With the start date already set for Monday September 4, The 2023 Appennenica MTB stage race had the route revealed in February. It will be a challening 6 days, tacling 400km and about 14000m of climbing. This event has earnt a name for itself by having a demanding but beautiful route, and one where the […]
Yarns from the back of the Otway Odyssey
This guest post has been provided by Lachlan Murray Having cut my teeth in mountain biking around Victoria, the “VES” Six hour Enduro Series (enduro meaning endurance) was my first foray into competitive mountain bike racing. The fun of being able to ride as part of a team quickly changed to thoughts of “let’s enter […]
All about the 2023 Convict 100 mountain bike marathon
The Convict 100 is one of Australia’s longest running mountain bike marathons, and it’s the closest marathon to Sydney, Australia’s most populous city. The hamlet of St Alban’s plays host to the iconic race run by Max Adventure, with riders setting off early in the morning, returning in as little as four hours later, even […]
A rider’s advice for the Dragon Trail MTB Stage Race
The 2023 Dragon Trail MTB Stage Race lands on the dirt at Derby and surrounds on March 16, bringing 3 days of mountain bike fun to the north east of Tasmania. This will be the third edition of the popular mountain bike stage race, and there are a few changes to the Dragon Trail in […]
What’s new at the 2023 Dragon Trail MTB Stage Race in Tasmania?
In late 2019, Australian mountain bikers were delivered a treat; a 3-day mountain bike stage race on some of the best singletrack in Australia., and even the world. Geocentric Outdoors had launched a daring new event, racing point-to-point from Branxholm to St Helens in the north-east Of Tasmania, going through Derby and the Blue Tier […]
Train with Mind Matters Athlete Coaching for the Dragon Trail MTB Stage Race
It’s one thing to enter a mountain bike stage race like the Dragon Trail, but how do you truly prepare? Riding your bike more before an event is a good start, but there’s more to it than that if you want to know you’ll get through the event and have fun – or be competitive. […]
The 33rd ‘Iceman Cometh’; what is the appeal of the largest single day participation MTB race in the USA?
Team rider Justin Morris recently completed the largest single day MTB race in the USA; The Iceman. He reflects on what draws 5000 riders and their supporters to the woods of Northern Michigan.
Belgian and Kenyan duo score Rwandan Epic win
The Rwandan Epic is a new face on the global mountain bike stage race circuit. Having first run earlier this year after some delays to get rolling, the second edition just finished on the November dates where the event has now found its home. The Belgian team of Jens Schuermans and Frans Claes, who won […]
Maxxis BIKE Transalp rated UCI S1 in 2023
In 2023, the OG of mountain bike stage races, Transalp, turns 25. To celebrate this milestone the race from 9-15 July will be listed as a UCI S1 event. This means riders who take part in the men’s and women’s categories can achieve ranking points. Race director Marc Schneider considers the step to list the […]
Sammie Maxwell and Ben Oliver win 2022 Whaka 100
On October 23, New Zealand’s best mountain bikers and many from around the Oceania region gathered in Rotorua for the Whaka 100. The mountain bike event has quickly become known for being tough, but also very rewarding thanks to the event organisation and high quality trails. In 2022, the main event would also host New […]