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The Kowalski Classic showcases the masterful work of trailbuilding legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers. A singletrack marathon like no other, the Full Kowalski will challenge you over a mind bendingly high proportion of flowing singletrack and stout stem biting climbs. The rewards are tantalising traverses, sweet carving descents and a mind bendingly high proportion of singletrack! The Half Kowalski combines the best of both venues for a true test of skill and stamina. Find your flow on the Bird and the Kow.
The Kowalski Classic is the ultimate single track marathon with two race distances taking in the very best trails in Sparrow Hill and East Kowen.
ENTRIES OPEN JUNE 1ST
THE FULL KOWALSKI (Circa 90 km):
Find your flow, racing through Sparrow Hill and East Kowen’s finest single track. We have been very busy building new and interesting links so you expect to ride a ridiculous amount of trail. A fire road climb will break the field up early and ensure uninterrupted bliss as you shred the turns, traverses, climbs and descents you love so much. The race will even take in some all-new trails built especially for the race. Expect a big day with a high proportion of single track.
THE HALF KOWALSKI (CIRCA 50KM):
Worried that the full distance will overwhelm your good vibes receptors? Then take on the 50km option: shorter on distance, long on single track.
Both courses will include as much fine, flowing single track as we can humanly string together, so get set for a great day on the trails. Of course, we know you want a bit of mongrel in your racing, so we’ve put in a brutal climb or two for you. You can expect to kiss your stem and find the upper limit of your HRM on at least one of these climbs.
In short, if you like riding lots and lots (and lots) of outstanding single track, then you are going to LOVE the Kowalski Classic.
WILL YOU BE CROWNED MTB ROYALTY?
There will be two special ‘race-within-a-race’ timed sections that attract their own prizes. No matter where you are in the field, you have the opportunity to show your skill and stamina and go for the win. The riders (male and female) with the fastest combined time for the climb and the descent will earn the coveted crown of King and Queen Kowalski.
Cash prizes will be awarded for podiums in Elite Category (full distance), with a minimum $2000 on offer for first, $1000 for second, $500 for third, plus fame, glory and adoration. If the calibre of elite field warrants, we may pay deeper (i.e. 1st to 5th or 7th) to encourage strong racing.
There will be great prizes for all age category winners too (categories must have a minimum of five competitors), plus lots of spot prizes for riders with the best tales of adventure or misadventure as the case may be. Make sure you hang around to enjoy the post-race presentation festivities, as we won’t be posting out the goodies.