Highlands Trails
Spring Equinox Day/Night Race

Sat, 24 Sep 2022
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About Highlands Trails

Highlands Trails recently took over the responsibility of running all mountain bike events in the Southern Highlands. Previously Southern Highlands Cycling Club organised events in road, track and MTB, but they now specialise in only road and track. Highlands Trails has cared for the trails of Wingello for many years and has now taken on the custodianship of looking after all mountain bike trails in the Southern Highlands. We are a family oriented club, looking to promote riding in the beautiful Southern Highlands area of NSW. Please visit our website www.highlandstrails.com.au for additional information.

Event Summary

This is a day/night race as it will get dark after racing has begun. Riders must provide their own lights. We recommend one light on the helmet and another mounted to the handlebars. If you would like advice on what sort of lights to use or would like to borrow a set of lights for the race, please email adam@davy-sprocket.com. It may not be the most suitable race to enter as your first race if you have never raced before, as racing under lights is more challenging than racing during the day.

Please note all entry is online - CUTOFF is at 12:00pm on Saturday, so that we have time to print start lists etc before heading to the track.

This is a traditional cross country race on a loop of around 5km. Lap numbers determined on the day, dependent on category. Number plate pickup any time after 4:30pm, racing at 5:30pm for all categories.

We recommend riders do a practice lap around the course between 4:30pm-5:00pm, before racing begins. The course is on private property so there will not be access until then.

There are categories for all ages, from beginners and young kids to experienced racers. $10 adults, $5 children.

New members welcome!

To enter you will need a valid AusCycling Race Licence. Please go to Membership on the AusCycling website if you are not currently a member.

Entry Categories

Mens A, B, C, D grade
Women A, B, C grade
Boys U17
Girls U17

Note: Ages as at 31/12

U9s are turning anything up to 8 in 2022 and will ride a modified course. U11s are turning 9-10 in 2022 and may ride a modified course. Riders who are U11 and want to complete the adult course can enter U13s. U13s are turning 11-12 in 2022. U17s are turning 13-16 in 2022.

Any problems with entry, please email meaghan.stanton@bigpond.com.


  • Juniors (to U17): $5
  • Seniors (U19+): $10


Kirrikee Outdoor Education Campus, Kareela Road, Penrose

w: https://www.highlandstrails.com.au f: https://www.facebook.com/southernhighlandstrails

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Juniors (to U17)
Regular Entry
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