Event Information from Dianne at Arocsports
By now, all mountain bikers in the country would have heard of - or ridden for the lucky ones - Mt Stromlo, host of the 2008 UCI World Cup and the 2009 UCI World Championships! Chances are Majura Pines also rings a bell as the headquarters for the Mont 24Hour MTB event. Finally, Canberrean riders at least would know of these other local gems that are Sparrow Hill and Bruce Ridge...
Up to now though, riders pretty much had to choose which one of these awesome tracks they were going to ride whether when visiting Canberra or heading out of their front door. Well, Mountain Bikers all over Australia rejoice, because this excruciatingly painful choice has just been resolved! Just in time for the New Year, AROC Sport announces the launch of a killer of an event: Capital Punishment on Saturday 30 May 2009.
Taking in the best tracks that the Capital City has to offer, course-setter Tom Landon-Smith has combined them to design a great 100km enduro course that is sure to satisfy any mountain biker in their right mind!
Starting at Sparrow Hill where single tracks meander through the pine forest, the course will then go to Kowen Forest, through Majura, take in the myriads of single tracks from Bruce Ridge, over Black Mountain and finish with a bang at Mt Stromlo.
For those with an appetite for sweet tracks but dreading the reaction of their legs on a 100km ride, a 50km option is available which will still give a good taste of the variety of terrain in the Canberra area. Race entry opens online on 15 February 2009.
Event details available on: www.arocsport.com.au