Explosion of racing at Bom Bom State Forest
MOUNTAIN BIKING: It's a huge weekend of mountain bike racing coming up with three major events taking place on the Bom Bom State Forest circuits.
On Saturday Bom Bom Racing will host round two of the New South Wales Junior Series and inaugural NSW Schools Cup.
Sunday will be the first round of the 2016 GNaTPACK North Coast Mountain Bike Series featuring riders from Grafton, Nambucca Heads, Taree, Port Macquarie, Armidale, Coffs Harbour and Kempsey.
Bom Bom Racing's Mark White is race commissaire for both days. He said the Schools Cup had been an idea in the pipeline for some time and was looking forward to hosting the brand new initiative.
"We've finally made it happen," White said.
"We're hoping to have a successful first year, host it each year and watch it grow. Hopefully we'll have about 60 kids."
Among the local representatives will be Dylan Korb from Yamba Public School and siblings Henry and Bridie White from McAuley Catholic College along with entrants from Nymboida Public School.
Racing starts at 12pm with categories consisting of Under-10s and 13s and A, B and C Grade for the older riders.
For the juniors it's non-stop action with the junior divisions kicking off racing on Sunday morning at 9am, followed by Under-15, 17 and Sports classes, Over 40s and 50s and finally the Elite and Open categories.
The course follows Cross Country Olympic format with riders completing laps for 45 minutes.