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Back Yamma Bigfoot 2010

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By Chris_hollingdrake - Posted on 08 March 2010

Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Back Yamma State Forest
Meeting Point: 

Corner of Back Yamma Road and Parkes Eugowra Road, Eugowra NSW 2806. This is around 25km South of Parkes.

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The Back Yamma Bigfoot ( is a new event for 2010 hosted by the Central West Off Road Bicycle Club (CWORBC). This 25/50/100km mountain bike race will be held in the Back Yamma State Forest near Parkes and Forbes in the Central West of NSW (map). Back Yamma is full of great fun single track and not too many big hills, making for a fast and fun ride.

The course has been designed to cater to beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. Beginners can get a taste of the action in the “Little Foot” (25km option), while intermediate and advanced riders can push a little harder and take in some of the more technical aspects of the single track in the “Big Foot” (50km option). The bigfoot will include around 25km of single track. The ultimate option is 'Two Big Feet', the 100km race. This will be two laps of the bigfoot.

The track is pretty flat and fast. It is likely this will be your fastest 50km or 100km race ever. Have a look at the course map and elevation profile now on the website.

Entries will open Friday 28th of May.

Who's in?
hawkeye, CB, Antsonline, Trev, tate, jase2101, brakeburner, Chris_hollingdrake, tim80 (9 riders)
hawkeye CB Antsonline Trev tate jase2101 brakeburner Chris_hollingdrake tim80
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
CB Next year........ Finished 100km/Male/Open
hawkeye Tougher than expected Finished 02:35:24 59 50km/Male/Open 54
tate watch out for the kangaroos Finished 04:14:03 10 100km/Male/Open 10
brakeburner back yamma bigfoot Finished 05:12:16 50 100km/Male/Open 48

Were you there and have a story to tell?

Ride Gallery
PIVOT MACH 5's picture

2 laps of the 50 should encourage a few city folk to venture out.

CB's picture

Hey Chris

Always interested in new enduro events. My family likes to get away for a long weekend at these events and are always keen on somewhere new.

Only drawbacks are the proximity to the Angry Doctor (5th Sept) and the lack of a 100k option. As Pivot said above, any chance of a 2 lap or extended track to make it up to 100km ? It's a long way to go for a 50km race.


Chris_hollingdrake's picture

Hi Guys,

I'll have a chat with the other guys on the organising team. One thing we did consider is that people might not like the option of doing 2 laps of a 50km loop. Though if people are interested in that option i don't see why we could n't do that.

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Chris_hollingdrake's picture

The 100km option 'Two Big Feet' is now confirmed. This will be a fast race. The track is pretty flat and very fast. Map and elevation profile now available on the website.

CB's picture

Sounds good Chris

The family is keen so it looks like I'll be signing up.


Chris_hollingdrake's picture

Great news.

Entries are set to open Friday the 28th of May. Prices are very reasonable and MTBA members receive a $15 discount.

Chris_hollingdrake's picture

Entries have now opened and we've added some tourist information for those people considering making a weekend of it. Some highlights in the area include, the Parkes radio telescope (THe Dish), Orange Wineries (around 30 in total), and the Western Plains Zoo.

Hope to see you out here.

hawkeye's picture

Signed up and paid. Looking forward to it - now I need to get fit! Smiling

CB's picture

Good on you Hawkeye

I've signed up for the 100. Hopefully see you down there.


Chris_hollingdrake's picture

By popular demand we are now offering Back Yamma Bigfoot jerseys and t-shirts for sale for a limited time only. Orders can be placed online in our store with items available for collection during sign-on on race day. Jerseys - $65, t-shirts - $20.

hawkeye's picture

Just about to start my last long training ride (60km) - looking forward to this, my first race in almost 2 years. Smiling

Scottboy's picture

I wish I can join you on this one, but off for a long one

CB's picture

Hey Hawkeye

Which one are you doing ? I'm in the 100.... hopefully see you there


hawkeye's picture

I thought seriously about upgrading to the hundred, but if I assess myself honestly I haven't been at this endurance training/racing thing for anywhere near long enough. I'm still very much at the bottom of the learning curve!

Not so long ago I could barely complete a lap of Manly Dam without lower back pain cutting the fun short. So I'm chuffed to have been able to complete 60km this afternoon from my place to DH+C+P+L and back and come off my hardtail feeling pretty bloody good!

Looking forward to catching up with you out there, mate. Smiling

Morgan's picture

of height difference along the whole 50km track according to the organiser so despite having trained like a person who's been crook for 6 weeks I'm still gunna give the ton a go..It's 2 laps of a 50k circuit so you can always pike halfway..

hawkeye's picture
Chris_hollingdrake's picture

Event photos are up on the website. Hundreds of them:)

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