Latest Event News
Pete's Track Sprint Volunteers: 29-May-2016
- Created on Monday, 25 April 2016 17:08
- Written by GT
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With the annual running of Pete's Track Sprint, we are looking for volunteer's to help make this day a success. This style of event requires more volunteers than a standard Enduro style so we are looking for help to spread the load and allow some of our regular volunteers to have a chance to ride the course.
To volunteer, simply go to the following link, select the job to volunteer for, enter your details and you're done: Volunteer Here
Pete's Track Sprint Trail Maintenance: 15-May-2016
- Created on Sunday, 24 April 2016 17:20
- Written by GT
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UPDATE: Event was incorrectly advertised as May 7, it is actually to be held on Sunday May 15.
With the upcoming annual race on Pete's Track at Bulldog Junction, the trail needs to be in tip-top shape to ensure that new record times are set on the course (currently 8:49 set by Daniel MacMunn in 2013). To make this happen, we need some trail fairies to come on out and do a quick clean up of the course.
The course is in fairly good condition and just needs some rakes run over some sand sections and some drains dug in case there is any rain on race day.
If all the work in done early, then there may even be some time to test the track.
Meet at Bulldog Junction at 10:00, bring rakes and shovels (and bike). If you're not sure where Bulldog Junction is, you can find a location here.
Pete's Track Sprint: 29-May-2016
- Created on Sunday, 24 April 2016 16:58
- Written by GT
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It's on again! The annual grudge match between the DH fraternity and the Cross Country riders.
Staged in some of the most magnificent country in the Avon Hedrick reserve, the race consists of a track that is neither purely Downhill focused and is not an uphill lung buster, perfect for all riders. There is a shuttle to take you back to the top and rest the legs for the next run down the track. All difficult sections have easily accessed 'B' lines.
The race format will be similar to a DH event – practice runs and shuttles will be available for riders once registered until the rider briefing. Riders will get two race runs with only their fastest time counting towards their final standing. There will also be a special prize for the most consistent times over the two race runs.
The event is open to both members and non-club members for solo entries in Male, Female and Junior categories. It is suitable for riders of all abilities and a great way to get involved surrounded by a friendly atmosphere.
Also, if you have any crew that are available to help run this event - get them to go to the following link and sign up: https://www.volunteersignup.org/KWTRQ
|What:||Pete's Track Sprint|
Google Map: Click Here
|Track:||5km of flowing singletrack, mostly downhill|
|Requirements:||Helmet, bike in working order, glasses & gloves highly recommended|
|When:||Sunday, 29th May 2016
Practice Opens: 08:30
Practice Closes: 10:30
Rider Briefing: 10:45
Race Starts: 11:00
|Cost:||$35 Adult Entry (Includes $10 Shuttle Fee)
$25 Junior Entry (Includes $10 Shuttle Fee)
$25 Day License if don't hold an MTBA Competition License
Club will provide a BBQ and softdrink at the end of the race.
Click here to Enter Online
*Note: If you don't know your MTBA password, simply select the option "I am registering another MTBA member" and then enter your MTBA number.
|Classes:||Solo: Male, Female & Junior|
Mt Taylor 3 Hour Trail Maintenance Thanks
- Created on Sunday, 17 April 2016 09:32
- Written by Andrew Sharpe
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The Mt Taylor cross country track had a successful working bee to prepare the track for the upcoming event.
The 7 people involved in the working bee did a fantastic job, they all hooked in and got through the length of the track in time to take a ride on it and some tried out the All Mountain track.
LOTS of thanks and appreciation to those involved.
Young Gippsland MTB Rider On Podium At National Championships
- Created on Sunday, 17 April 2016 09:38
- Written by Kelvyn Bettridge
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Subaru 2016 Australian MTB National Champs Downhill (20/03/16)
Brosnan may have been the Best In Bright but young Beau Johnson from Heyfield took home the Bronze in the Under 13 Men in a determined performance at his National Downhill debut.
The weekend of qualifying started in torrential rain and gradually cleared with blue sky bathing Bright in sunshine for the finals.
In similar fashion Beau’s weekend got brighter as it continued finishing the weekend with a clear run improving on his qualifying time by over 2 minutes.
An outstanding result for this young rider who backed himself to compete in the this thrilling discipline of Mountain Biking (with great support from his family).
A couple of phone pics of Beau finishing his medal winning run.
Mt Baw Baw 3hr Twilight Enduro Race Report
- Created on Saturday, 05 March 2016 09:14
- Written by Malte Adebahr
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After a day of downhill practice and trials shows by the boys at TC Trickz, 29 riders made their way to the start line for the Mt Baw Baw 3 hour twilight enduro. From the word GO, Mt Baw Baw's own Dru Berryman set the pace with the fastest lap of the day, cutting in a lap time of 13 minutes and 34 seconds which would not be matched by any rider that day.
Despite the challenges the climbs of Mt Baw Baw brought to the riders, this year, riders were rewarded with the entertainment setup in the race village, from the trails show and Mt Baw Baw's big airbag setup right at the transition point.
Dominating the field was Ken Fox and Dru Berryman in their team "Fox & Whippet" who completed 12 laps and finished 1st in the teams category. Hot on their pace was Shane Stiles with 11 laps taking out 1st place in Solo Male and Lauren Fox on 8 laps winning the Solo Female category.