Shake off this winter’s wet weather blues and get ready for a weekend of sunny spring adventure when racing continues in the 2016 Evocities MTB Series at Armidale on Sunday, 30 October 2016.
Taking place the same weekend as ‘Day On The Green’ at Peterson’s Winery, the ‘High Hunnit Marathon MTB Race’ promises to deliver a 100km marathon with 50km and 17km options for solos, pairs and teams on a 17km loop.
2016 Evocities MTB Series Coordinator, Tracey Whillock, said the fifth race will feature a fast and flowy loop that all riders will enjoy.
“Most riders will be able to complete six laps in the cross country marathon which begins at the Charleston Willows Recreation Reserve at the Armidale State Forest and is a 17km loop with an elevation of 170 metres per loop,” Ms Whillock said.
“Around 65 per cent of the loop (11km) is track that has never been raced on, with majority of the race being flowy single track that will take riders across causeways, alongside the riverbank, snaking up hills and dropping to the green.”
“Solos, pairs and teams can take on the 100km race with a 50km option for recreational solos, teams and juniors and a 17km option for recreational solos.”
“It will be a fantastic weekend in Armidale. The track will be open and marked from 9am on Saturday so why not come and practice with a lap or two before heading to ‘Day on the Green’ that afternoon and making a great weekend of it with friends and family.”
“There will be free camping for competitors at Charleston Willows Recreation Area where the race kicks off with set up from 9am Saturday. Throughout the race on Sunday Altitude Coffee Van will be delivering hits of caffeine and Drummond Memorial Public School will run a canteen,” Ms Whillock said.
The Evocities MTB Series is the richest mountain biking series in Australia thanks to the generous support of sponsors including Fairfax Media; QantasLink; Forestry Corporation; NSW Mining; Charles Sturt University; Macquarie and Orange Anglican Grammar Schools; Spinifex Recruiting; Maas Group Properties; and Prime 7.
Online registrations for the ‘High Hunnit Marathon MTB Race’ can be made at www.evocitiesmtb.com/enterarmidale. To stay up to date with the series, visit www.facebook.com/evocitiesmtb or www.evocitiesmtb.com.
The Evocities MTB Series is supported by Evocities, a campaign that showcases the abundance of opportunities in seven of NSW’s leading regional cities due to the lower cost of living, stronger career and business prospects and enhanced lifestyle.
The seven Evocities are Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga. Living in an Evocity means less time commuting, working and stressing and more time for you and your family to enjoy NSW’s beautiful natural surrounds.