If there is anyone that can remember a better winters day of racing out at Awaba Mountain Bike Park then we would be quite surprised. Perfect almost spring-like conditions greeted all riders that turned up last Sunday to participate in our regular club XC race, as well as the State Round Downhill event and to see the official opening of the newly created Development Trail.
All up we had 79 riders entered for the main XC race, as well as a gaggle of youngsters happily peddling their way around the development track as part of their supervised ride experience. The main course was kept fairly simple today, with riders circulating around the normal Blue Loop after starting on an abbreviated Siberia Loop section.
Familiarity with the course makes for fun racing as riders are able to pace themselves based on their knowledge of the course and their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Smiles following the event confirmed that the combination of today’s weather conditions and course was agreeable with all, and perhaps the thought of a nice coffee or snack in the car park at the end of racing helped too.
It was fantastic to see our strongest A Grade field in many months, with 10 male and 3 female riders taking to the course. Congratulations go to Mitch Lozinski and Emily Dreaper for taking out first male and female honours.
As mentioned, the official opening of the Development Trail also took place on Sunday – we will provide a more detailed update on our website and Facebook page regarding this shortly, including some details on the further project activities to be undertaken at the Park.
Final results from Sunday are at this link:
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