Back by popular demand, The Fair City Enduro bike weekend returns to South Inch, Perth, on October 24 and 25 and this year riders might well meet Darth Vader, Pamela Anderson or Elvis.
The mountain bike Enduro race, being staged in and around Perth on Saturday, is perfectly pitched for novices and expert riders, with a great mix of forest stages, prime singletrack, tough climbs and a bike park skills course.
To add to the fun, Muckmedden Events, organisers of the Fair City Enduro, encourage riders to wear fancy dress. So, this year, riders can pit their skills against “The King” himself, chase Darth Vader and Amy Winehouse through the streets of Perth and enjoy some singletrack and timed forest stages alongside Pammie Anderson.
The Fair City Enduro runs to the best part of 15 miles of fairly challenging riding. It includes individual classes for ages 14-15 to 50+, male and female, and offers a capacity for 350 riders to take on the challenge. There are podium places for the top three riders in each category up for grabs, as well as a random raffle with lots of prizes to be won.
After a day shredding some top Scottish trails, riders can head back to the Event Village for the spectator friendly final stage: A timed lap of the infamous “SMBC Special Stage”, a bike park skills course.
To finish the day off in true Fair City style, the fancy dress after-party is just the place for tired bikers and friends alike to end the day in style with a “Silent Disco” and licensed Fire Engine bar.
The Sunday Funday is a bike day full of kids races, bike testing on the Enduro trails and lots of family focused entertainment. Sunday Funday has a more relaxed start with the under 14s bike races and other children’s activities.
Both children and adults can post some fast laps on the Pumptrack Challenge, play around in the Skatepark or test ride the best new mountain bikes on some of the Enduro trails.
There is also a trade village with some great bargains and special Fair City Enduro weekend deals to be had.
Aaron Gray of Muckmedden Events, said: “Lots of our entrants bring their family to our events as they know there will always be kids’ races and other activities to keep them amused.
“Our events have a super-friendly atmosphere and trails that are just technical enough to make riders feel elated, not deflated.
“They are the perfect events for the Enduro curious novice to try. These events are all about having fun, not shaving tenths off stage times.”
For more information see The Fair City Enduro.