The Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders have made the extremely hard decision to postpone this Sundays PBM Hardrock 6hr to the 6th of November.

With all the rain Taree has received the trails are water logged and with more rain being forecast this has forced our hand.

All entries will be transferred to 6 November. If this doesn’t suit, please check your email for a full refund option.

We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience but with the heavy rain we feel this is the best option.

 

A big shout out to Charlie from PBM for his ongoing support and patience.

We are back baby and its on!
PBM Hardrock six Hour 
6th November 2022
Entries open now, HERE

Manning Great Lakes Tip riders are proud to announce we will be hosting the PBM HARDROCK 6hr MTB race on the 6th of  November 2022.

 

Add this to your diary's as this is one race you will not want to miss, we have a category for everyone catering for males & females, solo, teams of 2 & 3, juniors and Ebikes, we have even added a number of over 50 category’s. There is even free camping with water & Dunnies on the Saturday night.

So if you want the sweetest flowing single track, a swag bag on entry including free range eggs & drink bottle plus other goodies, great prizes, an awesome atmosphere, amazing food, Beanies, that’s right the famous PBM Beanies are back, so organise your mates and SAVE THE DATE!

 

Pass the word around this is going to be epic...

2022 Partner Sponsors:

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2022 Category Sponsors:

Shearwater Marine

Richardson Painters

Ashe Denture Clinic

DPS Gutter & Leafguard

Caldon Group

Flow Kitchens

Mid Coast Mowers

Herbert Timbers

Mackie Electrical

Nick & Athena Brady

Sorensen & Caldon

Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre

B&S Nelson Building Services

Anthony & Mel Giordano

Club West

Stoddarts Group

Manning Ceramics

Protec Mechanical repairs

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DPS Fascia and Guttering

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Anthony and Mel Giordano

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Ashe Denture
Clinic

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Welcome to the PBM HARDROCK 6HR Mountain Bike Race. After a brief (well not so brief) hiatus due to fires and Covid we are now in our fifth year and once again back at the incredible Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park close to Taree on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Just like the last four races, this year is shaping up to be one of the best races on the NSW MTB race calendar. The mix of ultra-flowy trails, chill atmosphere and great facilities means that you and your friends won't have better fun for your hard earned. 

The Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park is located approximately 7km Southwest  of the City of Taree on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Well known as a tourist destination for families seeking the sun, sand and water, the Mid North Coast has also established itself as one of the hottest destinations for mountain bikers in NSW.

 

Boasting nearly 70km of hand-cut trails established over 20 years, the Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park features endless flowy trails, outstanding enduro-style gravity runs and more than it's fair share of purpose-built structures and jump lines.

Need Directions? Just click here for a map to where the event center is.

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ACCOMMODATION

Mansfield on the Manning is the closest accommodation to our trails at the Kiwarrak Forest Mountain Bike Park - the perfect place to stay for the PBM Hardrock 6 hour mountain bike race. You have riding access to over 70 km of some of the fastest and most challenging riding in Australia as well the PBM Hardrock race loop is at your doorstep. 

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CAMPING AT THE RACE

As the Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park is located on State Forestry land, camping is allowed and it's free! 

There'll be toilets and water available to  racers and riders from 12pm on Saturday 5th November.

PLEASE NOTE: Camping facilities at the Race Event Centre are primitive -

There are no showers/running water/toilet blocks. The location is in the middle of a state forest. Campers will

need to bring everything they require to last the weekend.

FOOD AT TH RACE
Once again racers will be spoilt for food option at this years event with Food Sense looking after us all with the catering. And what is even better, and most generous, is that all proceeds from their sales will go back into helping maintain our brilliant trail network. Legends!!

In support of the PBM & Tip Riders Hardrock Six Hour

Food Sense Catering is Sponsoring a fund-raising canteen,

With all proceeds going to Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders

for track development in the Great Lakes.

 

EAT UP 2022

 

Breakfast

Bacon Egg Homemade Chutney Bap Bun $ 6.00

Peanut Butter & Date Bars $ 4.00

Pear Ginger & Coconut Energy Bars $ 4.00

 

Lunch

Baked Spud with Hearty Fart Beans W Cheddar sour cream avocado $ 8.00

Chilli Chicken Salad Wraps $ 8.00

 

After Race Eats

Corn Chicken Enchilada Salsa Guac $ 9.00

Steak Onion Chutney Sanga $ 7.00

Sausage Sanga $ 4.00

 

Drinks

Softies $ 2.00

Water $ 2.00

 

Treats

Chocolate Brownies $ 3.00

Bliss Balls $ 2.00

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The Course Designer has been working overtime to piece together the best course we've had yet! This year we'll have some old favorites and some new sections as well! 

We have 11km of flow with only 180 meters of climbing. The loop includes some of your old favorites Moab, Willy Wally, Widow Maker & Eureka just to name a few and some new trails like Cocky & Gotta. The loop has more flow than the Manning River.

Either follow the new PBM arrows starting at the Event Center, check out the map below or check the route out on Trailforks.

A big shout out to Charlie from Pacific Blue Metal.

Sequence of Events

JULY:

Course announced, marked and open for training

October:

Entries open! Enter HERE.

Early bird entries close 1/11/22

SUNDAY 30th November: 

ONE WEEK TIL RACEDAY!!!

 

Friday 4th November:

9pm: Race entries closed. Race Go/No Go call for weather

SATURDAY 5th November:

10am: Course open for practice

12pm: Campsite open, water and toilets available

4pm: Course closed

From 5:30pm: Club West Welcome and Sign-On

Hosted by Club West at 

116 Edinburgh Dr, Taree NSW 2430

Everyone that picks up their race plates on the night at CLub West will go in the draw for a $250 accommodation voucher at Mansfield on the Manning.

SUNDAY 6th November:

6am: Course open for practice

7am: Raceday breakfast at the Event Centre

(food and coffee available all day)

8am: Bourke's Bicycles Raceday Mechanics tent open

8.30am: Course closed

8.45am: Race Brief

9am: RACE START

3pm: RACE END

4pm (or after last rider finishes): Mansfield on the Manning Presentation, Plate Draws and Giveaway.

Everyone that stays for the presentation will go in the draw for a $250 accommodation voucher at Mansfield on the Manning. You have to be there in person to claim the prize.

Categories and Entries

Entries now open, HERE

 

PBM Hardrock 6 hr category's 2022 (Early Bird Entry Fees)

  • Solo Open Male (18+) $45.00

  • Solo Masters Male (40+) $45.00

  • Solo Super Masters Male (50+) $45.00

 

  • Solo Open Female (18+) $45.00

  • Solo Masters Female (40+) $45.00

  • Solo Super Masters Female (50+) $45.00

 

  • Pairs Open Male (18+) $90.00

  • Pairs Masters Male (40+) $90.00

  • Pairs Super Masters Male (50+) $90.00

 

  • Pairs Open Female (18+) $90.00

  • Pairs Masters Female (40+) $90.00

  • Pairs Super Masters Female (50+) $90.00

 

  • Pairs Open Mixed* (18+) $90.00

  • Pairs Masters Mixed* (40+) $90.00

 

  • Pairs Open E-bike any mix of age and gender $90.00

  • Minimum 2 participants' no limit to the number of participants

 

  • Team of 3 Open Male (18+) $45.00 per participant

  • Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants

 

  • Team of 3 Masters Male (40+) $45.00 per participant

  • Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants. All must be aged 40 or over

 

  • Team of 3 Open Female (18+) $45.00 per participant

  • Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants

 

  • Team of 3 Masters Female (40+) $45.00 per participant

  • Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants. All must be aged 40 or over

 

  • Team of 3 Open Mixed* (18+) $45.00 per participant

  • Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants

 

  • Team of 3 Masters Mixed* (40+) $45.00 per participant

  • Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants. All must be aged 40 or over

 

  • Team of 3 Super Masters (50+)* $45.00 per participant

  • Any mix of gender (all male, all female or mixed). Minimum 3 participants' no limit to the number of participants. All must be aged 50 or over

 

  • Junior Team of 4 (13 to U19) $20.00 per participant

  • Minimum 4 participants' no limit to the number of participants, or gender breakdown. Minimum age 1

* Total lap numbers must be within 2 laps for each team member

For entries from 1/11/22: Adults $55.00 and Juniors $25.00

Thanks to Joshua McPherson and Jim Zirn for all images on this page. All photos taken at the 2017 Edition of the PBM HARDROCK 6HR Mountain Bike Race.