Overnight test returns
SURGING mountain bike interest will see the return of the eight-hour Lunar Ccross-country (XC) race on May 12–13.
After a two-year hiatus as organisers focused on the world cross triathlon championship, the challenging LuncarC makes a comeback to the Murrenbong course near Petrie as part of the new Moreton Bay MTB Series.
Competitors will start at 10pm and attempt to complete as many laps of the 10km course as possible before 6am.
It’s one of three events which will be staged over three months from May to July.
Full details of the second two events are still to be finalised, but expect a day-time XC event as well as a weekend stage race where there will be a number of unique stages over two days that will be open to individuals and teams.
The latter will be staged at a destination where camping will be available. It’s expected to be a family-focused event.
“Based at some of the best mountain bike locations in the Moreton Bay Region, the series is set to challenge elite riders while also offering thrilling events and courses for our weekend warriors and there’s even some all new kids events as well,” In2Adventure organiser Robyn Lazenby said.
“We have some great mountain biking destinations here… I don’t think some people realise how good it is.”
For those taking part in all three events, points will accumulate and MTB elite male and female series champion and age group champions will be crowned at the completion of the series.
In2Adventure will announce finalised dates and destinations in the coming weeks, and are buoyed following the successful TreX Dirt Fest weekend.
This year’s event at Ewen Maddock dam again saw increased participation, with the largest growth experienced in the cross triathlon.
Sunday’s mountain bike events attracted strong interest with an even split of riders undertaking the 50km and 20km rides.
‘I don’t think some people realise how good it is.’
Matt Anderson competes in the Dirt Fest event held at Ewen Maddock Dam last month.