SHOALHAVEN mountain bike club South Coast United Mountainbikers (SCUM) will be holding one of the most popular South Coast cycling events of the year, the dusk three-hour mountain bike enduro at the Coondoo Course tomorrow evening.
Formally a four-hour event, the race has now been reduced to three hours to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities and will also give riders the opportunity to experience riding into night conditions.
The event centre is situated in the Currambene State Forest off Comberton Grange Road, south of Forest Road at Falls Creek.
Signage will direct riders into the event centre from the Princes Highway.
Registration will take place from 3pm and the race will start at 5pm and finish at 8pm.
Cost is only $10 a rider, making the dusk three-hour enduro one of the cheapest local sporting events to participate in.
Categories will be men’s and women’s solo, men’s pairs, women’s pairs, mixed pairs, men’s threes, women’s threes, mixed threes, junior threes (under 16 at December 31, 2013); so there are plenty of choices for riders who do not plan on riding the full three hours to team up with friends and enjoy riding the dusk three-hour enduro in a team category.
Riders who plan to compete into the latter (night) stages of the event will require lighting on their helmets and bikes.
Visitors from outside the Shoalhaven area are encouraged to make a weekend of it and ride SCUM’s other trails, Superbowl and Butterfly on the Sunday.
The Scott 25-hour event in Canberra, one of the largest mountain bike races in Australia each year is two weeks after the SCUM dusk three-hour enduro so it will be a good opportunity to race under lights for those tackling Stromlo Forest Park at the Scott 25 hour race.
More details can be found on the South Coast United Mountainbikers (SCUM) website at www.scum.asn.
au or by contacting Russ Phelan on email@example.com