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CONVICT 100 – UPDATE
August 1, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone the Convict 100 planned for Saturday 2nd May. Over the weekend it has become apparent that this decision was unavoidable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is not cancelled, just postponed, to Saturday 1st of August, 2020.
We’re passionate about our events and don’t take this decision lightly. We want to be out there riding as much as you do. However, the well-being, health and safety of our participants & community comes first and is of the utmost importance to us.
All registered participants will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date, you do not have to do anything, your entry will automatically be rolled over. If you cannot make the rescheduled date you will be eligible for a 100% credit to a future Maximum Adventure event of your choosing. Alternatively our normal refund policy will be in place for the rescheduled date.
If you have any further concerns or questions, we kindly ask that you email HERE in the first instance. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner, but ask that you be mindful that our small Customer Service team will be experiencing higher than normal inquiry volumes. For that reason, responses may take 3+ business days.
We thank you for your continued support.
The Convict 100 is an ‘institution’ in Australia mountain biking! As one of Australia’s favourite and longest running mountain bike marathons, it consistently inspires all entrants to push their personal boundaries.
The 2020 event will be the 16th instalment of the ‘Century of Dirt’ and with a 100km, 68km & 44km (for beginners and juniors) courses available, there is a distance to suit riders of all skill & fitness levels.
The race starts and finishes in the historic township of St. Albans, only 2 hours North of Sydney where a community (and the third oldest pub in Australia) welcomes all competitors with open arms.
The course follows the historic Convict Trail through the heart of the Hawkesbury Valley, taking in some of the best scenery the area has to offer. The mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, rocky descents and spectacular ridgeline views is unmatched by any other MTB event. It is rugged, remote and one epic adventure on a bike!
You’ll tackle trails built by hand, between 1826 and 1836, red line up Jacks Track, ride across or swim next to the infamous kayak bridge, leave skid marks on chamois’ down Blue Hill or The 8 Mile and finally ride across the finish line to be greeted with a beer and a smile from a local firey.
Some make it back, others go home courtesy of a chopper or meat wagon. No groomed single track, no mountain bike parks, no lattes or shaved legs; just dirt in your nostrils and trails cut by nature or two centuries ago, by a cattle thief. This is mountain biking in its purest form.
This is one mountain bike weekend you do not want to miss!