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July Newsletter
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Jumbo July & Amazing August

What a brilliant month we’ve just had – and can you believe it just keeps getting better!

Kicking off the month with skills classes thanks to Jess & Norm Douglas from MTBSkills was the perfect ground work for the upcoming race season. Over 30 riders participated in two days of workshops with many coming from Mackay and even as far as Sydney to participated.
All reports back were very positive and it was such a unique opportunity to meet and ride with a world champion on our home trails.

Enthusiasm was running high the following weekend when we held our monthly club social ride through the Great Walk with 15 riders taking part, 3 doing the whole ride for the first time and 2 new riders joining the cub after their experience!!

Last weekend we had a contingent of nine riders head North to the Townsville Rockwheelers’ Paluma Push.
Everyone rode well with some tackling the challenging course for their first time – no punctures and only one small crash.

Check out our full report (and pictures) on our blog to find out why Peter is sporting a sleek pair of women’s lycra bib-knicks; https://whitsundaymtbc.com.au/posts/

Upcoming events:

Mackay Mountain Marathon
August 2 & 3

15km, 30km & 80km options

This is the 2nd time the MMM has been held in the beautiufl hills of Eungella west of Mackay.
Join 5x World Solo 24 Hour Champion Jason English on Saturday afternoon for a special kids skills session and dinner on Saturday night. Cheap camping available (beware it may be cold) and race Sunday morning!! Spots still available but rego closes Friday.

Townsville Gravity Enduro
Sunday August 3, Douglas Reserve

This is the final round of the 3-part series and they have saved the best for last.

This course will be a ‘belter’ with 5-stages for the men’s and 4-stages for the ladies and juniors.

Townsville XC Race 3/4
Sunday August 17, Ross Dam

Always a great day of racing – join the Rockwheelers for the third race of a 4-part series at their wonderful Ross Dam trails.

PUT THIS ONE IN YOUR CALENDAR!!
Mackay Mad Rush
August 23rd, 2pm

The WMTBC is pretty excited about this event – we’re hoping to have 10+ 2-person teams representing the Whitsundays – check out the chalkboard at Ride Whitsundays to find a team-mate!!

This race consists of 6-hours of riding as a solo, or in a 2/3/4 person team. The more people in your team the less riding you do – we think that 2-person teams is a great option.
From the start you and your partner/team mates take it in turns to ride the 30-minute course. The first three hours will be during day-light hours, but after 5pm you’ll need lights!

There is no requirement to be racing at all times and you don’t need to do the same amount of riding as your partner – if you have one partner that wants to do one lap to your two laps’ that’s absolutely fine.

The only rule… you MUST HAVE FUN!

We will set up a big WMTBC transition area where all our supporters can sit together and hand solo riders energy drinks and chocolate bars as they come through transition and we can all cheer each other on.

Racing finishes at 8pm with prize giving held around the big communal camp fire over an awesome BBQ dinner.

Bring your family and your camping gear – we’re setting up tents at the mountain bike park and staying the night after the event.

For more information head in to Ride Whitsundays and talk to Chris – she’ll sort you out with a partner and all the information you’ll need to know!!

WMTBC Club Rides:

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

Second 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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