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It's green and gold jersey time again! This weekend sees the annual race held in majura pines Canberra Forrest local Jessica Douglas and a bunch of other Forrest mtb club members will be competing for glory. You can follow the progress via the Twitter feed on the right side of this page.
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It's with tremendous sadness and shock, that we mourn the passing of James Williamson.

James, or Jimmy to some, was not only a former World 24 hour Solo champion (2008), but just a fantastic guy.  He has been to Forrest on numerous occassions, and stayed with us at our home. James was competing in the Cape Epic in Sth Africa when he passed away in his sleep.

Our heart goes out to his partner Niki, and his family.  James was a truely great champion and will be deeply missed...

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Well if we thought that XC racing was just for elites, somebody forgot to tell all the other categories.

Whilst there was some very sound performances from the Elite riders, including Peter Kutschera taking our the mens elite and Jess Douglas in the womens Elite, the main action was in the so-called minor categories.

With no less that 2 major "down to the wire" sprint finishes in the U17 and U15, the Masters Men, Vets Men and Super Masters Men all provided awesome racing for...

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This weekend will see the Forrest MTB & Cycling Club hold Round 4 of the Victorian State XC series.
The course set for this event, is designed to be fast with a typical XC feeling to it. If you have already entered then please find the final details of the event below, and the final course profile.  We have made just a small adjustment in order to keep lap times down.
Come along and see some of Australia's fastest riders take on our Forrest trails.

Event...

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Another really fun race, with over 20 entrants. Plenty of fast fun racing with most lap times under 10 minutes and no climbs.

Full results below

Final Results

Fastest Male Laps

Fastest Female Laps

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When: Saturday March 20th 2010
Where: Yaugher Trails (Power Lines) Forrest Mountain Bike Park.
Entry Cost: $40 Entry for adults $20 for juniors (with a MTBA licence or $15 day licence).
Registration: From 8am Saturday March 20th 2010 at race headquarters (map below)
Map Details: See Below (Full GPS Data will be released soon)
Practice: Course will be open and marked (not bunted) on the Friday.

All categories start at 10.30 with approx 3min between each category starting

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Went for a ride with Nick Bowman from IMBA Australia today.

Nick really enjoyed the ride and was super impressed with the trails. IMBA is Australia's authority when it comes to MTB trail advocacy.  To check out more that IMBA Australia has to offer head on over to their website - > http://imba-au.com/

Also, Russ Baker current president of MTBA dropped in for a ride. Russ is...

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Tonight saw another 20 odd riders line up for another installment of our Forrest Feral Fridays. For the first time, we had enough juniors for them to have their own category.

Once again we also had a great turn out for our kids race, with Connor, Tyler, Mitch, Samuel and Ashley lining up to take on our special kids course.

In the senior race, we saw a welcome return from one of our elite guns in Daryl Burns. All in all a good nights racing, with only a few taking the easy...

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Despite some of the worst weather conditions ever for a 24 hour event, the 2009 Kona 24 hour was a massive success. Not only for the promotors Full Gas Promotions, but also for the township and people of Forrest.

Thursday night gave us a preview of the weather conditions to come.  Over the 4 days from Thursday...

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We regularly get people sending us pictures and videos from their stay at Forrest.  Here is a video from Dean and his mates, from a recent stay.