Old Man’s Valley Bike Festival

Mountain bike event for all skill levels

Riders enjoying Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail. Photo by Tim Bardley-Smith.

Bikers from far and wide will soon converge on Hornsby’s Mountain Bike Trail for the inaugural Old Man’s Valley Bike Festival, set to take place on Saturday 13 December.

The day of fast-paced action is being organised by the Sydney North Off Road Cyclists (SNORC).

“With SNORC at the helm it’s bound to be a great day and I urge everybody who enjoys time on two wheels to get involved,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.

“SNORC have long been a key ally of Council and the Mountain Bike Trail would not have been possible without their support.”

The day will include a range of events for all skill levels, children through to experts, including cross-country, a downhill / hill climb relay and the Hornado cyclocross – a great spectator sport in which cyclists ride as well as run over obstacles.

The festival will also include demonstration bikes and a fundraising barbecue lunch, with proceeds to be divided between SNORC’s trail building activities and the Hornsby Kuring-gai Women’s Shelter.

“This is the first of what the club hopes will be more events in Hornsby for the local community,” SNORC President Campbell King said.

“The Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is a great facility and we’re delighted to be able to use it to its full capacity.”

More information and event times can be found at www.snorc.org.au.

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