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Round Five


cworbc-250Kinross State Forest, Orange, hosted by Central West Off Road Bicycle Club - Sunday 19 October 2014


The Venue

The venue for this round of the Finish Line Singletrack Mind Series is Kinross State Forest, approximately 6km from Orange. Being an ancient volcanic region, there is an abundance of hills around Orange including the striking Mount Canobolas, which at 1,395m is the highest peak in a straight line between the Blue Mountains and Perth! However, the rolling hills are what makes for perfect cycling terrain. We're stoked to be partnering with the Central West Off Road Bicycle Club (CWORBC) who have been instrumental in developing a large network of trails close to Orange with the approval and assistance of Forests NSW.

The Course

The course for Round 5 will be an approximate 8km loop, featuring a mix of flowing singletrack, fast descents, through native pine forest, with plenty of overtaking potential. After 8km of sweet trails you'll find yourself hurtling towards the event centre on a sweet downhill section, and we challenge anyone to not arrive in Transition grinning from ear to ear!

Here's some footage of the proposed loop, courtesy of the CWORBC trail crew!

Guided Social Ride - Sat 18 October

The awesome CWORBC crew are super keen to take you on a guided social ride of the wider trail network on the Saturday afternoon! This will kick off at 3.00pm and should take a couple of hours (including a few stops for chatting ... it's a social ride, after all!) to take in approx. 20km of the Kinross trail network. You'll need to ensure you've registered before the social ride for insurance purposes. If you have friends who aren't racing but want to join in the social ride, they are very welcome but will need to purchase a participation permit ($5) at Rego before heading off on the ride.


Entries for Round 5 of the Singletrack Mind Series are available here and will close at midnight on Wednesday 15 October. We are not accepting any entries on the day, however substitute riders are allowed. All substitute riders must download, fill out and bring the New Rider Form to Registration. If your new rider is not a MTBA member they will need to pay $20 (cash only) for a MTBA day licence even if the rider they are replacing has already paid for a day licence online – the insurance policy always stays with the individual. Day licences are not transferable BUT the unused day licence will be refunded to the rider who originally paid for it in online entry – minus a buck ($1) for administration.


The draft schedule for the weekend is shown below.

Saturday 18 October
1.00-5.00pm Registration & Clydesdale weigh-in
1.00-5.00pm Course open for practice- First Aid on location until 5.00pm
3.00-5.00pm Guided social ride exploring the Kinross trail network
1.00-5.30pm Camping on site open - arrive before 5.30pm, no exceptions! Please note: NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED.
Sunday 19 October
5.30am Event parking open
6.00-7.30am Registration & Clydesdale weigh-in
6.00am-4.00pm Food & coffee available from Snax on Trax
7.00am SRAM & DG Cycles Technical Support available
7.45am Rider Briefing
8.00am Race Start
8.00am-3.00pm Finish Line lube bay open
8.00am-4.00pm Sponsor and product displays from Finish Line, Rockpool Graphics, Grimm-Hewitt, and James Estate Wines
9.00am-4.00pm Bioathletic massage & recovery services available
8.15-9.30am Late Registration
10.00am 4hr: Cutoff for corrections or changes to category
11.30am 7hr: Cutoff for corrections or changes to category
12.00pm 4hr race cutoff time
Approx. 1.00pm 4hr Presentation (includes Series Presentation)
3.00pm 7hr Race cutoff time
Approx. 3.45pm Presentation (includes Series Presentation) - hang around to the end and you could be in the running for our great draw prize of SRAM brakes worth $700!

Camping & Parking

BA Type Colour 01Camping and parking are available from 1.00-5.30pm on Saturday 18 October and parking from 5.30am on Sunday 19 October. Camping fees ($5 per person) are payable at Registration.

Please note that access to camping closes at 5.30pm sharp! Also, in accordance with Forestry Corporation event approval conditions, solid fuel fires are not permitted.

Facilities & Services

For those arriving on Saturday 18 October, toilets, water and event camping are available from 1pm, when you can also Register and practice the course. St John Ambulance will be on location until 4.45pm. 

DGCYCLES Colour Vert

On Sunday 19 October, the following services will be provided:

  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Snax on Trax selling hot drinks and food from 6.00am
  • SRAM & DG Cycles Technical Support from 7.00am
  • Finish Line lube bay
  • Rockpool Graphics & Grimm-Hewitt displays
  • James Estate will be displaying their fine wines and offering tastings
  • Bioathletic will be offering massage ($15 for 10 min) and recovery services - ice bath, foam rollers, and a stretching station (free!) during the day


Series T-Shirt by Cycology

2014-teesHow cool is this design from Cycology for our 2014 Series tee?

As always, the Series tee is available in both mens and ladies sizes. Click on the image to view the women's style. You can order your shirt with event entry for $18, and you’ll pick it up at Rego. We will also have some available to purchase at the event for $20 ea (cash only).

T-shirt Sizing Guide (note women's tee is semi-fitted cotton)


Series Jersey by Ventou & Cycology

series-jersey-2014We're stoked to unveil the 2014 jersey design! This bright design came from the desire to help you guys stay safe and visible when on the roads. Designed by Cycology and produced by Ventou, the 2014 jersey is available  to purchase with your entry for only $60, and it comes in mens and womens styles, both with a full length zipper.

We're sure that this will be a stylish but high performance addition to your riding kit. Click on the image for a larger view!

Jersey Sizing Guide

Accommodation & Dining

Orange has a plethora of dining options, from gourmet to good old hearty pub grub to take-away. The locals' preferred establishment is the Hotel Canobolas, where the owner is a fellow cyclist (OK, triathlete, but still a good guy) and throws tons of support behind CWORBC. So a great opportunity to support the people that help mountain biking exist in Orange.

There is plenty of accommodation in Orange ranging from boutique motels, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts to farmstays, cabins, caravans and camping in nature reserves. Check out the Visit Orange website for details of what's available.

The crew at CWORBC would also like to give a shout out to a couple of other local Orange businesses who support the Club: Alma Beef (the best meat in Aus!) and


Coming from Orange

  • Follow March Street to the East
  • Depending on where you start following March St you may have to cross the railway line. If you run into a dead end at the railway line then you have to cross on Byng street (1 street South of March St). Then get back on March St and continue East
  • March Street turns into Ophir Road on the edge of town
  • Follow Ophir Rd until the Bulgas Rd Intersection on the right. This is 1.8km past the top of the hill at the edge of town (where March St becomes Ophir Rd). Bulgas Rd is the next right soon after passing Phillip St (a gravel road) on your left.
  • Turn right onto Bulgas Rd and follow this for 3.13km to the forest. There will be event signage from this point.

Coming from the east

  • Approx. 5km before Orange town centre, head north on the Northern Distributor.
  • After 4km turn right into Ophir Rd, then directions as above.

Google Maps link


Smoke-Free Event

The NSW Tobacco Legislation Amendment Act 2012 enforces "no smoking in spectator areas of sports grounds". How this applies to our event is that we ask anyone who wishes to smoke to do it at least 50m distance from all tents, team pit areas, and spectators. Anyone not complying with this will be asked to leave the event.

Rules & Conditions

Please read the event Rules & Conditions and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need any clarification of these!

What To Bring

Except for the obvious (bike, helmet, race food, toolkit & spares), you might want to bring a pop-up tent for shelter beside the track, and a chair to relax in between laps.

MTBA members must present their membership card at Registration, and riders under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the event waiver on their behalf.

Results & Live Updates

Results will be available HERE during the event and PDF files posted in Results & Reports after each round.


We're looking for willing people to join our event crew - if you'd like to volunteer to help us out on race day we'd really appreciate it! The type of roles for volunteers might be marshalling, Registration, event centre set up, assisting with timing, etc. Volunteers will be well looked after during the event, and hopefully you'll find it gratifying to know you've helped the participants have a fun day on their bikes!

If you'd like to be involved, please fill out this form to register. Note that you can select your availability for each round on the form.


If you have any questions about this event, please don't hesitate to contact us by email up until 11am Friday 17 October or by phone - 0457 084 552. No SMS please, it's too time-consuming and we can't guarantee to respond.