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New Reef to Reef Stage Race

New Reef to Reef Stage Race
Reef to Reef Race

Reef to Reef 4-Day Course

Here’s a handy excuse to head to the far northern parts of Queensland to ride your pushie in August 2018. Expanding on the already popular Rural Rainforest Reef (RRR) cross-country race is the new Reef to Reef stage race.

Over four days R2R throws in the Smithfield and Davies Creek trail networks with most of the RRR course that includes Mt Molloy and Wetherby Station to Port Douglas. The same organisers are behind the Port to Port and Cape to Cape stage races so you can be confident that this will be a well organised affair.

There’s plenty of information about the race and the area, including accommodation options, on their website: https://reeftoreefmtb.com/ otherwise checkout their Facebook Page.

If you do head up – don’t forget there’s great riding to be had in nearby at the Atherton MTB Park.

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Bushranger Race Results – Dingo Duo, Shimano Enduro and CycleEpic

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Bushranger Race Results – Dingo Duo, Shimano Enduro and CycleEpic
Chad at the Shimano Enduro at Garapine

So I was talking to Chad on Sunday’s ride and he told me about the fun he had at the Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine. So I got to thinking that I should have a look through the results lists of some recent races to see if I recognised any names and lo and behold there were heaps!

At last weekend’s Dingo Duo race at Hidden Vale our Matthew Klibbe and Eugene Craddock were in the duathon with a 5km trail run, a 40km MTB ride and then another 5km trail run. Matt got 1st and Eugene got 3rd. Brilliant work guys! More info <here>

At the recent Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine we had current members, past members and friends Chad Power, Antony Boyd, Kaiden Carter and Levi Van Pan Huis all hammer down the multiple trails on what was a disgustingly hot day. Chad did well with a 6th in his category despite having a busted seat, saggy brake levers and no chance to practice the new trails. More results <here>

At the CycleEpic at Hidden Vale Chad Power, Andrew Head and Eugene Craddock did great in the 52km and the 92km races. Chad scored 5th in his age group and 16th overall. Results here

Nice work everyone and let me know if I forgot anyone so I can give them a shout out too! Seeing people challenging themselves to do well at things they love is inspirational and good to share.

Michael “I think I really did miss someone” Johns
Club Secretary

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2017 99Bikes Dingo Races

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2017 99Bikes Dingo Races

Update 18/10/2017: postponed until 4-5th November 2017 due to rain

If you enjoy two legged transportation as much as two wheeled then the Dingo Duo might be your kind of event. You can choose from events that are MTB only, Run only, or both. Various distances and categories available. The event is held out at Hiddenvale so if you haven’t been along to the CycleEpic or one of the camping trips out that way this is another good opportunity to ride the new trails they’ve been building over the past couple of years.

It’s on next weekend – 21st – 22nd October 2017 so you’ll have to register quickly.

The ’99 Bikes Dingo Weekend’ provides fun and entertainment for the whole family. Event options include; RIDE only (Dingo Howl), RUN only (Dingo Dash) TEAM challenge sharing the Run-Ride-Run disciplines of the Dingo Duo or tackle the full DUATHLON – SOLO.
There’s now also the Dingo Duo Intro and even an event just for the KIDS Run-Ride (Pup Dash) and on the Sunday the Dingo ENDURO using new trails and a format that differs to others – with all these Events inc Wildlife Show it’s going to be another event to remember!

For more information and to register checkout the event website: http://www.dingoduo.com.au/

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2017 QLD XCO State Titles – Congrats Boaz!

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2017 QLD XCO State Titles – Congrats Boaz!
Boaz during the 2017 XCO State Titles - photo by http://www.elementphotovideo.com.au/

Congratulations to Boaz Clark for coming 5th in the Queensland XCO State Titles at Rowallan Park, Mackay, hosted by the M.A.D Mountain Bike Club. Also congrats to my mate Tim Fleming for coming 6th just behind Boaz. Results: http://my2.raceresult.com/83439/?lang=en

Word is that the event was a success by all accounts and the course was liked by most if not all the participants. Well done MAD and fantastic effort in general by all our far north Queensland MTB clubs for making mountain biking in the far north what it is today.

Photos of the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pg/madmtbc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2040415745972324

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