Thursday, 27 July 2017




The race is on for Range8, so take the Challenge on Sunday 20 August 2017 - taking in the best single track in Jubilee Park.

Only $35 flat rate per rider Entry Fee.  Junior teams only $20 per rider.

CATEGORIES

The Range8 course is set to take in the best of Jubilee’s single track and will be a challenging ride especially over 8 hours. With an estimated 3,500m of elevation for the top competitors, the Range8 is an individual challenge and a serious endurance event.  While we are expecting a number of solo competitors we have included a number of team categories to whet your appetite. If the solo challenge is not for you, than why not get a team together and share the load. Or if you want to take it a little easier - 4hr Challenge is set over a shorter course and only four hours. 

8 Hour Course

  • Solo Female and Male
  • Team of 2 
  • Team of 4
Teams can be made up of female or male or mixed.  Each member must complete at least one lap of the course.

4 Hour Course


  • Solo Female and Male
  • Team of 2 
  • Team of 4
  • Junior team of 2
  • Junior team of 4
Teams can be made up of female or male or mixed.  Each member must complete at least one lap of the course.
Junior teams are U17 as of 31st December 2017.  Junior teams entry is only $20 per rider.

Age restrictions apply in keeping with MTBA guidelines 







COURSE


SCHEDULE


The TMBC Range8 is set for Sunday August 20

Sunday 20th August:

  • Registration from 7.15am
  • BBQ, Coffee & Drinks available all day
  • 8hr Race start from 8:00am
  • 4hr Race start 12:00noon
  • Course closed* 4.00pm
  • Presentations 4.15pm

(*any laps not completed within the 8hrs will not be counted)


WHAT DO I NEED?


Each rider must have the following equipment whilst on the course:

  • Serviceable mountain bike with brakes front and rear.  Bar ends must have plugs.
  • Australian Standards bicycle helmet
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Nutrition

Refuelling Stations


There will be a water station for emergency use at the marshal point at the Hyperlink turnaround.  You may leave personal supplies here.  No other caches will be allowed for environmental reasons.

ACCOMMODATION


There will be option for basic camping close to the site on the Friday & Saturday night. Port-a-loos will be provided but otherwise you need to be self sufficient.  Sites are $10 with the money to go to the land owner. 

TRANSITION AREA FOR TEAMS


Teams are only allowed to swap riders in the designated transition area. Riders must tag each other before leaving/entering the transition area.

RAC HQ


The race HQ is located in Jubliee Park at the end of Amos Rd, Withcott. Toilets and facilities are provided and the Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club will provide the BBQ, snacks and drinks for sale during the event. Coffee will be available in the morning.
Follow any updates in TMBC Facebook Page

REGISTRATION

Click here to register

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3910

NB: Details and times may change at short notice. 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

2017 Fox on Rocks Funduro




Concept:


Womens only Gravity Enduro style event hosted by Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club in conjunction with the Dirt Angels MTB Group. June 24th 2017


What is Gravity Enduro?


Gravity Enduro is racing that takes place on a number of timed stages on sections of trail that are mostly descending.  Liaison stages are relaxed and not timed.

Aim:

Provide a relaxed, fun entry into the discipline of Gravity Enduro (GE). Most MTB riders like going down hills fast & most dislike racing uphill. Women included. In its current form, Gravity Enduro is dominated by male rider entries. This may be because of the misconception that its a Downhill race. By introducing more women to the non pressured riding style of GE over a easy to moderate course, more may become interested in participating in the discipline at a higher level.



All Category entries $35 :

  • Group A Red Fox: Common and widespread. Regulars on MTB scene and give anything a go.
  • Group B Silver Fox: Over 40s. Regular MTB riders and should know better.
  • Group C Arctic Fox: Shy and wary. Can handle a MTB but new to the Enduro scene.
  • Group D Cub Fox: The young foxes U17s. $10 discount applies

Requirements:

Each rider must have the following equipment whilst on the course:


All trails are green (easy) & blue (moderate) so any serviceable mountain bike will suffice, but a dual suspension bike may enhance enjoyment.

Protection. Full face Australian Standards certified cycling helmet. Gloves, Elbow and Knee pads are recommended. In addition to the above, Elbow length sleeves are compulsory for U/17's.

Water bottle or Camelbak with additional water to be left at race HQ,

Nutrition with additional supplies to be left at race HQ,


MTBA race licence or day licence required. 

Race Day Licence
$25 - Non MTBA member (19+ years)
$15 - Non MTBA member – (18 years & under)
$15 - MTBA Recreation member upgrade. This licence covers you, your fellow competitors and the event with insurance.


Race HQ


The race HQ is located in Jubliee Park at the end of Amos Rd, Withcott. Toilets and facilities are provided and the Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club will provide the BBQ, snacks and drinks for sale during the event. 

Head to the event page for more information and updates:



Volunteers

Volunteers needed are to fill track Marshal positions. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kate Craft at dirtangelsmtb@gmail.com 

Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor this event please email contact@tmbc.org.au.



NB: Details and timing may change at short notice.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017



Congratulations to all the new 2017 TMBC Executive. Please help them where you can to continue to make our club the best club in Toowoomba. President : Michael Illing, Vice President: Mitch Thompson, Treasurer: Morgan Whiting, Secretary: Mark Joy, Trail Co-coordinator: Brett Cotter, DH Rep Sam Reeves, Female Development: Kate Craft, XC Rep Terry Martin, Marketing and Media Phil Craft.




Tonight saw the outgoing 2016 Executive present the Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020. It outlined the following areas:

Planning and Governance – Partnering to establish a strong and coordinated approach to mountain bike across the Toowoomba region
Infrastructure Development Planning – Constructing and maintaining a network of iconic, world class and sustainable trails, facilities and infrastructure throughout the Toowoomba region
Destination Trails – Establish iconic, ‘destination’ mountain bike trails that increase overnight visitors to the Toowoomba Region.

The trail development plan outlines the trails and supporting infrastructure to transform the Jubilee MTB park into a ‘must visit’ destination for mountain bikers and a world class facility for staging mountain bike events. Key features of the trail development plan include: 
- Approximately 40kms of new singletrack trail network (over 60kms in total)
- New trail head facilities and amenities
- A convention centre and club house
- A chairlift to ferry riders from the bottom of the escarpment.

The stage is now set for the incoming TMBC Executive to set the path to make it happen! You can view and download the Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020 here.


Wednesday, 11 January 2017



Mountain Bike Australia - MTBA in conjunction with Toowoomba Region Council &  TMBC present the 2017 Oceania Continental MTB Championships.

For event information visit the MTBA website: HERE

This event also doubles as Round 4 of the 2017 DHI National Series & Round 7 of the 2017 XCO National Series for non-UCI categories.

To register for the DHI HERE 

To register for the XCO: HERE

The DHI and XCO Nationals are OPEN to all RIDERS - meaning you do not need to be a pro or team rider.

With the Oceania's to register and participate in this event, riders must hold a valid MTBA Race Membership, a valid UCI International Licence or purchase a Race Day Licence at the time of registering.

A MTBA Race Membership is a must have for all events


Parking – Yes – Gold Coin Donation
Camping – Yes - $10.00 

Pay the TMBC Parking volunteer on site – Amos Road.

This is private land – respect the space – clean-up – don’t spread out if camping. Make sure you chip in as this isn’t free to access for TMBC.

We appreciate the support of the land owner near Jubilee Park for allowing the club access once more.

Friday, 25 November 2016



FINAL DONATION TALLY - $12,440!
We set a target of $10,000 – you blew it out of the water - $12,440!
Thanks to you and your support we can now create the missing link in Jubilee Park before Christmas. The TMBC Committee is so pumped and blown away by your support.

We are also planning on putting something up in the park to thank all the contributors to our Go Fund Me campaign. Here is a just a few of the people who donated to our GoFundMe Campaign:

Peter York
Paula Douglas
Sam Benz
Isabelle Myler
Isaac Myler
Logan Sullivan
Bree Sullivan
Sophie Sullivan
Blair Sullivan
Paul Herbert
Flyan Bryan (Bryan Flemming)
Pete Shellshear
Toowoomba CV Joint Centre ( Peter Trezise)
Cheese Burger
Brenton Thompson
Mark Alexander
Jonny Belling (Jonny Sprockets)
Peter Witheyman
Lex Greenhalgh
Anonymous
Anonymous
Scott Peters
Stephen Baltzer
David Walton
Gene Walker
Chris Bartlett
Weapon - Trent West
Ashley Smith
Paul Askin
Craig Fleming
Range Environmental Consultants (Lucas Talbot)
Mark Leslie
Roderick Hickey
Rob Anderson
Adam Prust
David Matson
Robbie Karl Copley
Tash Reid
GETT Fitness
Brett Cotter
Dani Allison
Suze Rubb
Paul Cooper
Evan Willingham
Grant Hogan
Mitch Thompson
Bill Bryon
Graeme Fulton
Tony White
Philip Craft
Archer R
Perry Bowe
Jason Denman
Danny Smith
John Harman
Joe Millican
Jiel Case
Cam Carlile
Max Banks-Watson
Mark Best
Andrew Searle (Searle Financial Group)
Silvio Callovini
Terry Byrne
Dan McCallum
Jason Scholefield
Brett Mason
Mike Darbyshire
Max Harrison
Jo Thomae
Trent Perring
Emma Hayward
Richard Gurney
Michael Busiko
Dave Archer
Mike Cotter
Matthew Williams
Heather Graham
Bradley Knight
Justin Olsen
Mike Hawley
Toowoomba Steering
Captain Cheese
Shaun Belling
David Enfantie
Dave Brodribb
Stuart Doyle
Roy and Cristy Blenkin
Wieden Family
Kerry Bikeline
Scott Mason
Zach Hoskin
Morgan Whiting
Keir Mcilmoyle
Peter and Hoani Young
Mick Kelly
Simon Vaughan
Brad Petrie
Ryan Myler
Bourke Industries
Fox on the Rocks Ladies
Alison Essery
Morgan Whiting
Nicola Keeley
Tanya Pauli-Myler
Liana Smith
Renee Lightfoot
Sarah Craft
Emma Melton
Claire Neylon
Katja Rex
Krysta Hansen
Juliet Redding
Amanda Pease
Ruth Prust
Suzanne Kurz
Alison Forbes
Lisa Jones
Karmen Butler
Rebecca Harwood
Christina Strano
Lisa Morisset
Mardelle Hudson
Simone Crawford
Erin Flemming
Nicole Orr
Alana Cooper
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Thank you so much for everyone above for your generosity.