What is it?
The Convict 100 is an ‘institution’ in Australia mountain biking! As one of Australia’s favourite and longest running mountain bike marathons, it consistently inspires all entrants to push their personal boundaries.
The 2019 event will be the 15th instalment of the ‘Century of Dirt’ and with a 100km, 68km & 44km (for beginners and juniors) courses available, there is a distance to suit riders of all skill & fitness levels.
The race starts and finishes in the historic township of St. Albans, only 2 hours North of Sydney where a community (and the third oldest pub in Australia) welcomes all competitors with open arms.
The course follows the historic Convict Trail through the heart of the Hawkesbury Valley, taking in some of the best scenery the area has to offer. The mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, rocky descents and spectacular ridgeline views is unmatched by any other MTB event. It is rugged, remote and one epic adventure on a bike!
You’ll tackle trails built by hand, between 1826 and 1836, red line up Jacks Track, ride across or swim next to the infamous kayak bridge, leave skid marks on chamois’ down Blue Hill or The 8 Mile and finally ride across the finish line to be greeted with a beer and a smile from a local firey.
Some make it back, others go home courtesy of a chopper or meat wagon. No groomed single track, no mountain bike parks, no lattes or shaved legs; just dirt in your nostrils and trails cut by nature or two centuries ago, by a cattle thief. This is mountain biking in its purest form.
This is one mountain bike weekend you do not want to miss!
When is it?
Saturday 4th May 2019
Where is it?
St Albans Region ~ 105km North West of Sydney
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What are others saying?
Check out the reviews & tips from 2018 below…