Your First MTB Race
Love the sound of silence? No, not the lonely sound of serenity, the newly vacated space behind you after you’ve just dropped your mates on that tough climb or lost them on that wild descent. Do you love to match it with your mates and push your mind and body to new levels of speed, [...]
Stromlo Update – August 23
After some solid rain in the past few weeks the Stromlo trails are littered with small puddles and a few squishy spots. As the water consistently seeps out of the mountain long after the showers have passed, the well-built trails are showing their resilience as riders visit the trails rain, hail or shine.
The trunk trail [...]
2010 Scott 24 Hours of Adrenalin Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships
Mountain biking in October means just one thing, the Scott 24 hour! By late August there’s a buzz around town. The trails are populated with first time mountain bikers, annual regulars and seasoned campaigners desperately seeking some last minute fitness. Canberra’s bike shops are run off their feet supplying lights and last minute services and [...]
Trail Guide: Cardiac Arrest, Stromlo Forest Park
Please be advised this is a “Double Black Diamond” trail, thus is extremely difficult. Please assess your capabilities and if you choose to proceed, please do so with a friend. A mobile phone cannot administer first aid.
So you’ve mastered all the Stromlo trails. “There’s nothing to challenge my sizeable mettle,” you say confidently. “Neither slant nor slope can stop my reign [...]
Canberra has long awaited an endurance mountain bike event connecting many of the great Canberra trails in one spectacular ride. ‘Capital Punishment’ will do just that. On Saturday 29th of May ‘Capital Punishment’ endeavours to take riders on an adventure beginning from the Canberra outskirts and journeying around the heart of the city in a [...]
2010 MONT 24 Hour Report
The 2010 Mont 24 Hour saw over 2600 riders flock to one of Canberra’s most popular mountain bike venues, Sparrow Hill. With its gentle flowing single track and wide open spaces Sparrow easily accommodated the masses as they got together for the challenge and the celebration that is 24 hour team racing.
While the official racing [...]
Tree thinning operations at Sparrow Hill
Sparrow Hill is undergoing some changes involving tree thinning, which has now commenced.
It is important that all signage around Sparrow Hill is followed while the operations are taking place. Make sure you exercise caution when riding around Sparrow, as contractors will be potentially working 7 days a week. It isn’t all bad news, as you don’t [...]
Ride the bird
On March 27-28 the MONT 24hr race returns to the brilliantly flowing single track of Sparrow Hill Canberra. The event has sold out in record time for 2010 though if you’re still keen for a piece of the action why not volunteer to become part of the Mont 24 Hour Race Crew. It is [...]