The cooler weather lured a few extra riders out for the second round of the TAMMTB Twilight Series.
The picnic area was teeming with 70-odd bikes and riders, who kept the registration team busy collecting information, grading riders and handing out race plates.
New Gravity Grom, Cameron, had a hoot cruising around the kids track with four little mates on their balance bikes and first pedal bikes.
It was a bit of a boy gang in the Dirtmaster category, with seven Dirty A's and four Dirty B's; and the majority of the girls all moving up to Junior Elite this round.
Big thanks to ex-NIAS athlete Justin Roberts, who took out the elite category and led the Dirtmasters out on their long lap out to Hillside, shortcut to Creekline and back into the picnic area.
Nathan Burgess is just smashing up the track at the moment, riding a consistent 15:41 minute race to come first.
Newcomer Linc Ross, who had never ridden the track before, still came second.
Alex Arndell had a fire in his belly and led a little three person crew consisting of Max MacDonald, Angus Hobson and Harry Arndell.
Next week, Dirtmasters will head up to the Secret Valley Plateau for a funky shorter loop with a few more trail features to start cutting their teeth on.
Race co-ordinator Eric Day's race loop wound up the side of Central Mountain again, before ducking over for a dabble on lower North Hill.
Most riders got a good crack of their 15-20 min loops fitting in three laps each, with the longest ride time going to Lachie Butters of a 59.05.
We are pretty stoked that our women's categories are growing each week with 14 cool chicks racing this week.
Junior elite was riding a similar race loop to the C and rec riders, which was a pretty solid ask for such little legs.
Most rode three laps over their 40-plus minute race.
Eliza Shaw came third overall and first in the girls, while Katilin Burgess continued her improvement with an impressive second and Isabelle Willis in third.
Jock Barwick and Ben Shaw were at their best, swapping the lead throughout, but Jock eventually came up trumps ahead of Shaw in second and William Burgess in third.
Special shout out to Harrison Crowley and Casey Byrnes, who were the newest lads to mix it up with the junior elites.
In C grade, the girls were in fine form with Liza Mackay even pumping out 4 laps in a 44:04 ride time to take pole position.
Renae Sharples finished second, while Harriet Fay came in third.
C grade men's was the largest category with 13 riders and they were all pretty evenly matched with the top eight riders coming in under five mins apart.
Luke Mackay took out top spot ahead of, Kris Faulkner and Adam Arndell.
Isla Maidment crossed the line in the B grade girls, ahead of Laurie Willis and Lisa Roberts in third.
The A-grade girls were totally serving it to the lads, but Nathan Watson proved too strong this week coming first overall, in front of Annie Buchan.
Alyssa Rogan came second in the girls, while Matt Mackay claimed second for the boys ahead of Terry Worboys.