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ENTRY –

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/pilot-trail-poker-run-2138794244

Entry cost is $5.

You must sign MTBA waiver if you are not an MTBA member.

If you would like to participate but don’t wish to ride, then you may purchase an entry and pay for a set of 4 cards @ $5ea. These will be drawn at random times during the event to make up your set. Total cost $20 + entry.

GAME RULES –

Each completed run of the trail enables you to draw a card at the finishing tent. This card will be noted against your name and then returned to the bottom of the pack.

4 runs = 4 cards.

If you don’t wish to complete 4 runs then you may buy any remaining cards for $5ea until you have 4.

The last runs are to commence by 4pm.

To get the fifth and final card, come to the social gathering at the Forts Gazebo from 4.30pm to 5pm and check in. You will draw your final card to complete your hand.

Best 5 card Poker Hand will win the $100 Bobs Bikes voucher!

SAFETY –

This is a BLUE GRAVITY RUN with major features including substantial rock gardens, drops, small jumps, slippery surfaces, and tight turns.

If you are not familiar with the course, please roll it BEFORE riding. Sessioning sections will not be allowed.

There are no B Lines.

WATCH OUT FOR OTHER USERS OF THE TRAILS THAT CROSS THE PILOT TRAIL. WE DO NOT HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF MOUNT FOR THIS EVENT!

There are NO marshals on the course and no ambulance services so try to stay upright.

If you come across a rider down, STOP and render assistance. Try to get the nearest spectator or another rider to send for help if required. If a person is unconscious or you suspect broken bones or bleeding, DO NOT MOVE THEM. Get help as soon as you are able and ask others to flag down approaching riders to stop. Report all incidents to the finishing tent at the bottom of the trail.

Please wear appropriate safety equipment including a good quality MTB helmet, knee pads or long pants, elbow pads or long sleeves and gloves.

Spectators are welcome but there are limited areas to view the action. Please do not stand alongside the trail in narrow areas and always be aware of fast approaching riders. Heckling is always welcome!

Please keep your four legged shredders on a leash.

COURSE RULES –

Event starts at 1pm and last runs are to be commenced by 4pm. Cards will not be issued after 4.10pm.

Please ride to your ability, if something worries you, get off and walk it. This is not a timed event.

There is no starter so try and seed yourself into a group of similar skilled riders.  Allow enough time between each rider for safety.

If you catch up with the rider ahead of you, slow down and either follow them to the bottom or if appropriate ask to pass them if safe to do so.  Do not “push” less confident riders ahead. That is when accidents happen!

If you do not check in at the finishing tent at the bottom of the course after each run, you will not be issued with your next card and will either have to ride again or pay for your card.

You can shuttle or ride back to the top of the trail. Please be courteous to other road users and people using the Apex Lookout.

CAR PARKING & SHUTTLES-

There is plenty of car parking at the bottom car park. Please use the main (bigger) section of the car park.

If you plan to shuttle please use the bus bay at the entry to the car park or the smaller car park area on the port side of the small car park roundabout.

Watch out for riders and pedestrians!

Toilets are available at the top carpark on Mt Clarence or the Forts Precinct.

PRIZE DRAWS AND POST EVENT SOCIAL GATHERING-

There will be a post event social gathering at the Gazebo between the Forts Store & Carlyles Function Centre from 4.30pm.  All are welcome to join us for a catch up. All prizes/winners will be drawn/ announced at this gathering.

Bring a chair and nibbles, drinks and a jacket!

The winning hand will be announced at the social gathering after the short club AGM is concluded. The winning hand will get a $100 Bob’s Bikes voucher!

There will be a Lucky Dip box at the finishing tent (where you exit the Pilot Trail). Participants may be flagged at any time and invited to “Lucky Dip”. This will be decided at random and no discussion will be entered into. All Lucky Dip prizes are not exchangeable but bring them along with you to the social event and you may be able to swap with someone else!

There will be a randomly drawn “Entry Prize” of a $50 voucher from Impulse Cycles.

Club Jerseys and Southern Peaks Merchandise will be available to purchase and EFT is available. Cash is preferred for all additional card purchases.

A Big Thanks to all our club sponsors, committee and volunteers who make these things possible!

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WHEN – SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 2020  4.30PM

WHERE – Albany Heritage Park Forts Precinct, Gazebo between Forts Store and Carlyles Function Centre.

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Albany Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) which will be held after the Poker Run.

We invite you to join us at the above location to attend the short AGM at 5pm and is expected to take approx. 15mins or less.  This meeting will be included as part of our after the Poker Run social get together.  

The purpose of this general meeting is to inform members of the current financial and membership state of the club, ongoing tasks and to take nominations for the next year’s committee members.

All positions will be made vacant and you are welcome to nominate.

There are 10 positions –

Executive – 4 positions                   Club President

                                                            Vice President                  

                                                            Secretary

                                                            Treasurer

General Committee – 6 positions

The club would like to include in the general committee interested parties for Downhill (DH) events, Cross Country (XC) events and Social events.  

If you wish to nominate for or discuss an executive or committee role prior to the meeting, please contact the secretary Sherron White via email –  secretary@albanymtb.com.au prior to the meeting.

We encourage your attendance and to be involved with your club in these exciting times for trails development in the Great Southern.  Help us bring new ideas and enthusiasm into the coming 2021 season.

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Albany MTB XCO 2020 Round Two – Sponsored by Impulse Cycles http://albanymtb.com.au/2020/07/21/albany-mtb-xco-2020-round-two-sponsored-by-impulse-cycles/ http://albanymtb.com.au/2020/07/21/albany-mtb-xco-2020-round-two-sponsored-by-impulse-cycles/#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:03:22 +0000 http://albanymtb.com.au/?p=28328 Regos Here >>> https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=8205 After an enforced hiatus, we are back ! Albany Mountain Bike Club with the support of Impulse Cycles, is proud to present our second Cross Country Round of the season. We are easing you back into it with an easy blast on the western slopes of Mt Melville. Where?Course start/ finish […]

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Round One, Proudly brought to you by Impulse Cycles

Regos Here >>> https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=8205

After an enforced hiatus, we are back !

Albany Mountain Bike Club with the support of Impulse Cycles, is proud to present our second Cross Country Round of the season. We are easing you back into it with an easy blast on the western slopes of Mt Melville.

Where?
Course start/ finish at the park opposite the corner of Lion St and Serpentine Rd.
Please be courteous when parking, and pay attention to volunteers.

When?
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Sign in desk open : 1300
Juniors Race Start (U9 & U13) : 1330
Juniors Presentations : 1350
Seniors Race Briefing : 1400
Seniors Race Starts : 1400-ish

What?
Juniors will race a shortened course, along easy fire trails with some mild climbs and then a technical climb towards the finish.
Under 9s – 2 Laps
Under 13s – 3 Laps

Seniors will be riding a series of laps around a 4 km course mapped out on existing trails and firebreaks on Mt Melville. The number of laps will depend on the division you are racing in, and are as follows;
Men’s ‘A’ – 6 Laps
Men’s ‘B’ – 5 Laps
Men’s ‘C’ – 4 Laps

Women’s ‘A’ – 6 Laps
Women’s ‘B’ – 5 Laps

Under 15s – 3 Laps
Intro to MTB – 3 Lap
E-MTB Class – 6 Laps

These distances are aimed at providing 1+hrs of racing per grade. This is of course only an average, and your results may vary !


Entry Fees are $15.
Please note if you are not a MTBA member you will need to pay insurance for the day. MTBA are still offering 2 months free membership at https://mtba.org.au/join for those who have never been an MTBA member.
Alternatively you can sign up for an annual MTBA membership – a portion of each membership fee goes to the Albany Mountain Bike Club, helping us run more events like this, and to purchase much needed equipment!

Who?
Open to anyone age 6 or over! Junior riders 15 and over should pick a grade appropriate to their skill level, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself !
If you’re new to cycling, or a bit nervous about mountain biking, we are offering a shortened version of the race so that you can have a go and see what all the fuss is about – Course will be the same, but over a reduced time frame.

Spectators are welcome but please no dogs.

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Dear members and mountain bike enthusiasts.

The Albany Mountain Bike Club has engaged with the City of Albany Reserves team in order to develop a relationship whereby the club can assist in maintenance of the existing trail network. As we all know there are currently limited designated mountain bike trails in the region and the growth of the sport has seen an increase in use of the walk trails on the mounts. It is therefore important that we maintain and sustain what we currently use until further trail development is undertaken in the near future.

Our discussions with the COA indicate the best approach for the club to assist with trail maintenance at this present time is to join up to the Community Bushcare volunteer group. This group is supervised and mentored by the Reserves team and would allow us to identify specific areas of trails that we feel need attention. This will also allow members and enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about trail maintenance techniques that we can pass down to other members in the club.

Attached is a Volunteer Handbook, application form for MTB members to sign up to the City’s Bushcarers Group and the upcoming bushcare busy bees to June (don’t worry about the Police Clearance or Working with Children checks as they are not required for this type of volunteering).

We encourage all members to consider joining and assisting with trail maintenance on the mounts as this will assist in the long term sustainability of the mounts and mountain biking in the region.

Kind regards,

Nick Walls, President, Albany Mountain Bike Club.



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Albany MTB XCO Round One – Sponsored by 6Degrees http://albanymtb.com.au/2020/03/02/albany-mtb-xco-round-one-sponsored-by-6degrees/ http://albanymtb.com.au/2020/03/02/albany-mtb-xco-round-one-sponsored-by-6degrees/#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2020 11:35:29 +0000 http://albanymtb.com.au/?p=27954 blah blah blah – Rego ! ==> https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=8004 After a sweltering summer hiatus, we are back !  Albany Mountain Bike Club with the support of 6Degrees, is proud to present our first Cross Country Round of the season, with a new course design from Lachy (first time maker, long time rider !) on what is […]

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Round One, Proudly brought to you by 6Degrees

blah blah blah – Rego ! ==> https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=8004


After a sweltering summer hiatus, we are back !  Albany Mountain Bike Club with the support of 6Degrees, is proud to present our first Cross Country Round of the season, with a new course design from Lachy (first time maker, long time rider !) on what is promising to be a buzzing weekend for cycling in Albany !

Where?
Mount Clarence lower Carpark, off Apex Drive roundabout.
Please be courteous when parking, and pay attention to volunteers.

 When?

Sunday 8th March 2020
Sign in desk open                     : 1300
Juniors Race Start (U9 & U13) : 1330
Juniors Presentations               : 1350
Seniors Race Briefing               : 1400
Seniors Race Starts                  : 1400-ish

What?

Juniors will race a shortened course, <1km in length, taking in the lower section of the pilot trail and a mild climb.

Under 9s – 2 Laps

Under 13s – 3 Laps

Seniors will be riding a series of laps around a 4.1km course mapped out on existing trails and firebreaks on Mounts Clarence and Adelaide.  The number of laps will depend on the division you are racing in, and are as follows;

Men’s ‘A’ – 5 Laps
Men’s ‘B’ – 4 Laps
Men’s ‘C’ – 4 Laps

Women’s ‘A’ – 5 Laps
Women’s ‘B’ – 3 Laps

Intro to MTB – 2 Lap

E-MTB Class – 5 Laps

Under 15s – 3 Laps

These distances are aimed at providing 1.5hrs of racing per grade.  This is of course only an average, and your results may vary !

Entry Fees are $15.

Please note if you are not a MTBA member you will need to pay insurance for the day.  MTBA are still offering 2 months free membership at https://mtba.org.au/join for those who have never been an MTBA member.

Alternatively you can sign up for an annual MTBA membership – a portion of each membership fee goes to the Albany Mountain Bike Club, helping us run more events like this, and to purchase much needed equipment!

Who?
Open to anyone age 6 or over!  Junior riders 15 and over should pick a grade appropriate to their skill level, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself !

If you’re new to cycling, or a bit nervous about mountain biking, we are offering a shortened version of the race so that you can have a go and see what all the fuss is about –  Course will be the same, but over a reduced time frame.

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Read the spiel, and now just wanna ride your bike ?

Regos HERE ! –> https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7899

When?

Sunday 9th February 2020, Afternoon Edition !
Sign in desk open from 12:00
Marshall briefing 12:00
Practice opens at 12:30
Rego desk closes 12:30
Qualification runs start at 1330

What?
This is a Club DH round, held on the Mt Clarence Downhill Track.

Entry Fees (online) are $15 for adults and $10 for juniors.

Due to the extra work for marshals that on-the-day regos generate, this round
Late or On the Day Regos will cost $30 for adults and $20 for juniors.

Please note if you are not a MTBA member you will need to pay insurance for the day. MTBA are still offering 2 months free membership at http://mtba.asn.au/join for first-time entrants.

Alternatively you can sign up for an annual MTBA membership – a portion of each membership fee goes to the Albany Mountain Bike Club, helping us run more events like this, and to purchase much needed equipment!  http://mtba.asn.au/join and make sure you select Albany Mountain Bike Club as your supported club !

Who?
Open to anyone age 7 or over !
There are grades to accommodate all skill levels, so this is a great chance to have a go at downhill racing !

Divisions
We are running a simplified version of the MTBA DH classes:
U13 (boys and girls)
U15 (boys and girls)
U17 (boys and girls)
U19 (boys and girls)
Men’s & Women’s Sport (for newer DH riders, 17+)
Men’s & Women’s Elite (17+)
Men’s & Women’s Masters (40-49)
Men’s & Women’s Super Masters (50+)

You can enter any class for which you are the correct age. Type of bike is now irrelevant, single crown riders compete in the class of their choice.

Where?
Mt Clarence Downhill track.
Signup tent will be at the Apex Lookout carpark.
Parking is typically at a premium – we recommend parking at the lower Carpark and walking up Apex Drive.
Please be courteous when parking, and pay attention to volunteers.

The Rules

All Riders must sign on before practising the course.​
Rider must have completed one full practice run by the end of practice.
Only designated officials and riders wearing appropriate gear and helmet, will be allowed onto the course during official practice sessions.
Protective equipment requirements -Australian Standard approved or equivalent Full Face Helmets are mandatory, as are long sleeve jerseys, Knee pads if wearing shorts, Gloves. Body armour is highly recommended.
Bike must be functional with working brakes. Handle bars must have Bar ends or Plugs.

Volunteers
As usual we need volunteers to run our events. This round will require 8 track marshals. If you have some supporters coming along, want to get up-close to the racing, or just aren’t in the mood for riding this round, please contact the race director via email prior to the day, and report to the rego desk at 0730.

As an added incentive (to just that warm fuzzy feeling for helping out !), volunteers that register prior to the day will receive One FREE Entry to a subsequent club round of their choice.

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It’s Back !  Marronthon 6hr 2019.

‘nuf said ? Regos here:

https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7493

WHAT ?
6-hr Cross Country race/participation event. Free camping available.

WHEN ?
Saturday 2nd November 2019, from 2:30pm, Racing starts at 4:00 pm.

WHERE ?
Old Marron Farm, 304 Two Peoples Bay Road, Nanarup.  Follow signage once onsite.

DETAILS

Day will start with a free Kids Race at 3:00pm, for 5 – 12 year olds. Register on the day prior to 2:30pm.

Main event 4pm – 10pm.  Lights Essential.

Entry Fees are $30 per rider. This includes a contribution to the Marron Farm and facilities provided by the club.

Please note if you are not a MTBA member you will need to pay insurance for the day.  MTBA are still offering 2 months free membership at https://mtba.org.au/join for those who have never been an MTBA member.

Alternatively you can sign up for an annual MTBA membership – a portion of each membership fee goes to the Albany Mountain Bike Club, helping us run more events like this, and to purchase much needed equipment and support for trail advocacy !

Solo and Teams of 2 to 6 members

**NEW**  This year we welcome for the first time E-Bikes !  For simplicity, any team containing 1 or more E-Bikes will be catergorised as an E-Bike team. Please ensure this is selected when registering.

Kids 13 yrs and over can be in a team, but that team must have at least one Adult, if you want to race with your kids they can just ride a lap or two and the Adults pick up the rest.

Solo must be 16 and over.

Prizes in each category, second and third places dependent on numbers.

Free camping overnight, race finishes at 10pm. Stay and have a quiet drink and camp over.

Nippers Cafe will once again be open for dinner and breakfast, but please pre-order upon arrival to ensure timely service !  Please show your appreciation to Karl and Sharon at the Marron Farm for supporting this event by buying something (it is all very yummy, so don’t resist) !

 

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AMBC NOTICE of AGM http://albanymtb.com.au/2019/08/14/ambc-notice-of-agm/ http://albanymtb.com.au/2019/08/14/ambc-notice-of-agm/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 23:25:58 +0000 http://albanymtb.com.au/?p=25284 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ALBANY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB WHEN – MONDAY 19th AUGUST 2019 7PM WHERE – 6 DEGREES REAR FUNCTION ROOM, STIRLING TCE ALBANY You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Albany Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) at the above date and time.  The purpose of this general meeting […]

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ALBANY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB

WHEN – MONDAY 19th AUGUST 2019 7PM

WHERE – 6 DEGREES REAR FUNCTION ROOM, STIRLING TCE ALBANY

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Albany Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) at the above date and time.  The purpose of this general meeting is to inform members of the current financial and membership state of the club, ongoing tasks and to take nominations for the next year’s committee members. 

All positions will be made vacant and you are welcome to nominate. 

There are 10 positions – 

Executive –  4 positions Club President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

General Committee – 6 positions

General committee roles will include Co-ordinators for Downhill (DH) events, Cross Country (XC) events and social events.  These will be decided once a committee is formed. 

If you wish to nominate for an executive role, please send your interest to secretary@albanymtb.com.au prior to the meeting. 

We encourage your attendance and to be involved with your club in these exciting times for trails development in the Great Southern.  

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AMBC XCO Round 4 http://albanymtb.com.au/2019/07/20/ambc-xco-round-4/ http://albanymtb.com.au/2019/07/20/ambc-xco-round-4/#respond Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:22:54 +0000 http://albanymtb.com.au/?p=25276 We all know it’s winter. It’s cold. It’s wet. So what do you do ? Go MTB Racing ! Bust out of the winter blues, because it’s time for our last Cross Country round of the season, and we’re returning to our old favourite, the Pilot Trail – but forward this time ! Read on […]

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We all know it’s winter. It’s cold. It’s wet. So what do you do ? Go MTB Racing ! Bust out of the winter blues, because it’s time for our last Cross Country round of the season, and we’re returning to our old favourite, the Pilot Trail – but forward this time !

Read on below for more details, or if you just can’t wait……
Rego Here ! >>> https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7115

When?
Sunday 28th July 2019
Sign in desk open                     : 1300
Juniors Race Start (U9 & U13) : 1330
Juniors Presentations               : 1400
Seniors Race Briefing               : 1410
Seniors Race Starts                  : 1415

What?

Juniors will race a shortened course, <1km in length, taking in the lower section of the pilot trail and a mild climb.

Under 9s – 2 Laps

Under 13s – 3 Laps

Seniors will be riding a series of laps around a 3.6km course we have mapped out on existing trails and firebreaks on Mounts Clarence and Adelaide.  The number of laps will depend on the division you are racing in, and are as follows;

Men’s ‘A’ – 6 Laps
Men’s ‘B’ – 5 Laps
Men’s ‘C’ – 4 Laps

Women’s ‘A’ – 5 Laps
Women’s ‘B’ – 3 Laps

Intro to MTB – 2 Lap

E-MTB Class – 4 Laps

Under 15s – 3 Laps

These distances are aimed at providing 1.5hrs of racing per grade.

Entry Fees are $15.

Please note if you are not a MTBA member you will need to pay insurance for the day.  MTBA are still offering 2 months free membership at https://mtba.org.au/join for those who have never been an MTBA member.

Alternatively you can sign up for an annual MTBA membership – a portion of each membership fee goes to the Albany Mountain Bike Club, helping us run more events like this, and to purchase much needed equipment!

Who?
Open to anyone age 6 or over!  Junior riders 15 and over should pick a grade appropriate to their skill level. 

If you’re new to cycling, or a bit nervous about mountain biking, we are offering a shortened version of the race so that you can have a go !  Course will be the same, but over a reduced time frame.

Where?
Mount Clarence lower Carpark, off Apex Drive roundabout.
Please be courteous when parking, and pay attention to volunteers.

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AMBC Club XC Round 3 http://albanymtb.com.au/2019/06/13/ambc-club-xc-round-3/ http://albanymtb.com.au/2019/06/13/ambc-club-xc-round-3/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:21:11 +0000 http://albanymtb.com.au/?p=25254 Sick of riding the same old trails?Not convinced any new trails will be developed on the Mounts before 27.5 becomes a thing again? Flip your thinking, let’s do it backwards! Yes that’s right folks the next club round of Cross Country racing is nearly upon us. For Round 3 we have prepared something special for […]

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Round 3, Mounts Adelaide and Clarence

Sick of riding the same old trails?
Not convinced any new trails will be developed on the Mounts before 27.5 becomes a thing again?

Flip your thinking, let’s do it backwards!

Yes that’s right folks the next club round of Cross Country racing is nearly upon us. For Round 3 we have prepared something special for you all.

The Pilot Trail has been a great addition to our Mounts Precinct and since completion in 2017 I can guess you have ridden it a few times. Maybe even a few too many times? As it is the only purpose built XC trail in Albany it took some outside of the box thinking to create a new experience for our local riders.

And so we bring you Pilot Reverse. That’s right XC diehards, for Round 3 you get to ride up The Pilot Trail. One awesome 5.8km lap of our course will give riders 180m of climbing and some sweet descents, including Granite Trail, Drain Line and Carlyles Drop. So pump up your tyres and get ready for your one off chance to ride Pilot Reverse! Yewww!

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6954

When?
Saturday 22nd June 2019
Sign in desk open                     : 1300
Juniors Race Start (U9 & U13) : 1330
Juniors Presentations               : 1400
Seniors Race Briefing               : 1410
Seniors Race Starts                  : 1415

What?
Juniors will race a shortened course, <1km in length, taking in the lower section of the pilot trail and a mild climb.

Under 9s – 2 Laps

Under 13s – 3 Laps

Seniors will be riding a series of laps around a 5.8km course we have mapped out on existing trails on Mounts Clarence and Adelaide.  The number of laps will depend on the division you are racing in, and are as follows;

Men’s ‘A’ – 5 Laps
Men’s ‘B’ – 4 Laps
Men’s ‘C’ – 3 Laps

Women’s ‘A’ – 4 Laps
Women’s ‘B’ – 3 Laps

Intro to MTB – 1 Lap

E-MTB Class – 2 Laps

Under 15s – 2 Laps

These distances are aimed at providing 1.5hrs of racing per grade.

Entry Fees are $15.

Please note if you are not a MTBA member you will need to pay insurance for the day.  MTBA are still offering 2 months free membership at https://mtba.org.au/join for those who have never been an MTBA member.

Alternatively you can sign up for an annual MTBA membership – a portion of each membership fee goes to the Albany Mountain Bike Club, helping us run more events like this, and to purchase much needed equipment!

Who?
Open to anyone age 6 or over!  Junior riders 15 and over should pick a grade appropriate to their skill level. 

If you’re new to cycling, or a bit nervous about mountain biking, we are offering a shortened version of the race so that you can have a go !  Course will be the same, but over a reduced time frame.

Where?
Mount Clarence lower Carpark, off Apex Drive roundabout.
Please be courteous when parking, and pay attention to volunteers.

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