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
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