BACK for the second time, Maydena Bike Park’s Gravity Challenge has now been upgraded to a full 24-hour event, which also includes a new 12-hour public challenge.
Raising funds for the Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation, the challenge will see MBP CEO Simon French, and general manager Rhys Ellis join Tim Blair for 24 hours of non-stop Maydena Bike Park descents down some of Australia’s most challenging trails.
The MBP team will be joined by public teams competing in the 12-hour challenge. The challenge kicks off at 6pm on December 17, with the public challenge beginning the following day. Last year’s event saw Tim, Rhys, and Simon complete 16 laps (100km of descending) in 15 hours, raising more than $8000 in donations in the process.
This year MBP is targeting $20,000 in fundraising, all of which goes directly to helping children and their families facing the challenges of childhood cancer. Last week the Bike Park was named as a recipient of a Government grant to expand its tourist potential.
The Maydena Bike Park is developing a network of walking trails to provide walking options, including a short walk with stunning views over Maydena township. All trails will be available for free access providing an additional non-riding activity for visitors to the town, and a great recreational opportunity for local residents.
For registrations for the 24 Gravity Challenge, go to http://www.maydenabikepark.com/24hrs-of-gravity/