Pack your bags, the Victorian Enduro Series is going to Mount Beauty!
With Round 1 having been run & won at the You Yangs Crazy 6 event back in March, the second round of the VES will take riders and their families to the quaint Victorian Alpine town of Mount Beauty over the ANZAC Day Weekend to experience it’s serene surrounds and some of the best singletrack in Australia.
Located in the Victorian Alps and about 4 hours from both Melbourne and Canberra, Mount Beauty is a mountain bike mecca with amazing trails, a superb landscape and a great host of facilities to accommodate riders and their families. As this round will be held over the ANZAC Day Weekend, you’ll find few excuses better than this to grab your mates or your family and book in for a weekend away to enjoy this beautiful destination. In addition to the great riding, there are boutique breweries, world famous vineyards and gourmet cheese factories for those that like to reward their physical efforts. Our hot tip? Get that Friday off work and make it a 4-day epic road trip with stops at Beechworth and Bright along the way – it’ll be a riding trip that you won’t forget in a hurry!
From Team Mount Beauty:
“With summer over and a few recent heavy rain falls, the Mt Beauty trails are getting into primo condition. We’ve chosen a course that is a variation on previous years, so competitors can expect a little less climbing and will be able to enjoy some of the newer trails on Dart Spur. And make sure you get to Mt Beauty in time to compete in the Eliminator on Friday evening (26th April) because cash prizes are up for grabs! Entry is free if you’ve already registered for the 3hr/6hr Enduro…otherwise bring your loudest heckling/cheering voice and come and watch others race.The awesome prize-pool is growing by the day, with generous donations from a number of businesses including Enduro Magazine, Alpenhorn holiday units, Snowview holiday units, Milawa Cheese Factory, Café Derailleur and local restaurants Stockpot, Skaffieri and Flour + Water. See you in the hills in a few weeks!”
As for the racing, both the 3 & 6 hour formats will be present at the Round, though the big news with the Mt Beauty event is that riders will receive 1.5 x points for their results, making this an ideal leg of the VES to notch up some extra points for the overall series category title. The idea is to encourage more riders to get out to the Round, but given the stunning landscape, amazing singletrack and gourmet delights on offer, we don’t think you’ll need much encouragement!
Where: Mount Beauty, VIC
When: Saturday the 27th of April (ANZAC Day Weekend)
What: 3 or 6 Hour Enduro Race
Categories: Solo 6 Hour, Team 6 Hour (pairs or triples), Solo 3 Hour, Junior Pairs 3 Hour
How Much?: $55
Entry: Head to Entry Zone for online entry
For more information, head to the Mount Beauty 6 Hour website HERE.