Bendigo MTB Women's Challenge


The Bendigo Mountain Bike Club are excited to be hosting our second "Bendigo MTB Women's Challenge" on Sunday the 27th of August, 2017.

As a club we have talked at length about how we can encourage more women to get involved in mountain biking, and breaking down the apparent barriers; hence the idea to introduce a Women's only event that will be more focused on participation and fun rather than competitive racing. We feel that having women only will set a completely different tone, allowing the women to feel more confident, supported and less intimidated all within a social atmosphere.


The Event

This year it is a 3 hour enduro format around a 5km Spring Gully Green Loop.

Date: Sunday 27 August.

Location: Spring Gully Trail Head - Wattle Drive Bendigo

As with last year it is an MTBA sponsored event – no day licence required


Solo, Pairs, Triples, Junior Teams (pair or triple, up to 15, 16 and over to adults) and E bike (open solo).



On-site catering includes a BBQ and Coffee Van. There will also be toilets, first aid and parking available.


The Course

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



Entry fees are $20 per rider, $10 for junior and novice categories. 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 licence or be an existing member. You can enter now through Entryzone.

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