There’s lots of talk about ‘enduro’ these days with ‘enduro’ specific this and that being pushed by bike companies, but what’s it all about? We travelled up to Ourimbah last weekend to get our #enduro on and find out.
My name is Courtney Field, I’m 17 years old and I just came back from the 2014 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Korea. Luckily enough I got picked for the Australian team after my successful nationals in Adelaide. After that a lot of hard work had to come, having 6 months to prepare for the world championships.
If you’re looking for something a bit hillier and harder than your typical mass participation ride, then make the trip to Canberra next October for the annual Fitz’s Challenge. Like so many events, the Fitz’s Challenge started as a small, grass roots ride back in 1989 and has grown over the years to become both the major event and vital annual fundraiser for Pedal Power ACT.
The Sydney to the Gong is one of Australia's oldest and most successful mass participation rides. In fact, these days it has become so successful that the field is capped at 10,000 riders to prevent the course becoming too crowded.
More than 350 racers participated in this year’s JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour endurance mountain bike race at Dargle Farm near Windsor. The reigning 24 Hour Solo World Champion Jason English from Port Macquarie claimed the elite men’s win at the Rocky Trail Entertainment event for the fifth time in a row and National 24 Hour Solo Champion Liz Smith from Wollongong won the women’s elite category.
This weekend just gone, we loaded up the Mountain Biking Australia Rav 4 and headed to Awaba near Newcastle for round three of the SRAM Singletrack Mind series. Run by the Chocolate Foot team, this five race series has been hampered by poor weather but thankfully the conditions were ideal this time around.
It’s on again! The opening round of the Chocolate Foot STM series was held at Kiwarrak State Forest in Taree for the very first time. In the weeks leading up to the day, the Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders crew spent some serious back breaking hours creating a race track that in my opinion is one of the best tracks I’ve ridden.
We loaded up the MBA RAV4 and headed for the hills at Awaba for a sizzling finale to the 2012 SRAM Singletrack Mind Series.
Round Six of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series played out in extreme heat at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park near Newcastle. Over 360 riders arrived to get some hot dirt action in the scrubby, swoopy trails of Awaba—even forecasts of temps in the mid-thirties were not enough to put riders off!