The Kowalski Classic is a one-day showcase of the famous trails in East Kowen Forest and Sparrow Hill. The event celebrates the achievements of local trail building legends the mysterious Kowalski Brothers who together with their trail crew have built all the trails in the area.
A singletrack marathon like no other, the Kowalski Classic is jam packed with as much fine flowing trail as is humanly possible to string together into one day of racing, including all time favourites and new trails built especially for the race. If you like riding oodles of singletrack, then you will LOVE the Kowalski Classic. Find your flow on the Bird and the Kow.
The Kowalski Classic is the ultimate single track marathon with three race distances that allow a mix of the very best trails in Sparrow Hill and East Kowen, but to keep the distance in line with what will challenge and not destroy you.
With wave starts, there’s little congestion despite the high percentage of singletrack. That’s less frustration at the back, and greater impetus to get into the trail first if you’re vying for position. The Kowalski Classic 100km is also the final round of the MTBA XCS Series, so it might have a lot on the line for the fast men and women of marathon racing in Australia.
If you don’t like doing things alone – you can race the 50km event in pairs this year. Most things are better with company, so why not marathon racing too?