The Australian National Mountain Bike Championships are on again this year at Stromlo Forest Park. The event will see the national champs crowned in cross-country (olympic format), short track cross country, downhill, 4X (four cross), and observed trials. Stromlo has developed and improved heaps over the last 12 months, so it should be a much better event for competitors and specatators – and without the dust from last year.
If you’ve never seen any mountain bike racing, then I would recommend the 4X finals on Saturday afternoon/evening (not Friday as previously stated). If you’ve never seen 4X it is like BMX racing on steroids with more contact & crashes. The 4X track is at the event centre so you won’t have to walk far to check out the action.
For more details of the weekend racing, check out the MTB nationals website.