Great to meet up with a bunch of other bike shop owners at Hidden Vale out of Brisbane for a long day in the saddle pushing some Merida and Norco eMTB to the limit. A reminder of why we are all in this game and share our passion for all things on two wheels.
This is the home track for Southern Highlands Cycle Club. the trails are mostly single track with a little bit of fire trails included. The trails are located on the edge of the township of Welby, just to the south of Mittagong and close enough to the Mittagong train station for a warm up ride to trailhead.
125 kilometres – 3400 metres of climbing – 10 hours to complete.
Redefine your limits and get your dose of Suphoria at SEVEN, Australia’s Premier Gravel Race.
SEVEN links together Western Australia’s best trails and most spectacular climbs to form the ultimate one day challenge in Australian cycling. The 125km route features ten categorised climbs, with over 3000 metres of elevation gain. The scenery along the way is more typical of North American landscapes than how people typically imagine Australia to be. The route has been designed to be difficult, completion of all seven sectors will represent victory, SEVEN will redefine your limits, and succeed or fail, it will be an experience that you will remember forever.
With 237 competitors in 2018, 550 in 2019 and over 800 expected in 2020, SEVEN is fast becoming one of the most popular off-road events on the WA cycling calendar. The course starts and finishes in the picturesque township of Nannup, approximately 40 minutes drive from the major regional centres of Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River. Thanks to the unique topography of the valley and peaks between Nannup and Balingup, the ten major climbs of SEVEN are amongst the best that the State has to offer. These climbs range in length from 1.2km to 4.5km long with gradients frequently touching on 20%. The route has only 2.6kms of single track at the finish and virtually no fire trails. All the roads used in SEVEN are unpaved and well-formed with a mix of dirt, gravel, hard-packed clay, quartz grit and mica. They wind, climb, switchback and descend through pine plantations, state forest and farms. The best way we can describe the roads of SEVEN is “parallel single track”. They are exciting, challenging and magnificent to ride.
For more information: http://tourofmargaretriver.com/seven/ Video Credit: MN Film, thank you Marco Noe
DIRT is a multi-surface multi-stage race through the spectacular Blackwood Cycling Region of Western Australia. With 20 categorised climbs and 4120 metres of elevation gain over 168 kilometres, DIRT is an epic three days on the gravel. Suitable for riders of all abilities with routes designed to suit MTB, Gravel, CX or custom built Superbikes. Riders of hand MTBs and e-bikes are also welcome to take up the DIRT challenge. Four spectacular stages over three days are on offer, in natural arenas that are ideal for spectating. Sign up for all four stages, or just for the Queen Stage on Saturday October 5th from Linga Longa Bike Park.
October 4th to 6th in Nannup, Western Australia