Even though it's winter there's a bit happening on the bike, including:
- 2017 AGM;
- Rider Development Grant;
- An update on Riflebutts Reserve;
- Rules changes on mobile phone use;
- International Track Cycling at DISC; and
- a couple of upcoming recreational road rides.
And... don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter!
Annual General Meeting
The MMBCC will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Delatite Hotel from 6pm on Tuesday 15 August... 6pm for dinner and drinks - meeting will start at 7pm. This is YOUR chance to have your say and get involved.
Do you have any ideas on how the club should be doing things?
Want to have your say?
All the club exec positions will be declared vacant and we’ll be after a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and representatives for Road, MTB and BMX.
2017/18 Rider Development Grant
The Grant provides financial assistance for talented MMBCC cyclists aged 25 and under. It's designed to encourage and support the development of promising young riders at varying levels in their cycling careers.
Please click here to download a copy of the Guidelines for the 2017/18 MMBCC Rider Development Grant. Applications must be returned by Tuesday 25 July; so less than a week to go! Details of where to send the application are in the PDF.
Successful applicants will be announced at the AGM at The Delatite Hotel on Tuesday 15 August.
Riflebutts Reserve Update
Behind the scenes Shannon has been working closely with Parks Victoria’s Mansfield office to develop Riflebutts Reserve into a more sustainable, fun and professional park.
One of the big items is signage for directions of trail, grading and names. These have been funded by Parks Victoria and a huge thank you goes out to them.
The other big item is the trail upgrades - last winter, you saw the new uplink; this year the new downhill link is going to be built, which will give you the longest, most-fun descent in the park. From this we will have a final trail map produced with all relevant information on it.
The posts and signs have arrived and are ready to be put in place; this is where we need your muscles and time.
Working Bee Dates
Sunday 6 August 10am – 2pm
Sunday 3 September 10am – 2pm
Please bring gloves and eye protection, plus post hole digging tools... and we'll put on a barbecue lunch.
Cycling Inform and All Terrain Cycles have announced dates for the next 7 Peaks in 7 Days. It's an awesome week. Click here for a week in cycling heaven.
Be very careful about using your phone on the bike from now on... the rules have changed and we'll now be treated the same as car drivers, apparently. Details here.
Track cycling is back in Melbourne, including the 81sy Melbourne Cup on Wheels, with the upcoming ITS Melbourne event being held 25th - 29th July. Click here for more information.
We would love to see some junior club members get along to the event; therefore we are offering free entry to club members (juniors and any adults who bring along juniors) during the following day sessions:
- Tues 25th July
- Wed 26th July
- Thurs 27th July
- Fri 28th July
All other sessions will charged per normal.
Whether your junior club members have been exposed to and/or had a go at track cycling or not, it will be exciting and action-packed.
Amy’s Gran Fondo
Entries are still open for one of the best recreational rides of the year. Click here. Cycling Australia members (MMBCC road members, that's you!) receive a discounted entry.
Giro della Donna
This one looks good too... and it includes a bit of dirt! Click here. CA members get a discount on this one too.