Hi reader,

Catch-up on the latest from Mountain Bike Australia in our May Members E-Newsletter.

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News 

CX Season Is Here

Adelaide host the opening rounds of the CX National Season at the infamous Zombie Park the first weekend of June.

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CXNS Rounds 3 & 4

The cyclo-cross caravan then makes its way to Terrey Hills in New South Wales for the next double header on the 23-24th June. 

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2018 Crocodile Trophy

The Crocodile Trophy is Australia‘s and the world‘s oldest and most iconic mountain bike stage race.

It calls the holiday paradise that is Tropical North Queensland home and its stage plan from Cairns to Port Douglas is unique – every day is different! 

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Round 4 - National Marathon Series

 It's one of the most popular events on the marathon series calendar the Bayview Blast, 9-10 June.

There are races for kids, new riders, solos, pairs, corporate teams, masters and elites. 

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Bendigo Women's MTB Challenge

Wanting to offer a something different to encourage women to mountain bike, the Club Committee introduced the Bendigo Women's MTB Challenge.

This year more than 100 women and girls participated.

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Get Out, Get Active 

The RATS Cycling Club with funding from the Qld Government have been delivered a number of successful introductory courses for women new to MTB or with no or limited off road riding experience.  For details of the next course see below.

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Albany Trail Workshop 

For Western Australian members there is a FREE community workshop surrounding trail master planning in Western Australia.

And for those interested in learning more about best-practice trail design and construction, an optional workshop will be held.

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Come & Try Day

FREE road, track and mountain bike skills session and rides in a traffic free environment at the Gold Coast Cycle Centre, June 17.

All sessions will be led by accredited cycling coaches.

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Membership

Fee Adjustment

From 1st July 2018, there will be changes to MTBA membership.

This will be a minimal increase across all categories of membership to accomodate the rise in insurance and operational costs as we continue to provide quality service and introduce new benefits for members. 

Your MTBA membership now also covers you for riding socially worldwide. This means if you are injured riding recreationally overseas the policy will respond in the same way as it does in Australia.

You will also note there will be a name change from "Senior" member to "Adult".

To avoid the 1st July increase, members can renew before the end of June by heading to www.mtba.org.au/membership

If you have any questions you can contact: members@mtba.asn.au

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Besides you, are there other members of your household riding bikes?  Why not sign the whole family with MTBA.

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 We know that you're never to old to ride bikes so why not get the best coverage with us! 

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Member Competition

Don't miss out on the opportunity to win this awesome mountain biking adventure at Falls Creek for you and a friend with the competition closing at the END of June.

Head to our MEMBERSHIP page to find out how.

Maydena Prize Winners

Thanks to MTBA and the Maydena Bike Park for we were lucky to spend a weekend mountain biking at a bike park in the Tasmanian town of Maydena after winning a membership competition. To be able to descend through forest from a summit of around 1,000m above sea level was probably the highlight for us at Maydena Bike Park.

We couldn’t get enough of the gravity in the trails and hardly pedalled! The long trails led to a multitude of riding options, sort of like, choose your own adventure down the mountain. We thought it was pretty cool to find facilities for a break and food were set in an old primary school at the foothill of the bike park and on the summit. Long days of carefree riding and a pizza and beer at the end of the session was superb. - Leanne Colthup

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Upcoming Events

 

2018 CX National Series - Round 1 & 2

Adelaide, SA

June 2-3

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2018 Marathon Series – Round 4 – Bayview Blast

Bayview, QLD

June 9-10

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2018 CX National Series – Round 3 & 4

Terry Hills, NSW

June 23-24

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2018 Gravity Enduro Cup – Round 1

Toowoomba, QLD

July 14-15

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2018 CX National Series – Round 5 & 6

Samford, QLD

July 21-22

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

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Webstore

Race Day Licences

Haven't sorted your membership out in time and want to enter a race?

Head to our webstore where you can pick up a day licence to keep you covered at events.

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Social Media

YouTube

Make sure you head to our Youtube Channel and check out some of our videos of national series races and get to know some of our affiliated clubs across the country.

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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