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Australian Solo 24-Hour MTB Race

The Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC), organisers of the MONT Australian 24-Hour Mountain Bike Championship, have announced that entries are now open for the Solo 24-hour MTB race to be held in Canberra, on March 26 and 27, 2005. The event is the first of its kind in Australia and will take plce at Innabaanya Girl Guides Camp at Majura Pines, ACT off Majura Road just north of Canberra airport.

The race will be conducted within the Majura Pines forest complex. With a lap length of approximately 10 km and no excessively long or steep climbs, riders will nevertheless be presented with a rigorous world-class mountain biking course with excellent access for spectators and media. Riders will start racing at 12 noon Saturday, March 26 and finish after 12 noon on Sunday, March 27.

Online entries are now open, with a limit of 300 so CORC suggests riders should get in early. The entry fee is $120.00 for all competitors. Solo under-18 year olds can enter a mini-race consisting of two six-hour events to get a taste of endurance mountain biking. The cost to them is $60.00.

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