August 2017

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  • Parklands Proj. Volunteer Work Stage Two (Cont)
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  • Sunshine Series Race 4 - Jubilee Park (Toowoomba)
  • Sugar Bag Community Ride
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  • Parklands Ride - Radar Hill
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  • Parklands Night Ride
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  • Wooroi Forest Ride - Day Use
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  • Summer Start Times Begin
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  • Pomona to Kin Kin Ride
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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.

Ride Gradings

  • 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.

Community Rides

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.