Polaris era to end after 10 years

The running of the Urban Polaris in Canberra this Sunday will mark the end of the Polaris era. After 11 years and 23 events, Polaris Events, some of Australia's best known adventure events will end.

When 120 mountain bikers turned up to the first two-day Polaris Challenge in 1997 they took part in Australia's first mass participation endurance mountain bike event. That event grew to attract 600 riders at locations far and wide across NSW and was the precursor to the explosion in mass participation mountain biking events that has occurred in the past five years.

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