Sat 15 June, 2013
4 + 7 Hour Endurance
Five races, five of the best endurance race tracks in NSW and ACT for you to race the MTB endurance racing series that ROCKS!
Rd 1, Ourimbah NSW, Monday 1st April 2013.
Rd 2, James Estate Winery, Baerami NSW, 20 April 2013 . The first race at the James Estate Winery will feature a new, custom-built trail through the vineyards and across lush meadows of the Upper Hunter Valley. Try the delicious wines with fellow riders at the race after-party.
Rd 3, Ourimbah State Forest, Wyong NSW, 15 June 2013. A technical and fun course with switchback climbs and rewarding, fast descents awaits you at Ourimbah, one of the most popular MTB trails only an hour north of Sydney.
Rd 4, The Austr. Botanic Garden, Mt Annan NSW, 13 July 2013. The newest MTB trail in Sydney and home of the JetBlack 24 Hour won’t be missing from the series – including all it’s berm, singletrail and rocky goodness only 45 min south of the City!
Rd 5, Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra ACT, 7 September 2013 . The last series round takes you to Stromlo Forest Park for a crowning finale – Juliane and Martin will be sure to pick out their favourite trails for a brilliant race track.
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Access to the Ourimbah trails is off Red Hill Forest Rd, which is located about a 10-minute drive west from the F3 Wyong exit. Take care, as the entrance in Red Hill Forest Rd comes directly after a rise in the road and it's an easy one to miss.
The cross-country trails are best accessed from the carpark around 500m up the main fire road - please don't park at the lower carpark as it tends to annoy local residents. From the car, the trail is obvious, heading up the hill first. You'll struggle to get lost, even though the trails aren't signposted, as the track is so well ridden. A loop can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
To access the downhill shuttle, keep driving up the hill till you hit a fork - take the left option along Scaddens Ridge Rd. After a couple more kilometres you'll see a tall tower on your left, with another little side road leading up to it - that is the top of the track.
At the bottom of the trail, it's about a five minute pedal out from the trail exit along a flattish fire road back to the main lower carpark area.