On the Wode to glory

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

WA Down­hill cham­pion Shane Wode is look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in WA’s first ur­ban moun­tain bik­ing and BMX spec­ta­cle, the John Hughes Slopestyle event, on April 26.

“This is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to bring the sport which is tra­di­tion­ally raced on trails along the Dar­ling Scarp to a venue where the gen­eral public can ex­pe­ri­ence it,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to Wode, “the course will chal­lenge the top rid­ers and thrill spec­ta­tors”.

The course will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of im­pos­ing ob­sta­cles in­clud­ing a car jump, drop off a ship­ping con­tainer, jump­ing through a tree and sev­eral tall banked wall rides.

Pic­ture: sean­lee.com.au

It will be cus­tom built at the Ed­ward Millen Re­serve in East Vic­to­ria Park.

The event will in­clude sev­eral cy­cling events, with an Ur­ban Down­hill race, MTB (moun­tain bike) Slopestyle, BMX jump jam and a pumptrack shootout, all held on a course specif­i­cally con­structed for the event by Perth-based Three Chillies Trail De­sign and Con­struc­tion.

Rid­ers will come from across Australia and New Zealand to at­tend the event and com­pete against lo­cal favourites from the Peel Dis­tricts Moun­tain Bike Club and WA Grav­ity En­duro.

Other at­trac­tions are Victo- ria Park’s Thank God it’s Fri­day Hawk­ers Mar­kets, Red Bull DJs, Rock and Roll Moun­tain Bik­ing free cy­cling skills clin­ics for chil­dren and Freestyle Now’s BMX stunt shows.

Shane Wode in ac­tion as he gets air­borne.

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