We've been provided with updated maps of all the trails at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.
Since our "Where to ride" page needs a bit of an overhaul I'll put them up here.
Links to the full size images are below the preview.
Douglas JPEG (2mb)Douglas PDF (3mb)Palleranda 2012 (1mb) (Missing Smedleys)Ross Dam JPEG 2011 (1mb)Ross Dam PDF (2mb)
DATE: Sunday 17th May 2015 SIGN IN: Two sign on points (06:15 Pages rd. 07:15 Hervey Range Tearooms) RIDE STARTS: Up hill riders 06:30 and Hervey Range Tearooms 07:30 LOCATION: Up hill riders meet at Pages road (Dirt road on the right 3 k before the Range road starts the climbs up the range) Socially minded group riders meet across the road to the Hervey Range Heritage Tearooms RIDE DURATION: Approx 4 hours ABOUT THE RIDE: We will be taking on the trail used by the Hervey range quad bike park and it beautiful view over Townsville and riding through the tunnels. We will be dividing into two groups. The first group will be for intermediate to advanced riders who whish to tackle the 5 k mountain before the main social ride starts through the quad park. The second group, which I call the “socially minded group” will meet at the Heritage tearooms. The ride will take on some rolling small hills and a couple of longer down hill sections to the rail line. We will ride through the tunnels and back to the Tearooms for a debrief coffee and scone. WARNING: There will be some gate jumping and you may get wet feet.Skill level: 5/10 Fitness Level: 5/10WHAT TO BRING: You will need to be self-efficient with tubes, water, food, lights (don’t be like me last year) and definitely a camera. NON-MEMBERS: Join the club now (via MTBA) or bring $5.00 for day insurance.
Something a bit different this time we will be using the tracks at Stuart and will also be having having 2 hours of shuttle bus practice before the race for everyone to get a feel for the tracks before the race. It will be compulsory for everyone to do 1 run on each track on this 2 hours of practice. Full face helmets and knee pads are now also compulsory from this round onwards. The 2 hours of practice will start at 11.30am till 1.30pm. Race briefing will be at 1.45pm with racing to start at 2pm. You will have 3 hours to complete 2 runs on each track for a total of 4 runs towards your overall time. Tracks will be released this week so everyone will have lots of time to practice. As always if you don't can't race but would still like to help out on the day please get in touch.
When - Saturday May 2nd 2015
Where - Mount Stuart
Practice w/ shuttles 11:30am - 1:30pmRider briefing 1:45pmRace Start 2:00pmRace Duration: 3 hours
Gravity Enduro - untimed up, timed down.
Self Seeding - race your mates down! Registrations Open: NowCloses: 9pm Fri 20th March $20 Additional fee for Day Licence if rider does not have MTBA insurance All riders must hold MTBA insurance or Day Licence required
The DH race season is just about to start for the NQ Series and the Townsville Rockwheelers will be holding another social ride for those who couldn't get enough.
Enduro riders are encouraged to have a play on the Mt Stuart courses. Enduro Rnd #2 is on the following Saturday.
It will be online registration to confirm rider numbers.
We will be providing the shuttle bus and club trailer for your bikes as well as a BBQ lunch provided with cold drinks available on the day
Date: 26th April (Sunday)
Where: Mt Stuart (Bottom Carpark 300m up from gun club turn off)
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: $20 per rider for MTBA members & $5 Day Licence will be required for non members.
What to Bring: Full Working Bike, Full Face Helmet, Knee/Shin Guards, Closed in Shoes
Highly recommended: Neck Brace, Elbow guards.
So tell your Mum, Dad, Brothers, Sisters and mates to come along and check it out.
Results:Podium ResultsOverall ResultsLaps
That’s right it’s time to put on the leather jacket or tie the hair up in a pony-tail for the ‘Grease’ themed race, Round 2 of the 2015 Cross Country Series.
Have you got what it takes to make it at Thunder Road? The trails for XC2 are a blend of dirt roads and single track around the Lake Ross reserve. The trails are suitable for all skill and fitness level.
The race is 100 minutes duration, ride one lap or 100 for fans and friends and odds and ends. Now, for you gals and guys, a few words to the wise, you Jims and Sals are my best pals. And to look your best for the big contest, just be yourselves and have a ball. That's what it's all about, after all.
Come dressed up as either a Pink Lady or a T-bird for a special award – Don’t know what a Pink Lady or a T-bird is, check out these trailers;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTdEBV0XDcY When: 19 April 2015
Where: Ross Dam, at the end of Riverway Drive.
Parking: Limited access and parking inside the dam. Park in the carpark and ride in to the hut adjacent the quarry
Open: 25 March 2015 / Close: 9pm Fri 17 April
Read more: 2015 XC Race Series: XC2 Sponsored by Chironorth
2015 DH NQ SERIES
Round #1 Sponsored by OFF THE BRAKES - www.offthebrakes.com.au
"$1000 IN CASH AND PRIZES"
Townsville Rockwheelers is holding the first round of the NQ Downhill Series for 2015. This series is in conjunction with the Cairns and Atherton Mountain Bike Clubs.
Points from each round will be used to crown the overall series champion.
-OTB ROUND 1-
Date: 2nd-3rd May
Where: Mt Stuart DH - Mt Stuart Road (Track on the right-hand side as you head up the hill)
Parking: Park at the bottom car park 300m up from gun club turn off
Read more: 2015 Downhill Series Race 1: Sponsored by Off The Brakes
2015 Cycle de Vie / Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club
Junior Social Ride Series
Proudly supported by:
Cycle de Vie, Trek, Blackwoods, Mackey and Wales, Uvex, GNM Drainage, Red Rooster the Lakes
In 2015 we will be holding at least 10 junior rides throughout the year. The first Ride will be held on Saturday 14th March @ 4pm at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.
Win a Trek Mountain Bike from Cycle de Vie
2 x Trek Bikes valued at $450 to be given away at the end of year Christmas ride. Each time you participate in a ride your name will go into the draw. At the end of the year there will be 1 boys and 1 girls name drawn to win a Trek Bike donated by Cycle de Vie.
Members can purchase a juniors series cycling jersey at a special discounted cost of $25.00 (to be ordered after the 1st ride on March 14)
At every ride there will be heaps of random prizes and give aways.
The series will also include Trail working bees and other fun events like building obstacles and fundraising throughout the year.
Don't forget to Like us on Facebook - Rockwheelers Cycle de Vie Junior Mountain Bike rides.
For more information contact:
Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club
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DH Social Ride #2 Mt Stuart
Gravity Enduro Series Race 2
Misty Mountains MAMU2MENA MTB ride
Downhill series Race 1
Cairns XC race 3
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moonlight Social Ride
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Club Committee Meeting
Adventure Social Ride
Car club race
Some sections off limits with bunting - please keep off.
We'll try keep this updated as often as we can but some days we might not be able to inspect the trails. Use common sense about wet trails - read the Wet Trail Closures article for more details.
Reminder about rule of thumb: 10mm of rain normally needs 6-8 hours of sunlight and drying time. Check rainfall data for Black Weir (Douglas, Ross River Dam Pallarenda on BOM website.)