A weekend festival of gravel based at Jalbarragup (near Nannup), with something for everyone, and an ideal lead-in event for SeVen. 4Five+ Athlete Collective have designed this event with female riders in mind. They want to send a clear message that there is space for female riders on the start line. There will be categories for solo women and men, female pairs, and mixed pairs. There will also be recognitions for female riders 45+, male riders 55+, Junior U17, and Para categories. Tiger Tracks Gravel race is two stages over two days.
Saturday: Little Tiger 50km OR Big Tiger 100km
Sunday: Individual Time Trial 18km
Uber Tiger – Saturday 100km + Sunday ITT – fastest combined average speed for the two events
Individual prizes will be awarded for female and male riders for each event. There will also be recognitions for female riders 45+, male riders 55+, Junior categories, and Adaptive Cyclist categories. We also hope to offer prizes for the fastest M/F MTB in the ITT, as well as Saturday Local Legends (work in progress).
Learning & Leisure Riding
For those who want a more leisurely experience, there are social participation rides on Saturday and Sunday that will set out after the races depart. These will be supported by experienced gravel riders. We also hope to have a Basic Bike Mechanics session, and a Gravel Riding Skills session again in 2024.
The course terrain is rolling, rather than hilly, and is generally on the lower end of the technical spectrum. The routes follow Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction roads and tracks, passing through the Wiltshire-Butler National Park and McCorkhill State Forest. The routes are lined by native jarrah, marri and banksia woodland, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for emus and kangaroos! Depending on the weather and when the roads last saw the Shire grader, they could be smooth, corrugated, sandy, or muddy – but they will definitely be 100% gravel.