MTB Update - 2 April 2012

Dirt Crits Update

Week off Dirt Crits this week, following the end of the Summer series last week. Riflebutts Reserve has undergone some controlled burning by DSE and it has to be said that they have done a great job! The trails have been left in great condition, even the raised trail areas. There is still a concern of trees falling after the burn, so please do not enter the park if the gates are closed.


Mitch has had a successful weekend riding in the 2012 Cycling Australia Junior Mountain Climbing Championships. He finished the weekends races 8th overall in the General Classification, knocking off a lot of top track and criterium riders including a few from the NSW Institute of Sport! A fantastic effort by Mitch, preparing him for next week’s races in NZ, with the U17 MTB Development team. Go Mitch!!

The Autum Series will kick off on Sunday 22 April at 2pm at Riflebutts. Keep an eye out for more info on the website.


Upcoming events:

Sunday April 15Combo Social ride at Buller!

A variety of rides to take part in followed by some lunch in the park, catered by Amongst the Sticks catering, and presentations from the Summer series of racing.



Car pool to Mirrimbah

Uplift by Stuart @ Mirrimbah store (time TBC)

MTB ride options:

  • ·       Mt Buller to Stonefly, then down the Delatite
  • ·       Corn Hill & Misty Twist, then down the Delatite
  • ·       Delatite ride


Road ride options:

  • ·       Merrijig to Mirrimbah
  • ·       Mansfield to Mirrimbah
  • ·       Mansfield, Mt Buller, Mirrimbah


All riders meeting at Mirrimbah park for lunch at 12:30pm. Presentations to follow and then the road ride back to Mansfield for all those who are keen! There are options available if you would like to do both MTB and Road.


To assist with catering purposes, please text your name and riding preference MTB/Road to Katie Moore 0415 369 297 and keep an eye on the website for more details next week.


Come along and enjoy the festivities!


**Please note the Road social ride on 22 April has been cancelled in light of this combined event. **


Saturday May 12 – Six Hours In The Saddle (SHITS) race at Beechworth. Interested in getting a team together? Contact Katie (0415 369 297) or Shannon (0409 552 564) to register your interest.