Pickles Hill overlooks Craigbourne Dam at Colebrook and the 15km loop of adventure trail is a great day out! There's plenty of racing options for beginners right through to experienced riders, so no matter your riding level we've got you covered. The event base and transition is beside the lake.
Each loop has around 500m of vertical climb. Around 100m of this is completed in the first 3 km as the trail ascends to the top of the main ridgeline. From the top there are spectacular views of the dam and valley. The trail then descends through a series of existing logging trails and sections of single track. The hill is largely sand stone based with sandy soil providing a well drained base for the tracks.
Entries close: Wednesday 20th Sep 12:00 midnight Registration opens Sunday 24th 9am Registration closes Sunday 24th 10am 60k Starts 10am, 40k & 20k starts at 11.30am Presentations Sunday 24th 3.30pm
Each year we come back to the Pickle it's better and better. New for 2017, we've got a whopping extra 3km of singletrack added. This will also make each lap a nice neat 20k so you won't lose count of where you're at!
20km, 40km & 60km Solo Racing categories are available. Male, Female, and Junior individual age classes are available and we're giving away spot prizes in each class too!
The event is being held on the privately owned Mt Bain farm. Directional signage will be up on the day.
from Hobart, turn right in Colebrook into Rhyndaston Rd C313 (just past shop) After about 1 k take right hand fork along Eldon Road (C342) Turn right at Link Rd (just over bridge) Turn right at Craigbourne Rd
Entry cost is $45 for MTBA members ($25 for juniors). Plus day a MTBA day licence ($25). Non MTBA members, purchased a when entering entry. MTBA coverage is important for the event as it provides insurance coverage. Non-members can take advantage of a current free membership trial offer from MTBA. Details of this offer are outlined on the MTBA web site.
Feel free to email us to ask questions about the race or to just say hello!