Bruce has done a great job getting the road calendar up and going. It should appear under "Road Racing" to the left. Please note that there are a few spots left to fill in December for duty so have a look at those and let Bruce know if you can fill the positions.
Jason is keeping us up to date with the dirt crit report ( see below for the full report and check out the club's facebook site). Apologies for lack of pictures - I'm still learning to drive the site, Cheers, John.
Dear Dirt Critters,Here is a wrap up of the latest mountain biking news.Race 2Kate Empey ran the senior event last week with seventeen senior riders.Jem Davies made a welcome return to Dirt Crits and has obviously been working on his fitness, as hecame away with 1st place- Well done! In 2nd place was Keoni Bruner and in 3rd was Harry Retief in hissecond race. Ethan Lee, 4th place, was joined by his dad, Mark, this week. Nick Watson might have alsobeen doing some training as well, finishing in 5th place. A notable performance was Kody Appleton’s topten placing after stepping up to the senior event- Well done Kody!Matthew and Dave EmpeyNews on the grapevine is that Matt and Dave raced at Warbuton inthe first State Gravity event recently. Matt had his first win in the U13category and Dave took out the Super Masters Category.Dave also raced in Cairns at Round 6 of the Australian Gravity Enduroseries and finished 1st. This is Dave’s fourth 1st place and as a resultssecured him the National series in his category- Congratulations!Barjarg Victorian Enduro Series 6hr/3hrThe sixth round of the Victorian Enduro series, hosted by AlpineGravity, in association with Specialised and All Terrain Cycles, hasbeen run and won.From all accounts it was a tough course with a lot of climbing and quite long and technical descents.Our club was represent by Mitch and Matt in the pairs 6hr event (1st pace), Tom, Dan MacMunn and Join the mixed teams (2nd place), and solo riders Anthony Plummer, Matt Jennings and Will McDonald.Enve Victorian Gravity Enduro Series- BarjargThis weekend October 24th-26th another MTB event will be held atBarjarg. Even if you don’t intend to enter, it’s a great spectator event,just a short drive from Mansfield.Event ScheduleFriday- Registration from 8am. Practice from 9am to 4pmSaturday- Registration from 8am. Practice from 9am to 4pmSunday- Registration from 8am. Seeded racing in categories from 9amonwardsFor more information visit www.alpinegravity.netBy Jason ParkerMOUNTAIN BIKINGNEWS19th October 2014
Racing starts this week. As far as the road racing goes this week is a graded scratch starting at the botanic park. Please roll up in time ( ie , around 5.30) to warm up , get your number etc. and don't forget your red flashing rear light which is mandatory for racing.
Next week is a handicap on the Benalla rd and we'll have a full calendar done for the third race with all of the duty positions noted.
Please send your entries to Di BEFORE 8PM Wednesdays; SMS 0438 513 355.
The drirt crits are running too. SEE JASON'S NEWS BELOW.
Finally ( for the moment) , Weekend group rides are leaving from the BOTANICAL PARK at 8am.
Dear Dirt Critters,
- · Dirt Crits- Monday nights
- · Junior Event- 4:15pm registration for a 4:30pm start
- · Senior Event- 5:45pm registration for a 6:00pm start
It’s a good time to check your MTBA card to ensure that your membership is current- no membership = no racing.
See the mountain bike tab on the left for the Spring Calendar.
It would be great for some club members to complete the MTBA Commissaire’s course, not only to support local club events but also to officiate at other events.
The Level 1 MTBA Commissaire’s course is now online and involves completing the following steps-
Let me know if you are keen to complete this.
Women’s Ride Month
All Terrain Cycles will host tow women’s rides on the first and second Sunday of October, leaving from the bike shop at 10am.
They will also be hosting a VIP night in store to discuss women’s specific products and introduce their new body geometry fit room.
Contact Narelle or Shannon to sign up 5775 2724 or email@example.com
Congratulations to Hayden Fletcher
Hayden Fletcher, local MMBCC member and champion BMX rider, has been racing in the USA recently.
Hayden’s dad, Paul, has been instrumental, along with Shannon and other club members, in trying to work with the Shire to develop a BMX track in Mansfield.
Hayden has just secured a major factory team, Ssquared Answer Troy Lee’s factory team, for the remainder of this year and for 2015. Congratulations to Hayden and his family!
Hayden is pictured on the left with one of his new team mates Tyler Whitfield.
Congratulations to Foley Lachal and Matt Young for a 1st and 3rd place finish in the solo 3-hour category in the Alfred 6-hour Charity MTB Race in Bright.
By Jason Parker