The GNaTPACK series is hosted by mountain bike clubs on the NSW Mid North Coast. Grafton, Nambucca, Taree, Port Macquarie, Armidale, Coffs Harbour and Kempsey all host a round with the club choosing the race format. You can do one race or the whole series – but once you start, you may find it hard to stop!
Each round attracts approximately 100 riders and it is a friendly environment with some good tight racing. If you are new to mountain biking we would encourage you to participate in some local club races before entering a GNaTPACK race.
Round 1 of the 2013 GNaTPACK MTB series will be hosted by the Coffs Harbour Cycle Club at its Cows with Guns course at Bonville. It will be a Cross Country race format on a 8.5km course consisting predominantly of fast, flowing single track with no big hills.
- Registration is online closing at 12.0pm on Friday 5th of April 2013.
- Entry cost is $20 for adults and $10 for juniors (U15 & U19). If you do not have an MTBA race licence, you must also purchase a $20.00 day rider permit.
- Collect race plates from the timing tent between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on race day – please have your MTBA licence or print out from MTBA website with you.
- Race briefing at 2.45pm at the timing tent – compulsory for all riders to attend. You will then be placed
in groups for wave starts
- Race starts at 3.00pm sharp.
- TheThere will be also be a junior category for riders aged 11 or 12 on
race day. Enter on the day at the timing tent prior to 2.30pm. Cost is $5 and if
they do not have a current Dirt Masters MTBA race licence a $20 day rider permit
will be required
- First Aid will be provided by the good folk
from the S.E.S. Parking is provided at the cost of a gold coin donation (or greater J) to the S.E.S. – you must obey directions from the SES when parking. Alternatively, park at Sid Burke rest area on Pine Creek Way and ride in the 1.2km to the trails.
- Due to the time of the event, this will be a self catered event. ie, bring your own food and drink and then hit the pub for a carb loading session before the morning race at Nambucca