Latest Event News
Junior/Novice Riders Event Preparation: 02-Jul-2016
- Created on Monday, 27 June 2016 15:44
- Written by Kelvyn Bettridge
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Thinking of entering the Junior Pairs or doing your first 3 or 6 Hour endurance event at Blores Hill on the 23rd July?
Not sure what to expect? We will be running an introduction session for first timers geared towards junior/novice riders in preparation for the upcoming Blores Hill 3/6 hour Endurance race.
Saturday 2nd July - Blores Hill - Main Trailhead
- Registration: 1:00pm
- Start: 1:30pm
- Finish: 3:30pm
What To Bring:
- Current MTBA licence or purchase day licence (these can be purchased on the day for $7)
- Reminder MTBA is offering 8 week FREE trial membership http://www.mtba.asn.au/join/
- Mountain bike in good working order.
- Gears, brakes and tyres ready for inspection.
- If in doubt have your bike serviced to avoid disappointment bike failure on the day.
- Australian Certified helmet
- Appropriate shoes and clothing
- Gloves and eye protection recommended
- Sufficient water for 2hrs on the bike
- Basic spares inc tube for your wheel size, tyre levers, pump and toolkit
- Ride snacks!
To promote mountain biking as a safe and fun activity for entry and intermediate level riders.
The session will focus on event day fundamentals, exploring the trails used in the event, discussing race preparation, race strategy and what happens after the event.
Blores Hill 3/6 Hour Enduro Volunteers
- Created on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:56
- Written by GT
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With the annual running of the Blores Hill 3/6 Hour Enduro as a part of the VES, we are looking for volunteer's to help make this day a success. This event requires more volunteers than a standard club race so we are looking for help to spread the load.
To volunteer, simply go to the following link, select the job to volunteer for, enter your details and you're done: Volunteer Here
Blores Hill Trail Update
- Created on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:23
- Written by GT
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Unfortunately there appear to be a number of people who cannot wait to ride the news trails at Blores Hill. This is actually causing SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE to the new trails. Please keep off these trails until they are opened. The club has spent a large amount of money on this work to deliver a quality product.
We are now asking Parks Victoria to place cameras on the trails to try to catch anyone using these trails. We will also have people patrolling the park on the coming long weekend to ensure the closure in enforced.
Please respect the closure as the sooner the trails are able to firm up, the sooner everyone gets to ride them. Please don't even push your bike down the trails at the moment - they are that soft!
Trail Work – Blores Hill - Important Notice
- Created on Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:52
- Written by Johno
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Dirt Art are now well progressed with construction of a new flow style trail “Matilda D” at Blores Hill. Time permitting they will also add some new features to either “Wednesday” or “Smiley J”. So far, the roughed in new trail is looking awesome!
When closed, it is critically important that no riders use these trails until opened by Gippsland MTB and Parks Victoria. The new trail surface material is extremely fragile and must not be used until completely bedded down. The club is working hard to have the trails finished and ready for use as soon as possible. We all want to ride them, but riding the trails now will damage the trail, delay their opening and cause significant additional cost and volunteer work for the mountain bike club.
Please show appreciation for the efforts of Gippsland MTB, Parks Victoria, Wellington Shire and Dirt Art and stay off all closed trails and away from the sites until it they are opened.
Please help the club by supporting us during the trail closures.
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.