Here’s a handy excuse to head to the far northern parts of Queensland to ride your pushie in August 2018. Expanding on the already popular Rural Rainforest Reef (RRR) cross-country race is the new Reef to Reef stage race.
Over four days R2R throws in the Smithfield and Davies Creek trail networks with most of the RRR course that includes Mt Molloy and Wetherby Station to Port Douglas. The same organisers are behind the Port to Port and Cape to Cape stage races so you can be confident that this will be a well organised affair.
So I was talking to Chad on Sunday’s ride and he told me about the fun he had at the Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine. So I got to thinking that I should have a look through the results lists of some recent races to see if I recognised any names and lo and behold there were heaps!
At last weekend’s Dingo Duo race at Hidden Vale our Matthew Klibbe and Eugene Craddock were in the duathon with a 5km trail run, a 40km MTB ride and then another 5km trail run. Matt got 1st and Eugene got 3rd. Brilliant work guys! More info <here>
Eugene’s secret race prep method did him well!
Chad looking a li’l bit buggered at the CycleEpic
At the recent Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine we had current members, past members and friends Chad Power, Antony Boyd, Kaiden Carter and Levi Van Pan Huis all hammer down the multiple trails on what was a disgustingly hot day. Chad did well with a 6th in his category despite having a busted seat, saggy brake levers and no chance to practice the new trails. More results <here>
At the CycleEpic at Hidden Vale Chad Power, Andrew Head and Eugene Craddock did great in the 52km and the 92km races. Chad scored 5th in his age group and 16th overall. Results here
Nice work everyone and let me know if I forgot anyone so I can give them a shout out too! Seeing people challenging themselves to do well at things they love is inspirational and good to share.
Michael “I think I really did miss someone” Johns Club Secretary
Update 18/10/2017: postponed until 4-5th November 2017 due to rain
If you enjoy two legged transportation as much as two wheeled then the Dingo Duo might be your kind of event. You can choose from events that are MTB only, Run only, or both. Various distances and categories available. The event is held out at Hiddenvale so if you haven’t been along to the CycleEpic or one of the camping trips out that way this is another good opportunity to ride the new trails they’ve been building over the past couple of years.
It’s on next weekend – 21st – 22nd October 2017 so you’ll have to register quickly.
The ’99 Bikes Dingo Weekend’ provides fun and entertainment for the whole family. Event options include; RIDE only (Dingo Howl), RUN only (Dingo Dash) TEAM challenge sharing the Run-Ride-Run disciplines of the Dingo Duo or tackle the full DUATHLON – SOLO.
There’s now also the Dingo Duo Intro and even an event just for the KIDS Run-Ride (Pup Dash) and on the Sunday the Dingo ENDURO using new trails and a format that differs to others – with all these Events inc Wildlife Show it’s going to be another event to remember!
Word is that the event was a success by all accounts and the course was liked by most if not all the participants. Well done MAD and fantastic effort in general by all our far north Queensland MTB clubs for making mountain biking in the far north what it is today.
The Multisport Mecca magazine is out and full of all things sport and Sunshine Coast. There is an article about our recent race and check out the intro to the lads from the Cycle Zone Gravity team. Download the August issue now.