MAD Mountain Bike Club has some awesome sponsors, and if you or someone you know might be interested in joining with us, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Iain Masters, the Club President at president@madmtbc.net

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Gravity Enduro

While we don’t have an official track in the Mackay Region – YET – we are working on it. With the possibility of some Enduro races at Rowallan this year and the hope of Kinchant Dam as an official track the only way is up…and then down as fast as possible (repeat).

Mark Wilcock is the MAD MTBC contact for Gravity riders and Iain Masters is working hard to make the track reality despite some significant obstacles.

Keep an eye on the MAD MTBC Facebook page for more up to date information on developments as they happen or contact Mark directly.

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Track Maintenance

Our track maintenance team is headed up by the very capable Mr Maurice Coppo this year. He relies on a team of volunteers to regularly whipper snip, chainsaw and generally keep the trails in tip top condition for our enjoyment and challenge.

This year we are looking at introducing an ‘Off’ season, where the weather is too unpredictable to warrant massive effort maintaining all of the trails (mostly during Summer). Once the bad weather sets in we will try to keep 101, 102 and Jellyfish ridable, but the rest of the track will be left (possibly closed depending on it’s condition) until the weather stabilises again prior to the start of our Calendar season. We will make it easier to tell if the track is Open, Closed, or Partially Open (101, 102 & Jellyfish) by changing the MAD MTBC Facebook cover photo.

Working Bees will be posted on the Facebook page as Events you can register for and find out what jobs need doing and what equipment is required. If you are interested in helping out, please register or contact Maurice directly.

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Dirt Divas

Created to provide a safe and fun space for females within the world of mountain biking, the Dirt Divas offers a highly social and fun environment for learning and honing mountain bike skills. With Pilates, Yoga, experienced female mentors and woman specific tailored sessions this group is a unique and valuable part of MAD MTBC.

Sessions are usually held on the last Sunday of each month out at Rowallan Park. To find out more information: females can request to join the Dirt Divas Facebook page; and males can keep an eye out for events, to tag the females in their lives in, on the MAD MTBC Facebook page.

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Youth – high school

Looking for a sport that relies mostly on yourself but has as much social interaction as you choose to have? Mountain biking is a great way to connect with nature, people and yourself as you develop skills in a fun and safe environment.

This year will see regular skills development sessions, tailored to high school students, held around town on Wednesday afternoons. Young people will also be able to join in on the general skill sessions being run on Sunday mornings.

From 12 years old, young people are able to race in club races (there are some time rules) as well as the local school races being held in Mackay during Term Two this year. For those who take their racing seriously there will be opportunity for higher level coaching sessions with Level 1 Coach, Mr Peter Lister. State and National level racing is also encouraged for those willing to put in the training.

Keep an eye on the MAD MTBC Facebook page for information about registering for the various skill sessions.

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Juniors – 7 Year Old to Year 6

You can never start them too young. From the age of 7 riders can become members of MTBA, and MAD MTBC, allowing them to participate in training and friendly racing in a fun and safe environment.

2017 will see the clubs first holiday training camp for this age group during the Easter school holidays. Young riders will then be able to hone and develop their riding skills at regular skills development sessions tailored specifically to their level on Sunday mornings.

Racing will occur in the hour prior to each of the bigger club races – to keep it safe and fun as well as allow parents to watch and encourage their budding racers.

Sunday mornings will also have adult, youth and some female only sessions running so the whole family can get involved.

Keep an eye on the MAD MTBC Facebook page for more information and opportunity to register for the camp and sessions.

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2016 QLD State XCO Mountain Bike Championships video 

We are very excited to release the official 2016 QLD State XCO Mountain Bike Championships video thanks to Lachlan Ryan at Element Photo and Video Productions and Brendon Moohin from Aerial Photographic Solutions – Mackay. We are extremely grateful to all those who contributed to make the weekend such a huge success. Thank you for your contribution in making the communities in which we live a better place to do life together.

Check out the amazing Video HERE thanks to Lachlan from Element Video and Photography. 

Many many thanks to the following …

Mackay Regional Council

Rio Tinto – Hail Creek Mine

FIELD Engineers

Frontline Equipment Maintenance

Brad Kirkpatrick Australian Ropes Course Builders

Corry Cycles

Mackay Christian College

Dog Gone Fencing

Cosmic Signs

K1 Earthworks

Mackay Mini Dumper Hire

Pioneer Podiatry

Mackay Tourism

Queensland Mountainbike

Mountain Bike Australia – MTBA

#mackaypride #madmtbc #mtb #elementphotovideo

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2017 MAD MTBC Committee Positions Available

This has been a very exciting year for our club, including a boost in Junior numbers, a greater interest in MTB’ing across the community and our club membership now exceeding 200. More specifically, the Regional & District Schools MTB Competition, accreditation of 8 Club Coaches, formal recognition of the Dirt Divas Women’s Program, electronic timing, hosting the QLD State MTB Titles, Kinchant Dam Trail Development, Humpy Upgrade and let’s not forget the development of our amazing trail network. What a year!

We need your help to maintain and improve what we offer club members and visitors in 2017.

Expressions of interest are being sought for all committee positions.

1) President (keeps the rest of us on track and accountable to our vision and goals) 2) Vice-President (fills in the gaps)
3) Treasurer (Money Matters)
4) Secretary (correspondence, admin tasks)
5) Coaching Coordinator (organising weekly, monthly and special focus sessions) 6) Race Timing Services (setup online race entry and running on -the day Timing) 7) Race Track Coordinator (work with Race Timing and Trail Works) 8) Rowallan Park Trail Works Coordinator (Maintenance & New Work) 9) Social Ride Coordinator (weekly and monthly social rides) 10) Women’s Coordinator
11) Social Media Coordinator

Now is the time to ask questions and see what we do (especially for timing the next races and setting up the race track).

Please email or message us if you are interested in joining our team for 2017!

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Correction: Lap counts, race wave sequence and front row grid ranking

Open (20-29) category is a competition category. Apologies for the typo

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Lap counts, race wave sequence and front row grid ranking

The official Communique of the Commissaires Panel for the Qld XCO state Championships for October 2 2016

Communique of the commissaires panel – 1[1].pdf

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