Maydena Bike Park has teamed up with Tim and the Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation to create the 24Hrs of Gravity event this December 17th – 18th.

The event will consist of two parts: a 24hr hour challenge, and a 12hr public challenge at Maydena Bike Park.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

TIM BLAIR RUN FOR KIDS

The Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation was formed in 2013 as a culmination of Tim Blair’s relentless efforts to raise awareness and support for families suffering through childhood illness. Since 2000, Tim and his team have partnered with a variety of charities to run, cycle and organise events that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help support children and their families. The money raised has contributed to gaining equipment, treatment, and clinical trials here in Tasmania. This allows children to remain local and maintain their support networks, which is invaluable while they undergo their treatment process.

The spirit of every challenge Tim and others have undertaken, is to push participants limits, to generate awareness of the thousands of children facing life’s greatest challenge.

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TIM, SIMON & RHYS

24HR CHALLENGE

6:00pm December 17th, 2022 – 6:00pm December 18th, 2022

Participating in the 24hr Challenge will be Tim Blair, Simon French the owner of Maydena Bike Park and Rhys Ellis the General Manager of Maydena Bike Park. As a team of 3, they will be riding non-stop gravity laps on their mountain bikes for 24hrs, with the goal of raising over $10,000 in donations toward the Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation.

By donating through the GoFundMe Campaign you will be directly contributing to children’s cancer research, the equipment and financial support that children and their families will receive. All donors will also receive entry into a Maydena Bike Park prize pool consisting of mountain bike lessons, uplifts, bike hire and a season pass.

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12HRS OF GRAVITY

6:00am – 6:00pm December 18th, 2022

If you are keen to participate in the challenge, and have a more active role in raising funds, the 12hrs of Gravity Challenge is for you! Maydena Bike Park will be opening it’s uplifts for a full 12hrs for this special team-based event. Riding from 6 am to 6 pm, riders in teams of 2 or 4 can put themselves to the test and see how many vertical meters they can tackle in the 12-hour window.

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PRICE & INCLUSIONS

Entry Fee:

A minimum donation of $175 per person
Teams are encouraged to acquire sponsors and fundraise for their entry fees.

Includes:

  • All day (12hrs) of Summit Uplifts for team members
  • Access to pits and feed station throughout the day
  • Hot lunch
  • 100% of the profits of each ticket donated to Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation
FORMAT
  • Each team has 12hrs from the departure of the first bus to bank as many vertical meters as possible
  • Uplifts will be running continuously from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • All teams must always have a minimum of 1 rider at the base, and a minimum of 1 rider on course/uplift at all times
  • A team’s next rider/s cannot get on an uplift until the previous rider or riders have returned to the base
TEAMS
  • Teams will be comprised of strictly 2 or 4 riders
  • All team members must be 16 years of age or older
  • All participants must be strong intermediate rider who has experience in gravity-focused mountain biking

SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

Saturday December 17th

6:00pm
24hr Challenge Kick-Off
Tim, Simon & Rhys begin riding gravity laps for 24 hours.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
12hr Challenge Registration and Welcome Drinks
@ MBP Beer Garden
6:00pm - 6:00am
24hr Challenge Continues…

Saturday December 18th

5:45am
Rider Briefing
6:00am
12hr Challenge Kick-Off
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Feed Station Open
6:00pm
24hr and 12hr Challenges Complete!
7:00pm
BBQ, Presentations & Event Wrap Up
7:00pm
Live Music and Event After Party

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