Back in September last year, the crew behind Self Propelled Enterprises hosted the very first Kowalski Classic – a mountain bike marathon that took riders through the trails around East Kowen Forest and Sparrow Hill in Canberra. With 50km and 90km options, the event attracted hundreds of local riders and many more from interstate who competed through the singletrack-heavy course that was designed to celebrate the growing network of trails in the area. For 2013, the Kow is back, and the word from the bird is that it will be bigger and better!


“The Kowalski Classic showcases the tireless work of trailbuilding legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers. This year’s course is jam packed with as much fine flowing trail as is humanly possible to string together, 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 two race distances taking in the very best trails in Sparrow Hill and East Kowen.”

The 2013 course will also take in a whole bunch of new trail that the Kowalski Brothers have been building over winter, including what they believe is the highest trail in Canberra.

BW_KC1205_00059Event Details
When: Sunday September 22nd, 2013
Where: East Kowen Forest, Canberra, ACT
What: 90-ish km (Full Kowalski) or 50km (Half Kowalski)
How much: $90-$140
Entry: Online entries are closing soon, so click HERE right now!


Peta Mullens took out last years female category in last years Full Kowalski event, while fast man Dylan Cooper ended up ahead of the Elite male field.  Dylan gave us a thrilling account of the event and the race tactics from the inaugural Kowalski Classic, which was published in Issue #22 of Enduro Magazine. Who will reign supreme in 2013? With a start line filling up with more of our nations best mountain bikers, the winner could be anyones guess!


For more information about the Kowalski Classic, head to the Self Propelled Events website.