The Jetblack Wild Wombat event will be held in Mogo near Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast in the Eurobodalla Shire. The event centre will be in on Deep Creek Dam Road and the loop the crowd favourite among the locals: the Dam Loop. The race track distance will be around 9km per lap with 230-250m of climbing.
The Rocky Trail crew recently explored the region and rode the track (event test-raced one of the best bits, the RA50 trail section, which will make every mountain biker’s heart skip a beat!) and would like to introduce it here.
We mapped out the event centre, which will be located on Dam Creek Road and the surrounding meadows just outside the botanic garden, before the short climb to the official entry point into the Dam Loop. There is no camping allowed at the venue but there are plenty of accommodation option in the area – please contact us if you have any questions and find some accommodation partner offers below.
The event centre will be set up with amenities (toilets, but no showers) as well as supporter and sponsor areas. We will organise our catering crew to look after us with yummy treats and hearty race food all day and late into the night. Kids entertainment is being organised and our resident DJ Nigel is on call to play some choonz during the day with a “Wild Wombat Sunset Session” happening on the dam wall from 5pm for the final race hours.
The race track for the event will be the Dam Loop and we are truly excited about this gem of a trail! Riding it you can really feel the love and countless shovelling hours that went into it – the entire track is hand-built by the local crew. It is a very intuitive trail, blending into the landscape and natural trail features with rocks, roots and vegetation playing their role for a flowy track.
One of our favourite sections was “Abalone” – it starts off with a little uphill section and then just flows, flows, flows… and as soon as you hit the RA50 track you’re in for a massive treat… and you have 12 hours to get those lines dialled! 🙂
A bit of work will still go into the track we’re told with the local club ‘installing’ a few overtaking lanes for the event on 1 December.
The race is a relay-style race lasting for 12 hours for solo and teams of up to six riders.
Reach your goal – Solo challenge
Quite a few in the solo racing field will be aiming to win, however, the Jetblack Wild Wombat will offer all solo racers a ‘wild solo challenge’ in addition to the age categories and general classifications: you can chase YOUR personal goal of how many kilometers you aim to complete in the 12 hours of racing time. Tell us when you sign up online – this will be displayed on a screen at the event centre and our cheer squads can help you reach that goal!
So, if you’re a group of friends you could sign up as solo riders and ride all day and into the night TOGETHER and not worry about lap times or general or even category classifications too much, but help each other chase that kilometer goal. Now there’s an idea for a social kind of race that will still make you push yourself.
There is no camping allowed at the venue but there are plenty of accommodation option in the area.
More local accommodation offers:
> See our accommodation overview for all the details.