim to ride as many laps in the allotted three hour time period as possible. The event will kick off in the afternoon for a full twilight riding experience, meaning riders will not be subject to the heat of the summer’s day. The course offers spectacular views from the top of the mountain and a unique alpine environment that differs from other endure events on the calendar.

The 8km course is 50% cross country ski trails which will provide ample passing opportunities; the remaining 50% of the course has riders flowing down dedicated single track that has been resurrected from original trails used by the village pioneers back in the day. These trails are extremely well bedded in and show what the mountain is capable of providing XC and AM riders. The recent Victorian Enduro Tour event here at Mt Baw Baw had competitors raving about the quality of the natural trails that Bike Baw Baw has been busy working on over the last few months.

“The riding experience will be fresh, making use of what was overgrown paths, meaning the singletrack sections will be fast, flowing downhill, but also tight and through beautiful landscape features like the snowgum stands and rock gardens that Baw Baw is known for,” says Nick King, Alpine Recreation Supervisor at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

The highlight of the course is Upper Tyres, starting at the Mt Baw Baw Summit Cairn (1564m), a long descending section of single track that winds its way down to the Nordic Bowl and towards the village transition ; its features guaranteed to leave a smile on everyone’s dial!

The course is suitable for all ability levels and competitors can enter as a team to share riding duties.

The race is scheduled to start at 5pm, last laps at 8:00PM with presentations at 8:30pm. Back at the Alpine Hotel for apres and entertainment.

The Village Restaurant and Alpine Hotel will be open with a DJ on the Saturday night. Stick around for Round 4 of the Victorian Downhill Series race day on Sunday to see some fast paced downhill action.

What:

Mt Baw Baw 3 Hour Twilight XC Enduro

Where:

Mt Baw Baw https://mountbawbaw.com.au/getting-here

Format:

 3 XC Hour Enduro

Requirements:

Lights! Helmet, Bike in good working order – Gloves and Glasses advised to be worn

When:

Saturday, 27th February 2016
Registration Opens: 2:00-4:30PM
Race Starts: 5:00PM

Presentations: 8:30PM

Cost:

$35 Adult Entry ($25 if pre-register online before the event)
$25 Junior Entry & Team Member ($15 if pre-register online before the event)
$25 Day License if don’t hold an MTBA Competition License

Click here to register now!

*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
Teams

Information:

events@gippslandmtb.com.au