First race in Australia’s richest MTB series starts Sunday 15 February in Orange NSW

15 February 2015

Australia’s richest mountain biking series, the Evocities MTB Series, starts on Sunday 15 February with the staging of the Ginja Ninja 250 in Orange in New South Wales.

Over $80,000 in cash prize money is available throughout the seven race Evocities MTB Series. The cash prize pool for the first race is $5,200 including $1,000 first prize for the open male and open female category. There are a variety of other categories for solo and team riders with prizes worth over $8,000 in addition to the cash on offer for the open categories.

Registrations are open until midnight on Friday 13 February at or in person at the event from 3pm - 7.30pm on Saturday 14 February and 7am – 9.30am Sunday 15 February.

The Ginja Ninja will be raced over 250 minutes over a 9km loop through Kinross State Forest. Winners are those who complete the most number of laps in the allotted time.

The trail is one of the best kept secrets in NSW mountain biking. The course has a combination of easy flowing smooth sections teamed with some technical parts, sharp hills and fast descents.

Dubbo Mayor Councillor Mathew Dickerson said the location of the race is perfect for riders from surrounding cities and Sydney to attend.

“Orange is only 3½ hours from Sydney and 3 hours from Canberra,” he said. “It’s within easy reach of Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Dubbo. The 10am race start will give riders plenty of time to return home at the conclusion of the race.

“The weather forecast is also looking perfect with fine warm temperatures expected all week.”

Orange is the host for the first of the seven race series which will see events held in Orange; Western Sydney; Bathurst; Albury; Dubbo; Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.

“The Evocities MTB Series has fantastic support from its sponsors and the Mountain Bike Clubs across NSW. This support will help attract over 4,200 participants and visitors across all events,” Clr Dickerson said.

“More than $80,000 in prize money is on offer with the support of Evocities MTB Series’ major sponsor Fairfax Media and category sponsors Sydney University School of Rural Health; QantasLink; Fly Orana; NAB; Maas Group Properties; Hogs Breath Café and Media Partner Prime 7.

The variety of races means the series winners can legitimately claim to be Australia’s best marathon MTB riders.

To stay up to date with the series, visit or

Media Contact: Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Mathew Dickerson on 0418 639 053

About Evocities:

The Evocities MTB Seriesis supported by Evocities, a campaign that showcases the abundance of opportunities in seven of NSW’s leading regional cities due to the lower cost of living, stronger career and business prospects and enhanced lifestyle.

The seven Evocities are Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga. Living in an Evocity means less time commuting, working and stressing and more time for you and your family to enjoy NSW’s beautiful natural surrounds.