We are heading right into the peak period for gravity mountain bike racing in Queensland, it’s time to get a little sendy and work out what races you’re going to strap a race plate on for. The month of May is a big month for racing with plenty of races to choose from and we took a look at what’s on offer this month.
By Mike Branch
May 8-9: Borderline Enduro Series, Woolgoolga NSW
The last round of the inaugural Borderline Enduro Series heads to the Coff’s Coast in NSW to decide the champions with a mix of dirt and surf for the riders. This series is aimed at all mountain bikers and especially those wanting to get between the tape in a relaxed environment.
The bottom line is this series is focused on affordable racing, an inclusive racing environment and a relaxed family-friendly race format. The race will start at 8am and conclude at 2pm, race the stages as many times as you like, giving you plenty of time between the tape and some big bang for buck. One of the biggest draw cards to this race series is the low cost and club based format, at only $55 for adults and $45 for juniors.
May 15-16: SEQDH Round 3, Boomerang Farm
Round 3 of the series heads to Boomerang Farm Bike Park, home to some of the best gravity riding in Queensland. The race will be on a new and improved track with new sections being cut in and built specifically for the race. It looks like it’s going to be another epic round of Downhill and one not to miss if you want to get you gravity fix. Rego is not yet open and we will update our Race entry page when it does.
MAY 22: Fox Superflow, Mackay
The first round of the Queensland Fox Superflow series heads to Rowallan Park in Mackay for a blast of enduro style racing. With mantra ‘Race the way you ride,” Fox Superflow racing is all about having a blast with your mates between the tape, casual racing with an emphasis on fun. Ride any of the three stages as many times as you like for the day, fastest times count with the winner being the fastest of the day. Categories for everyone and a great way to enter the racing environment for junior riders, novices and anyone wanting a fun day out.
May 23: Queensland Enduro Series Rd 2, Kooralbyn
The second round of the Queensland Enduro Series heads out to Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Park and the sun baked, dust-filled trails that adorn the hills there. Arising a few years ago from the ashes of a forgotten venue, Kooralbyn has started to make a name for itself back in the gravity mountain biking scene. Home to the Scenic Rim Enduro Series, an SEQDH round and a history steeped in mountain biking, Kooralbyn will be a worthy venue for the second round of the series.
The Queensland Enduro Series is true enduro racing, with five to six stages being ridden, no shuttles and only one chance to race each stage. This round should be a good round with the DH trail being used and the team at All Mountain Solutions and Kooralbyn MTB Club working on a few changes to trails.
May looks set to be a stellar month on the bike in Queensland and there is certainly no shortage of races to get between the tape. Brakes Wide Open will be there as always to bring you the latest details, race reports and photos to keep your stoke high on the bike. As always keep the brakes wide open and see you on the trails…..