6:30 Registration (opens)
6:30-7:45 Course practice (not compulsory)
8:00 Sport Men, U17 Boys, U15 Boys
9:15 Junior U13 Boys/Girls, Kids U11 Boys/Girls
10:00 Sport Women, Masters Women, U17 Women, U15 Women
11:15 Veteran Men, Masters Men, Super Masters Men
12:30 Elite Men/Women, Junior U19 M, Open Men
August 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am Caloundra, QLD
Location: Car park at the Caloundra Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre, Central Park Road (off Arthur Street), Caloundra
Time: 7:15am for 7:30am ride off
Grade: Grade 2-3
Google Maps/Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/NG4P5odDT992
Monthly community ride that welcomes and introduces new riders to the club. Please listen to the ride leader and be mindful that there will be new riders in the group. All riders must have insurance coverage. If you do not have insurance then you may sign up to the MTBA free 8-week trial membership: http://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/free-trial-membership/ or register here: https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3914 . Children welcome, but under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the ride.
August 13, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am Radar Hill Rd, Kulangoor QLD 4560, Australia
Location: Bruce Highway side/Radar Hill Road car park. Bli Bli
Arrive 15 minutes early to get ready.
Grade: Split up into 2 groups, grade 2 ride and grade 3 ride.
Google Maps/Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/6q97H
Our monthly Parklands ride. Please keep the car park free for other park users.
August 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am 21 Reserve Street, Pomona, QLD
Location: 21 Reserve Street, Pomona, QLD
Arrive 15 minutes early to get ready
Grade: Grade 5
Google Maps/Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/czbiF1RdrU22
Starting in Pomona and following trails 5 to 3 to 2 and back via 5 of the Noosa Trail network. Avoiding the really nasty hills - unless you want to do them. Stop over in KinKin for coffee and a break each way in Cooran.
In case of ride queries or bad weather, first check the club website ride calendar above or email [email protected] for an alternative option. If a ride needs to be canceled the committee will endeavour to notify members.
Grade 1: Fairly flat, wide and smooth track or gravel road. Suitable for all first-time riders/family.
Grade 2: Gentle climbs and easily avoidable obstacles. You couldn’t ride it in your sleep, but most beginners will still enjoy 1-2 hours.
Grade 3: Challenging riding with steeper slopes and obstacles, possibly on a narrow track with poor traction. Requires riding experience and moderate fitness. 2-3 hours.
Grade 4: A mixture of long or steep climbs, loose track surfaces, more difficult obstacles. Good fitness and bike skills required. 2-4 hours.
Grade 5: Long hard climbs, steeper grades, sharp corners, some tricky obstacles. Some sections are easier to walk. Very good fitness and bike skills required. 4 hours or more.
Wednesday Afternoon Ride
Each Wednesday 2:45pm For 3:00pm ride off. Intermediate to Advanced Riders Only. Leaving from Atkinson Road West entrance, Bli Bli (How to get there). This ride is not always on and depends on individual riders to determine their availability to attend. Notifications and cancellations will NOT be sent for this ride.
First Sunday of each month is our open invitation community ride. As long as you have a bike in good working order, an approved helmet, and water (and maybe some money for the coffee shop). Children welcome, but under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the ride. We try to cater for all skill and fitness levels – please ensure you have a chat with the ride leader before setting off as the ride may need to be altered to accommodate (we are happy to do this so don’t so don’t feel like a burden).
We encourage non-members to sign up for MTBA’s 8-week free trial membership which will give you insurance (you can also sign up for a one-off day permit or just sign a waiver by using the link on the calendar event). More details available on our Join Us page. If you are already covered by an existing insurance policy that includes mountain biking activities (e.g. member of another bike club) then you simply need to bring along proof.