Hi reader,

Welcome to the August edition of Mountain Bike Australia's Member's Newsletter.




News Briefs

World Championships

Bec and Dan Letter

We wanted to keep in touch in the lead up to the home world champ coming up this September in Cairns. We hope we will see all of your smiling faces trackside cheering us and all of the Aussie team on! Who knows when the next big event will land in Australia so we should all make the most of this amazing opportunity!

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World Championships Camp

A number of the riders who will compete at the 2017 UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns participated in a four day camp with staff in Far North Queensland.

The camp invloved race day simulations, video and recovery sessions.

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NCXS Rd 5/6 

There was a huge turnout for the first ever UCI C2 cyclo-cross race in Australia at Essendon Fields.

Peta Mullens and Chris Jongewaard took out Round 5 of the national series before American Sammi Runddels and Garry Millburn turned the tables on Sunday.

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CX National Championships

Adelaide hosted the 2017/2018 Cyclo-Cross National Championship as well as Round 4 of the CX National Series during the month of July.

More than 200 riders ranging from kiddie crossers up to the masters categories competed.

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Feedback Form

At MTBA we are always looking at ways to improve our services to you our members.

Now you have a direct way to communicate your thoughts or comments to us through a simple form on the 'About' page on our website. 

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Aussies O'S

Plenty of our Australian riders have been killing it on the world stage recently with podiums at Mont Saint-Anne/Val di Sole World Cup, Crankworx Whistler and the Enduro World Series.

Troy Brosnan and Tracey Hannah finished second and third in the world cup downhill overall rankings.

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QLD MTB Strategy

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) have appointed renowned trail consultancy company Common Ground Trails to work with the Queensland mountain bike community and key stakeholders to deliver a Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy.

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2017 GE National Series

Woodford Island was the destination for the fifth and final round of the 2017 Gravity Enduro National Series.

Overall series winners were confirmed after the completion of the six stages across all categories.

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Health Eating Fact Sheet

It is important to provide ourselves with good wholesome foods, before during and after rides.

To assist you with making healthier food options, there's a copy of the ADF Healthy Eating Fact Sheet on our website it has some great ideas to help promote healthier food options at your club.

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RD 6 XCM National Series

That's just one loop for the Epic which happens on Saturday 9th September at Hidden Vale Adventure Park in Grandchester, QLD.

To check out all the distances you can compete and to register head to the event website.

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The MTBA Annual General Meeting will be held 11:00am Sunday 29 October 2017 at Bond University. Formal notification will be emailed or posted in the coming weeks to all financial members. 


Club AGM

It's that time of year where many clubs are holding their Annual General Meeting. A reminder to all Clubs to make sure details of new office bearers are updated in the Clubs record in MTBA Online Services. If you require assistance contact the Member Services Team 07 5628 0122


Member Benefits

July Membership Winners

Congratulations to Matthew Johnson who picked up the Thule voucher for signing up with MTBA during July.

While the MTBA Prize packs went out to Blaze Lowry, Max Marshall, Kate Braithwaite, Lucas Flangan and Sue Henry. Enjoy guys! 



Trail Development and Maintenance Workshops


MTBA were successful in receiving funding from the Qld Governments Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, to deliver a suite of participation activities. This funding has enabled these workshops to be offered to members, clubs and land managers at a heavily subsidised cost.

Two trail development and maintenance workshops will be held Qld in partnership with local clubs.

18/19 November - North Brisbane Dirt Dogs MTB Club. Details TBC 

25/26 November - Fraser Coast Mountain Bike Club, Toogoom, Hervey Bay  
Click here to register



Mountain Bike Australia Level 0 Skills Coaching Course

To participate in this course participants must be a current financial member of MTBA, and hold a current First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Check. Further information can be found on the Coaching page of the MTBA website.

Saturday 30th September 2017
Melrose, South Australia
Register here.  

Saturday 30th September 2017
Hobart, Tasmania
Register here.

Sunday 1st October 2017

Launceston, Tasmania
Register here.

Saturday 22nd October 2017
Knoxfield, Melbourne
Register here.

Course info to be released soon for:
Fraser Coast, QLD

If you would like to see a Level 0 Skills Coach course come to your area, please fill out this document.



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Red Hill Riders MTB Club

Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is set to come alive with hundreds of mountain bikers when the 2017 Red Hill Gravity Enduro takes to the trails of the picturesque Arthurs Seat 7-8th October.


Warrandyte MTB Club

The Warrandyte MTB Club in Victoria, formed 3 years ago, has always been
about the kids and getting them involved.right from the beginning. With well over 60 odd kids registered on our membership base, it was time to start up our very own junior squad for those passionate enough to want to ride better.

Junior squads will be held for different levels, as kids get older and more capable, the club will grow with them, providing a stable platform for those that want to take racing and coaching to the next level. We will guide them and support them
through skills, drills, fun and games as well as pin point some of the children friendly races and activities in and around Victoria.
Our local tracks at Candlebark Park, in Templestowe Victoria, are the perfect playground to practise and we look forward to seeing them make friends, riding their bikes and even doing a few races in the very near future.
A huge thank you goes out to the Warrandyte Community Bank for their support and the constant commitment of parents, always willing to bring the kids out rain, hail or shine so they can go riding.

Next stop will be the Vic School Cycling Championship finals held in Bendigo in October – Good Luck to all!

Warrandyte MTB Club website: http://www.warrandytemtb.com.au/home/

Inside Line DH Mountain Bike Club

Inside Line Downhill Mountain Bike club look forward to hosting the
Gravity Enduro National Championships in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival of Dirt at Fox Creek SA.

Friday October 20 (practice)
Saturday October 21 (competition)
Sunday October 22 (competition)

Fox Creek MTB Park offers a wide variety of trails and gorgeous
views and has been the host venue for many previous XC, downhill and enduro championships. Come and ride on fresh tracks that have never been raced on before in national competition.

The village will be based at the beautiful Anderson Hill Winery.
Accommodation is locally available in Hahndorf. Fox Creek is a scenic 40 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD.
Our Festival of Dirt will host other side events for friends and family to have fun as well. Bring your bikes! We look forward to seeing


Central Rough Riders

Northern Territory Government, together with Alice Springs MTB Club and other key stakeholders is about to start a $1.3 million upgrade of the track network around Alice Springs. With over 200km of existing track, the works are focussing on repair and maintenance as well as building some new iconic tracks.

Another key part of the initiative is signage and maps of the track network to make it easier for anyone to find their way about.

Entries open for Lasseters Easter in the Alice on 1st September 2018. Get in quick and early bird discount - $140 makes it the cheapest stage race in the country. The race features a ride each morning, having you back at your hotel for morning tea and ready to check out the sites of Central Australia.

Ride the full stage race or ride Easter Mini, 15-25km per day for kids, people who want to try stage racing for the first time. 



Upcoming Events

Marathon National Series - Rd 6

Grandchester, QLD

SEPT 9-10



QLD State Cross-Country Championships

Mackay, QLD




WA State Gravity Enduro Championships

Ballingup, WA




Solo 24hr National Championships

Majura Pines, ACT

OCT 7-8



Marathon National Series - Rd 7

East Kowen, ACT

OCT 15



Gravity Enduro National Championships

Fox Creek, SA

OCT 20-22



NSW State Cross-Country Championships

Armidale, NSW

NOV 25-26



For a comprehensive list of events being run around Australia, head to the calendar on our website.


Contact Us

Mountain Bike Australia 
PO Box 377, Varsity Lakes  QLD  4227
Level 1, 246 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes  QLD  4227

T: (07) 5628 0110
E: info@mtba.asn.au
W: www.mtba.org.au