The new addition to the programme this year are the two Mountain Bike Racing events – Cross Country and Enduro. Both events are to be coordinated by Sergeant Brett Barnes and Sergeant Dave Flood, both are not strangers to the NSW Police & ES Games, having coordinated, competed and held long term positions within the NSW Police Mountain Bike Club.
The events will be held at Green Valleys Mountain Bike Park, Tongarra. This venue is a boutique Mountain Bike park on private property at the foothills of the Macquarie Pass National Park, Tongarra. More information regarding this amazing venue can be seen via their website – www.greenvalleysmountainbikepark.com or facebook – Green Valleys Mountain Bike Park.
On the Parks website there is a Location Map (from google maps), on the Contact Us page (right at the bottom of the page).
Competitors are to ride or walk the course prior to the event, with practice sessions starting from 12pm. Racing will commence at 1pm.
Please contact the Sports Coordinator Sgt Brett Barnes, Bike Training on 02/8788.5164 or Eaglenet: 85164, for further information in regards to the course and any other equipment you might need.
The age categories for the enduro event is: Male & Female, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Non shuttle practice on the Monday 21st. Although competitors are welcome to organise their own shuttles on the Monday but must register at the event location before doing so. Monday afternoon will see a practice/fun session with BBQ on the Short course track.
Tuesday morning will allow competitors to practice the courses with a provided shuttle 0800-1100hrs.
1130hrs-1530hrs Competitors will negotiate 3 x courses.
Helmet is mandatory (full face recommended) gloves and protective equipment recommended.
A dual suspension bike is recommended. Riders must compete on the same bicycle for all three courses unless a mechanical fault is experienced.
The format for the enduro event will see competitors timed on 3 x gravity based courses. The culmination of their time on all three courses will determine overall placings. Competitors will be shuttled to the respective trail heads for the beginning of each timed stage.*
*Exception will likely be the short course.
Courses will be:
Participants are asked to bring with them their own drinks.
Please also be aware that sun protection is also a must for all two mountain bike racing events and hydration packs are advisable for both the cross country and endure events.
All NSW Police Force, emergency services and immediate family members are eligible to compete in these NSW Police & Emergency Services Games. We would love to see every agency represented this year, so start training and register early to make the commitment. The two days of mountain bike competition will not disappoint.
The categories for this event are: Male & Female, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
See you at Green Valleys Mountain Bike Park this October!