The Dwellingup 100 is a feat of endurance in the Perth foothills The Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100 is a one day 100km MTB and trail running
The Dwellingup 100 is a feat of endurance in the Perth foothills
The Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100 is a one day 100km MTB and trail running event that is held in the beautiful forrested valleys of Dwellingup. This event is a well-kept secret in the southern Darling Ranges, only an hour and half from the Perth CBD. The small town of Dwellingup comes alive in the hill behind Pinjarra. Don’t forget to stop in at some of the great bakeries locally for breakfast.
Launched in 2009, the Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100 has quickly become WA’s largest one-day mountain bike race, attracting plenty of newcomers and novices plus some of Australia’s best riders. And again this event will be a part of the Western Australian Cross Country Marathon State Series (WA XCM State Series).
The event offers 4 different distance options for riders, the 100, 60, 35, 15. these are split into age categories for the racing.
The Dwellingup 100 Classic. It begins with a 45 km and about 1200m of elevation gain loop to the south of Dwellingup. Then the riders continue out of town for another 50 km loop and about 700+m of elevation gain. You’ll notice that the hard stuff is done early when there is energy in the legs.
The 60km event starts with the same 45 km loop south of Dwellingup with 1200 m of climbing, then back into Dwellingup for refuelling. Riders then head out of town for another 15 km loop with about 150 metres of climbing for a total of 60 kms.
The 35km event targets more the novice or beginner to MTB riding. It is a popular event and heads NW of Dwellingup to avoid the really hard hills. This side of town also has the most single track.
The 15km event is for those who don’t want to miss out on enjoying the trails and serenity of the beautiful town of Dwellingup. Plus it caters for riders of all ages and abilities! Including those with adaptive cycles. You’ll find a new course to enjoy.
Weather? The climate is temperate to cool, fresh mornings say 2-7 degrees through to a pleasant spring day of 18-26 degrees. The chances of rain is about 50% (15 Days out of the 30 in September are wet, so expect it).
This ride offers the experience of the best single track and fire trail the region has to offer. Why travel for another 2 hours when you can be sending your rig through the single tracks of Dwellingup. Offering some of the best trails in Western Australia, it’s also a charming little town that’s located just south of Perth just to the east of Pinjarra.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Dwellingup 100, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.