IN SPITE of heavy downpours of rain this week, Tathra MTB Enduro organisers are expecting two big days of racing action this weekend.
In fact, event organiser Stacey George has been relishing the rain, saying so far it’s helped prepare the course.
“We can only go out there and prepare the tracks as well as we can,” George said.
“The rain has helped prepare the tracks and then we’re in the hands of the gods really.”
George said large sections of the track were well protected and the main section of track - the Bundadung course - was on the side of a hill and drained well.
Organisers are enjoying solid numbers of entries and are expecting a last-minute rush.
“We’ve got 175 entries overall at this point,” George said.
“People leave it to the last minute.
“There was an event in Canberra that was cancelled, so we’re expecting a few entries from that who are just keen to get a ride in.
“We’re hoping numbers will be on par with last year,” she said.
Providing there is no torrential rain this week, things are looking good for the organisers and course.
“If we got a huge amount of rain in the lead up we’d be in the unfortunate predicament of having to call it off,” George said.
However, the course as it stands has just been a bit “tacky”, but is drying out well.
“We’ve closed sections of the fire shed trail because there are quite a few creek crossings,” George said.
George said she was excited for the hype surrounding the event.
“It builds, word is getting out and it’s a community event and it’s fun really,” she said.
You can register online at www.mountainbiking.com.au/tathraenduro, but entries close on Thursday.
Competitors can enter in person after Thursday, but will be charged an additional $20.