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August 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Graham's Early Morning Parkies Ride
  • Paul's Parklands Hump Day Ride
  • Greg's Ferny Forest Night Rides
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  • Ewen Maddock Dam Community Ride
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  • Graham's Early Morning Parkies Ride
  • Paul's Parklands Hump Day Ride
  • Greg's Ferny Forest Night Rides
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  • Crankworx Whistler
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  • Crankworx Whistler
  • UCI (DHI/XCO/XCC) - Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • Rookie Ride - Parklands
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  • UCI (DHI/XCO/XCC) - Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • Crankworx Whistler
  • Parklands Ride - Radar Hill
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  • Crankworx Whistler
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  • Crankworx Whistler
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  • Crankworx Whistler
  • Graham's Early Morning Parkies Ride
  • Paul's Parklands Hump Day Ride
  • Ferny Forest Night Ride
  • Greg's Ferny Forest Night Rides
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  • Crankworx Whistler
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  • Crankworx Whistler
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  • Crankworx Whistler
  • Saturday Rookie Ride - Parklands
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  • Crankworx Whistler
  • Sunshine XC State Series Race 5 - Mt Crosby
  • Wooroi Forest Ride - Day Use
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  • Graham's Early Morning Parkies Ride
  • Paul's Parklands Hump Day Ride
  • Greg's Ferny Forest Night Rides
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  • UCI (DHI/XCO/XCC) - La Bresse, France
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  • UCI (DHI/XCO/XCC) - La Bresse, France
  • Lake Weyba Ride
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  • Graham's Early Morning Parkies Ride
  • Paul's Parklands Hump Day Ride
  • Greg's Ferny Forest Night Rides
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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.

 

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.

Tag-a-Long Rides

Our members do their own regular rides and some are happy to have others come along to join them. Check the calendar and contact the person for more details. These rides are not organised by the club so you ride at your own risk so keep within your limits and bring all your essential equipment.