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Event Name: Back Yamma 19
Event Location: Back Yamma State Forest
Event Date(s): 15/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
Online registration opens on:   10/08/2019 at 12:00 PM (NSW time)
Online registration closes on:   13/09/2019 at 6:00 PM (NSW time)
Registration Fees:   From $35.00 to $65.00

Event Contact Details

Event Organiser: Orange Mountain Bike Club
Contact Name: Alan Giumelli
Contact Phone Number: 0428250724
Contact Email:
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Back Yamma 2019 Cross Country MTB Race

Event Description


The Back Yamma 2019 Cross Country MTB Race (BY’19) is a multiple lap cross country mountain bike race to be run by the Orange MTB Club on 15th September 2019. Race length will be 25km for juniors and beginners, 50km and 100km for more dedicated athletes. The Back Yamma 2019 is a “not for profit” club based event with the emphasis on fun.

The race will be run on a 25km loop in the Back Yamma State Forrest near Parkes, NSW. The loop will include all the best features of previous Back Yamma events. It will be fast and fun with not too much climbing. This is a great event to get out and stretch your legs and enjoy to nice flowing high speed single track. There are also sections of 4wd track to make it easy to grab a drink, fuel up or overtake.

The 100km event is for the serious enthusiast. The 100km event comprises of 4 laps of the track. The 50km event will be 2 laps of the 25km loop. The 25km event is intended for juniors and beginners. The 100k will start at 7:30am, 50k at 9:30am and 25k at 10:30am with the presentation at 1pm.

Entry fees are $35 for 25k, $50 for 50k and $65 for 100k. Pairs 100k entry is $50 per person. If the event cannot be held due to flooding (not likely but happened in 2016), or other reasons beyond the control of the club, refunds will be given with a fee ($10) withheld to cover costs incurred.

Camping will be possible in the Back Yamma State Forrest and portable toilets will be available for the Saturday night. A small donation from campers to cover costs would be much appreciated.

Note that entries will be limited to 200.

On line entries to open in August.


Safety at Back Yamma

There are a couple of safety issues you need to be aware of riding at Back Yamma.

Watch Out For Kangaroos!  This is important.  The nature of the thick undergrowth, long trains of riders and thin, fast track in some places means that a collision with a kangaroo is more likely than in other places you may have ridden.  Often when you see one kangaroo there are others near.  If you see a kangaroo slow down and take care.  Also, warn other riders around you.  In previous years there have been injuries resulting from collisions with kangaroos.

Watch Out For Tree Stumps!  This is also important.  Back Yamma forest is a working forest and logging operations have left behind many tree stumps throughout the forest that can be hazardous to us mountain bikers.  Many of these stumps are right next to the track and can be well hidden by grass or dust.  If you have to ride through grass for some reason slow right down.  Take extra care when over taking, wait until you can see the ground.  Don’t be too hasty in your overtaking, this is an endurance race and there’s plenty of places to over take.

Text Box: How to get there Parkes is approximately 5 hours drive from Sydney or 4 hours drive from Canberra. The Back Yamma State Forest is located in Central West NSW, approximately 25km south of Parkes and 17km north east of Eugowra on the Parkes-Eugowra Road. The event centre is located about 1km south along the eastern boundary road and will be well sign posted. Here's some maps and a link to the forest on google maps.