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
Naming rights currently with Anonymous
Thank you so much for everyone above for your generosity.

Friday, 18 November 2016



Top of Jubilee MTB Park – Bridge Street Entrance


9:00am:  Fun Family MTB Events


  • Bring the Kids, their Bikes and Helmets


Activities:  

  • Kids ride – MTB Skills Coaching by Rod
  • Scavenger hunt / orienteering on bikes
  • Rolling Race for kids


Food:

  • Sausage Sandwich
  • Coffee van
  • Icy poles for kids



10:00am - Cheesy World Cup - timing by Strava


  • Who can nail the fastest time on Strava for the Chesey World Cup?
    • You will need to be MTBA Member to enter, Full Face Helmet is essential gear – along with full finger gloves and and other stuff to protect yoursel.


Bottom of Jubilee Park - End of Amos Road  

2:00pm – Jubilee Park – Bottom Gazebo

Activities:  

  • King of the Turkey - Timing by Strava
  • Rolling race up Amos Rd, - for all ages
  • Iron Biker Challenge
  • Slow Race / Manual comp / Best stoppie / Track Stand


3:30pm:  Speeches / 10th Birthday Cake Cutting / Presentations    

Food: 

  • Everyone to bring snack food to share on the table
  • Icy poles & soft drinks for kids


5:00 pm:  LuLu's Feast

  • sizzling BBQ Action


7:00 pm:  To Withcott Pub – for final Drinks

Saturday, 23 July 2016




The race is on for Range8, so take the Challenge on Sunday 21 August 2016 - taking in the best single track in Jubilee Park.

Only $20 Entry Fee for the 4hr  or $40 for the 8 Hour

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 wet your appetite. If the solo challenge is not for you, than why not get a team together and share the load. This will still be a considerable challenge and you will need to be at the top of your game.  Or if you want to take it a little easier - Sport Challenge is set over a shorter course and only four hours. 

 SOLO CHALLENGE (Lone Ranger)


It’s simple. The winner is whoever can do the most laps of the escarpment in 8 hours. If you think you have what it takes then take up the Solo Challenge as a Lone Ranger. Have your support crew standing by at the feed station to cheer you on. Solo categories are Elite are for Male and Female. Further categories will depend on numbers. Overall winner will be the Range8 Champion M/F

DUAL CHALLENGE (Texas ranger)


Not quite up to the solo effort or want some company then bring in some backup and sign up for a team of two. Teams can be mixed, all men or all women. Each team member must do a minimum of one lap.


TEAM CHALLENGE (The RANGERS)

IIf going it alone doesn’t suit then put a team of four (4) together and join the Rangers. Team categories are mixed, all male or all female. The only criterion is that each member has to do a minimum of one lap. Overall winners of the Team Challenge will be Rangers Champions.

SPORT CHALLENGE (FOUR HOURS)


For those who want to have the fun but don't have the time. Make no mistake this will still be a challenge. Four hours on the bottom section of the course. Teams are made up of 2 members and can be all male, female or mixed.

COURSE

Full Course 
Elevation LONG Loop: 520 Meters of Climbing per Loop        


Sport Challenge - Short Course 



SCHEDULE


The TMBC Range8 is set for Sunday August 21.

Sunday 21 August:

  • Registration from 6:30am
  • BBQ, Coffee & Drinks available all day
  • 8hr Race start from 8:00am
  • 4hr Race start 11:00am
  • 4hr Race finish 3:00
  • 8hr Race finish 4.00
  • Presentations 4:00pm

(*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,

·         Australian Standards certified cycling helmet,

·         Water bottle or Camelbak with additional water to be left at refuelling stations,

·         Nutrition with additional supplies to be left at refuelling stations,

·         MTBA full licence or alternatively a day licence can be issued for $20. This licence covers you, your fellow competitors and the event with insurance.

Refuelling Stations


There will be two water stations along the route all with radio contact to each other and HQ. The course is monitored by marshals so if riders have technical/mechanical trouble, they won’t be left out there (for too long). Riders are able to leave supplies at your support station along the course. Have your support crew set up a tent so that you have all your supplies ready.

ACCOMMODATION


There will be options for camping close to the site on the Friday & Saturday night. Sites are $15 with the money to go to the Land owner. A list of other accommodation providers will be made available closer to the date.

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.

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. Coffee will be available during the day.

Sunday Agust 21

  • Registration from 6:30am,
  • 8hr Race start from 8:00am,
  • 4hr Race start 11:00am
  • 4hr Race finish 3:00
  • 8hr Race finish 4.00  (*any laps not completed within the 8hrs will not be counted)
  • Presentations 4:00pm


Volunteers


This event requires volunteers. Most of the volunteers needed are to fill track Marshal positions. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Steve Baltzer on contact@tmbc.org.au.

SPONSORSHIP


This event requires volunteers. Most of the volunteers needed are to fill track Marshal positions. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Steve Baltzer on 0419784789 



REGISTRATION

Click HERE

NB: Details and timing may change at short notice.