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Mitas Terra in the Berra

September 29 - October 1

CORC are excited to announce that we are partnering with @mitas_tyres to present the Mitas Terra in the Berra. This event is a brand new 3 day Stage Race using the best trails in Canberra.

Mitas Terra in the Berra will be Canberra’s very first Mountain bike stage race event, and we are excited to see what the first year of racing will be like. Be sure to mark your calendars, you’re not going to want to miss this one! 29 Sep 2018- 1st Oct 2018.

ENTRY LINK & FEES

Race Entry link: http://Mitas Terra in the Berra Entry Link

 All 3 Stage Entry:

  • $150 for Adults
  • $75 for Juniors

Single Stage Entry:

  • $60 for Adults
  • $30 for Juniors

Stage Details

STAGE 1: Green Hills Plantation

  • Distance: 30 km
  • Start Date: Saturday (29th Sep 18)
  • Start Time: 1 pm

STAGE 2: Stromlo Forest Park

  • Distance: 50 km
  • Start Date: Sunday (30th Sep 18)
  • Start Time: 10 am

STAGE 3: Majura Forest

  • Distance: 30 km
  • Start Date: Monday (1st Oct 18)
  • Start Time: 10am

 CATEGORIES

Mitas Terra in the Berra has 6 Solo Categories, for riders of all skill sets! The categories are based on your age as of 29/09/2018.

Age as of 29/09/2018**

  • U19 Male and Female
  • Elite Male and Female
  • 19-39 Male and Female
  • 40-49 Male and Female
  • 50-59 Male and Female
  • 60+ Male and Female

Please note, we were planning to do Pairs, however, this has shown a bit too complex for our timing setup, and thus have only included solo categories. We will be aiming to run Pairs in the next year’s event. (Apologies for any inconvenience, this is out of our control for the first launch of the race)

STAGE 1: Greenhills Plantation

Distance: 35 km

Rider Briefing: 12:50

Race Start: 1pm

Location: Greenhills West Forest Plantation – Harold White Avenue, Coombs, ACT

Course Description:

 Stage 1 will open the Mitas Terra in the Berra with an adventure through unfamiliar territory! Centred on the Greenhills West pine plantation, the race will take place from an Event Centre in the middle of the forest. With a fast fire road start loop taking riders to the northern section and straight into a pinch climb to the highest point in Greenhills. Dodging cows and kangaroos along the way, a mix of super fast fire roads and raw hand built trails lead riders back through the Event Centre. Riders will then transition to Zoo Pines for a quick sprint, before hitting the fire roads to blast back around the northern circuit for one more time. This will be the fastest stage of the Terra, before moving on to some familiar single track destinations over the coming days.

Stage 1 Trail Fork link:

https://www.trailforks.com/route/mitas-terra-in-the-berra-stage-1-greenhills/

Parking:

Primary access to Event Centre via the causeway at the end of Harold White Avenue, Coombs, ACT

Only official event vehicles and emergency services vehicles will be permitted across the causeway and into the Event Centre/Forest during the period of the event

Competitor and spectator parking will be on the south side of the causeway at the end of Harold White Avenue, with a small amount of off-street parking to be cordoned off- all other parking will be on-street in Coombs. Competitors are also encouraged to park at Stromlo Forest Park and ride to the Stage 1 Event Centre

 

STAGE 2: Stromlo Forest Park

Distance: 50 km

Rider Briefing: 9:50

Start Time: 10 am

Location: Stromlo Forest Park

 

Course Description:

Stromlo Forest Park is known as Australia’s premiere mountain bike park – and there’s no doubt about it, this is the perfect place to host the King Stage of the event. The course is designed to combine everyone’s most loved trails, in a completely new format so it’s new and exciting for even those most experienced Stromlo Riders.

Western Wedgetail: Welcome to the peak of Stromlo! Now the question is, which trails do you take back down? For a lot of riders, there’s one standout route from the top of the mountain; Western Wedgetail into Skyline. These two trails are both rated as green descents, but they definitely aren’t dull! Linking these two trails together in one run is some of the fastest, flowiest riding you can do at Stromlo.

So you’ve just ridden Western Wedgetail and Skyline. What’s next? Luge! As the name implies, Luge is a snaking stack of perfect berms, with barely a moment in between them to compose yourself of wipe the grin off your face. This trail is often picked as a favourite and it’s easy to see why. If you love ripping round a berm, you’ll love Luge.

You can pre-place your own hydration / nutrition alongside the race chute in the Football Ground ready for you to collect during the race.

Stage 2 Trail Fork link:

https://www.trailforks.com/route/mitas-terra-in-the-berra-stage-2-stromlo/

Parking:

The main vehicle entry gates are located at the end of Opperman Avenue, North Wright. Cycle and pedestrian entry is also via the shared path from the ACT Bushfire Memorial off Swallowtail Road, Wright.

THE KING AND QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN CLIMB

Be warned, this climb is designed to be brutal. Being only located 6km from the race finish, this KOM / QOM will challenge even the strongest legs, and this will be the last push for the rider’s legs, before the sweet flowing trails of Skyline and Luge taking them straight to the finishing line. This is a timed climb, and based on the fastest recorded time up the mountain. The King and Queen of the Mountain climb is limited to riders in the full Mitas Terra in the Berra and is located at the base of Casuarina Climb to top of Western Wedgetail.

 

STAGE 3: Innabaanya Guides Camp/Majura Pines

Distance: 25 km

Rider Briefing: 9:50

Start Time: 10 am

Location: Tambreet Street, Majura ACT (via Majura Parkway or Majura Road)

 

Course Description:

The grand finale to the Mitas Terra in the Berra will play out at the most historic of Canberra mountain bike venues, Majura Pines. While Sunday’s queen stage will establish the GC pecking order, category placings will be far from decided with plenty of climbing and tricky single track sections packed into this stage. The recent forest clearing operations has been a blessing in disguise; within days of reopening the forest, the Majura Paine Trail Alliance was in there weaving their magic and the trails are currently riding better than ever. This stage is a real showcase of everything Majura Pines has to offer, there isn’t many trails that aren’t included. All your favourites like Barry, Planet Claire and Pinot Grigio got the call up, as well as some of the less trafficked trails like Space Elevator and Auto Alley. And for any old school racers that rode the ’97 National Championships, you’ll be pleased to know that (part of) the Mineshaft is making a long awaited comeback. While the course distance might sound short this stage is not to be underestimated. Two ascents up the main hill and once up the winery hill allow the inclusion of some great descents but they will be tough on the 3rd day of racing. However, the course has been designed in a way to have the flowier trails in the second half so hopefully everyone will finish with a big smile and any early grovelling will be a distant memory when you cross the finish line.

 

Stage 3 Trail Fork link:

https://www.trailforks.com/route/mitas-terra-in-the-berra-stage-3-majura/

Parking:

Competitor and spectator parking will be within the parking area at the front of Innabaanya Guides Camp. Additional spectator parking is available on Majura Road and Lime Kiln Road, for access to alternative sections of the competitive stage

See the event’s page for more details:
Mitas Terra in the Berra

Details

Start:
September 29
End:
October 1
Event Category:
Website:
http://corc.asn.au/riding-racing/mitas-terra-in-the-berra/

Organiser

CORC