Ferguson, WA, AU
Oct 6–7, 2018
Type: Cycling / MTB - Local
added by: tRicky
The CRAVE Mountain Bike Challenge is set to become one of WA’s newest iconic Mountain Bike Events, set in the spectacular Wellington Dam National Park.
It will be Australia’s only long distance mountain bike event run almost entirely in a National Park, featuring the wild rapids and tranquil pools of the Collie River Valley beneath steep rocky outcrops and pristine iconic WA forest.
The area already has 40-50km of fast flowing scenic and challenging singletrack that Mountain Bikers CRAVE!!! The Wellington National Park has been earmarked for major future trail investment, to become a Mountain Bike Network of National and potentially International significance.
The CRAVE Mountain Bike Events start and finish at the award winning, Wild Bull Brewery, overlooking the picturesque Ferguson Valley and Indian Ocean.
With 4 different distance events and trail types over 6km, 22km, 40km and 80km, the CRAVE Mountain Bike events will cater for everyone from beginners, kids, families, weekend warriors and expert Mountain Bike Riders.
The Saturday afternoon CRAVE Singletrack Blasts of 6km and 22km will be held on the regions most popular singletrails, the Boylan, Grizzly and Pallet trails. While 90% of the trail is flowing fun singletrail, a generous start loop and open sections will allow for plenty of passing opportunities and smiles on the dial as you finish with fast 3-6km descent back to the Brewery.
The Sunday Premier 80km and 40km feature events will launch out into WA’s highest altitude scenic vineyard, Willowbridge Wines, before breaking into the stunning Wellington National Park to ride 40km and 30km plus of the area’s finest variety of singletrails before finishing on an epic 10km singletrack descent to the Wild Bull Brewery guaranteed to have the riders finishing with a big dirty smile and some well-deserved refreshments. The 80km event is likely to be WA’s most challenging one day event descending 260m vertically to the wild rock garden and granite slabs strewn on the trails of the Collie River Valley and making their way to and From Wellington Dam.
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