Mountain bikers set to battle it out in the Back Yamma Bigfoot
Up to 200 competitors are preparing to battle it out this Sunday at the Orange Mountain Bike Club’s much loved and fiercely contested Back Yamma Cross Country MTB Race.
Held on a 25 kilometre loop in the Back Yamma State Forest, located between Eugowra and Parkes, the renowned 'fast and flat-ish' mountain bike race sees racers of all ages and abilities take on distances ranging from 25 to 100 kilometres and includes all the best features of previous Back Yamma events.
For those braving the 100 kilometre option, the race kicks off from 7.30am, Sunday. It is sure to be a day of tough competition with all riders vying to be first across the line.
Competitor numbers for this year's race are looking very strong, said Orange Mountain Bike Club President Jack Rahilly, who said there was a great field of riders across all distance options.
“The Club is very pleased to have the support of several local Orange businesses, and looks forward to awarding prizes to the fastest racers in each category,” said Mr Rahilly.
Camping is available on-site for free on the Saturday night, with rumours that the notorious Bigfoot will make an appearance again this year.
Registration can be made up until Saturday night online or in person on the day, but numbers are capped at 200 competitors.
A canteen will be operating on the day.
For more information visit: www.backyammamtb.com.au