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By trailbunny - Posted on 03 December 2009

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Saturday, 6 March, 2010 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

8 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

Uriarra Road, just up from the Uriarra Road/Coppins Crossing Road turnoff.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

Thinking of those New Year’s resolutions already?

How about riding your bike more? We get you to choose your own challenge and come along on a different kind of cruise…

RealBike Insurance MTB Cruise

When: 6 March 2010
Where: Mt Stromlo, Canberra (ACT)

Distances: 10km, 30km, 50km or 80km
- 10km and 30km are on an easier track
- 50km and 80km on a more challenging track

Basically, if you can ride a bike, you can ride The MTB Cruise. We have created a new fun, entry level and family-friendly cycling event where racers can set their goals themselves. Riders get to pick the distance - 10, 30, 50 or 80km - that will provide them with their personal challenge – and at the same time take the opportunity to ride alongside experienced racers and share the passion for the sport.

We chose Mt Stromlo in Canberra for its variety in terms of mountain bike track lengths and difficulty, to suit all types of bike riders. From highly experienced Competitive Racers to the enthusiastic Weekend Warriors. And Newbie Racers who have never participated in an organised cycling event before, don’t worry and give it a go.

Bring the Kids - this is a family friendly event, with heaps of entertainment for the kids that will keep them busy and happy, including different kids races with exciting prizes and certificates. And the beginning of autumn should promise perfect riding conditions and beautiful surrounds in the Capital.

Lock in the date and for more details go to and the Rocky Trail website where registration will open soon.

The Rocky Trail Team

Who's in?
Lach, trailburner, trailbunny, Antsonline, Scottboy, shrek, ae93gti, craked (8 riders)
Lach trailburner trailbunny Antsonline Scottboy shrek ae93gti craked
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
craked RealBike Insurance mtb cruise Finished 03:52:25 27 50km masters 9
Lach Real Bike Insurance MTB Cruise Did not finish
ae93gti RealBike Insurance MTB Cruise

Were you there and have a story to tell?

Ride Gallery

Just finished working on the map:

Registration is now open:

and the Rider Briefing is here:

Happy reading Smiling

We are happy to announce that we just opened a 100 mile option for the Real Bike Insurance MTB Cruise.

The category is by invitation only - we want to keep it small and fast.

We would like to invite everyone who raced a round of the Rocky Trail MTB GP, this year's JetBlack WSMTB 12 hours or JetBlack twenty four hours Sydney in the solo category.

If you are not on that list but want to race please send an email to

* Vaude just signed up as event supporter
* Crowne Plaza will be giving away great prizes
* so will JetBlack, Weldtite, Azul and Verofit
* Red Bull Wiings Team will be on site
* We just had word from the Mt Stromlo guys that they trails are nicely recovering from the heavy rains and they will repair some sections in time for the race.
* Juliane and Martin will be there all next week to test the tracks (can't wait )
* Glen and his coffee van crew will be there
* Bike Culture will take care of your bikes should they break down.

Join us for a great cruise, choose your own challenge and sign up today!

hi all, I will be doing the 50 km on saturday wondering if any one wanted to get out for a casual slow ride on sunday morning at sparrow or somwhere like that, i have never riden ACT before and would like to make the most of it!

Love to join you, but I'm heading back Sunday morning with two non-riders aboard who wouldn't appreciate cooling their heels for an hour or more while I went for yet another ride.

BOM 3.30pm today
Forecast for Saturday (Canberra)
Cloudy at first with some early drizzle. Sunny periods increasing through the
middle of the day, before the chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Light northwest winds.

City Precis: Chance of a shower.
City: Min 16 Max 27
Tuggeranong: Min 16 Max 27

Chance of rainfall: 40%.
Winds on Lake: Northwest 10-15 km/h.

It started a bit yucky than all of a sudden the bright thing up in the sky came down upon us all day, I know I got a sunburnt face from being there all day the tracks started drying up slowly with only a few puddles left lying around a good day I would say

Results are up:

Thanks all who came and raced - we had a blast. See you at the Rocky Trail MTB GP Series.

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