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Kowalski Classic 2015 - 20 Sept - Entries Now Open

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Now in its fourth year, the Kowalski Classic is a one-day showcase of the famous trails in East Kowen Forest and Sparrow Hill. The event celebrates the achievements of local trail builders Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers, who together have hand built over 100km of flowing trail in East Kowen (the Kow) & Sparrow Hill (the Bird).

Love single track? Then you will love the Kowalski Classic.

The Kowalski Classic

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When: 
Sunday, 30 September, 2012 (All day)

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Kowen Forest
Meeting Point: 

The Ride Canberra site describes the main forest entrance as being the corner of Kowan Road and Sutton Roads. There is a parking area 5km into the forest along Kowan road with gates that may be locked. Call Canberra Connect (13 22 81) for the combinations or ride from Sutton Road for a warm up.

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What is The Kowalski Classic?

For nigh on two decades, local trail building legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers have been hand-crafting trails in the ACT region. Thanks to their dirty work, Sparrow Hill and East Kowen Forest have become single track nirvana. The innuagural Kowalski Classic gives you the chance to race it all in one hit. Ride the Bird, then the Kow, then the Bird, then the Kow!

The Kowalski Classic is the ultimate single track enduro with two race distances taking in the very best trails in Sparrow Hill and East Kowen.

Entries open for Kowalski Classic

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Introducing the Kowalski Classic

For nigh on two decades, local trail building legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers have been hand-crafting trails in the ACT region. Thanks to their work, Sparrow Hill and East Kowen Forest have become single track nirvana. The innuagural Kowalski Classic gives you the chance to race it all in one hit. Ride the Bird, then the Kow, then the Bird, then the Kow!

FULL DISTANCE (Circa 90-100km):

Sparrow Hill

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Trip to Canberra - mtnbike

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When: 
Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 06:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Majura Pines
Ride Database Entry: 
Sparrow Hill
Ride Database Entry: 
Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

3 pick up points in Sydney before heading South

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Sydney based riders who want to head to Canberra here is your chance. We Drive. You Ride!

Ride the trails which were used in the World Cup then get a ride at Sparrow Hill and Mt Majura.

The cost is $299. This covers transport of you and your bike, accommodation (Australian Institute of Sport), skills session and meals.

Pick up points are:

6:30 AM St Ives Patterson's Patisserie 237 Mona Vale Rd St Ives - there is a car park over the road where you can easily leave your car for the weekend.

7:00 AM North Sydney Bike Bug 120 Pacific Hwy North Sydney

Trip to Canberra - Skills Session with Ben Henderson!!!

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When: 
Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 06:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Majura Pines
Ride Database Entry: 
Sparrow Hill
Ride Database Entry: 
Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

3 pick up points in Sydney before heading South

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Sydney based riders who want to head to Canberra here is your chance. We Drive. You Ride!

It has just been confirmed that Ben Henderson, Australian MTB World Championship Rider, will be running the skills course on Saturday Oct 31 2009. Spaces are limited! Here is your chance to learn a few skills from a pro! For more information about Ben www.benhenderson.com.au

Ride the trails which were used in the World Cup then get a ride at Sparrow Hill and Mt Majura.

Trip to Canberra - Night Ride at Strom prep for Scott

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When: 
Saturday, 3 October, 2009 - 06:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Majura Pines
Ride Database Entry: 
Sparrow Hill
Ride Database Entry: 
Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

3 pick up points in Sydney before heading South

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Sydney based riders who want to head to Canberra here is your chance. We Drive. You Ride!

This particular trip is on a long weekend in Sydney. We will be leaving on Saturday and returning on the Sunday night so you can still see your loved ones.

Ride the trails which were used in the World Cup then get a ride at Sparrow Hill and Mt Majura.

The cost is $299. This covers transport of you and your bike, accommodation (Australian Institute of Sport), skills session and meals.

Pick up points are:

Mont 24 Hr Wrap-up

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Hi guys.

This is just a quick word of thanks to those who came down for our little romp amongst the pines last weekend. We've had a lot of email, SMS and phone calls over the last week and it seems you all had a pretty nice time. Thanks to those who responded by the way, it means a lot to us. Thanks also to the nice folks who came up at the end of the race to say how much they liked the event. It's a big job running a Mont, but it is all worthwhile when there's smiles all round.

Mont 24 2009 Trail Map (55m 24s)

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Here it is in Google Maps

http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&...

Will see if I can put it up on Motionbased later ...

Cheers
Nic

ps time was 55m 24s - unfortunately not mine!

Sparrow Rocks Robin

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As others have already said this race completely rocked!

Gazza, Martine & I arrived to talcum powder dust on the roads and drove around in circles for a while before locating camp NoBMoB. It was a nice evening at this point and setup camp quickly. Annoyed to have left a cool bag at home (downstairs in the carpark - a bit stinky upon return on Sunday) sat down to other snacks for dinner and placed a shopping order with the incoming Buck & Gary (thanks for obliging guys).

Best Mountain Bike