“We want to see more happy Shimano Bicyclists” – was the mission statement given to us by then President of Shimano Inc., Yoshizo Shimano, on the occasion of his visit to Australia in 1992 inaugurating the formation of Shimano Australia Pty. Ltd. With a team of passionate and dedicated cyclists, Shimano Australia has been working to achieve this dream.
An established and integral part of world wide Team Shimano, we are dedicated to achieving a “world’s best practice” standard that matches the “world’s best bicycle components” – Shimano!
Giant started in 1972 with one goal: Create a better cycling experience for people around the world.Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive.
Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better place.
Velo Vita & TMO Sports. New Sponsor for 2017
Exciting news for 2017 – The Willo Enduro has a new sponsor for nutritional products and lubricants. We welcome CLIF Bar and Finish Line to the Willo. All riders will receive a CLIF bar in their race bag. As well, all riders in 2017 will receive a sample of Finish Line Lube. Velo Vita & TMO Sports will be a the Willo, with a range of products for riders to taste and test. We welcome Velo Vita & TMO Sports in 2017, and look forward to sharing their fantastic products to all riders.
JetBlack Products proudly distributes some of the very best cycling brands the world has to offer including Pivot Cycles, NiteRider Lights, Stans No Tubes, Light & Motion, Crankbrothers, 661 and Weldtite. A home grown Australian company, JetBlack also manufactures its own line of quality products including indoor trainers, cycling eyewear, grips and other accessories. JetBlack sells into 38 countries world wide and has won two International Design and Innovation awards in recent years. Our support of both on and off road events, as well as several pro and world champ riders, has given JetBlack a keen insight into what riders are looking for in their equipment. We strive to have innovative design, superior functionality and great value!
Southern Highlands Brewery
Serving unique brews at the Willo, from their home in Sutton Forest Southern Highlands. The Southern Highlands Brewery has said they will donate $1 for every beer sold, to the James Williamson Enduro Fund – So drink up! https://www.facebook.com/southernhighlandsbrewingco/
Radical lights are designed and built with one goal in mind, to enable one to ride fast! Our lights are built from the ground up, to be robust, lightweight, efficient with long burn times, and above all give you great beams. This is invaluable when racing, especially during 24hr races as your eyes will not tire as easily. Our lights are raced by the worlds elite racers, and teams, including our premier partners ROCKSTAR RACING who are rocking the radicals.
Conceptis produce high-quality, functional, customised, and attractive websites for their clients, regardless of business size or budget. From registering your domain name, to designing and building your site, to setting up emails, and ongoing maintenance and marketing, they can take care of all your digital needs.
Established in 1988, Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC) is the largest mountain bike club in Australia. CORC affiliated with Mountain Bike Australia in 1999 as an MTBA Foundation Club. The CORC membership base also covers nearby regions such as regional NSW and northern Victoria, with members joining the club from right across Australia.
CORC offers a variety of competitive and social activities for riders of all ages and abilities. The club runs about 70 racing events each year, ranging from weekly dirt-crits to the biggest 24hour race in the world, the Australian 24hour Mountain Bike Championships. The club also runs major national and international level events each year.
The extensive network of roads through State forests in NSW provides the enthusiastic mountain bike rider with plenty of opportunities for an easy or more challenging ride. Wingello State Forest includes pine plantation and hardwood forest with stands of peppermint, manna gum and stringybarks. It is popular with mountain bike riders. Forests in this area are a mixture of pine plantations and native forests. The first radiata pines were planted in this area in Belanglo State Forest in 1919.
Forestry Corporation are currently seeking expressions of interest to canvas opportunities for the establishment of an iconic mountain bike experience on NSW State forests in the southern highlands of NSW which can be developed commercially while also providing for public access.
Every bike needs some protection, and keeping it locked away in the garage is not the answer! Frameskin Bike Protection Film is custom shaped for most bike models. Otherwise try the generic MTB and Road kits available. Put it on and get out and ride.
For over twenty years, local trail building legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers have been hand-crafting trails in the ACT region. Thanks to their dirty work, places like Sparrow Hill and East Kowen Forest have become single track nirvana. The Kowalski Classic gives you the chance to race it all in one hit. Ride the Bird, then the Kow, then the Bird, then the Kow! The Kowalski Classic is the ultimate single track enduro with two race distances taking in the very best trails in Sparrow Hill and East Kowen.
2016 is the 12th running of The Highland Fling to be held on 12-13 November 2016. The Fling is a mountain bike marathon for all. It offers a scenic and challenging route through forests and farmland in the Southern Highlands of NSW, hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt road and less than 2km of blacktop.
On Sunday 13 the Full Fling (approx 105km), the Half Fling (approx 55km), or the Some Fling (23km). If you are up for something different then maybe the relay Flinging Threesome is for you. Need more of a challenge? Take on the 100Mile Fling.
The main racing is on Sunday 13th November but there’s plenty happening on Saturday 12 too including the The Bundanoon Dash, (including The Battle of The Businesses) a fundraising 6km ‘sprint’ race (it’s not compulsory!) along with entertainment, food & drink, gear displays, demos, Kids MTB Skills Course and more. There is of course also The Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run on Saturday too, a spectacular trail run in Morton National Park
When creating mountain biking and cycling events, Juliane and Martin from Rocky Trail Entertainment always endeavour to provide cyclists and mountain bikers with new and exciting events that turn into unforgettable racing & riding experiences. Being passionate mountain bikers themselves, they hand-pick the race tracks and with their more than 15 cross-country endurance, downhill and all-mountain series events a year the Rocky Trail crew offers a wide variety of races in NSW and ACT at some of the most popular mountain bike venues.
NOBODY ELSE IN AUSTRALIA OFFERS THE LEVEL OF MTB SKILLS COACHING THAT RIDE TECHNICS HAS BEEN PROVIDING RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. THEIR HIGHLY EXPERIENCED AND ACCREDITED COACHES GUARANTEE RESULTS THROUGH THE USE OF PROVEN METHODS AND ONGOING SUPPORT.
Ride Technics’ accredited coaches tailor skills sessions to the rider based on an assessment of your riding and learning about your needs and goals. They apply coaching methods and drills they’ve refined over time to help you get more out of yourself, your bike and the trail while having a good time. Find out more about their mountain bike skills programs at ridetechnics.com.au.