With the PBM HARDROCK 6 HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE less than 2 weeks away, we thought it timely to remind you of all the cracking things going on over the weekend of 19/20 August. So, please enjoy our guide to the festivities!
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW:
Register for the PBM HARDROCK. If you haven't done this yet you're a mad bugger!
CLICK HERE to register, and make sure you beat the cut off, which happens THIS SUNDAY the 13TH OF AUGUST AT 9PM!
Book your accommodation. The festival of the wheel goes for two days don't you
know? You'd be mad just to turn up for the race on Sunday, cos then you'd miss out on all the rad stuff we've got planned for Saturday. Are you crazy?!?! CLICK HERE to check out what accommodation options our beautiful region has for you. Plenty of choice to suit all budgets!
Book a ride on a demo bike. Bourkes Bicycles has managed to wrangle 17 brand
new XC and eBikes from Specialized Bicycles 2018 demo fleet, and they'll have them all weekend for you to have a demo ride. CLICK HERE to book a ride on an Epic or a Levo during the race on Sunday or even on Saturday at the Bourkes Bicycles Guided Social Ride.
FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST, from 5:30pm:
Get yo' meat raffle on! Our good friends at Club West hold raffles every Friday night
in the main auditorium, with the profits going to local charities, schools and sporting groups. This Friday it's our turn to reap the benefits of the public's generosity. So, if you would like to support the club by buying tickets in the mega meat raffle, we'd sure appreciate it! And while you're there you can have a sly bevvie with family and friends and a primo meal from the bistro! What more could you ask for on a Friday night?
FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST, 9pm:
Weather call. If Mother Nature isn't playing nice with us, we'll make the call for go or
no go and put it up online. Make sure you like the PBM HARDROCK 6HR FB PAGE and the MANNING GREAT LAKES TIP RIDERS FB PAGE so you get the message if we have to postpone because of the 'R' word.
SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST:
10am - Course and Event Centre Open. There should be water and toilets
available from the early afternoon, PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE NO FACILITIES AT THE EVENT CENTRE. CAMPERS MUST BE SELF-SUFFICIENT.
2pm - Come for a ride with us! The Bourkes Bicycles Guided Social Ride kicks
off from the Event Centre. There's gonna be three rides - the beginners / family ride taking in the more sedate trails suitable for all riders, the trail ride featuring the 2018 Specialized Levo eBike demo fleet on some of the more challenging trails, and the race loop preview featuring the 2018 Specialized Epic XC demo fleet. CLICK HERE to book a demo bike for the ride, or just bring your own bike and a helmet. And don't forget to bring the whole family!
6pm - Sign on early and win a bike! The Barrier Signs / Club West Pre-Race Sign On
is happening at Club West, 116 Edinburgh Drive Taree from 6pm. Come
along and reconnect with old MTB mates, have a drink and a meal from the terrific bistro, and even have a boogie to local rock band The Trapps. But most importantly, complete your sign-on and get your Schwag Bag, with
all the goodies in it. AND you'll then go in the draw to win a 2018 Specialized Fuse 6FATTIE mountain bike, provided by Bourkes Bicycles and Specialized Bikes. Be aware that you MUST sign on at Club West on Saturday night to be included in the draw for the bike, which will take place at the end of the winners ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST:
7am - Fill your tummy with yummy scrummy love! Our raceday food zone
opens at this time, with sooo much beautiful food, lovingly prepared by Food Sense Catering. Forget Master Chef and MKR, they're jokers. Food Sense kicks it LIKE A BOSS! They'll have a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and after-race food available, as well as plenty of treats packed with calories for a boost to your raceday nutrition plan. And all the hot drinks will be poured for you by the number one mobile barista in all the land, James from CAFE2U. CLICK HERE to view the raceday menu.
8:30am - Welcome and race brief. The action hots up when we get on the mic and