The Rock Wallaby - Mountain Bike Enduro
The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.
North end of Burke St, Appin. There's a small parking area here at the trail head.
Note that the map shows Market Street connecting Appin Rd to this location but that is actually a firetrail and will not work for drivers who should take King St (next block South) and enter from there.
Appin rocks! And Appin has lots of rocks which is why it's so fun to ride! The Rock Wallaby enduro was born at the request of the township of Appin as part of their Bicentenary celebrations and to highlight what an oasis of singletracky goodness Appin has become.
This inaugural event will be held on Sunday 15 May, with the kind assistance of the people of Appin and Wollongong Mountain Bike Club (WMBC). In 2011 it has the dual purpose of celebrating the town's Bicentennial year as well as introducing an exciting new enduro event to the Australian race calendar.
The Rock Wallaby's main act will be a 50km half marathon event with a support act consisting of a 25km event with a number of sub-categories within each one.
The course will entail one or two laps taking in a 25km tour of Appin’s great natural terrain – including the renowned singletrack loop which is home track to WMBC which will be uniquely split up by sections of fire trail and never-before-raced singletrack. As is well known with Appin, the riding will be technical in parts and flowy and smooth in others. It will be a challenge to ride the complete loop without dabbing, however it has been designed so as not to be too daunting for the novice rider.
There is also a free social ride offered on the Saturday afternoon, aimed at locals, visitors and supporters who want to experience a gentle guided ride along the local fire trail.
Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...
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