The Cairns Mountain Bike Club with support from the Bicycle Centre Cairns is hosting a Junior Development day on Sunday 7th July at the Smithfield Trails. These days are a great chance for kids (and adults) to come out and learn more about this great sport of Mountain Biking.
Date : Sunday 7th July
Location: Smithfield Trailhead on McGregor Road
Contact: Email email@example.com or contact Adam on 0418 911 418.
Check out the poster for more information.
The riding and racing season is well and truly into gear now and there are plenty of excellent events coming up over the next 6 months. A quick look for the next month has plenty of quality options;
Sunday 5th May – If you’re looking for a hit out at Smithfield on something resembling the 2012 Croc Trophy Course, then XC3 this Sunday is for you. Registrations close midnight Friday 03/05 -> https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1467
Sunday 19th May – Next up is the Townsville’s Annual 8 Hour event, the Hot Rock. This is a great endurance test for individuals and teams alike and worth the trip if you haven’t been to some of the excellent Townsville Mountain Bike Trails. Date is Sunday 19th May and more information can be found on the Rockwheelers website (http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/) . Registration is at https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1445 and entries close at 6.00PM 15th May.
Saturday 25 – Sunday 26th May The following weekend 25/26 is a busy one with a few options. First up is the chance to get out the All Mountain and Downhill bike for Round 2 of the Enduro and Downhill series. Entries will be online soon for this event. Mareeba Mountain Goats are also hosting a hill climb event up Tinaroo Creek Road with a 9km or 12km option -> https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1443. Stay Tuned also for news of a pre RRR course ride for this weekend, for anyone wanting to have a look at the top section of the course.
Sunday 2nd June – Then round out the next month is the annual RRR Point to Point race with 35km and 70km options. This is run by USM events with support from the Cairns Mountain Bike Club. There are a few new course changes for 2013 with less road and bitumen in the first half ofthe 70km race. Updated information and entry details are on this website on the RRR Page – http://www.cairnsmtb.com/rrr/
For our third course of XC excitement we return home to Smithfield.
So dust-off your climbing legs and slap-on some insect repellent.
Date: Sunday 5th May
Time : Registration will open around 7.30AM with race start at 9.00AM
Venue : Smithfield Conservation Park (behind JCU)
Entries : Online entry only here https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1467 (Entries close at midnight on Friday 3rd May)
Points are two rounds of the series -> 2013 Series Points Tally XC – after round 2
Round 1 of the 2013 Pump N Pedals Cross Country (XC) series is on Sunday 24th March. Time to get your racing legs out of the closet and hit the fast and flowy Davies Creek Trails. The series for 2013 will consist of 5 action packed rounds to be run on 3 different venues. Pump N Pedals are the major sponsor for XC in 2013 and big thanks to Brad, Darren and the team for your ongoing support.
Date : Sunday 24th March 2013
Venue : Davies Creek
Race Time : Around 9.00AM, with rego open from 7.30AM
Categories : The usual categories are being run for 2013 with Elite, Sport, and age categories Junior U15, U17 and U19. Veterans, Masters, Super Masters and if we get enough entries we might even see the emergence of Grand Masters (60+).
Format : This round will be a full length XCO event, around 1.5hours and we guarantee there will be plenty of competition on a fast and fun course with no serious climbing.
Entries : Online entries only from here ->https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1406. Entries have now closed.
Cairns Mtb Club next Junior Development day
Easter Sunday, March 31 Time – 9.30 am to 11 am Where – McGregor Rd Trail head
Mums and Dads are welcome to bring their bikes and join in with the kids
If you have been before thats fine – come along again and bring a friend or two
- Closed in shoes
- Mum & Dad – dont forget the Camera
There will be a Sausage Sizzle and Easter Egg Hunt
Nathan and the crew from Bicycle Centre will be there to assist
Pass this email on to any one you know who may be interested.
Please SMS 0418 911 418 (Y or 2 x Y if 2 kids attending) or reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are going to attend
Helpers and guides will be showered with grateful smiles so let me know too if you want to help – that’s mostly helping kids through tight sections like creeks and the see-saw and offering kind words of encouragement.
Who’s pumped for Enduro this Saturday!?(16th) Racing will start 3:30pm.
Gold coin donation for entry, we will be staging the race from inside the MTB park at the DH/Enduro race headquarters (The DH club site).
No we are not giving away the course until Saturday, it could be anywhere…
This enduro trial will determine who goes into the 2013 F.N.Q Enduro Cup sporting the number 1 plate. Will it be you!??
Also a heads up that we will be staging a quick ‘un-official’ general meeting to discuss the new change in the Cairns Mountain Bike Club constitution, the revised code-of-conduct and to answer a few questions in regards to the World Cup / World Championship bids currently undergoing.. some exciting prospects!!!
Having withdrawal symptoms already from racing / missed out on the awesome XC5 and Croc Stages 1 and 2. Dan from Dan’s Mountain Biking is bringing back the classic poker ride this Saturday at the Pilba Peak Mountain Bike Park.
Sponsored by Pump’n'Pedals, this is an 80 minute lap race for solo or teams with scoring consisting of picking a playing card for each lap completed. Winner is the one with the best poker hand. Sound like your kind of race, check out the details below.
Poker Ride Sat 27th October
* Solo or Team
* 80 minutes of Fun/ Pain
* Start 4.15pm *Sport and Pro Loop
Course open for nominated riders 3.30pm
Where? Pilba Peak Mountain Bike Park , From Cairns, turn right at Gordonvale towards Gillies range, turn right just before MountainView Pub (Little Mulgrave rd) then right at Beryl Ann Drive – see bike wheels on fence.
Nominate Early : $15/rider , Email:email@example.com or Ph/Txt an’s Mountain Biking 0439930128
Nominate on day: $ 20/rider
In a first for the Crocodile Trophy and the Cairns Mountain Bike Club, stages 1 and 2 of the 2012 Crocodile Trophy are open to all riders. The Croc as it is known has a true international feel to it, with many Elite Mountain Bike and Road Professionals taking on the infamous challenge of completing what has been referred to as one of the toughest mountain bike events in the world. For 2012, there is a strong Australian contingent taking up the challenge, including current World 24 hour Solo Champion, Jason English (Merida Flight Centre).
Stage 1 – Saturday 20th October – An extended loop of the revitalised Smithfield Trails including the always fun Black Snake Climb. The total distance for Stage 1 will be around 30km comprising of 5 laps of an 6km course.
For riders in XC5, please refer to this page for start times and event information as a number of race categories for start at 10.00AM (http://www.cairnsmtb.com/xc-round-5-info/)
Please note carparking in the Trailhead area (the Finish) in the map, will not be available during this event. We are asking people to please park in the University carpark.
Stage 2 – Sunday 21st October 9.00AM - Riders will depart from the Esplanade in Cairns at 9.00AM up the majestic climb of Lake Morris Road and beyond through to the Bridle Creek and Kauri Creek, finishing at Tinaroo Dam. Yep that is a whole lot of climbing and 92km of some amazing riding.
Entry is available for Stage 1, Stage 2 or both if you’re up for it. Registrations are available here
Croc Trophy Stage One https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1209
Croc Trophy Stage Two https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1210
Croc Trophy Stage One & Two https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1211
Please note registrations will close at midnight on the 18th October.
If you want to know more about the Crocodile Trophy, check out their website here – http://www.crocodile-trophy.com/
The fun continues for you XC Enduro types with the first running on the FN Epic 50km or 100km race to be held on Saturday 6th October. Registrations are still open for this event and head over to the Mareeba Mountain Goats website for more information and entry details.
There is a rider briefing here which includes lots of important information about the event. The start times for the event have changed, with the 100km starting at 7.15AM and the 50km at 10.15AM.
This is a great chance to explore some new terrain and take on a course which is bound to challenge most. This also covers some of the country to be used during the 2nd Stage of the Croc Trophy (entries open for this shortly).
To register for the FN Epic click here – https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1152
There will allso be a 2.5km Mini Epic held on the Saturday for those who aren’t yet old enough to take on the big race. – http://www.mareebamountaingoats.com/mini-epic/
Gravitate XC(Pony Express) / Jungle Dirt Bowl Jam
The big one. The star of the show.
Of course, Gravitate would not be complete without the Infamous Jungle Dirt Bowl Jam.
After a unprecedented success last year, it was time to step it up a notch. This year the jumps are bigger, the bowl is bigger, and the crowds will be too.
Come and experience history. For those who are not aware, the ‘Dirt Bowl’ at smithfield is a true icon. Before anyone else know how to jump a gutter, the local crew were sending this natural carved out bowl to the sky and back. Australia’s (if not the worlds…) first freestyle event?? Back in 1994 it captured the world by suprise with a one off Jam during the World Cup round at Smithfield MTB Park.
For 2012 it returns once again, given a new lease of life after the wet season once again caused havok over the summer months, along with a completely new, rebuilt set of jumps dwarfing the previous years.
NOTE: ALL PRIZES WON DURING THE WEEK WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE NIGHT. SO DON’T MISS OUT!!
Kids Pump Track | Rego open from 3pm. Riding 4:30 – 5:15. (Cataagories: 5-7yrs, 8-10yrs, 11-13yrs) Either BMX or MTB. Entry is via firstname.lastname@example.org for a gold coin donation
DirtJumps/Bowl Rego | 3 – 4:30pm. Rego time for the main events. $15 for one or all events ($20 MTBA day licence required if not a MTBA member)
Dirt Jump Practice | 4 – 5:15pm
Pump Track | 5:30 – 7pm. Racing underway, time trial eliminator. Either BMX or MTB
Meal Break | 7 – 7:30pm. Get stuck into some quality food provided by rotary
Dirt Jumps | 7:30 – 8:30pm. Judging on best air, best trick and encouragement awards. BMX or MTB
Bowl Jam | 9 – 10pm. The big one. The giant is awaken. Judging on best air, most consistant and the ‘skidmark award’. BMX or MTB
Spectator entry into the event will be by gold coint donation. Strictly NO parking inside the venue, parking will be at the JCU Library carpark, with shuttles going in and out collecting spectators.
Head to https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1193 for registrations.
XC Pony Express.
While the crazys are doing their thing, the XC Pony Express will be happening right by the side of the jumps. For 3 hours, tackle the terrain freshly prepared by World-Trail.
Smash out a lap, then grab a bite to eat, sit down and watch the boys defy gravity as the freestyle events and DJ keep you entertained.
Nominate as teams of 2, or solo if your that way inclined…
Rego | 3:30 – 4:15pm. Entry cost is $50 ($20 MTBA day licence required if not a MTBA member).
Racing | Race starts at 4:30pm. 3 hours, racing stops at 7:30pm. Stay on to watch the Dirt Jump finals and Bowl Jam spectacular!
There will be bikes to win just by entering, along with loads of other give aways and prizes!
This is going to be a special event, so do not miss out!
Proudly supported by Pump ‘n’ Pedals and Specialized Bicycles
Parking for Pony Express teams only will be available in the park.
Head to https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1195 for registrations.