The Back Yamma 2018 Cross Country MTB Race (BY’1 is a multiple lap cross country mountain bike race to be run by the Orange MTB Club on 23th September 2018. Race length will be 25km for juniors and beginners, 50km and 100km for more dedicated athletes. The Back Yamma 2018 is a “not for profit” club based event with the emphasis on fun.
The race will be run on a 25km loop in the Back Yamma State Forest near Parkes, NSW. The loop will include all the best features of previous Back Yamma events. It will be fast and fun with not too much climbing. This is a great event to get out and stretch your legs and enjoy to nice flowing high speed single track. There are also section of 4wd track to make it easy to grab a drink, fuel up or overtake.
The 100km event is for the serious enthusiast. The 100km event comprises of 4 laps of the track. The 50km event will be 2 laps of the 25km loop. The 25km event should start immediately after the 50km event (30 second gap) and is intended for juniors and beginners.
Entry fees are $35 for 25k, $50 for 50k and $65 for 100k. Pairs 100k entry is $50 per person. If the event cannot be due to flooding like last year, or other reasons beyond the control of the club, refunds will be given with small fee withheld to cover costs incurred. (same as 2016)
Camping will be possible in the Back Yamma State Forest and portable toilets will be available for the Saturday night. A small donation from campers to cover costs would be much appreciated. Parkes Rotary Club will be providing hot showers and cooked meals for Saturday Night and Sunday at very reasonable rates.
Note that entries will be limited to 200.
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry