WMTBC Newsletter June

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WMTBC on XC Podium

With the third and final round of the Mad Mountain Bike Club’s XC series wrapping up last week it was exciting to see our members doing well!

The Mackay and District (MAD) Mountain Bike Club’s home track, Rowallan Park, was host to over100 riders throughout the three-part, six-week series. Riders tackled a 2-hour course which started out shorter in distance in race one and has been gradually lengthened over the series with the final edition resembling the route that will be used in this year’s MAD RUSH.
The last round was a wet one with some riders commenting on the unexpected muddy conditions playing havoc to their race plan but it didn’t slow everyone down; Sam Sorley took 1st place in the Women’s while Ash Hogan secured 3rd in Elites despite not making it to the third round. Matt Telford raced admirably claiming a first-equal spot in the Sport Category and many other riders and volunteers contributed to the series. Mackay’s next race at Rowallan Park will be the MAD RUSH and they will cap off the season with a twilight series in October.

Sam Sorley rides one of the sections of trail at Rowllan Park – home of the Mad Mountain Bike Club.
Rowallan Park boasts over 10km of expertly designed single-track.

Gravity Round 2

Townsville Rockwheelers’ Gravity Enduro Series is heating up!!

A strong contingent of WMTBC riders have competed in the second round of the Townsville Gravity Enduro Series. All riders improved significantly with Jamie Jochheim taking 1st place and Ben Roe rounding out the podium in third place in the open category.
Sam Sorley took the women’s category – an impressive feat considering this is Sam’s first year of Mountain Biking!!

Dan Millard tackles Rockwheeler’s Mt Stuart course at his first Gravity Enduro

Upcoming events:

Targa Townsville – XC2/3
Sunday June 29

Ride Pallerenda, Douglass & Ross Dam all in one day!!

Timed over 3 dirty courses totalling 55km and un-timed transitions on the road between (30km). Options include driving between dirt races or choosing to only ride the dam. More Information.

MTB Skills Classes in Whitsundays
July 5 & 6 – two classes per day!!

$85 per class
Jess & Norm Douglas from Australia’s #1 MTB Skills Classes are coming to Airlie Beach. Four skills classes are available: Women’s only, Beginners, Intermediate and Experienced Masterclass.

Everyone is welcome – being a new club we have organised this event to assist riders in improving their skills and enjoyment of MTBing. Please support the club in making this weekend a huge success!!

Paluma Push – SOLD OUT
Good luck to everyone competing in the Paluma Push!
Congratulations to the Rockwheelers on selling out in less than 4 days!!

The Dirty Molle Island Escape – 2014

September 27 & 28

Don’t forget to sign up to our very own event – The Dirty Molle Island Escape!
We have a limited 50 tickets available this year.

Weekend includes 35km tough rainforest single-track ride on Saturday followed by an Island Escape on South Molle which is family friendly! Kids & partners welcome!!!

WMTBC Club Rides:

Every Tuesday night:
4:30pm from Brandy Creek Road
Choose between 10 & 30km distance
Beginners welcome | FREE

First Sunday of each month:
Ride the Whitsunday Great Walk
7:30am from Kara Crescent, Airlie Beach
Experienced riders only | $5.00
Club & MTBA members FREE

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