Three high level officials from the International Cycling Union (UCI) will visit the Brindabella Challenge event at Stromlo Forest Park this weekend, Australia's largest variety cycling event which started November 30. They will inspect the mountain bike course that will host the 2009 World Championship and 2008 World Cup events.
The UCI's Helen Mortimer, Beat Wabel and Melanie Leveau will spend the weekend visiting Stromlo Forest Park's world class facilities at the invitation of the hosts of the 2009 World Championships; Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC) and governing body Mountainbike Australia (MTBA).
They will be inspecting the courses and be able to see some racing action during the Brindabella Challenge that this weekend includes all MTB events that will be in the Worlds program - cross country, downhill and mountain cross.
The Brindabella Challenge's second week of cycling action will also feature a criterium, held for the first time ever under the lights at the Stromlo Cycling Circuit. Australia's largest variety cycling event, funded by the ACT Government, will continue through December 9.
Weekend Event Schedule
December 8: Brindabella Epic Point to Point Challenge (100 & 50 km events)
December 8: Stromlo Forest Park Mountain Cross
December 8: Stromlo Forest Park Criterium Cycling Circuit
December 8: Kids (5-15) fun ride at Stromlo Forest park criterium circuit
December 9: Tuggeranong BMX Track (morning) and Canberra BMX Track (afternoon)
December 9: Brindabella Challenge Handicap
December 9: Brindabella Challenge MTB Orienteering at the Kowen Forest Homestead
For more information, visit www.brindabellachallenge.com.au