Australia’s most popular and challenging mountain biking event,
the Polaris Challenge is heading to the streets, parks, cycle tracks and National
Parks of Sydney for the inaugural Tatonka Urban Polaris. Teams of two riders will
have eight hours to seek out checkpoints across the city, some in pretty zany locations.
"The sport of mountain biking has seen massive growth over the last decade and
this event will bring together scores of enthusiasts and offer them a chance to explore
some of Sydney’s great cycling spots," said Huw Kingston, event organiser.
The Tatonka Urban Polaris is an extension of the Polaris Challenge, a mountain biking
event held in a rugged area of bush and mountain in March each year. This event attracts
over 500 riders from across Australia. Riders navigate their way through a large
area of bush with the goal of reaching a number of checkpoints, the event runs for
two days and riders in teams of two must carry all food and shelter required.
The Tatonka Urban Polaris will start and finish at a highly visible Event Centre
(location being finalised still) and send riders off in all directions in Sydney
to collect checkpoints – up a towering office block perhaps, hidden down a track
in a National Park even, on a beach, an island – who knows!
The headline sponsor is Tatonka, a quality brand of outdoor equipment. Other sponsors
include Renegade Cycles, Thule Roofracks, Ultimate Direction hydration products.
Further details available on the Polaris website www.w3.com.au/polaris