Entries for the 2013 Camelbak Highland Fling open on Juy 1st, 2013.
Whether you’re a mountain bike racing veteran, or new to the scene, the CamelBak Highland Fling is the race to mark on your riding calendar. Not only will you have the chance to compete alongside Australia’s top elite riders, but you’ll experience a true festival of mountain biking across two days of events.
On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November, the picturesque New South Wales Southern Highlands town of Bundanoon will become the event hub for one of Australia’s biggest cycling events; with over 2000 riders, their support crews, families and friends coming to stay and play. Like a big marathon race in Europe, the whole town is behind the event, and racers and supporters alike are welcomed into Bundanoon.
The main racing takes place on Sunday 10th with riders selecting the 110km Full Fling, 55km Half Fling or 100Mile Fling, with routes winding through mixed terrain. Private farmland tracks cross into the beautiful forest and gully trails of Wingello State Forest. Open paddocks become rough 4WD trails and flowing single track. Challenging climbs are rewarded with sweet descents.
Leading into the main event are also a host of sideshow events across the weekend, including the Casual Fling to cater for those who prefer a more social ride and the Bundanoon Dash for those who like a quick urban sprint. The Battle of the Businesses, for locals only, provides stunning costumes for spectator entertainment, and the next generation of elites will battle it out in the Kids Fling.
‘The Fling” is a prestigious race to win, place well at, or have a fast time. If you are after that edge for bragging rights at the water cooler or on your club forum, make sure you enter in time so you don’t miss out on an entry.