PORT Macquarie is set to host race two of the Fox Superflow Mountain Bike Series on August 8 and 9.
Normally held over one day, COVID-19 restrictions have forced organisers to span the event over two days where 150 riders will take to the trails around Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Park each day.
Hastings Valley Mountain Bike Riders president Mick Fullbrook said it promised to be an exciting weekend.
"We've had it here for three years now, everyone loves Jolly Nose; you've got cross country and perfect gravity tracks which we're still improving," he said.
"Last year we had 220 riders and this year we're hoping for 300."
Around 40 riders from around the Hastings will compete over the weekend, including Fullbrook along with Sam and David Poulton.
"We've got some really good riders here at the moment in both cross country and gravity enduro racing."
Fullbrook said the popularity of mountain bike riding had increased in the pandemic world.
"Numbers have jumped through the roof and most places have sold out of mountain bike equipment because it's one of the only legal sporting things you can really do at the moment," he said.
As a result, numbers of riders have doubled for the club.
Meanwhile, new signs have been erected leading into the mountain bike park.
"They're located at the beginning of the state forest about 1.2 kilometres in so people realise they're in a mountain bike park," Fullbrook said.