YOUR TURN: Mountain bike G-BOM participants navigate the course during the race at Bom Bom State Forest on Saturday. Rodney Atkins (left) tags Bruce Payne during the 12-hour ride. Photo: Debrah Novak
YOUR TURN: Mountain bike G-BOM participants navigate the course during the race at Bom Bom State Forest on Saturday. Rodney Atkins (left) tags Bruce Payne during the 12-hour ride. Photo: Debrah Novak

Party plan to make the GBomB bigger than ever

ARE YOU ready for the North Coast's showpiece mountain biking event?

The GBomB is still a tick over two months away, but both local and visiting riders are already prepared for the annual 12-hour epic at Bom Bom State Forest.

Michael Powell has been busy organising the event, which he said is going to be bigger than ever.

He highlighted several small improvements to this year's GBomB, with new timing equipment and an emphasis on atmosphere for the main draws.

"A lot of guys view the G-Bomb as a chance to catch up with mates," Powell said.

"It's about the party atmosphere."

In an attempt to return the event to the '12-hour party' it was in its first year, Powell said he hoped to have live music playing well into the night.

"Most people are in teams, so there's a lot of waiting around.

"There's plenty of banter between the riders, but it will be great if we get that party atmosphere back."

Riders from the NSW to the Queensland border through to Newcastle are expected to roll up for the event, though entries have an upper limit of 350.

The addition of an electronic timing system has Powell pumped, and the mountain biker said he and the Bom Bom Racing crew, as well as Grafton Cycle Club's road riders, would extensively test the devices between now and the November 8 event.

The GBomB will feature six-hour and 12-hour races, and is open to individual or team entries.

Click here to register.



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