What would you say if we told you one of the country’s largest and well known MTB racing teams is possibly going to be making up one quarter of the racing field in this year’s PBM HARDROCK 6HR MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE?
Chances are, your response was definitely not ‘Whatevs’. Indeed, it was probably the exact opposite - ‘WTF?!?!’. Let us explain.
Last year at the inaugural PBM HARDROCK, there were bunch of riders from the JETBLACK MTB RACING TEAM. Three big hitters who had been battling us Tippies all season long were Michael Brown, Dave Pickles an Kevin Wynne-Smith. These three guys had been trading wins with one of our own men’s teams, headed up by super-whippet Dean Brames.
The details of the race are inconsequential (mainly because the JetBlack beat the Tippies Team, and that’s enough about that!), what is most pertinent is the fact that the JetBlack Team members had an ABSOLUTE CRACKER OF A TIME AT THE HARDROCK.
Fast-forward a couple of months, and the fearless young JB lads couldn’t get the weekend out of their heads. The combination of our super-sweet flowing hand-cut singletrails, the über-laid back feel of the Event Centre and the fierce competition they faced, had them waking up in the dead of night in a cold sweat jonesing to get back to the KIWARRAK MTB PARK and the HARDROCK!
So it was no surprise when we received an email from Team JetBlack’s head honcho, Michael Brown, stating that at this year’s HARDROCK, there will be up to 50 TEAM JETBLACK RIDERS IN ATTENDANCE!!!
Yes, you heard right, Team JetBlack is covering the entry fees for up to 50 of their riders so they can rock up and take on all comers at this years race! They loved our race and trails THAT much!
How cool is that? What an awesome team!!!
And what is even more awesome is the fact that Team JetBlack is a massive sponsor of female and junior riders. In fact, of the 75-strong team, there are nearly 20 junior and female racers who routinely pull on the flouro yellow, blue and black at a number of top-level races across the season.
Now it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realise that this means there’s gonna be an absolute truckload of JBers pinning it round this year’s race loop at warp-factor nine. Even more interesting is the realisation that there’s probably going to be a JetBlack team member in nearly every category we’re offering!!!
SO! Here’s the big challenge we’re putting out:
CALLING ALL RACE TEAMS, PRIVATEERS, WEEKEND WARRIORS, CASUAL BARRYS & BETTYS, AND MTB FAMILIES. WE HAVE THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
1. Do you want to ride the best damn hand-cut MTB trails this side of Jupiter, the incredibly sweet Singletrack Nirvana that is the Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park?
2. Are you ready to have more fun over one weekend than you ever have before, when you join us for:
the BOURKES BICYCLES guided ride on Saturday afternoon,
the BARRIER SIGNS pre-race sign on night (with a band as well!) on Saturday night at CLUB WEST,
the PBM HARDROCK 6HR RACE and the JR RICHARDS & SONS KIDS MTB GYMKHANA on Sunday morning,
and the CLARENDON FOREST RETREAT Winner’s ceremony and prize giveaway on Sunday afternoon?
But lastly and most importantly:
3. Are you ready to stick it to TEAM JETBLACK?! (Heh heh)
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then what are you waiting for? Jump onto the race rego page and throw your hat in the ring. We’d love for you to join us for the PBM HARDROCK 6HR MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE! And why not make a weekend out of it. After all, we’ve got more good things around this region than all the good things at a good thing convention.
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Thanks to all our incredible sponsors for their support again this year!!