Wildside, the four-day, seven-stage mix of mountain bike endurance racing and recreational tour based on Tasmania, celebrates its fifth birthday in 2006. Over $25,000 of product will be given away to the 300-rider field during the event. The cash prize pool includes $1,000 to the overall winners and a ‘Dash for Cash’ event.
During the four days of Wildside, riders covers 140km of competition and 60km of cruising on some of the best tracks from the mountains to the sea through one of the most diverse, wild, and spectacular landscapes in Australia – Tasmania’s west coast. The event starts near Cradle Mountain on January 28th, 2006 and finishes in Strahan (two of Tasmania’s adventure and tourism icons) on the 31st.
Run under the MTBA banner, the event is sponsored by bike-related companies such as SRAM, Pearl Izumi, Oakley, Mountain Designs, Polar, Rock Shox, Budget, Apis Consulting, Southern Cross TV, Events Tasmania and Honey Stinger. New to the event will be Specialized, Subaru (Neil Buckby Motors) and Freestyle FX – a signs and graphic company. For more information and to enter the event, check out www.wildsidemtb.com.