Frequently Asked Questions
Can I ride the CamelBak Highland Fling course prior to the event?
Sections of the route pass through private property and permission has been granted for the race only, therefore you can’t ride the complete course prior to the event. Please do not attempt to ride the private property sections of the course at any time, as to do so will jeopardize the event. You can, however, explore the wealth of singletrack and forest tracks in Penrose and Wingello State Forests, at any time. Wingello has over 50km of waymarked trails including some 15km of purpose built singletrack.
How does a Flinging Threesomes Relay Team work?
The Ground Effect Stage will take the first rider to the transition area at Wingello. The second rider will complete the Shimano Stage, meeting the third rider back at the Wingello transition area who will head back to Bundanoon via a different route, the GU Stage. Relay teams will be responsible for getting themselves to and from the transition area. This is a short drive (approx. 17km/15 minutes) from the Event Centre at Bundanoon.
We will also allow pairs to ride in the Flinging Threesomes category. So, if wheedling or bribery has been in vain and you can’t rustle up a third rider, you and your team mate can enter this category. There isn’t an official category for teams of two, but you can take on the Threesomes by splitting up the riding between transitions whichever way you choose. Each rider must do at least one stage. You will enter as a Flinging Threesome - just select Flinging Threesome (2 Person Team) as your event category.
What about the Half Fling option?
Those not keen to take on the challenge of the Full Fling will complete a 55km loop starting and finishing in Bundanoon, riding the Ground Effect and GU Stages of the full distance route.
How difficult is the route?
The route will be well marked with arrows, signs, and marshals will be stationed along the way to provide extra guidance. The Fling traverses a wide variety of terrain which will include tight singletrack, rocky tracks, fast firetrail and open paddock. There is enough climbing to ensure you’ll well know you’ve completed over 100km. There will be around 2,300m of ascent and descent in the Full Fling. Most fit riders will find plenty of challenge but there is of course also the option of Half Fling or the Flinging Threesome!
What is the Bundanoon Dash?
The Dash is an opportunity to warm up the legs on the Saturday. The 6km route is not compulsory (ie you do not have to do it as part of the Fling). It is a fundraising race for local community groups who assist with the running of the Fling. More details here...
Why is the Casual Fling not timed?
The CamelBak Highland Fling is a marathon style MTB event. If you want to race then enter one of the race categories (Full, Half or Flinging Threesome). The Casual Fling is about giving those relatively new to mountain biking or those less fit an opportunity to enjoy a shorter ride.
How do I change my entry?
How do I transfer my entry to another person?
Your entry can be transferred to another person by logging into the Wild Horizons Event Management System by clicking on the Register tab above, and selecting 'Enter/Manage My Events'. Here you will see the option to transfer your entry. Enter the recipient's email address and click OK. The recipient will get an email with instructions on how to accept the entry, and once this is done they can edit the entry to select the correct category (including upgrading it to a longer distance), or purchase a t-shirt, etc. Any difference in entry fee will be charged for via the Event Management System at this time.
It is up to the original rider and the replacement to sort out the financials for the original entry.
Note the deadline for transferring of entries on the Entries page.