MTB &Trail News
Posted on 13-12-2013 17:20, by Grant Shatford
I finally discover a monthly subscription service I want to subscribe to...But...it aint in Oz yet and it isn't geared towards MTB... (well, yet)!
Bike Loot is a US-based subscription 'discovery' service delivering cycling products right to your door, month after month. Each month you receive a new mix of bike products, along with coupons, information, and hopefully awesome goodies! It’s potentially better than buying an expensive new product only to find out that you don’t like it.
With a Bike Loot subscription, you get a Bike Loot Box each month with five or more cycling products. These range from energy products to healthy snacks to maintenance products to cycling lifestyle products to (I bet!) what's cheap & interest...
Posted on 12-12-2013 17:15, by Grant Shatford
Rapid Ascent are holding the sixth edition of their popular and unique event that brings together a variety of cross country (XC), Super D style races, and ‘all mountain’ courses to one spectacular location. It’s the ultimate test for mountain bike riders, and is set to challenge participants once again with a number of thrilling races over the three days, and requisite socialising in between!
Saturday March 8th - Monday 10th of March, 2014 (March long weekend - VIC) ENTRIES NOW OPEN
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Posted on 11-12-2013 17:03, by Grant Shatford
Four of Australia's other major MTB Event co-ordinators - AROCsport, Rapid Ascent, Self Propelled Enterprises and Wild Horizons - have joined forces to launch a new MTB marathon series: The Maverick Marathon Series.
The Maverick Marathon Series will bring together four of Australia's most popular mountain bike marathons, to provide riders with a series that captures the essence of mountain biking and encourages participation at all levels – from elite, through to weekend warriors and juniors.
2014 SERIES RACES:
Capital Punishment, 15 March, ACT – In its 5th year this race traverses a magical route across ...
Posted on 09-12-2013 13:51, by The Dudes at SNORC
OMV: 2013 recap
2103 saw stage 1 of the Hornsby MTB Trails opened. It also saw the formation of the Trail Care team who have donated about 1000 hours of time in maintaining the track. The IMBA Masterclass training invested by Council in the community has really paid off and I would challenge anyone to show me a facility where so few $$ have allowed so many people to get out and get healthy on. Given that we've had a spring with long dry dusty periods followed by cyclonic rains, combined with 40,000 laps along the way, the place is looking pretty damn fine. So a huge thanks to everyone who gave up an hour or so to help. We will get back into it in February with the plan to have two months off having fun...Then come and join us again on the first Sat of Feb.
OMV: 2014 - what we are hoping for
Posted on 08-12-2013 20:50, by Adele Worner
The Giant Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon for 2014 is supporting Michael Blyth who Rapid Ascent have officially appointed as an ambassador for the event, to be held on 27 April 2014 at the cycling mecca of Forrest, Victoria.
Michael was a passionate mountain bike rider who unfortunately suffered a horrific spinal injury whilst mountain biking near Sunbury (VIC) on the 22nd of May 2013, at just 18 years of age. This has resulted in paralysis from the abdomen down and moved him from riding his bike, to riding a wheel chair.
Apart from the devastation of the injury, the financial strain now burdening Michael and his family is only another battle. Michael is NOT financially covered by TAC nor the National Disability Insurance Scheme, so the Blyth family is forced to pick up all the costs of his rehab, alterations to the family home and car, and all o...
Posted on 06-12-2013 20:34, by Keith McKellar Stewart
The summer season of racing will kick off/lay down some rubber in the dirt, this Sunday at Wingello with a 9:00am race start time. All mountain bike riders from juniors through to any age are invited - all grades. Come along and join in the fun... Registration open from 8:00am - 8:45am. Racing to commence 9:00am!
All riders must be MTBA-licensed and comply with MTBA racing requirements re: approved helmets, functional, well-serviced bikes etc - either current annual or day license may be purchased on the day.
A junior-sub-junior race is also planned.
Meeting point is following on google maps: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z81VHnl25qDM.koBjAyT5EXNE
If unfamiliar with the location - entry point is via Forest Rd Wingello to the Forest camping ...
Posted on 04-12-2013 22:26, by Grant Shatford
Not much to this little set of tracks - more XC (cross-country) than hilly - and I wouldn’t suggest you invest in a first class ticket just to drive here from anywhere remote, but if you live close by, this trail may be worth checking out.
It’s perhaps an hour of riding & exploring in scrub, but it does join up with the Toongabbie trail, and if you’re prepared to do some hike-a-bike you can explore even further afield.
It's part of both Bidjigal Reserve & Darling Mills State Forest.
Interesting area with hardly any walkers in the early mornings so you've pretty much got the place to yourself 'til later in the day. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and this is a pretty good place to lose yourself in.
Local unused backwater.
Posted on 02-12-2013 21:08, by Grant Shatford
Combine your weekly shopping at the Bondi Beach Farmers Markets with some tuning of your bike.
The amazingly helpful guys & gals from The Nunnery will help you fix your bike.
They would like to thank the Clovelly Community Bank (Bendigo Bank) for their generous support of their workshops.
When: 14 Dec, 9am - 1pm
Where: Transition Bondi Stall, Bondi Beach Farmers Markets.
Help them to facilitate a great experience by RSVP'ing for the workshops @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 01-12-2013 22:00, by Fiona Dick
Having been one of the most popular rounds of the 2012 SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, promoter Chocolate Foot decided that the trails in Kinross State Forest near Orange would make the perfect finale to the 2013 series and they didn't disappoint.
As weather events affected the series all year, it was of great relief to be gifted superb weather for racing while the coastal regions of the state were experiencing downpours. And with the trails in excellent condition after many hours of work by the hosting club, Central West Off Road Bicycle Club, all factors were in place for a stunning close to the Series.
Cameron Prosser (Target Trek Racing Juniors) tips his bike into another of Kinross State Forest’s flowing corners.
With series honours on the line as well as the round win on riders...
Posted on 30-11-2013 21:56, by Tristan White
Tristan just finished his Uni exams & recently completed the Highland Fling. Someone asked him which he thought was better....or worse.
It didn't take him too long to write about how these two seemingly different events are the same...or are they?
FLING: Spend all the previous weeks in intense training.
EXAM: Spend all the previous weeks in intense studying.
FLING: Most of my non-cyclist friends think I'm crazy for voluntarily punishing myself in such a tough race.
EXAM: Most of my non-engineer friends think I'm crazy for enrolling in such a tough course.
FLING: Try to integrate my training into my commute - i.e., ride to Hornsby station.
EXAM: Try to integrate my study into my commute - ...