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Erica 3 Hour Enduro: 26-March-2017
- Created on Monday, 27 February 2017 20:09
- Written by Malte Adebahr
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Falls Creek Social Ride Weekend: 7-9 April 2017
- Created on Saturday, 04 March 2017 12:49
- Written by GT
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Falls Creek Social Ride Weekend Gippsland MTB is moving towards offering many more opportunities for social riding events in 2017. We hope these events will appeal to all types of riders including racers, recreational riders and families.
We had to postpone our first major social event for 2017. It will now be held on the awesome trails of Falls Creek from Friday April 7th to Sunday April 9th. You can choose to ride the xc and backcountry trails or book shuttles to session the multiple descending options on offer. Either way the major highlight is the 10km descent from the summit to the entrance station at Howmans Gap which includes amazing views from the trig at Frying Pan Spur and long flowy descents down High Voltage, Wishing Well and the awesome new Flowtown trail. After all this you can kick back in the hot tub and enjoy the friendly hospitality of our hosts at Diana Alpine Lodge.
You make your own way to Diana Alpine Lodge on the Friday afternoon or evening. We have arranged comfortable, 3 or 4 share accommodation for Friday and Saturday night. This includes a full cooked breakfast both mornings and BBQ dinner Saturday night with a variety of meat and salad options. These guys do catering very well so you won’t go hungry. You can purchase lunch at any of the café options on the mountain. All you need to bring is your usual riding gear, swimming gear, spare clothes, drinks and snacks. There is a small Food Works supermarket on the mountain if needed. There are small fridges in the rooms to store your drinks and snacks. Trail/AM bikes are the best option for Falls Creek but short travel XC bikes will get down all the trails. DH bikes are not recommended.
The cost for the accommodation and meals is $155 per person and must be paid when you register. There is a limit of 20 riders that can be accommodated so register early to guarantee your place. Registrations will close on Wednesday 29th March.
For anyone who would like to use the shuttles you need to book this separately through Blue Dirt before Tuesday 4th April to guarantee your place. It is sometimes possible to sign up on the day but places are limited. The cost for shuttles is $50 for 1 day or $90 for both days. Shuttles run from 9am to 4pm. You can book shuttles through the following link: http://bluedirt.com.au/falls-creek-mtb-shuttle/
Join us for a fun weekend away in the mountains riding some of the best trails in the country.
Date: Friday 7th April from 3pm to Sunday 9th April at 4pm
Location: Diana Alpine Lodge, 6 Falls Creek Road, Falls Creek. There is limited parking at the lodge entrance. Please park here to unload and then move your car to one of the many nearby large parking areas.
Cost: $155pp for bed, breakfast and Saturday dinner. Shuttle cost is additional and booked through Blue Dirt website.
Please bring: Bike, helmet, spares, clothing for all weather conditions including snow, drinks, snacks, swimming gear, fun attitude.
Register here by Wednesday 29th March: https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3525
Blores Hill Trail Works Underway: Feb 2017
- Created on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 16:23
- Written by GT
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Dirtart have once again returned to Blores Hill this week to give us some more track work as a part of the previous engagement. This time it is in the area of the far end of BMT (around the dipper).
During this time, please stay clear of the area as they are in there working with machines to sculpt us some more flowing trail. Please don't ride or even walk this track until the bunting is removed.
We'll provide some photo updates shortly so that you can see what is coming so stay tuned.
New 2017 Jersey - 3/4 Sleeve
- Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 10:37
- Written by GT
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With the new year comes some new gear to wear while out riding the trails. This is a fresh new design at an even better price!
These can either be bought at any GMTB event or from our web store here. At $65 this is a quality jersey at a cheap price and the first batch is expected to sell out quickly. However, we'd rather get them out on the trails promoting Gippsland riding rather than sitting in a box just so we can make some extra dollars.
While purchasing one of these, why not also add a stubby holder or 2 to the order. These have also been restocked and at $5 these are a steal. Available in black or green, they'll help to keep you drink cooler after a nice summer ride. As with the jerseys, they will be available from any GMTB event or the web store here.
Club Calendar 2017 Now Available
- Created on Saturday, 03 December 2016 17:08
- Written by GT
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2016 is coming to an end with the club taking a short break over Christmas. But then we launch straight into the 2017 calendar of events. So if you are wondering what we have planned for you next year, then look no further! The 2017 club calendar is now available.
Simply go to the Riding menu option or just Click Here to view the calendar. There are a few more social events & trips than we have had in a long time while still maintaining a healthy race calendar. Also, we are planning something different for the major XC race at Blores Hill, there will be more details as we progress planning but to give you a hint - you may need lights.