Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders to run its first Dirt Masters and club race for 2018 in Kiwarrak State Forest

Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders will host its first race for 2018 in Kiwarrak State Forest on Sunday, February 11. The club race will start from 9am.
Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders will host its first race for 2018 in Kiwarrak State Forest on Sunday, February 11. The club race will start from 9am.

Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders will host its first club race this Sunday in Kiwarrak State Forest.

To kick start the day the club will run a Dirt Masters Ride for young riders that will be a short 20 minute fun ride, according to club vice president Bruce Pain. The ride will begin at 8.30am with registration required by 8.15am and a $7 participation licence can be bought on the day.

The club race will begin at 9am and be a 6km lap race that will start at the event centre on Lantana Crossing Road, near Tinonee.

Pain said riders can enter in A, B, C and D-grades and also as a solo or as pairs, males, females or mixed. The number of laps per grade will be advised on the day.

“Race start is set down for 9am sharp with rego opening from 8am,” Pain said.

“We’re aiming to keep the same fun atmosphere that our races always are, so even though we’re calling this one a ‘race’ we still want to see inexperienced riders giving it a shot and having a go.”

Pain added that if riders were not a full competition MTBA member they would need to purchase a day licence.

“For seniors it’s $30 and juniors it’s $18, or upgrade your recreational membership on the day for $15. Alternatively you can apply to the MTBA for an eight-week free trial membership.”

For additional information visit the club’s Facebook page.