A multi-lap mountain bike race will return for its third year
at Jacks Point on Saturday December 8.
Race director Geoff Hunt said 8hrs@Jacks was for experienced
and beginner bikers and this year's focus was on camaraderie.
"We believe this year the event will attract a lot of
interest because of its emphasis on fun and camaraderie," Mr
Individuals and teams of two, three or four racers will
compete on a 7km to 8km course through Jacks Point over eight
"The track is one which has been created specifically for the
event and traverses areas through rocky outcrops and even a
small gum forest on the northern edge of the development
before returning to the internal 8hrs@Jacks base camp
trials," Mr Hunt said.
Teams will compete in junior, open (men's, women's or mixed)
and veteran (men's, open and mixed) sections.
One rider per team rides a lap then tags a team-mate. Elite
riders are expected to complete the lap in about 35 minutes
and recreational competitors in 45 minutes.
"It's a good race for experienced riders but also for people
who are just getting into mountain biking. There's plenty of
opportunity for speed, some good technical sections and great
Social activities and a prize-giving will also be held.