Mount Gambier is poised to host the second Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier. The first, in late 2019, was dominated by BMX racers with Wade Turner and Marnie Williams earning a free trip to the world championships.
Set to go ahead Sunday 23 May, the 2021 qualifier clashes with the first rounds of the AusCycling national series in Sydney the same weekend.
It will be interesting to see who’ll put a free trip to Europe for a crack at the pump track world championships over earning national series points.
And for all the official details…
Mount Gambier is a thriving and progressive community, with many attractions and wide range of accommodation, shopping and entertainment surrounded by volcanic craters, lakes, caves, limestone and underground aquifers.
A love of the great outdoors is a common thread for residents and they’re spoilt for choice when it comes to recreational pursuits. A vast network of scenic walking and hiking trails has been established along with a wide selection of well-maintained parks and playgrounds, including the unique volcanic crater lakes precinct with its fabulous adventure playground, wildlife park, picnic and boating facilities.
About the Track
The City of Mount Gambier is home to the the first-ever Velosolutions Pump Track on Australian soil. Designed by Mountain Biking legend and Velosolutions founder Claudio Caluori, the Mount Gambier Pump Track has a mix of berms, roller jumps, doglegs and transfers catering for beginners through to elite biking athletes. Located in Hastings Cunningham Reserve, the pump track is just minutes away from Mount Gambier town centre.
Legal age to participate: 17 years (2004 year of birth)
Entry fee: AU$20
An official UCI ID or any kind of cycling licence (Daily, Road, BMX, MTB, Cycling for all, etc.) from the National Cycling Federation is required to participate at this race. Foreign riders need to have an official licence from their own National Cycling Federation to participate abroad.
Timed runs: Solo runs
Knock-out heat finals: Head to head solo runs
|Saturday, May 22||10.00 – 17.00||Practice and registration|
|Sunday, May 23||08.00 – 10.00||Practice and registration|
|10.00 – 10.15||Riders’ briefing|
|10.30 – 12.30||Timed runs|
|13.00 – 15.00||Knock-out heat final|
Find out more at redbull.com/int-en/event-series/pump-track-world-championship/
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