The 100 km Mates category
This is for you and that special someone in your life that you want to spend 100 km out on the bike with ;-) Go on, ride, race, laugh, suffer and enjoy a day out on one of the most challenging and fun MTB tracks in Australia together!
The 5-lap 100 Miler!
That's right - we dare you to start your pain fest of a race at 5 am - a morning lap at Stromlo is one of the most memorable experiences on your bike! Start in the dark and as the sun comes out, the view from the top of the observatory will put a spell on your legs to keep you going all day!
About the race circuit
Climb up to the top via Bluegum and then it’s the sweeping descents of Skyline and Luge that will keep your heart rate up, tight switchback climbs, some sections to recover at Willow’s Link, fast downhills – look out Party Line! - everything a mountain biker’s heart could wish for!
Bring family & friends
This is a family-friendly event with kids races and activities. Yummy food, coffee and drinks will be available all day and the riders are treated to fresh fruit, energy drinks and snacks at the Euro-style feed zone in the event centre after each lap!
You can Choose Your Own Challenge with the options to ride 33km, 66km, 100km or 100miles.
In this circuit race the distance challenges are on a 25 - 33 km loop:
- 3 laps for the full 100 km distance
- 2 laps for a 66 km race
- 1 lap for a 33 km race
- 100 miler with 5 laps
There will be a mass start for the first three and we will most likely send the three different racing categories off in 5-10 min intervals to avoid congestions on the first lap.
Start time for the 100miler is 5am to give you that rewarding morning lap and let's you finish with the crowd.
After each lap the times will be recorded at the event centre; the fastest rider in each category wins. Male and female age categories offered include Junior, Elite, Master and SuperMaster.
Riders in the 100km Mates category need to cross the finish line after every lap together (within 3 bike lengths).