City hosts top-level racing

Mount Gambier will host a world championships qualifier as part of the Red Bull UCI Pump Track Event next month – with competitors from all over Australia.

Red Bull and Velosolutions are global partners and together with local partners, Mount Gambier City Council and the Mount Gambier Mountain Bike Club, will host the event at Hastings Cunningham Reserve on May 23.

The Mount Gambier Pump Track has a mix of berms, roller jumps, doglegs and transfers catering for beginners through to elite biking athletes. Pump track racing is the fastest growing race series in Mountain Biking and BMX, engaging a local audience of cyclists, families and outdoor enthusiasts.

The event will be held over two days, with May 22 for registrations and free practice, while May 23 will feature timed runs, knockout heat finals and an award ceremony.

The 2021 event has national status drawing competitors from all over Australia.

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