Last updated 28 July
In response to latest COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, MTBA have implemented new ways for our membership base to stay engaged and active.
Add Mountain Bike Australia on Strava here
“TogetherAlone” – Our twice weekly unsocial ride on Strava to inspire during isolation. It’s about getting outside a small bit and feeding our physical and mental wellbeing. Start from home, any time after 6am, ride any terrain, keep it moderate (30-40mins), collect some inspiring thoughts, pics, vids and share! (Spot prizes to follow too for best content). Click here to join!
Check our Strava’s Safety setting here. Ride Local. Ride Safe. Ride Kind. Ride Solo.
Zwift is the perfect way to maintain fitness and stay connected to your community during this challenging time. For those new to virtual riding, click here for a thorough guide on how to get started. We’ve organised Group Meet-ups for those Zwift fanatics with riders such as Cam Ivory, Izzy Flint, Matthew Dinham, Sam Fox, Tasman Nankervis & Bec McConnell. leading each ride.
The next group meet-up is scheduled for Wednesday the 5th of August at 7pm AEST for 45 minutes, and we’re pleased to announce our leading rider is Hayley Oakes
All you need to do is follow “Mountain Bike Australia” on the Zwift Companion app and an email email@example.com letting us know your Zwift name and you’ll be sent an invite. See you all there!
Learn more about Zwift’s Offroad options here.
THE BIG LAP OF AUSTRALIA
The Big Lap is brought to you by Mountain Bike Australia and is an activity for both members and non-members.
The aim is to encourage you to ride your bike indoors or outdoors, where possible and within your state/territory COVID-19 directions.
Submit your distance and time results to ride The Big Lap round Australia with teammates or solo.
You can sign up today and get exercising. Entries will close on 30th August and then you have until then to complete as many kilometres as you can.
Click here to register for The Lap of Australia and don’t forget to use the Voucher Code MTBAMEMBER1 for a free registration!
MTBA Member: FREE for the first 250 MTBA members who register. $5.00 thereafter.
Non- Member: $15.00 OR sign up today for an 8 week FREE TRIAL MTBA membership here, and enter this ride for FREE
TRAIL MAINTENANCE RESOURCES
Undertaking any trail work during the current COVID-19 restrictions is challenging.
Northside Trail Care Alliance based on the northside of Brisbane have worked with the land manager, Qld Parks and Wildlife Service to develop a work induction and guidelines for volunteers undertaking trail construction and maintenance activities during these times. This allows the Alliance to complete, in conjunction with a professional trail builder, a new trail project which has been funded by the Qld Government.
This resource has been shared with permission of the Northside Trail Care Alliance as an example. Please click here to see the document.
LIFE OFF ROAD PODCASTS
Mountain Bike Australia chats with some more of the lesser known people making major differences in the MTB community in our new Podcast series called “Life Off Road” is now available for listening.
Click here to have a listen!
Do you love watching or creating MTB videos as much as you do riding your mountain bike?
Mymtb.tv offers an eclectic mix of customised footage featuring grass roots legends, riding destinations, the elite world of mountain biking, and simple how to guides for riders.
The channel provides mountain bike enthusiasts with a diversity of on-demand content, which is accessible from any connected device, anytime, anywhere. Click the link below to start watching!
While staying at home, we thought we would share one of our favourite games!
MTB TRAINING DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
With all MTB events cancelled or postponed, here’s a few ideas to keep you focused and motivated until things start up again.