Foster MTB Park
Sun 22 February, 2015
It’s been a few years but the Foster race is back. This year also includes a kids event which will start at 11:00am and run for 30 minutes on the lower section on the track. As an added bonus, Wonthaggi Cross Over Cycles will be on hand with a range of Demo 2015 Scott and Avanti Mountain Bikes to ride and also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the bikes. Followed by the race will be a free BBQ lunch supplied by the Gippsland MTB and fantastic meat from Mitchell & Co Butchers from Wonthaggi.
For a short course Foster has the lot. From jumps to drops and open flowing sections the track never has a dull moment. The race track is approximately 6.2km long with the terrain ranging from tight and technical to areas that are open and flowing. The area is undulating, with some short climbs. The unique part of the track is we can receive a large amount of rain without the area getting boggy or cutting up too badly. The average lap time for the last event was around the 25 minute mark with the leaders completing 9 laps for the day but with a few improvements and changes to the track, it will be interesting to see what the times will get down to this year.
So whether you wish to race or just come and spectate the race and enjoy a morning ride, this day is one you shouldn’t miss.
Foster Kids Ride
We will also be running a small 30 minute Kids Ride at Foster for the up and coming mountain bikes who want to come and try out what the bigger kids are doing. This will be over a relatively easy short course located near the timing & transition point of the main race. The ride will last for 30 minutes and will start about 30 minutes after the main race kicks off.
This ride is targeted at kids aged up to 12 however would not be suitable for kids under 6. Cost of this will be $5 entry plus a $5 participation permit if they are not an MTBA member. You can for this event on the day at the event registration tent.
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Visit www.gippslandmtb.com.au for more information.
Lower Franklin Road Foster. Start track is just off the Great Southern Rail Trail