Aussie Endurance MTB Championship Information Page
Solo 24 hr mountain bike Nationals 2018 Bago
□ Can you imagine riding for 24 hours straight, around a 20km bush track? How would you keep focus so you don't crash? □ This is the brutal world of solo 24 hour mountain bike racing. The 2018 Nationals were just held in the Bago state forest track in Wauchope, Mid North Coast of NSW for the first time outside of a capital city. The wind was so strong the race was ended early but saw Jason English and Kate Penglase as the male and female winners after 16 hours and they will race at the World Championships in Scotland in a month. This photo by Russell Baker, video by Wiriya Sati, ABC Port Macquarie. Thanks to the race director Jamie Vogele.Posted by ABC Mid North Coast on Tuesday, 18 September 2018
The Aussie Endurance MTB Championships has now incorporated the MTBA Solo 24hr National MTB Championships. entries open January. #aussieendurancechamps
Where: Jollynose MTB Park, Bonny Hills, NSW (20 mins from Port Macquarie)
When: Saturday 12th Oct 2019, 10 am till 10 am Sunday 13th Oct
8hr: Solo Only Category
4hr: Solo Only Category
8+4hr Categories: Solo, Relay & Bunch Teams
24hr Categories: MTBA Solo 24hr National Championships
Free: Kids 12 minute event
Everyone can take part in the event from beginner through to the competitive rider. The aim is to complete as many laps in the race time period as you can, either as a solo rider or in a team of friends or work-mates depending on the category you enter. You can do one lap then change over to your next rider or do several before changing over to your next rider, it is up to you and your team in the team relay category. You can go as hard and fast as you like or take it at a slow relaxed pace and stop and start as often as you like in both the teams & solo categories. It's all up to you.
2 or 3 riders can tag laps in a traditional relay style in the 6+6 hr event where only one team rider is out on track at a time. The most laps in the fastest time will rank positions.
If you have never been in a Bunch Teams Event before they are great fun & you can all ride together or seperate in teams of 4 or less. You form a team with your friends or work-mates, but if you would like to take part but can't form a team we can try to include you in a team or you can go it alone as a solo competitor. Laps will be approximately 11.5 km and take about 40 - 60 minutes to complete together or if doing separate laps, depending on your fitness you change over to your next teammate or you can do a lap or a few laps and then change over. It's all up to your team and your team strategy.
Bunch team riders will all ride together on track as opposed to a traditional relay team. More information about this on the entry page.
The course is designed to suit all riders skill levels, not too hilly or technical but there will be some sections where there is two ways you can go, the easy way (usually the slower trail) or for the experienced rider something a bit more technical.
Remember you can go as fast and hard as you like or at your own pace. It's all up to you. You can start and stop as often as you like. How you take on the course is up to you. This event is ran into the darkness of night so you will need lights!
Camping is available within the state forest near the event centre or you are welcome to stay in any of the paid accommodation options near by if your helping or not riding for the full 24hrs. Solo riders will be allocated an area trackside. No camping is to be in front of the timing tent.
Team Transition will be located after the timing tent. No team transition is to be outside this area.
Solo Tech/Feed Area's will be located outside the riders event tent along the trail after the timing tent. All solo riders will be allocated a 3m long feed zone area directly outside there own event tent.
Toilets will be available at the event centre.
Limited water will be available from water containers at the event centre, however you are advised to bring your own filtered water.
The event organisers will have a qualified first aid team on site to assist with emergency medical problems.
LOST AND FOUND
Any found items can be handed in to the staff at the timing tent and they will attempt to return them to their rightful owners.
Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
There will be ONE SMALL charging station for you lights. Please ensure you charge your bike light batteries before coming to the event. You will need lights on for a total of 12 hours of darkness.
At the event centre there will be nearby light towers so you can prepare yourself for the next lap, But these may be turned off from Midnight.
FOOD & COFFEE
Don't worry, we wouldn't leave you high and dry without a coffee fix. There will be food and coffee available for purchase throughout the event. The Wauchope Lions Club will be cooking up a BBQ storm for all to purchase at various times throughout the event.
All solo podium finishers will receive MTBA national podium medals in the Solo 24hr category & category winners will receive a national championship jersey presented by MTBA.
There will also be random spot prizes given out through out the event (If enough sponsored prizes are available).
- Cash Bonus Prize: If 100 or more riders or runners enter in any Trail Terra event, we will pay $1000 worth of cash prizes for top 3 Male and Female ($250, $150, $100).
Volunteers Are Needed
Where To Stay
Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hills
A MEMORABLE HOLIDAY DESTINATION!
Located only 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie, Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hills is a peaceful paradise with absolute beach frontage on Rainbow Beach.
· Resort style pool and water splash park with tipping bucket
· Heated pool and toddler pool area
· Jumping cushion
· Pedal karts
· Games room
· Camp kitchen and BBQ area
· Variety of cabin accommodation
· Powered caravan and camping sites
· Surfari tents
· Onsite kiosk
Nearby Port Macquarie
Food & Drink
Prizes will also be provided by Hammer Nutrition Australia throughout the event.
"How to be Nutritionally ready for the event? Our trusted Nutrition Partners, Hammer Nutrition, have a fueling guide for you here. They have also arranged for a fueling pack for you here."