Social tour of Smithy Trails by Glen Jacobs / Gravitate 2012 After Party.
It’s been a long week. Your legs are burning, bruises turning purple, bike screaming “mercy”…. Well tough luck. As one final hoorah, finish the week with a warm-down.
Meeting at the JCU Boathouse, Glen Jacobs will lead a social ride through-out the Smithfield MTB Park. His home, his herritage, his creating.
From the earliest conception, through world-class events, the ups, downs… All the facts and numbers and legends… Glen will impart a lifetime of stories and knowledge gained during his 20 years being involved with the park.
On freshly laid trail, meander through rainforest, pines, scrub… This is the perfect way to end a week of incredible riding.
Then to cap it off, roll down to the University BoatHouse cafe/bar for the Gravitate 2012 afterparty. Grab a drink, a bite to eat… And begin the process of exagerating all the stories made and had during the week. Wind down as the sun sets over one of Australia’s first and premiere MTB Park destinations.
Gravitate 2012. It’s been great having you along for the ride. See you in 2013!
Gravitate 2012 Social Events Schedule
Gravitate 2012 has something for everyone.
XC rides, pure descent, social tours, all-mountain adventures… Experience every aspect of the Cairns region via two wheels.
Monday Sept.24 | XC Epic ride. Take an adventure through some of FNQ’s most scenic terrain. Climb and descend rainforest ranges, meander along rural back roads and thump down dense rainforest single track. Head to http://www.cairnsmtb.com/gravitate-epic-xc-ride/ for more info.
Wednesday Sept.26 | Sunrise to Sunset DH. If ever there was proof DH is harder than it looks, this is it. Cairns is reknowned for some of the steepest terrain in Australia to point your bike down. Jump on the bus, and experience as many of these incredible trails you can fit in the daylight. Head to http://www.cairnsmtb.com/gravitate-sunrise-to-sunset-dh/ for more info.
Friday Sept.28 | Pines to Pines all-mountain. Meeting at the bottom of Smithfield MTB Park, hitch a ride up to the top of Kuranda range, before riding (if your crazy) or ascending a further few hundred metres to an amazing vantage point over the Norther Beaches region and the MTB park down below. It’s 650m straight down from there! Head to http://www.cairnsmtb.com/gravitate-2012-all-mountain/ for more info.
Tuesday/Thursday Sept.25/27 | Free days! Head to the reef, go for a dunk in one of the many pristine rainforest streams, work on your sun-tan at trendy Palm-Cove Beach… Visit the Region and experience the Cairns way of life. More importantly.. relax your body before the next two wheeled enslaught.