The 2020 Racing Calendar continues to get busier and busier with no shortage of races available for the SEQ Enduro or DH rider. This year sees the return of the Scenic Rim Enduro Series, a two race series that sees racers head out to Kooralbyn to smash out some stages and chase a podium spot. We took a good look at the nitty gritty of the Series and have put together everything you need to know to race on the Scenic Rim this year.
Whilst the 2019 Scenic Rim Enduro Series was a two race series, 2020 looks set to possibly be a three race series. On The Edge Events are still trying to lock in a date but it looks like a third round will head to Mt Joyce, something that many racers will see as a welcome addition. When those dates are locked in we will let you know, but in the meantime let’s take a gander at what has been set in stone so far.
Round 1: 8 March, Kooralbyn
The first round of the series is not too far away at all, taking place on the 8th of March out at Kooralbyn Valley MTB Park. This round will be a regular Enduro race, with every rider hitting each of the 6 stages once and their combined time giving them an overall placing in their given category. Pricing is $75 for Adults and E-bikes, $65 for U19 and $55 for Juniors. Entry is currently open and can be accessed by the link below.
Round 2: June 7, Mt Joyce
Looks like round 2 of the series is heading to Mt Joyce and the gnar that abounds out there. One of the best locations in SEQ for gravity riding, Joyce has been off the calendar for a few years after SEQ Water shut down trails due to damage. This year it looks to return to the racing calendar on both the Queensland Enduro Series Calendar and the Scenic Rim Calendar.
Details are still being finalised and we will let you know when more info is available.
Round 3: 27 September, Kooralbyn
Round 3 will take us back to Kooralbyn but this time the race format will be a little different. What does that mean exactly? Well the good folk at On the Edge Events have decided to spice things up a little and this round will be a “Super Enduro format”, meaning racers will hit five stages as many times as they like with their fastest time for each stage counting towards their overall time. This is an interesting twist and means a more casual race format that will hopefully promote riders new to racing to hit the trails and give it a crack. Entry is the same as the first round at $75 for Adults and E-Bikers, $65 for U19 and $55 for Juniors.
Last year saw the re-emergence of Kooralbyn to the SEQ Gravity race scene and a reasonable debut they had. This year looks set to be another good year with it’s grassroots series providing a great chance to work your way into racing or to train for the Queensland Enduro Series. The team at On The Edge Events will also be bringing us the Kooralbyn MTB Festival which looks set to be a great event, the team at Brakes Wide Open will have more for you soon on this one. Do yourself a favour and dust off the racing kit and get ready for a great series….