Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
Baw Baw, VIC
Sat 25 January, 2014
4 hour X country enduro
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 weekend with the VIC Downhill Championships running alongside!
The Twilight Enduro will also serve as one of the rounds of the Gippsland MTB Championship Series and will make use of all-new 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 four hour time period as possible. The event will kick off in the late 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 7.5km course is 70% cross country ski trails which will provide ample passing opportunities; the remaining 30% 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 riders.
“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 Grant Seamer, Events Manager at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.
The highlight of the course is Muellers Track, a 600m long section of single track that winds its way back to the transition point; its features guaranteed to leave a smile on everyone’s face.
The event takes place on the January Australia Day Long weekend, and is the day before the Vic Downhill MTB Series taking place on Sunday at the resort – ensuring that competition will be fierce as regional Gippsland riders match it to the top end out of towners.
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 4pm with presentations at 9pm.
The Village Restaurant and Alpine Bar will be open with a DJ on the Saturday night. The following day Mt Baw Baw will be hosting round 4 of the Victorian Downhill Series, so for those competing don’t party too hard!
For those staying on mountain overnight, the new Downhill Track (rated by those who have ridden it to date as being of international DH standard) will be open for riding
Limited Mountain Bikes available for hire from the Adventure Hub on mountain, pre-bookings essential
REGISTER ON THE DAY
Entries are closed.
Visit http://mountbawbaw.com.au/events/baw-baw-twilight-4hr-mtb-enduro-2/ for more information.
Your Mt Baw Baw adventure is merely a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne, 1 hour from the heart of Gippsland, and 3 hours from the Mornington Peninsula. Don’t rely on your GPS! Some GPS systems don’t work well in the region.
If you are heading from Melbourne head straight down the Monash freeway until you see the Baw Baw exit then follow the signs for about an hour til you reach the mountain!
For a detailed map & directions: http://mountbawbaw.com.au/plan-your-trip/getting-here/