Riding bikes is fun. Pedal Heads Inc want to share their passion for Mountain bikes with our local community, that's why we are hosting a Winter Race Series for all levels. Non Members are welcome.
We're hosting a series of four events, each held on one of our gravity trails, each testing your skills in a different way. You can practise as much as you like (in fact we encourage it!) and on race day you will have a two hour window to ride as often as you like in pursuit of your own personal best. We will celebrate the fastest person in each category of each race. The series winner will be the person with the best three results (which keeps you in contention if you miss one race) and we'll have some great prices in store.
Mack10 is the newest of the St Helens gravity trail and a must-ride for those who like to save rubber by keeping the wheels off the ground. The trail is fast, flowy and there are more jumps that one could possibly hit in a single run. The main question will be: is it faster to fly or to stay on the ground? No doubt our Elite riders (and probably our super fast youth riders) will show us the right answer.
The trail also includes the iconic roll between two massive rocks (but not over!) and a huge rock-armoured berm. The start will be at the top from where Race 2 started, and the finish line will be where Mack10 joins Rock Lobster. This means the race will involve some climbing up from the Send Helen's Icarus turn off and a bit more on Rock Lobster down.
Note: As always we put great emphasis on designing a course for our youngest shredders (U13 and younger) that is challenging & fun but still safe. Our youngest riders will only ride until the first fire road crossing and get catch an exciting shuttle back up!
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: this is the last race of the series which means the presentation will take a bit longer & we have a nice venue for a little after-race in mind as well. We will start the race earlier so those of you who have a longer journey home ahead will be able to celebrate the podium finishers and still have a safe trip home. Stay tuned for more information!
Please note that you need to have an MTBA or AusCycling RACE or DAY license - please check before you sign up. We're sure your bike is in great nick, with working brakes, no play in the bearings and plugged bar ends. Since we'll be racing on gravity trails we'll require you to bring your full face helmet (we accept models with removable chin bars). Juniors will be required to wear knee & long sleeves or elbow guards & full finger gloves but we hope everyone will be wearing those. Neck, back protection & body armour is recommended.
Keeping your entry simple
In the interest of fairness we will split the categories for the timing.
Pedal Head Club Members receive a member discount.
|Type||Pedal Heads members||Members of other clubs|
The above pricing is excluding shuttles.
Shuttles can be purchased on-the-day at a discounted rate through one of our sponsors Gravity Isle.
Want the convenience of a season pass? (please enter here for all 4 races to save <>
|Race 1||8-Aug||Send Helens||09:00 -10:00||11:00-14:00||14:30|
|Race 3||5-Sep||Old Salty Dog||09:00-10:00||11:00-14:00||14:30|
Please make sure you attend the Rider's Briefing at 09:30 at the Rego Tent.
Note: we previously stated incorrect dates for race 3 & 4; the dates above are the correct ones. The dates on our flyers and web site were correct , too. Please double check if you can still make it & let us know if that causes any issues.
That's not a reason to stay at home! We need marshals to help keep our riders safe, and spectators who cheer them on. In any case bring something to make a lot of noise with!
A very special thanks to our supporters