Celebrate all things cycling this spring in Wagga

Gears and Beers, Wagga Wagga

Image above: Gears and Beers. Credit: Beardy McBeard (Marcus Enno)

With football codes on the downhill run into finals, the City of Good Sports is changing gears with a celebration of all things cycling.

Five major bike-based events will be held throughout Wagga Wagga in spring, starting with the Wagga 6 Hour Mountain Bike Enduro on 3 September and the Wagga Lake Run Ride on 10 September.

In its 11th year, the Wagga 6 Hour Mountain Bike Enduro features a fun 13km figure-eight course through natural bushland at Pomingalarna Reserve. The event caters for riders of all levels and abilities. There’s also food, coffee and entertainment available all day, an under 12s 30-minute course and free giveaways.

The Wagga Lake Run and Ride has been going strong since 1972, with more than 3000 cyclists, runners and walkers of all ages taking part.

October will feature the combined cycling and craft beer and cider festival Gears and Beers, while later in the month the Golden Wheel Track Racing Carnival gets under way – including the first-ever NSW Penny Farthing Championships.

Gears and Beers has gone from strength to strength over the past four years, with riders able to participate in groups, individuals or with family and friends before meeting in Wagga Wagga’s picturesque Victory Memorial Gardens for an afternoon of live entertainment at the craft beer and cider festival.

Later in the month, Wagga Wagga Cycling Club will host the Golden Wheel Track Racing Carnival on 21 and 22 October. The 2017 event includes the NSW Country Track Championships, the unique NSW Penny Farthing Championships, the five-lap handicap Golden Wheel event under lights and a four-lap Keirin race.

Rounding out the run of cycling events will be the Riverina All Schools MTB Challenge on 5 November.

There's so many opportunities for cycling in the city - road, track or MTB - and events for everyone this spring!

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