Dubbo’s fun, flowy and fast scenic loop to close out the year for Evocities MTB competitors

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2016 Evocities MTB Series Coordinator, Tracey Whillock, said with only two rounds remaining in the Evocities MTB Series and only one race left this year, Dubbo was preparing to make the most of being part of Australia’s richest MTB series.

“After an extremely wet winter which resulted in the postponement of both the Dubbo and Orange races, we’re thrilled the warmer weather is finally here and that the track has dried out enough to host the sixth round of the series on Sunday, 20 November,” Ms Whillock said.

Ms Whillock said the Dubbo leg of the 2016 Evocities MTB Series will take place at Bald Hill Reserve at Geurie and will be a combination of three single track loops for singles, pairs and teams combining the Oaks and Homestead trail networks through the “link” which runs alongside the Macquarie River and under the Arthurville Road Bridge.

“Following feedback from last year’s competitors and the Dubbo MTB Club we have shortened the track by 2.5km to a 13.5km loop which is fun, flowy and fast with plenty of room to overtake and lots of thigh-challenging climbs followed by fast sweeping downhills.”

“The trail is 90% single track and is sure to reward travellers as it winds its way up and down through Grassy Box Gum Woodland beside stunning spring wildflowers and alongside the Macquarie River under towering River Red Gums,” Ms Whillock said.

The Dubbo Junior Rugby Club will be catering on the day with a fundraising sausage sizzle, while a band performs live music to entertain spectators and waiting riders.

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 ‘Dubbo 300 can be made at www.evocitiesmtb.com/enterdubbo. To stay up to date with the series, visit www.facebook.com/evocitiesmtb or www.evocitiesmtb.com.

About Evocities:

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.

Race Into Spring at the Armidale Leg of The 2016 Evocities MTB Series

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.12402011_534042120084051_2436027451564300736_o

“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.
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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.

About Evocities:

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.

$6,000 in Cash and Prizes Up For Grabs as the Evocities MTB Series Moves to Wagga

The 2016 Evocities MTB Series has now reached the halfway point with racing set to continue in Wagga Wagga on Sunday, 4 September 2016 with $6,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in the fourth race of the series.

The ‘Wagga Evocities 6 hour MTB Enduro’ is an event for solo riders, pairs and teams being held at Pomingalarna Park on the western outskirts of Wagga Wagga.

2016 Evocities MTB Series Coordinator Tracey Willock said the fourth race will be an endurance format race, so it’s all about solos, pairs and teams doing as many laps as possible.

“The full circuit is a 13km figure of eight loop through natural bushland which will cater for riders of all levels and abilities with plenty to test and satisfy the more seasoned riders,” Ms Whillock said.

“Unlike most endurance rides where laps completed after the six hour mark are counted, Wagga Wagga’s race has an interesting twist. For this event, riders must be back in transition before the six hours are up in order for their last lap to count.”

“In addition to the solo riders, pairs and teams who race the full circuit, there will also be a 30-minute event for the under twelves run on a 2km course adjacent to the transition area.”

“The Wagga Evocities 6 hour MTB Enduro’ will have something to cater for riders of all ages and skill levels, not to mention there’s $6,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs,” Ms Whillock said.

The generous prize money is on offer with the support of Evocities MTB Series 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 ‘Wagga Evocities 6 hour MTB Enduro’ can be made at www.evocitiesmtb.com/enterwagga.

To stay up to date with the series, visit www.facebook.com/evocitiesmtb or www.evocitiesmtb.com

About Evocities:

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.

 

$8000 Up for Grabs at Tamworth Evocities Round

Racing in Australia’s richest mountain biking series, the 2016 Evocities MTB Series, is set to continue with $8,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in the third race of the series to take place in Australia’s country music capital on Sunday, 7 August 2016.

The ‘Tamworth Stan’s NoTubes 5 hour’ is an event for solo riders, pairs and teams being held at Tamworth Mountain Bike Park, a purpose-built international standard facility.

Series Coordinator, Murray Wood said the third race of the Evocities MTB Series will be an endurance format race, so it’s all about solos and teams doing as many laps as possible.

“Tamworth’s track is renowned for being a classic ‘whole box and dice’ purpose-built mountain biking track that riders love to race,” Mr Wood said.

“The full circuit will be 10 kilometres of purpose built, flowing mountain biking track with jumps, berms, rocks, gardens, chutes, creeks, gullies and bridges through a mountain with spectacular views of the city of Tamworth.”

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“In addition to the solo riders and pairs who race the full circuit, recreational teams can race a sub-circuit and for the primary school aged kids there will be a novelty kid’s event on the separate kids track.”

“The ‘Tamworth Stan’s NoTubes 5 hour’ will have something to cater for riders of all ages and skill levels, not to mention there’s $8,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs and the Westpac Helicopter Crew will be catering the day and raising money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service,” Mr Wood said.

The generous prize money is on offer with the support of Evocities MTB Series 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.

Local sponsors of the ‘Tamworth Stan’s NoTubes 5 hour’ include Stan’s NoTubes, BC Bike Shop, Bicycle Central, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Tamworth Building Supplies, ARB Tamworth, Onsite Rental Group, Country KTM, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Safety Quip Tamworth.

Online registrations for the ‘Tamworth Stan’s NoTubes 5 hour’ can be made at www.evocitiesmtb.com/entertamworth

To stay up to date with the series, visit www.facebook.com/evocitiesmtb or www.evocitiesmtb.com

About Evocities:

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.