Mountain Bike Enduro
The Rock Wallaby won't be appearing in 2013, due to negotiations being underway to formalise access for mountain biking to the Tharawal-Appin area. Fingers crossed this won't take too long and the furry critter will be back in 2014! For your info, all the event details from 2012 remains below and in the menus above.
Appin rocks! It really does, if you're at home on sandstone then the course will rock your world! For those yet to sample the delights of Appin it's just the territory for your plush dual suspension bike or .... your full rigid singlespeed if you're a masochist. But regardless of what you ride this track is super-excellent-fun with loads of swoopy singletrack, techy climbs and descents with massive "weeee" factor! Despite constantly undulating there's really not that much climbing.
The course will be a 22km loop and entrants will do one or two laps depending on the event distance they have selected.
Check out the 2011 course elevation profile here. The 2012 course profile will be confirmed prior to the race, but will be very similar. And take a tour of the Appin singletrack with local fast guy and Rockstar Racing team rider, Josh Carlson.
From 7.30am on Sunday 27 May, catering will be provided by the Appin Dogs, and Peter & Simona from Snax on Trax Café will be looking after your caffeine requirements. Plus there are numerous food outlets in Appin.
The 1st Appin Scouts have a lovely site just next to the trails and 200 metres from Appin Park and importantly the pub. They're kindly offering camping there for the measly sum of $6.50 per person - for that you get soft grass, toilets and showers. You will be able to park at the campground from Saturday night however note that if you wish to do this you won’t be able to move your car again until after the race finishes on Sunday. The 1st Appin Scouts club grounds are at the end of Burke St - see this map and note the two road closures - access to Burke Street is via King Street or Appin Road only. Please pay the $6.50 per head for camping at Registration.
Team shelters can be set up on Sunday 27 May at Appin Park close to Transition.
If you want some nicer accommodation than camping, there's not a huge amount in Appin, but Campbelltown is only 10 mins away. Check out the Wollondilly Tourism Association for accommodation possibilities.
Registration will be located at Appin Park in the Chocolate Foot marquee and will be open from 4.00-7.30pm on Saturday 26 May and 7.30-9.00am on Sunday 27 May.
At registration you'll need to flash us your MTBA card if you are an MTBA member. We are accepting substitute riders on the day, and all substitute riders must fill out a Replacement Rider Form and bring it with them to Registration. If this person is not an MTBA member they will need to pay for an MTBA day licence even if the rider they are replacing has already paid for a day licence online as the insurance policy always stays with the individual. Day licences are not transferable BUT the unused day licence will be refunded to the rider who applied for it – minus one whole buck ($1) for administration.
As well as some great sponsor give-aways, you’ll receive a number plate which must be affixed to the front of the bike and in front of any cables or hoses so we can read it.
In conjunction with Zerofive Custom Sportswear we've unveiled our snappy yet subtle Chocolate Foot jersey for 2012! A stylish, high performance riding jersey that's certain to be a conversation starter out on the trails and is easy on the wallet. It comes in mens and womens styles, features 3 pockets on the back, a full length invisible zipper for the blokes and 3/4 length invisible zipper for the ladies - click on the image below for a larger view. Sizing chart here and you can purchase it for just $75 with your event entry.
On Sunday 27 May the following services will be provided:
All junctions on course will be marked with arrows and bunting. On long stretches of trail expect to see yellow "Finish Line" course bunting tied to trees at intervals to confirm that you are on the correct course. More technical sections will be marked with a ‘Caution’ and a double down arrow sign (↓↓) and where there are line options these will be marked with ‘A Line’ and ‘B Line’ (A Line being the more difficult option). Where we have identified clear overtaking options in singletrack, these will also be marked.
Most (but not all) course signs also have the event phone number marked on them, and mobile reception is pretty good (but not guaranteed) throughout the course. It’s also a good idea to have the event phone number with you – 0457 084 552.
There will be course marshal stations at approximately 3km, 5.5km, 8km and 13km points on the track.
There will be a St John Ambulance First Aid station at Appin Park Event Centre and another at the 18.5km point on the track.
There is no food or water available on the course however water is available at the Event Centre on completion of the 22km loop and food can be bought from the event caterers or various outlets in town. Outside assistance is only permitted within the Event Centre. We estimate the average lap time to be around 1hr 45min so make sure you carry enough water and food for that duration or longer.
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