To take advantage of the visitors / riders coming to the region to watch / participate in the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, we are planning a 2 day, 5 stage Enduro race. at the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park
The 5 stages will be taking advantage of our iconic descent trails, some of which have gone through recent upgrades and overhauls to better accommodate and showcase this ever growing discipline. Both days racing will start and finish at the official trailhead located in the centre of town, which has ample car parking, a covered area with tables / chairs, change rooms / showers and toilets located nearby.
The two stages to be raced on Saturday afternoon will be, liaison from Trail Head to the 3 ways via Top Deck. First timed stage will be run down Yahoo Wahoo (approx. 3.7km). Liaison will return to the 3 ways via Up “n” Hover and main access road. The second timed stage will be conducted down Richochet (approx. 2.3km). This will end the first days racing.
The three stages to be raced on Sunday morning will once again start from the Trail head in town. Liaison will take the riders to top the of Ridgey Didge. Third timed stage will be from the top of the decent to the roundabout ( approx. 1.9km ). From the roundabout, the next liaison will be to the top of Bandy Bandy. The fourth timed stage will be from the top of Bandy Bandy down through the roundabout and on to Stairway to Heaven to the creek crossing ( 2.1km ). The next liaison will be from the creek crossing, up Stairway to the start of Drop Zone. The final timed stage will be down Drop Zone and back to the roundabout ( approx. 2.0km ).
The riders then make their way back to the Trailhead in town for presentations and BBQ at one of our local licensed premises.
This will be a MTBA sanctioned event, so ALL relevant rules and regulations will apply.
Entries are expected to open July 16th so stay tuned to this page