It's back in 2015, held on Sunday 30 August! The awesome Targa Townsville - ride every Mountain Bike Network we are lucky enough to have access to in one day!
The course full course starts at Palleranda, continues at Douglas and finishes at Ross Dam. You can choose to Ride (80km), or Ride N Drive (50km) between locations.
Challenge and Junior courses at Ross Dam only.
Please note - you absolutely must read the brief at the bottom of this page before you register.
Read more: 2015 XC Race Series: XC4 Targa Townsville
Three rounds of the very popular NQ Downhill Series have been run, with the final round being held in Townsville on 12-13th September.
Click here for the results so far
Click here for the event page for the final round
"CASH AND PRIZES"
Townsville Rockwheelers is holding the final round of the NQ DH Series for 2015. This series has been run in conjunction with the Cairns and Atherton Mountain Bike Clubs Points from each round will be used to crown the overall series champion.
Date: 12th-13th September
Where: Mt Stuart DH - Mt Stuart Road (Track TBC)
Parking: Park at the bottom car park 300m up from gun club turn off
Unofficial practice from 10am -4pm
Track closed at 4pm for final race check
Racing: From 1pm
Read more: 2015 NQ DH Series Round 4
Results are in after round 3 of the 2015 Gravity Enduro Series - sponsored by Crank'D Cycles.
Round 3 Results
Overall Series Results
Many thanks to the Series sponsors, volunteers and competitors, this series is very popular this year and competition at the top of the table is tight!!
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)
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
Townsville Rockwheelers in conjunction with the Cairns and Atherton Mountain Bike Clubs are re-establishing the North Queensland Downhill Series. The 2015 series will comprise 4 rounds with a race at each of the hosting clubs tracks and a final round at Townsville. Points from each round will be used to crown the overall series champion.
Round 1 is at Townsville's Mt Stuart Course, a high speed, rough rocky trail that was the site of the 2010 QLD state championships.
Round 2 will be at Atherton on the Ricochet, a fitting name for this track as you bounce between a series of huge berms just like a bullet fired into a steel barrel. The track is super fun and flowy.
Round 3 will be at the Cairns Smithfield track that needs no introductions. It has been the site of National and World Cup events. The trails are technical and open up into speed sections, every rider will be put to the test.
Round 4 returns to Townsville on a different section of the Mt Stuart Complex.
Downhill is the fastest and most spectacular form of mountain bike racing. This series promises to reinvigorate Downhill racing with more riders bringing more action and better racing. For those unfamiliar with Downhill racing, it is a category of mountain bike races where riders race down steep hills at high speed over impossible obstacles in the shortest possible time.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downhill_mountain_biking
In downhill racing, every second counts and you can guarantee there will be no holding back when
the best of the best from North Queensland face off in this series.
Round 1 Townsville 3 May http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/
Round 2 Atherton 14 June http://tablelandcyclesports.com/
Round 3 Cairns 9 August http://cairnsmtb.com/
Round 4 Townsville 13 September http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/
Competitors from all levels are encouraged to take part. Check your local club for details.
Details of each individual event to follow.
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DH Social Ride Mt Stuart
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Club Committee Meeting
Adventure Social Ride
Downhill series Race 4
XC series Race 5 - tba - twilight race
Car club race
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moon Light Social Ride
DH Club championships weekend
Cairns Gravitate Festival
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.)