MTBA have new membership options available and we’re pretty excited about them. Current MTBA members would have received an email with the following information.
Firstly the new seniors category (Masters 7+) provides reduced fees for those who are 60yrs old and over – it’s great to see people continuing or taking up mountain biking during their retirement, this option will help ensure they’re looked after in case of an accident while also being more affordable.
Then there’s a ‘public liability’ option that might be of interest to potential/current ‘club only’ members who have private health cover/other insurance coverage but wish to make sure that they’re completely covered. Worth a look if you aren’t sure if you’re covered in this regard.
The next one is pretty exciting for us on the Sunshine Coast – it’s a Triathlon Australia value-add membership. If you’re already a member of Triathlon Australia and wish to take up off-road triathlons, MTB racing or just want to use mountain biking as a way to mix up your training then this option is well worth a look. Also, TA members receive race day license discounts.
Finally there’s the new Family membership discount which kicks in when three or more family members join up. This option has been a popular request so it’s great that it’s now an option – it’s a pretty complex option to set up so good work to the MTBA for making it happen.
Here’s the summary of the new options:
New Membership categories
Masters 7+ (60+ years old) – Available for Race or Recreation categories. Membership price matches the Junior membership!
PL (Public Liability) Membership – This membership is ideal for the social rider who already holds a suitable level of private health insurance through another provider. As part of this membership, the rider will receive 24/7 Public Liability insurance cover whenever you are riding recreationally and on any type of push bike.
Value-Add (Triathlon Australia)– The Value-Add membership currently offers financial members of Cycling Australia, BMX Australia and Australian Defence Force Cycling a discounted Race membership, with MTBA recognising the commitment of these riders to other sporting organisations. Triathlon Australia members have now been included as a Value-Add category.
Family Membership discount – Now the whole family can get involved with a MTBA Family Membership!
The family membership discount provides family members to receive between 10% – 15% discount depending on the number of family members.
Further information available from the MTBA website: https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/ . Otherwise we’re happy to answer any questions.
Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Inc