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Bendigo MTB Women's Challenge

We are very excited to be launching a brand new event this August with the inaugural "Bendigo MTB Women's Challenge".

The Women's Challenge will be run as a 2 hour event where participants can enter as a solo rider or grab some mates and enter as a team of pairs, triples or fours. The format is to complete as many laps of the course in the given 2-hour frame; teams have riders tagging on and off like a relay, solo riders complete as many laps as they can individually. There will also be a novice event that will run for 1 hour on a shortened loop. There will be a BBQ provided after the event along with presentations being made for each category.

The race village will be located at Muldoom Reserve, Wattle Drive Spring Gully. The course used for the Women's Challenge will be the 5km "Green Loop" which is part of the Spring Gully Trail Network. Using the 'green' trail allows for beginners and first time riders but still provides interest and fun for more experienced riders.

Entry fees are $20 per rider, $10 for juniors and free entry for the novice category on the day. We are excited to have the backing of the national governing body: Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) for this event. MTBA have recently introduced an incentive for new "Come and Try Day" events and races where by they will cover all rider's insurances so there is no need for participants to purchase a day license or be an existing member. Entry is open now through Entryzone! 

For more info contact Jo Wall (Club Secretary)