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The final dramatic stage of the Port to Port MTB 2014 4 day stage race. This stage takes us from Cams Wharf to Nobbys Beach via Swansea, Blacksmiths Beach, Fernleigh Track, through Glen Rock Recreation Reserve then along the picturesque coastline of Newcastle via Merewether Beach and Bar Beach then finishing at the iconic Nobbys Beach.
Here's a recap on the first day of racing at the inaugural Port to Port MTB Stage race based at Port Stephens NSW. Day 1 of the Port to Port MTB 2014 - Four day stage race. Starting from the beautiful back drop of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. Andrew Blair and Jenny Fay of Swell Specialized battle it out against Australias best marathon racers. Drift Bikes provided comprehensive mechanical support to all riders bikes participating over the four days of racing. www.driftbikes.com.au Supporting cyclists in the Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Warners Bay, Lake Macquaire and Hunter Valley Areas.
The Port to Port MTB Is a four day race in May 2014. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, from recreational to competitive. Riders will be treated to the iconic local scenery of Port Stephens, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Drift Bikes will be offering mechanical support at the finish line of all stages with a BBQ at the end of the final stage at Nobbys Beach. Our very own XC Weapon, Adam Freeman will be suiting up in the Drift Bikes Kit and competing across the entire 4 days. For those of you that can't quite squeeze four days of MTB into your schedule, don't worry! The organisers are offering 1, 2 and 3 day entries for those of you not able to compete across the entire event. If you would like to enter the event and save 10% on your entry fee, simply visit Drift Bikes and sign up in store. And to help make preparing for this event even cheaper we are running our annual Suspension Love Month through April along with 20% off boxed nutrition throughout the entire month of May. For more information on the event simply visit porttoportmtb.com or see in store for more details.
This morning Robbie & Josh had the pleasure of meeting Race Director, Chris Heverin of the popular WA based stage event Cape to Cape MTB. The occasion, the official launch of the first ever Port to Port MTB stage race taking place Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th of May 2014. Never before has our region played host to such a huge MTB focused race event which is no doubt going to create quite a buzz of excitement amongst the local and NSW mountain biking communities. Set in the Newcastle and Hunter amongst some of our most iconic locations, riders will enjoy racing along the best track, trails and roads the region has to offer. As they wind their way from Port Stephens, out to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and back to Newcastle City, a finish line at the picturesque Nobbys lighthouse will await to conclude four epic days of mountain biking bliss. Chris, stated "We are very excited to be bringing Port to Port MTB to Newcastle and the Hunter. This four day stage event will provide a great challenge for riders of all standards. The Port to Port MTB course is amazing, with some of the best trails in Australia. As a sister event to the fabulous Cape to Cape MTB in Western Australia, we will be giving riders another outstanding MTB stage event" The stages are set out as follows: Stage 1 : Thursday 1st May 2014 - Port Stephens - 26km Nelson Bay Marina - start & finish ( incorporates Port Stephens Forest trails) Stage 2 : Thursday 1st May 2014 - Nelson Bay ( Eliminator Challenge) - 1km Nelson Bay CBD Stage 3 : Friday 2nd May 2014 - Hunter Valley - 53km Pokolbin State Forest (West of Cessnock) Stage 4 : Saturday 3rd May 2014 - Hunter Valley - 60km
Winery Located East of Cessnock - Richmond Vale Railway MuseumStage 5 : Sunday 4th May 2014 - Newcastle Special Stage - 40km
Blacksmiths - NobbysStay tuned for more info on this event in coming weeks and further news on previews of the proposed courses set out for the race. Registration for this event will start soon at Port to Port MTB.com
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