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Significant events held in State forests this year ■■ Coffs Harbour Mountain Bike Club’s Pleasure ■■ The 2011 World Car Rally Championships convened by the and Pain cross-country mountain bike event Confederation of Australian Motor Sport was based at Coffs Harbour held in August in Pine Creek State Forest with in September and showcased 13 State forests with forest roads around 400 riders competing comprising 50 per cent of the total circuit. Around 100 vehicles competed and the event attracted tens of thousands of spectators ■■ NSW Rogaining organised the Paddy Pallin six- hour Rogaine in June in Clandulla State Forest attracting 390 participants ■■ The Sunny Corner Enduro hosted by the Central Tablelands Motorcycle Club in Sunny Corner Photo: Howard Spencer State Forest attracted around 800 trail bike riders in September ■■ The Back Yamma Bigfoot Bike ride organised by Central West Off Road Bicycle Club in September attracted 407 riders to Back Yamma State Forest – an endurance mountain bike event conducted over three distances: 25, 50 and 100 kilometres ■■ Mountain Bike Australia’s Awaba All Mountain and Gravity Cup was held in Olney State Forest in March at the Hunter Mountain Bike Association occupation permit area. This is a competitive mountain bike national event focusing on downhill and cross-country disciplines and attracted 193 participants from all over Australasia ■■ Scouts Australia held ScoutHike 2012 in Belanglo State Forest in May with 1056 scouts participating ■■ Scouts Australia held Dragon Skin 2012 in Penrose State Forest in April with 878 scouts attending ■■ Burning Seed, Australia’s regional Burning Man event, a community and arts festival, was run by Red Earth City Pty Ltd in November 2011 in Matong State Forest, attended by 500 participants ■■ Wild Horizons’ 3 Ring Circus mountain bike event held in Wingello State Forest in July attracted 691 participants ■■ Wild Horizons’ Highland Fling mountain bike event in Wingello State Forest in November attracted 1716 riders ■■ Southern Highlands Endurance Ride Inc hosted the NSW State Championships in Wingello ■■ Southern Highlands Cycling Club held the ■■ The Rally of the Bay, organised by Australian State Forest in April with 117 endurance horse James Williamson Enduro Mountain Bike Sports Action Group, was held in July with riders participating Challenge in Wingello State Forest in May 72 cars competing through Benandarah, Boyne, attracting 470 riders South Brooman, North Brooman, Shallow Crossing, Currowan, Buckenbowra, Bolaro and Mogo State Forests on the south coast Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 23


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