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.