THE 3 RING CIRCUS – TICKETS SELLING FAST
700 performers have already signed up for The Circus leaving some 100 tickets left. So far about 140 are booked in for the Night Performance too – 20km under the stars on Saturday 30 July before the 50km Matinee Performance under the sun on Sunday 31 July.
And if you can’t perform as a rider at the Circus why not join the famous Dark Side and volunteer to help out. You receive the official Circus T shirt and get fed for the event. Sign up here
TRAIL ALES – FRIDAY 29 JULY
Last year Highlands Trails, our local trailbuilding/advocacy group, ran a fantastically successful fundraising dinner in Bundanoon called Trail Ales. This was a gourmet dinner matched with selected boutique beers for tasting (10 in total) and MC’d by the wonderful Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn. The night was a sellout and hugely entertaining. We’re doing it again on Friday 29 July which means you can enjoy fine ales on the 29th and fine trails on the 30-31st during the 3 Ring Circus. What a perfect weekend! Tickets can be booked online with your 3 Ring Circus entry. If you just want tickets for Trail Ales only then email Danien on email@example.com
THE BUNDANOON OVAL TRAIL NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
There is a proposal currently before our local Council here in the Southern Highlands to build a MTB trail around the land of our main Sports/Recreation oval in Bundanoon. The idea was born from a desire to give the kids of town a fun, flowing, fully featured MTB track that, being in town, was easily accessible without parents needing to drive them to the forest. But it will be fun for all riders of all ages; local and visiting!. Some fantastic work was completed on the trail during the recent IMBA Trailbuilding Workshop under a temporary approval from Council. A small number of residents are unfortunately actively campaigning against the trail, putting out misinformation and scaremongering (such as emailing around photos of downhill MTB claiming that is what is coming to Bundanoon!). We’re asking the MTB community to get behind the trail by checking out the details here and writing to the Councillors and General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council to voice your support for the project. If you love cycling and want to see more young people active on bikes PLEASE help.
2011 HIGHLAND FLING – ENTRY OPENING DATE & WELCOME TO CAMELBAK
Firstly a big wet, fully hydrated welcome to Camelbak who have signed up as a Major Sponsor for the Fling. It’s great to have them on board. Camelbak join Shimano, Ground Effect, Specialized, Ay Up, GU, Maxxis, Limar & Tertini Wines as Major Sponsors with a couple of new ones to be announced very soon.
Entries for the 2011 Fling will open on the 7th of the 7th at 7:07 am.
MOUNTAINS TO BEACH – Dates announced for 2012
Get those holiday forms in, book those leave passes! The 2012 Mountains To Beach, 5 days of mountain bike heaven from the roof of Australia to the surf, will take place from 4-10 March.
18 HOURS OF MELROSE & THE FAT TYRE FESTIVAL
Our good mates at Over The Edge in Melrose, SA have a double serve of MTB goodness in June. As always the June Long Weekend (11-13) sees the relaxed Fat Tyre Festival where all things except racing occur. But head there the previous weekend 3-4 June) and get your race fix at The 18 Hours of Melrose. You could do a lot worse with a week’s holiday than head to this MTB mecca and do both but at least enjoy one of them. Full details www.otesports.com.au