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Mountain bike series launches in Moreton Bay

A NEW three-race mountain bike series is set to launch in Moreton Bay in May.

Hosted at Murrenbong Scout Camp, 30 minutes north of Brisbane, the series includes three key events starting with the revival of the LunarC 8hr XC MTB Enduro on May 12-13.

The series is organised by In2Adventure and will also see the introduction of some new events, including a 'back to back' format and weekend stage race for all comers.

Event Director Robyn Lazenby said, "The launch of the MoreTon Bay MTB Series is a dream come true for us.

"To be able to host a three-race series on home soil on spectacular trails that our In2Adventure family know and love is a fantastic opportunity.

"We have long known that the Moreton Bay Region is a fantastic adventure destination and, with the backing of Moreton Bay Regional Council, this new series will enable us to showcase the region to athletes from across the state and the nation."

When asked about the format of the series it seems riders can expect something a little different.

"The series caters for elite riders, weekend warriors and families," Ms Lazenby said.

"With camping and accommodation on site it is really easy to come along and enjoy a weekend of great riding, camping and awesome times with your mates or family.

"The three events are uniquely different and the launch of a weekend stage race is something we've had in the pipeline for some time.

Race director Simon Lazenby said, "We wanted to take the fun, excitement and challenge of a stage race and make it accessible to all levels of mountain bikers.

"We wanted to create a stage event where riders didn't have to train for months on end to be a part of it.

"Having said that, the stage race will be a challenge, but it will be achievable with some skills and training."

Moreton Bay Regional Council Sport and Recreation Spokesperson Councillor Darren Grimwade said he was excited for the region to host its own Mountain Bike Series and to showcase some of the area's best MTB trails.

"Locals have known for a long time that the Moreton Bay Region is home to some of the most exciting mountain biking in South East Queensland, and to have our own MoreTon Bay Series means we get to share it with the nation's elite and most passionate riders," Cr Grimwade said.

"As someone who's a fan of extreme sports, I can't wait to for the MoreTon Bay Series to kick into gear."

Race 1 will take place on May 12-13, Race 2 on June 10-11 and Race 3 on July 22-23.

For more information visit in2adventure.com.au.

Topics:  in2adventure moreton bay moreton bay mtb series moreton bay regional council mountain bike murrenbong scout camp


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