MTB Update - Monday 26 March 2012

Dirt Crits Update – 26 March


We had a fantastic turnout for the Little Person/Big Person social race on Monday night with approximately 50 people gathered at Riflebutts Reserve, ready for a fun night of racing.


The evening began with a ‘reccie lap’ of the course and then the little people were teamed up with a big person. After brief introductions it was time to race! The air was filled with excitement, laughter and a few streaks of competitiveness as the little people raced off to do their first lap. The ‘Big People’ waited anxiously in the change-over area until tagged by their team mate, and then they were off for a larger loop of the course.  Two laps were completed by both team members and it was great to see a sea of smiling faces at the end of the race.


Drink bottles were handed out by Kirsten Linguard from Active Scotland, along with some information on the Active Families challenge, which begins on 01 April. We were also very fortunate to have some wonderful organic fruit donated by Hoffman’s Holistic Produce (open Thursdays from 12:30pm at the ‘veg shed’ on Malcolm street). The bananas and pears certainly kept everyone fuelled up for the race! Thanks to everyone for a great end to the Summer Series of Dirt Crits.


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 15 – Combo Social ride at Buller! MTB crew to do some biking on Mt Buller the Road crew to cycle out from Mansfield, with both ending up at Mirrimbah and for a BBQ lunch at 1:30pm. If you are keen to join in the festivities, please contact either Katie Moore 0415 369 297 or Margaret-Anne


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.


Other news:

The Bike Buller team (Chad, Yully, Cam and Foley - stepping in for Dave Empey) raced at the Mont 24hr race in Canberra over the weekend. The boys put in another stellar effort coming 7th in their team of 4 category (out of approx 180 teams) and finishing 22nd overall, out of approximately 600 teams. Brilliant effort guys! They will certainly be a team worth watching at the SHITS race in May.