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
When - March 22nd 2015
Where - Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve
Rider briefing 7.15amRace Start 7.30am
Gravity Enduro - untimed up, timed down.
Self Seeding - race your mates down!
Course to be released closer to the date
Closes: 9pm Fri 20th March$20 Additional fee for Day Licence if rider does not have MTBA insuranceAll riders must hold MTBA insurance or Day Licence required
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 will be holding the First DH social ride for 2015. So pull those bikes out of the shed, give them a good dust off and head out to Mt Stuart for a ride with your mates. The guys have been working hard to get some new and improved lines completed for everyone to enjoy.
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: 28th March (Saturday)
Where: Mt Stuart (Bottom Carpark 300m up from gun club turn off)
Time: 9am - 3pm
Cost: $20 per rider for MTBA members or 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.
Register now so you don't miss out. Rego's Close Friday 27th March
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.
Our Coordinators and Commitee Members have been working hard to lock in dates and get started planning another awesome year of Series Events.
These are the dates to look forward to, and start preparing for. We'll have more information our closer to each event, if you want to make sure you are in the loop "Like" us on Facebook, subscribe to our mailing list and look out for the events on our Facebook.
Don't forget our events rely on volunteers to run smoothly - have a think about how you can help in 2015, jump in the timing tent, marshall from the best seat in the house, or anything else. Are you an XC Racer? Why not help out at a Gravity event then?
We also couldn't do this without the generous support of our sponsors - support the businesses that support MTB in Townsville!!!
See you racing on the trails in 2015
Gravity Enduro Race 1 22 March DouglasRace 2 2 May Mt StuartRace 3 2 August Douglas
XC (Cross Country) Race 1 15 March DouglasRace 2 19 April Ross DamRace 3 28 June Targa TownsvilleRace 4 30 August PallarendaRace 5 20 September tba – twilight race
Downhill Race 1 3 May Mt StuartRace 2 14 June AthertonRace 3 9 August CairnsRace 4 13 September Mt StuartClub DH Championship 3/4 October Mt Stuart
Hotrock 23/24 May
Paluma Push 19 July
Damn Dark TBA (November sometime)
MTBA have launched an amazing offer - free trial membership for 2 months.
This offer is valid for anyone who has never been a member, or who has an expired membership of 3 years or more.
It is a full membership with all the perks, including:
24/7 Personal Accident Insurance when ridingLicence for racing at Rockwheeler Events and Social Rides Unfortunately this membership does not include access to trails at Ross Dam - this agreement is between Rockwheelers and Sunwater/TCC, not MTBA. For access to the Dam you must upgrade to a paid membership and select Rockwheelers as your club.
To take advantange of this offer hit the link below. Optimised for mobile devices, why not sign up instead of purchasing a day licence for the next race or social ride?Share this around and get your friends hooked on MTB!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DH Social Ride #1 Mt Stuart
5:45 am - 10:00 am
Pinnacles Adventure Ride
Car club race
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moonlight Social Ride
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Beginners social ride
Cairns XC race 2
Ross Dam Social Ride
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Club Committee Meeting
XC series Race 2 - Ross Dam
DH Social Ride #2 Mt Stuart
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.)