Welcome to 2018! Have you decided on your cycling-related New Year's resolution?
First up for the year we have news on race calendars, the road duty roster, membership renewals, a very nice Scott for sale and... we still want you!

Updated race calendar

The updated race calendars for both road and mtb racing are now available.

Road race duty roster

The road races don’t yet have a duty roster but this will be completed in the next few days. So now is your chance to make a request.
If there’s a particular race date that you know you can’t do duty that day, let Bruce know and he won’t roster you on for that day. Or if there’s a particular course you don’t like and you DO want to be rostered on, contact Bruce and let him know.
Otherwise, check the road race calendar again soon to see when you’re rostered on for race duty.

Membership renewals

Roadies… don’t forget that you now need a 2018 membership to keep racing. Here’s the link to the Join Now page. Use the information here to click through to Cycling Australia and renew your MMBCC membership.
Racing starts again on Thursday 18 January. Remember - no licence, no race start!

For Sale

Allan's selling his Orica Scott Addict.

And don’t forget… we still want you!

VDHS – 26-28 January 2018
The MMBCC is again hosting a round of the Victorian Downhill Series at Mt Buller in January. We need YOU to volunteer and make this event just as good as the last few years. In fact, let’s make it even better!
Volunteers are needed for:
- Friday 26 January - Course setting - we require 4-6 people for half a day to complete;
- Saturday 27 January - Track and parking marshals (7:00am till 4:30pm) - we require 12-14 people for a full day, allowing for relief personal. Lunch pack provided for full day volunteers; and - Sunday 28 January - Track and parking marshals (7:00am till 4:30pm or will event finish) - we require 12-14 people for a full day, allowing for relief personnel. Lunch pack provided for full day volunteers.
NEW IN 2018!
We can offer anyone who volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday two nights accommodation (Fri & Sat nights) on mountain at Mt Buller. Places are limited to first come first served and room configuration, etc! This hopefully will encourage you to volunteer for two days, save on travel time, enjoy a weekend in the hills and hopefully get a ride on our trails at some point.
Please email Ben Annear or contact him via 0424 453 789. We’d really like to have volunteers signed up prior to Christmas and the New Year (wishful thinking I know)

BikeBuller MTB Fest – 11-13 March 2018
The Bike Buller MTB Festival is a 3-day festival of mountain biking races and events on Mt Buller and surrounds. Rapid Ascent Pty Ltd, the event organiser is seeking volunteers to help at the event.
Rapid Ascent are happy to make a donation to your club based on how many volunteers your group provides. We will pay $50/half day or $90/full day per person. There is no minimum or maximum number of people required.
Roles: We have a variety of roles/tasks ranging from course marshalling, manning water/fruit points, competitor registration and administration roles, logistics, competitor services etc.
This is a great opportunity for clubs to raise funds with no behind-the-scenes work or pre-planning. Turn up with your members and your group receives the money.
This is also a great chance for clubs to have a fun weekend or day out with your mates while helping other to have a fun weekend. Volunteers receive an event T-shirt and lunch.
For further information please email John Jacoby or call him on 0408 035 261.

Mansfield Tour – 17-18 March 2018
The MMBCC will host the Mansfield Tour again in March and will again require YOU as manpower. We’ll need volunteers for course set-up on Saturday morning for the Individual Time Trial, then drivers for lead and trail cars for Saturday afternoon’s road race to Jamieson and back, and for Sunday morning’s road race to Mt Buller. We’ll also need people for the registration desk, first aiders plus more.
Unlike previous years when we've used an ‘opt-in’ system, this summer Bruce has adopted an ‘opt-out’ roster. If you are NOT available to volunteer for both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March, you’d better email Bruce and let him know, in writing.
Otherwise, you're in! For both days.
You’ve been warned.