Sunday, 10 November 2013




Gravity Enduro is being raced for the first time on Toowoomba’s popular trail network at Jubilee Park, a venue which has hosted several XC and Downhill events over the years, and one that will surely put the most experienced riders to the test.

Get ready Queensland as we gear up for the inaugural Gravity Enduro State Championships on the weekend of 16 and 17 of November at JUBILEE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK, Toowoomba.

Gravity Enduro is appealing to all types or riders, including downhillers, cross-country and trail riders, Gravity Enduro tracks are less technical than traditional downhills but still provide the same adrenalin pumping challenges and great fun with your mates.

SCHEDULE: 

Saturday November 16

10am – 4pm Registration open and Unofficial practice

4pm – 6pm Prolouge

7pm – Prolouge presentations – Withcott Hotel.


Sunday November 17

7am Registration Opens

7am – 9am Practice

9am – Race briefing

10am – Stage 1 race start

Sunday race format all riders will start from stage 1 (total of 5 stages).   A few days out from the event we can provide start times for each category.

Riders will negotiate five competitive stages across the day that range from 2 to 15 minutes in length. Stages are generally downhill in nature with some short climbing sections.  Non-competitive liasion stages will link riders to the next track, which must be completed in a designated time limit. The overall winner is the rider with the fastest combined time across all competitive stages.

PROLOGUE

The Prologue event Saturday afternoon will be one timed stage.  The results from the prologue for will determine race start seeding for Sunday’s racing.  These results do not go towards the overall Championship results, prologue will only be used for race day seeding purposes. Riders who don’t compete in the prologue will be seeded after the prologue riders.  The Prologue will be $10 entry fee and all prolouge entry fee’s will go into a prize pool for category winners that will be presented on Saturday night at the Withcott Hotel.

AGE GROUP CATEGORY’S FOR THE WEEKEND


  • Under 17
  • Under 19
  • Elite
  • Expert
  • Sport
  • Veterans
  • Masters



ENTRY FEE

  • Prolouge $10
  • Under 17 and Sport $55
  • All other categories $65



Tuesday, 5 November 2013


Membership Change - Your Vote Counts!
With more organised events and the need for day Licences at social days, the Committee has seen the need to re-define memberships of the TMBC.  We will vote on the following proposed changes at the next general meeting.
 

New Non Race/Social Membership with MTBA:
The current Entry Level riding membership will become Non race/Social Membership with Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) membership. This means there is no need for day licensing at TMBC social events and rides. Importantly, it provides insurance coverage for the rider as a social member. You can find out more information on the included MTBA insurance here. If do plan to race competitively, you would need to secure a race day license separately at the event.
 
$20 Non Riding Supporter Membership
Our $20 Basic/Supporter Membership will continue. It’s great for families, children, and community members to show their support for TMBC. This membership has no riding insurance or affiliation with MTBA. We will also vote on a name change to from “Basic/Supporter Membership” to Non Riding Supporter Membership.
 
The Wrap:
  • Your support in this change and ongoing participation in TMBC will allow our club to continue to move forward and grow in the coming years
  • With it we will see our riding members shift their memberships as they become due over the next 12 months in line with the new membership levels.
  • If you already hold MTBA competition Licences you are not affected.
QLD State Champs - Ready to Race?
Get ready as we gear up for the inaugural Gravity Enduro State Championships on the weekend of 16 and 17 of November at Jubilee Park Toowoomba.  
Gravity Enduro is appealing to all types or riders, including downhillers, cross-country and trail riders, Gravity Enduro tracks are less technical than traditional downhills but still provide the same adrenalin-pumping challenges and great fun with your mates.

Riders will negotiate five competitive stages across the day that range from 2 to 15 minutes in length. Stages are generally downhill in nature with some short climbing sections. Non-competitive liasion stages will link riders to the next track, which must be completed in a designated time limit. The overall winner is the rider with the fastest combined time across all competitive stages.

You can enter HERE and find out more details at Event Management Australia's website.


You're Invited! General Meeting NEXT Wednesday the 13th of November.  

Our next TMBC General Meeting is next Wednesday night November 13th from 7pm at the Doctor Price Rooms in Little Street.
If you have an agenda item let our Secretary Ben know
here oemail. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013



The NEW hyperlink trail is done! Ride in and a BBQ to boot.
Join us this Sunday 27th from 2pm at the Depression Camp for a Ride in and BBQ!

It's a Social Ride and BBQ in one. Just a Gold Coin donation to cover the food. If you are a MTBA Member then all good - otherwise you will need a day license for $5. See you Sunday!




State Championships Come to Toowoomba - Can you Volunteer the Race Weekend?
The State Championships will land in Jubilee Park November 16th and 17th. This event requires about 20/30 volunteers. Most of the volunteers needed are to fill track Marshal positions on the Sunday. If you are interested in volunteering please email Jaime here or him on 0414 582 623 for more details.

If you volunteer  we will set you up with a meal and drink on the Sunday plus you can have free Entry to the Wild West Series for either of the two Toowoomba rounds.



From our friends at TRC - show your support for MTB Racing in SEQ





Saturday, 17 August 2013

You & Your Family Are Invited!

Lock in next Sunday August 25th at Jubilee Park
Our next TMBC Members Social BBQ Afternoon will kick off at 1pm.
Throughout the afternoon we have planned a couple of fun social MTB events.
Including a beginners Ride and then we will seek out the King and Queen of the Cat.

The Rundown...
1.00pm - The Social Afternoon Kicks in with a Free BBQ for you and the family
1.30pm to 2.30pm - Beginners Social Ride - Here's a chance for beginner riders to explore Jubilee with TMBC club members to show them around.

The King and Queen of the Cat....
We are gonna see who is our King and Queen of Rollercat. It's a fun, not so serious run around the Cat. Depending on how many rider heats, we may have a couple of semis - otherwise the top 2 riders from each heat go through to the finals.

2.30 Roller Cat Heats 
3.45 Wild Card Race - Winner Wild cards in the final
4.15 King/Queen of the Cat - Finals
4.20 Presentations 
4.30 Social Drinks to close the afternoon.

Please Note: You will need a day license if don't have MTBA license. We can cover you on the day. If you are not a current member of the TMBC you can sign up on the day as well. Just $20 for a Social membership.

Just when you think you are done! get ready for a twist.....


So see you next Sunday August 25th from 1pm at Jubilee Park!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Trail Maintenance

Great job Sunday by the dedicated club members who put their efforts into maintaining and improving our already awesome trails. 

Next time you ride Jubilee be ready for some changes - Turkey/Crows Flight corner, new berms and jumps on Rollercat, Also the weeds will soon be dead on the Calibre.

Rides the trails? Join us at the next one in a couple of weeks. Check here for dates.

Thanks everyone for making TMBC the great club it is. Happy riding.



Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Jubilee Park and Your Access

Here at the TMBC, we are working hard to secure more trails and access for all. That also includes aiming for facilities like a toilet block. We share Jubilee Park with many other members of the public as well, so this is not aimed necessarily at you, but we all need to work together to ensure we can continue to develop the park with the support of council and importantly the neighboring properties. We have received a formal public complaint from the council, so we need to take action to protect our access to Jubilee Park for all seriously. 

What TMBC Management is doing?

We are going to make contact further with the neighboring properties of Jubilee Park and the Withcott community in general. We will also ensure they are more aware of when big MTB events are scheduled and how we will aim to limit inconveniencing them on those days. The TMBC is the public face of Mountain Biking  in the region. You – the guys and girls are on the front line, every time you ride.

Below are some quick tips on how you can ensure our future on the trails of Jubilee Park.
We appreciate your support!

The TMBC Management Committee



Bring It In?  Take it Out!

There is no weekly rubbish bin service at Jubilee Park. So do the right thing, Pack up your tubes, gue packets and empty drinks packs and take them out with you. The covered area is not the tip site, the draws are not the rubbish bin. You bring it in – You take it out.

Entering Jubilee from Withcott – Amos Road

It’s a fair hike in from Withcott. Amos Road is a public road and not a race track. Keep in mind the riders and the neighbours also go up and down Amos Road. Drive to the conditions, keep it slow, arrive safe and avoid throwing up a long trail of dust into the neighbours houses.



Toilets 

We get it, sometimes natures loo needs to be called on. Be aware that the neighbours have some concerns – justified or not. Take care and be responsible




Your Ideas?

If you have any ideas on how we can make Jubilee Park even better, let us know by hitting up the Facebook Page or emailing us here.

Monday, 1 July 2013

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The Trails Need Some Lovin - Sunday 7th of July


Maintenance Day - this Sunday the 7th July @ 2pm. Come along and keep our tracks in tip top shape. 
If you have seen something that needs a bit of love and attention, then let's us know and we'll put it on the To Do List. Hit up the Facebook page and let us know.



Sunday, 19 May 2013


Photos from Round 1 of Sunshine Series Available now!

If you would like to see all the shots from Matt's Photography just CLICK HERE FOR XC  and CLICK HERE FOR DH.  Each link will take you to the gallery of all the images of race day that are available for purchase. To find images of yourself all you need to do is click the search link in the top right corner of the page once you're on the Matt's Photography website - then on the search page type in TXC or TDH and your race number. For example TXC123 or TDH123.





Sunday, 12 May 2013

The 2013 Yakima Sunshine Series was a huge event for Riders and Spectators alike across the weekend.

Mountain biking, like other sports has its known risks and on behalf the Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club Committee and Members, our thoughts are with the rider who was competing in yesterday’s Downhill event.

We hope they have speedy recovery and back doing what they love best!


The Cross Country Results - Locked and Loaded


A big Saturday of XC Action - Here are the results from Round 1 of the 2013 Yakima Sunshine MTB Series.





The Downhill Results - Locked and Loaded


The action was full tilt at Toowoomba's Jubilee Park for the Down Hill Races part of the 2013 Yakima Sunshine Series.



Thursday, 9 May 2013

We had a quick chat to River 949's Ruby and Dave on the big weekend


It's shaping to be a one BIG weekend of MTB riding at Toowoomba's Jubilee Park. Already 365 plus riders are locked and loaded for both events Saturday and Sunday. You gotta see it!



Wednesday, 8 May 2013

How to Access Jubilee Park To Watch the Action -  Race Day Weekend

So you are not sure where to go to see the Race Action this weekend? Easy as - just click on the image below to view in Google Maps.

For the Cross Country, you can see them race from the bottom of Jubilee Park on Saturday May 11th.
For the Down Hill, Sunday May 12th; you can go to Harvey Street or come up from Amos Road as well.



Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Only Days left to the Big Weekend!

The first races of the series are in our backyard at Jubilee Park on the weekend of May 11th and 12th 2013. There is still time to register!





Thursday, 2 May 2013

Only Days left to get a 20 to 30% Series Discount!


Get your 2013 Yakima Sunshine Series Entry in! All series entries receive massive discounts AND you'll go into the exclusive draw to WIN a pretty awesome prize pack that will be announced later this week on the Queensland Mountain Bike website!

The first races of the series are in our backyard at Jubilee Park on the weekend of May 11th and 12th 2013. If you want to take advantage of the 20 to 30% saving on entering all races - Enter Now!

FULL Sunshine Series - XC Entry - ALL RACES   
FULL Sunshine Series - DH Entry - ALL RACES


The Timetable is Set - One Big Weekend May 11th and 12th at Jubilee Park:




Thanks to Lyle and the team at Green Lounge Designs for their help with the design and artwork 







Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Only 7 Days left to Get a 20 to 30% Series Discount!

GET A MOVE ON!.. only 1 week remaining to get your 2013 Yakima Sunshine Series Entry in! All series entries receive massive discounts AND you'll go into the exclusive draw to WIN a pretty awesome prize pack that will be announced later this week on the Queensland Mountain Bike website!

The first races of the series are in our backyard at Jubilee Park on the weekend of May 11th and 12th 2013. If you want to take advantage of the 20 to 30% saving on entering all races - Enter Now!

FULL Sunshine Series - XC Entry - ALL RACES  

FULL Sunshine Series - DH Entry - ALL RACES



Single Sunshine Series - XC Entry - Jubilee Park - Saturday 11th of May

Single Sunshine Series - DH Entry - Jubilee Park - Sunday May 12th







Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Yakima Sunshine Series - Queensland Mountain Bike and TMBC

The XC Courses are set!

The 2013 Yakima Sunshine MTB Series lands in our backyard at Jubilee Park on the weekend of May 11th and 12th 2013. The XC courses are set - you ready for the challenge?




There is still time to enter and right now you can take advantage of the 20 to 30% saving on entering all races - GET A MOVE ON - ALL Race early entry close May 8th!

FULL Sunshine Series - XC Entry - ALL RACES  

FULL Sunshine Series - DH Entry - ALL RACES



Single Sunshine Series - XC Entry - Jubilee Park - Saturday 11th of May

Single Sunshine Series - DH Entry - Jubilee Park - Sunday May 12th






Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Yakima Sunshine Series -

Get a 20 to 30% Series Discount - Closes Soon!

The 2013 Yakima Sunshine MTB Series consists of 6 rounds of cross country (XCO) and 5 rounds of downhill (DH) events throughout south-east Queensland. The first races of the series are in our backyard at Jubilee Park on the weekend of May 11th and 12th 2013. If you want to take advantage of the 20 to 30% saving on entering all races - GET A MOVE ON!

FULL Sunshine Series - XC Entry - ALL RACES  

FULL Sunshine Series - DH Entry - ALL RACES



Single Sunshine Series - XC Entry - Jubilee Park - Saturday 11th of May

Single Sunshine Series - DH Entry - Jubilee Park - Sunday May 12th




Friday, 12 April 2013

News from the AGM

The AGM was held on Wednesday the 10th April.  Some of the executive put their hand up to stay on another year, some stepped into some slightly different roles & a few chose not to re-elect to focus on other things.  We also have some new but familiar faces have joining the executive for 2013.

The new leadership team is as follows:
President - Ryan Myler
Vice President - Louis Pijpers
Secretary - Ben Brettschneider
Treasurer - Keith Saunders

XC Coordinator - Jaime McGuire
DH Coodinator - Scott Mason
Trail Access & Grants Coordinator- Matt Redding
XC Trail Maintenance Coordinator - Rod Hickey
DH Trail Maintenance Coordinator - Pete Denyer
Media Liason - Blair Sullivan
Sponsorship - Jaime McGuire, Keith Saunders, Ryan Myler
Trail Sustainability Officer - John Bennett
Membership Officer - Jason Scholefield

Monday, 8 April 2013



Camping will be available in the parking area at the Toowoomba round, for $10.  Email contact@tmbc.org.au for more details.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

AGM

The AGM is to be held on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 at the Dr Price Room, Little St Toowoomba commencing at 7.30pm, following the monthly general meeting.  

It is absolutely vital that ALL members (and non-members) attend this very important meeting. 

We have a number of Committee persons who have advised they will not be seeking re-election for the future and it is imperative that members be prepared to volunteer to serve our/your Club on the Committee to ensure our continued success. All Committee positions will be declared vacant during the meeting and an election will be held to appoint persons who are nominated or volunteer to fill Committee positions. It is critical that members/persons elected to the Committee are active in mountain biking and have some administrative/management expertise. It is also desirable that the Executive Committee (Pres, Vice P, Sec & Treas) be resident of the Toowoomba area.

President - Vice President - Treasurer - Secretary - XC Director - DH Director- Media Officer - Sponsorship Officer - Grants Co-Ordinator.

Some great things are in the pipeline with further trail access & more events, but the club needs your support and commitment to ensure continued success. We urge you to  have a think about it and consider volunteering your services to help manage the Club which supports your mountain biking experiences!!

Please consider volunteering to nominate for any of the listed positions and advise the current President, Ryan Myler prior to the AGM via email – president@tmbc.org.au or call on 0400 397225.
Online entry for Apr 7 is now open. All registrations from the rained out round at Jubilee will be carried over. https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1427

Friday, 8 March 2013


After much agonising, we have had to cancel the running of this weekend's round of the WW series. We are negotiating with JR as to whether we host a later round, but alternative calendar dates are getting scarce.
 
Pre-registrations will be refunded / rolled over depending on the final decision.
 
Apologies to all for the inconvenience.
 
Perry
TMBC XC Coordinator 

Monday, 4 March 2013



Registration for Rnd 4 of the Wild West series is open.  https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=1426

If you can pre enter it will help speed up rego on race day & enable racing to start on time.
The A/B grade loop can be viewed herehttp://app.strava.com/activities/39524566?sref=1MT1yaWRlX3NoYXJlOzI9ZmFjZWJvb2s7ND0xNjYxNTI5.
C grade loop can be viewed here.http://connect.garmin.com/activity/147250512

A Grade = 1xC Grade loop + 3 Laps.
B Grade = 1xC Grade loop + 2 Laps.
C Grade = 4 Laps

There is also a track maintenance day planned this Saturday meeting at the bottom Gazebo on Amos Rd @7am. Given the recent rain there will be lots to do to get the track ready for the next Wild West round on the following day. Bring anything you have got to cut back the Lantana on the trails and the grass around the gazebo, we will also need to fix the creek crossings and any other erosion which should be minimal...hopefully.
As an incentive to our club members to get involved in maintaining our trails we are offering free entry to the Wild West round if you come along.
We hope to see you there.

Toowoomba legend in the news for all the right reasons

http://flowmountainbike.com/features/jared-rando-if-chuck-norris-rode-a-bike-hed-change-his-name-to-jared-graves/

Words by Jared Rando | Images by Yeti OZ & Damian Breach

Sometimes you just have to put everything aside and give credit where it’s due. Jared Graves is the man.

Jared Graves is a better bike rider then me, and he’s a better bike rider than you. Even when you beat him, he’s still a better bike rider than you. Why? He’s undoubtedly one of the best all round bike riders there has ever been, and he’s beaten a lot of different people, at a lot of different forms of cycling.

A couple of years ago, I thought it would be cool to do XC, DH and 4X at National Champs on the same bike. It was fun, and I had a good time doing it- but my results were hopeless. Jared Grave’s just made me look ridiculous by doing it all, and actually kicking ass whilst in the process. Granted, he did use different bikes, but I reckon if he used the same bike, he would have done a hell of a lot better than I did (I got last in Elite Mens XC for the record) or ever could do.

Jared hasn’t raced XC in many years but in an effort to lean down and get ready for the Enduro World Series he’s been riding and racing XC. 7th at the Nationals shows just how talented Jared is.
Here’s a guy who has podium World Cup DH finishes, US National Dual Slalom wins, BMX World Cup wins, won at least a thousand 4X World Cups and World Championships, represented Australia at the Olympics (as a favourite to win) and this year he’s decided to race the Enduro World Series for something different. And I’m sure he won’t suck at that either.
For training, he’s racing both DH and XC and killing it. He finished 7th at the Australian Titles in XC and was 2ndin DH. No one’s done anything like that for a long, long time, and to see someone do so well at both, in this day and age, is absolutely insane.

Jared Graves racing downhill at the 2013 Nationals in Canberra. Not long after finishing 7th in the XC Jared qualified 1st in DH. Amazing.
It’s all too easy to get caught up with the superstars of our sport- the flavour of the month who is having his or her time at the top. But, sometimes, when you sit back and look at the bigger picture, you notice some pretty incredible things going on that you might not have noticed before.
Mr. Graves, you have my respect (well, more of it anyway) and hats off to you. I don’t think we will see someone with such rounded talent on a bike for a long, long time.

Even Chuck Norris would have a hard time keeping up.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

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Doing the 24hr?  It's time to enter.  
TMBC can help you form a team.  Head to ROTORBURN or our FACEBOOK page to discuss & for more details.