The Jetblack Wild Wombat is a family and kid-friendly mountain bike event where up and coming riders as well as experienced racers can have fun together and alongside each other.
Based at Corrigans Beach Reserve in Batemans Bay the activities are spread across two days on the weekend of 30 November and 1 December. The event is organised by Rocky Trail Entertainment who ran the event for the first time in 2018 as a 12-hour endurance event on the Mogo Dam Loop and MTB Trails near the Eurobodalla Botanic Garden.
For the 2019 edition the Rocky Trail crew is introducing a new line-up of activities for local and visiting cyclists, which have been put together with mountain biking families and groups of friends in mind.
Timed Race Stage on Cross-Country Terrain = Jetblack Wild Wombat
“Often we find that mum and or just dad ride or one partner and that the other halves and families don’t like missing out on quality time with their loved ones and friends – that’s why we created this event where they can ride together and race at their own pace plus we are promoting experiences off the race track in the region”, says Rocky Trail’s Juliane Wisata.
Special classification for schools
This is an event that is promoted to mountain bikers all across NSW and the ACT and also offers a strong community connection with a special schools classification – participating students can add their school into a designated field when they sign up to the event and collect points in the race for a special schools award.
There are also many fun things to do for little and junior riders – the event offers free kids time trials and activities as well as special junior categories in the timed race.
No leave passes: bring the fambam along!
Herself a mum of an active four-year old boy she says that the venue opportunity at Corrigans Beach Reserve in the heart of Batemans Bay prompted development of the new event.
“We partnered up with quite a few local businesses in the Eurobodalla area who are supporting the event with a line-up of activities that complement our event – things that the family or partners can experience while dad or a partner takes part in our race and many activities they can all enjoy together off the bike too”, she explained.
Saturday, 30 November
Short track racing in the heart of Batemans Bay. Race between screaming spectators cheering you on and pumping music for 10, 15 or 30 minutes.
3 pm Event centre opens
3 – 6 pm Registration open to pick up your number plate for the weekend
5 – 8 pm DJ Nige will entertain you
6 pm Junior Sand and Dirt Criterium Racing
7 pm Adult Sand and Dirt Criterium Racing
- Special junior event at 6pm – enter your school’s name when you sign up to go into the special “Schools Comp Classification”. The more students participate, the more points you accumulate for your school based on the results ranking.
- Big playground right next to the event centre
- Have a dinner picnic together with a view – grab yummy food from our vendors
Sunday, 1 December
Race against the clock! Head to the 7.1 km long Dam Loop together with your fellow competitors on an un-timed track, which is approximately 6.5 km long. You also have the option to take your car and park at the dam wall but riding there together will me more rewarding and fun.
Once at the start you can do as many laps as you can fit it. The start will be on the highest point after the first climb and the finish just before the dam wall.
8 am Event centre opens
8 – 10 am Registration open to pick up your number plate
9am – 3 pm Wild Wombat Slingshot Race
We will have a leader board for: Fastest Lap, Fastest 3 Laps and Fastest 5 Laps. Once you have completed a valid lap you can collect your finisher gift at the event centre.
- Special junior race categories
Ride un-timed together to the Mogo Dam Loop. We will be using back roads from the Corrigans Beach Reserve and up fire trails to get to the mountain bike loop, which will included the timed race section. Do as many loops as you want – parents can join their kids on the timed sections and while the juniors rest, the adults can still punch out a few fast laps.
- No fixed start time!
Come and do your race anytime between 9am and 3pm! Pick up the race plates on the Saturday or anytime on Sunday! Last start on the timed section on the Mogo Dam Loop at 3pm.
- Finisher gift
Every race participant with a valid time can pick up a finisher gift at the event centre; podium getters will be awarded special (cuddly) trophies!
- Big playground right next to the event centre
- Have a lunch together with a view – grab yummy food from our vendors
Corrigans Cove and Beach Reserve
What is the event centre like?
Our event centre is located at Corrigans Cove in Batemans Bay.
Across the road from the event centre are
– Holiday Parks to the north and south
– Hotel directly across
– Shopping centre
– Variety of Restaurants
– Service Station
– Video Shop
– Children’s playground (right next to it in the reserve)
The registration desk and info point for the event weekend plus the ‘Sand & Dirt Crit’ on Saturday will be based at Corrigans Cove.
We meet back at the event centre on Sunday morning and the loop for the ‘Slingshot Race’ and the timed cross-country flow race is happening on the popular Mogo Dam Loop, which will be accessed via a neutral (un-timed) and social ride together from Corrigans Cove.
The time race stage will be on the Mogo Dam Loop – here are photos from last year’s event:
There is ample parking right next to the event centre as well as a huge playground – the Corrigans Reserve Inclusive Playground – with lots of exciting play areas for toddlers and preschoolers. The ‘big kids’ will enjoy it also. – We had a play there with our little 4-year old and he can’t wait to be back in a few weeks.
Our accommodation partners surround the event centre: the North the Big 4 Holiday Park and to the South the Clyde View Holiday Park. BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Broulee and Barlings Beach Holiday Park are just 15-20min drive away. Scroll down and visit our Accommodation page for all offers.
What’s On & Experiences
Amazing experiences for everyone while you race and to enjoy together off the race track! – Make it a long weekend and early-summer mountain bike and nature getaway on the South Coast!