Bathurst’s New Bike Track now Part of the Richest Mountain Bike Series in Australia
Bathurst’s newest mountain bike track, located on Vale Road, was the scene of the latest round of Australia’s richest mountain biking event. 156 mountain bike sports enthusiasts, including, but not limited to local community members saddled up on their mountain bikes to compete.
The Evocity Bike Sport Series is being held across 7 different regional cities in New South Wales. Bathurst was the third city to host the community event. The series is the most lucrative mountain biking competition in the country with more than $80,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Fairfax media is one of the major sponsors of the multi-regional race. The race not only brings local families and the community together, but also acts as a drawcard to bring other competitors inland, highlighting the local areas sporting facilities. The event also highlights the lifestyle and opportunities of the local area.
The recent race in Bathurst saw a trio of our local boys take out the team event. Al Dente Racing had a blistering start and with home track advantage they powered their way through to the finish. The three man team consisted of brothers Paddy and Josh Corocran, along with Craig Hutton.
The Central Tablelands was thrilled to see some of the state’s best riders show up to try out the new mountain bike sports track. Although there was some shivering in the lower than average temperatures, the on track action was hot according to local Bathurst Cycling Club president Phil Egan. Mr Egan then went on to say that he believes the sports event would boost the local economy, and boost the regional cities reputation as a cycling and general sport destination.
Not just designed for the mountain bike riding enthusiast, with numerous switchbacks amongst other features, the Bathurst track was also heralded as a spectator’s track. Great views were available for those members of the community who prefer to watch sport events, rather than actively compete.
The next in the series will be held in Albury on June 21st.
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