Entries for the 2013 RRR close on the 24th May (this Friday) so make sure you don’t miss out on what plans to be another exciting event.
For more information have a look at the RRR page on this website (http://www.cairnsmtb.com/rrr/) or head over to the Cairns Adventure Festival website for details (http://www.usmevents.com.au/Triathlon___Multi_Sport/Cairns_Adventure_Festival/Entry.htm)
Same schedule for the weekend;
-Saturday May 25th | Enduro
-Sunday May 26th | DH
Enduro course for Round 2 has been tweaked a bit, but promises to be just as challenging!
Stage 1 will follow the same course as the first round (Bottom of Rocky Dingo to the bottom of Caterpillars via Myndas and Jacobs Ladder.)
Stage 2 will run from the top of Pines through to the old Dirt Bowl, via the XC Trailhead.
Stage 3 will run from up the lower section of the DH access road, through to the club site, via Cuss Cuss and MP39.
Same start time as the last round, Riders are expected to be registered with plates collected no later than 2:45pm, with riders/course briefing at 3PM sharp. Riders all make their way over to the start of Stage 1 where the first rider leaves at 3:30pm.
For those unaware, of the Enduro format, all riders are given a unique start list for the 3 timed stages, where they are required to be at the start of each stage ready to go. Each stage is timed, and when the last rider crosses the finish, the winner is the rider with the lowest combined time over the three stages!
Transit times are very relaxed, and offer the chance to fix a flat or attend minor mechanical issues while still leaving enough time to hurry to your next stage start! A full briefing will be given on the day.
Downhill is back, and along with it the brand-new racing format. Proven to be a hit with Round 1, we are holding morning practice from 8-10am whereby anytime after it is an ‘open-hill’. You can go up and log a timed run whenever you like, as many times as you like. No pressure, no sitting around at the top… Times are live and displayed on a large screen where you can monitor your run times; what your fastest time is and where you are currently standing in your category against all the other riders! Racing stops at 2:30pm so it is up to you whether you want to dial 2 super clean, concentrated timed runs or hope for the best and punch out as many timed runs as you can manage. Strategy plays a big role now!
A huge hand for Larry and the team at Discovery Cycles for getting the series up to where it is. We have a big swag of awesome prizes and medals to be given out all year to the category leaders and for random give-aways!
Big thanks also to the support given from the industry; Leatt, Casio G-Shock, Renthal, Maxxis, [R]evolution… 2013 is an awesome year to be racing with the Cairns Mountain Bike Club!
As always, a desperate shout out for any willing volunteers to lend a hand in assuring the events run smoothly! Helpers will be needed on both Saturday and Sunday with Enduro timing/marshaling and many jobs to fill on the Sunday DH!!!
If you can help out with anything, please please please email email@example.com!!! We cannot run the series without your help!
Registrations now open! head to: https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1487
A quick note, registrations will be as follows:
- $20 for Enduro (+$20 for MTBA day-license if required)
-$45 for DH (+$20 for MTBA day-license if required)
- If you are nominating for both, you receive a discounted price.
- If you are nominating for both, you are only required to purchase ONE day-license.
- Please note, riders nominating for DH are required to have (minimum) 3/4 length sleeve jersey/shirt, full-face helmet and knee/shin pads. Gloves/goggles and any other armour is not enforced but always recommended.
Another action packed round of the 2013 Pump N Pedals XC Series is done and won. Round 3 headed back to Cairns to tackle the slick and challenging rainforest trails of the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park. Some overnight showers had the trails in great condition for racing, with a few tricky sections of wet roots and slippery climbs keeping all riders on their toes. Another great turnout and big thanks for all the riders and spectators for coming out to support the Cross Country series.
Onto racing and Dominic Hoyal once again took the win again for Elite Men, with Paul Mashford and Wayne Evans rounding out the podium. Abby McLennan made a guest appearance to take the win from Lauretta Howarth in the Elite Women. Check out the photo boards on the right for today’s winners (well those who would get their photo taken). Category results and lap records are on the links below.
Series points are now posted here -> 2013-Series-Points-Tally-XC-after-round-3
Big thanks to all our volunteers, course marshalls, first aid, timing and organisers who set a great course. Thanks once again to the series sponsor Pump N Pedals for their ongoing support to cross country racing in the Far North.
Next event on the Cairns club calender is the Enduro and DH events on the 25th and 26th May respectively. For those of you looking for more XC adventure, Townsville are hosting their annual 8 hour event on the 18th May, the Hot Rock. Don’t forget about the RRR on the 2nd June, entries are filling fast. Check the calendar on this website for more information on upcoming events http://www.cairnsmtb.com/calendar/
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/
Alrighty, the first round for DH and Enduro is over!
What an amazing weekend, so many new faces coming out and having a go, and all the familiar faces showing up to bring in the first ever Enduro series for the Cairns Mountain Bike Club!
Huge thanks to every who made it all happen, so many happy and willing volunteers getting out and getting involved! Thank you!
Big effort to all riders who participated, especially the big handful who slogged it out all weekend competing in both Enduro on Saturday and DH on Sunday.
Results are online, check them out!
Big thanks to the series sponsors; Larry and the team at Discovery Cycles! And the awsome sponsors from the industry; Leatt, Renthal, Casio G-Shock, Maxxis and many more!
Here is the official release of the full 2013 Cairns Mountain Bike Club calendar. We know you’ve all been waiting on this and probably have some key events already planned for the year. It’s well and truly an action packed year of events for Mountain Biking in the region. You could just about fill every weekend with some kind of mountain bike adventure by the looks of it.
Event details will be published on the calendar and news sections of the website. Entry will open a few weeks out for most events, although some of the more popular races already have registration open. As there are so many events on, we’ve put together a downloadable copy to cover the Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton and Townsville Mountain Bike Clubs, as well as some of the popular cross over events.
2013 Cairns Mountain Bike Club Calendar V2.3 (last update 21/05/2013 – XC4 and XC5 moved to dates of 11/08 and 08/09 respectively).
A note for everyone here, and these events don’t run themselves, and for the most part are run by volunteers, who enjoy competing as much as you do. Help will always be needed in the set up, running and clean up afterwards. Please help out where you can and answer the call for volunteers when the word goes out.
The calendar is also not set in stone and while we don’t anticipate date changes, there may be circumstances outside of our control, where an event has to be postponed or moved to another date. Please check online for latest updates and news of upcoming events.