Saturday 23 February 2013
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cement Hill | Category: Sport
This year’s Foster round of the Gippsland MTB Club Championship is going to be extra special as it will held in conjunction to the official opening to the Foster Mountain Bike Track. After a few years of hard work from local enthusiasts and the well needed support from Parks Victoria and Bendigo Community Bank, an official track in Foster is finally becoming a reality. The day will kick off at 10am where the public can get a chance to explore the new track and afternoon race goers can get a feel for what is going to be a tough 3 hour race. As an added bonus, Wonthaggi Cross Over Cycles will be on hand with a range of Demo 2013 Giant Mountain Bikes to ride and also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the bikes. Followed by the morning ride will be a free BBQ lunch supplied by the Gippsland MTB with the grand opening and then the race kicks off at 1pm.
The race track is approximately 6.2km long with the terrain ranging from tight and technical to areas that are open and flowing. Although the area is undulating, the only major climb would be a maximum of 200m. The unique part of the track is we can receive a large amount of rain without the area getting boggy or cutting up too badly. The average lap time for last year’s event was around the 25 minute mark with the leaders completing 9 laps for the day but with a few improvements and changes to the track, it will be interesting to see what the times will get down to this year.
So whether you wish to race or just come and spectate the race and enjoy a morning ride, this day is one you shouldn’t miss.
Solo: Male, Female & Junior
Teams: Pairs, Triples & Quads
Questions: [email protected]