11 Aug 2017 Dwellingup100 Preview
Proudly awarded MTBA ‘2015/16 Event of the Year’
Ever wanted to see the elusive 100km tick over on your Garmin, Phone, Strava Ride etc?? Look no further than the Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Classic – Saturday 19 August 2017. Affectionately known as the D100, launched in 2009 and is one of Perth’s largest one day (yes one day) bike race consisting of four distances and Forces Challenge. Come one, come all as the D100 is for first times riders, weekend warriors to the professional elite including top riders from WA, interstate and overseas.
Each year the D100 attracts over 1,000 riders to the state forest that surrounds the historic town of Dwellingup, nestled in the Darling Range between the Murray and South Dandalup rivers.
Last year, the D100 course received a revamp; for those who usually shudder at the thought of riding Hells Gates cheered when it was removed and replaced with the POW Track; a fun trail having riders traverse through a real POW camp. The 2016 cheers were loud enough for course director Tony Tucknott who has explained that the 2017 course will follow a similar route – ‘why mess with a winning formula after all!’
The marathon (100km) course will consist of one 60km loop followed by a 40km lap. Riders can choose their own adventure between 100km, 60km, 40km and 14km distances. But that’s not all! This year the start times for the different categories of riders will be staggered to minimise congestion out on the trail.
The 2017 edition of the D100 will serve as round 5 of the National XCM (Cross-Country Marathon) Series and will incorporate a new event the ‘Mighty Jarrah Trail Run’. So if you want to get off the beaten track by foot then this is for you. Runners can also choose their own adventure between the Mini6km, Mighty10km and the Almighty Half Marathon (21km).
All events will start and finish in the awesome event village on Dwellingup Oval. Finish your D100 adventure being cheered on by of fellow riders, runners, spectators and family members.
Since 2010 the D100 has raised well over $700,000 for Muscular Dystrophy (including $80,000 in 2016) through the Trail Day for Muscular Dystrophy WA initiative (formerly the Ride for Someone Who Can’t campaign). What a great way to leverage your huge mountain biking efforts into significant funds for a great cause.