We are expecting some light showers during the week, so we’ll monitor the situation on a day by day basis. If you don’t know, there is a World Cup Event taking place on these trails in about 6 weeks and we need to take extra care of the trails.
Please check this website and facebook (www.facebook.com/cairnsmtb) for regular updates on the status of Trail closures.
Dan from Dan’s Mountain Bike Tours is offering a fantastic long weekend of riding and activities for the young’ens over the Easter Break.
Nestled deep in the rainforest just south of Cairns, Pibla Peak has a multitude of trails snaking around the hills, with pristine rainforest streams littered everywhere.
A great event for the kids to get out and get active! For more information feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok gravity freaks!
Here are the dates for the 2014 F.N.Q Minjin & Enduro Series!
Same format as last year, though with a few more exciting reasons to join in on the action this year!
With some brand-new timing gear, racing will be easier, smoother and more accurate for everyone! No excuses now.
Also, how many clubs in the Southern Hemisphere, let alone in Australia can say they have a World-Cup / Championships course for you to race on? Not many.
Same format as last year, where we will have the Enduro running on the Saturdays from 2pm (rego open from 2, racing from 3pm) and DH on the Sundays (rego open from 8:30am)
With a new, longer, more challenging course comes a few extra requirements though. We will need double the marshals to safely run the races, so if you or anyone you know are keen to help out, we would really appreciate it! For more info, or if you wish to register your interest in helping out at all; feel free to email email@example.com !
First race is April 12-13. A little pre-Worlds exhibit!
Racing season is upon us once again.
Round one is happening on the 23rd of March at Davies Creek.
Racing kicks off from 8am!
Head to the following link to put your name down.
Big thanks to the series sponsors; Brad & Darren @ Pump’n'Pedals!!
Here is the 2014 Events calendar for the Cairns Mountain Bike Club. We’ve also include a whole stack of other local, regional, national and even some international events you might be interested in. As Cairns has a World Cup this year, we thought you all might want to follow the series. Each round of the World Cup is broadcast live (or delayed playback) over the internet through Red Bull TV - http://live.redbull.tv/
Note the calendar has been updated as of 7th March, as a few of the dates on the original event calendar were not correct.
Download it and print it out.
The kids are kicking off the CairnsMTB year!
Sunday March 9th at Davies Creek Mountain Bike Trails.
Due to popular demand, the Cairns MTB Club next Junior Development day is on soon! Time – 9.00 am to 11.30 am, with a sausage sizzle after. Where – Davies Creek – Turn left off Kennedy Highway at the pine trees, near Tichum Creek Coffee farm. Go about 3kms along (on dirt road) watching for the carpark on the left. COST – its free! Bring a gold coin for drinks after. Huge thanks too to Nathan and the Bicycle Centre crew who are on board again supporting the junior riders. NEW FORMAT: Riders will be sorted into groups based on wheel size (26 +, 24, 20 and smaller than 20)
These events are designed for the whole family so parents, adults, please come and join the kids and join in the fun, learning and seeing the trails. You don’t have to be a junior – new MTB riders welcome.
Just for catering, please text me a Y if you have a boy or girl interested – or 2 Y’s if you have 2 kids/friends etc. or email the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org – Text Adam on 0418 911 418.
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 offering kind words of encouragement
It is also a timely reminder for all riders to be aware of the trail classification system. There are trails at Smithfield ranging from beginner level (green) through to the most advanced level (double black diamond). We would ask all riders to please ride within their own ability, and take care when riding any of the trails in the Smithfield area.
Check out this post on trail signage too and make sure you are aware of the IMBA rated trail grading system and the signs you are likely to come across whilst riding out at Smithfield. http://www.cairnsmtb.com/smithfield-trail-signage/
The middle of summer in Cairns, usually means there is a bit of rain around. Rain in the past few days has brought some welcome relief from the heat and settled the dust on the trails. We expect the rain will be around for the next month or two, so please limit your use of the Smithfield Trails, particularly after heavy rainfall. Always remember rule 2 of the IMBA rules of the trail, ‘Leave No Trace’.