THE second annual Ultimate Snowy Challenge endurance cycling event will take place on March 22 and 23 next year.
The event was first run in March this year and was a great success with more than 200 participants from many parts of Australia.
This event is part of a growing trend of mass participation cycling events around Australia where thousands of people turn up to ride a challenging and scenic course. Studies have shown that events of the size described contribute millions of dollars to the local community where they are conducted.
Many locals participated in the first event and are now fit and keen to give it another go. Also many of the locals who competed have gone on and completed other challenges such as the Great Ocean Road event in Victoria.
Profits from the inaugural USC contributed to the local community with donations to Jindabyne cycling club and the NSW National Parks projects concerning the Corroboree Frog and Pygmy Possum.
Race Director Gary Pearson wants all profits to stay local and is encouraging local people to get behind the event and preferably get fit on the bike and have a go at the challenge.
For more information on the event and the Jindabyne Cycling Club regarding training, training rides and cycling information about the local area. Check out these web sites. www.ultimatesnowychallenge.com and www.jindabynectmc.com.au . Also check out Ultimate Snowy Challenge on Facebook.