This year's Noosa Enduro, set for July 13, is drawing racers from North South West, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory in Australia. A new start/finish location in Stan Topper Park, Pomona was picked after unprecedented growth in registered competitors. It will also open up access to a new playground of trails.
The event will include two diverse 50km courses. The intermediate 50km course is a faster flowing, yet tantalizing loop de loop through the Ringtail State Forest, whereas the advanced 50km course loops out of Pomona; a gut busting, hill climbing route incorporating the mighty "Mother", the Cooran tablelands and the descent into the township of Kin Kin. The 100km will combine the best of both worlds with the 50km racers having a choice of courses. New for 2008 is also a singlespeed category.
The quickest riders are expected to complete the 100km in less than five hours, but some will need most of the 10 hour cut off time to finish.
The event will benefit the SHINE project, a Noosa Shire Council charity which supports the provision of services and infrastructure to assist victims of Domestic and Family Violence on the Sunshine Coast. Racers will compete for AUS$25,000 in cash and prizes.
For more information, visit www.noosajazz.com.au.