2015 Oceania MTB Championships
26 February - 1 March 2015
Big crowds are expected during the 2015 Oceania Mountain Bike Championships, which will be run in conjunction with the Toowoomba round of the 2014-15 National Series. To be held in Jubilee Park, in one of Toowoomba’s largest parks, with spectacular views of Locker Valley. and a mecca for mountain bikers, bush walkers, runners and horse riders. Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club and the Queensland Government will host this prestigious event, which will attract over 400 riders and media.
Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club, formed in 2005 and has been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of trails for the Toowoomba community. With a member base of 115 riders, they have hosted large scale events, including the Sunshine Series, rounds of the South East Queensland Gravity Enduro Series, as well as many other State and Club events. This will stand them in good stead to deliver the 2015 and 2017 Oceania MTB Championships. In 2006 the club won the Queensland Outdoor and Recreation award in the category of best recreation organisation and won the Association of the Year at the 2007 Darling Downs Sports Awards.
Cross Country, Enduro , Eliminator tracks-
Over 500 meters of single trail climbing on Toowoomba's mountain side. Tracks are predominantly dusty and rocky with small sections of rain forest like terrain. Technical uphill sections quickly followed by short sharp descents and flowy switch backs. Plenty of log jumps, hops and and drops and gnarly rock gardens.
The track holds two 25 foot jumps, a gnarly rock garden followed by what's known as Jared's booter, named after co-designer (Jared Graves), one of the fastest sections on the track. This is a black diamond run and extremely dangerous track.
To view course footage, click here.
Note: there are 20km of trails in Jubilee Park, so there is plenty to look forward to!
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About the Location
Jubilee park Toowoomba/ Withcott. Council land.
By Air: you can travel to Brisbane by air and drive two hours to Toowoomba. Currently, Toowoomba has a small airport, just outside of the CBD- which has connecting flights from Brisbane airport.
By Car: driving directions from Brisbane-
Get on Pacific Motorway- 550 m / 1 min.
Take M7, M2 and National Highway A2 to Jones Rd in Withcott- 117 km / 1 h 24 min.
Continue on Jones Rd. Drive to Amos Rd- 5.2 km / 11 min.
Turn right onto Jones Rd- 1.8 km.
Slight right to stay on Jones Rd- 2.5 km.
Turn left onto Amos Rd.
Nearest st, Jones rd. Closest to Toowoomba.
The Darling Downs region is Queensland's food bowl and therefore Toowoomba's economy to a large extent is centred around agriculture. Toowoomba is known as a family city filled with garden parks, churches, many schools and has a great social life with a great coffee culture. Toowoomba has theatrical productions , pubs and clubs along with motor racing and sporting organisations like football, mountain biking, road cycling, shooting, in-door rock climbing, ping pong you name it.
Toowoomba has a wide range of accommodation options, to suit all needs. Head to the Southern Queensland Country Tourism website, for further information.
Toowoomba is known as Queensland's garden city, so there are plenty of public parks, gardens and scenic lookouts of the mountains to enjoy. Be sure to check out the Regional Art Galleries, Cobb and Co. Museum, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre, the various wine estates and Empire Theatre. For further information see the Southern Queensland Country Tourism website.
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