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The Club

The Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club is a family-friendly, not-for-profit sporting organisation run solely by volunteers. We build and maintain a large network of mountain bike trails at our ‘home’ The Douglas MTB Park and Mt. Stuart.

The Club is the second largest mountain bike club in Australia with over 500 members and growing. We have a large demographic with ages spanning from 3 to over 70 years with both male and female riders.

The Douglas Mountain Bike Park is our home base, the Club has a tenure of the land for the primary purpose of mountain biking. The Park has over 40km of trails ranging from green to black diamond gradings with all trail construction and maintenance completed and funded by the Club. Funding is sought through the efforts of committee members through various grant applications from government and business, sponsorships and most importantly club memberships. The Club does not receive any recurrent funding or resources from Local, State or Federal government.

With all this in mind; our volunteers, club members and committee members are of utmost importance to the continued growth of the Club and our trail network.

The Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve

Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve is set on 116 hectares of land and consists of 40km of trails that have been developed by the Club’s volunteer trail builders.

The park is a stacked loop design with easy trails close to the bottom with trails gaining in difficulty as you venture further into the park. There are four entrances to the park; these include Munkhouse Road via JCU, the very top of Windara Avenue, off Klewarra Boulevard and the main car park along Angus Smith Drive.

There are some awesome features such as a skills park, a pump track, gnarly rock gardens, jumps for beginners through to elite riders, a handful of timber drops and a timber wallride. Lots of variety for all different fitness and skill level.

JCU Connection

James Cook University is an important partner of the Club with over 30 hectares of trails built on JCU land. This has been done with their permission and overarching direction and land management approvals.

Without the assistance and support of JCU some of our awesome trails would not exist.

Events

Meet the Committee

The Rockwheelers MTB Club is solely run by a dedicated team of volunteers who in their spare time; between their professional and family commitments, are responsible for overseeing the management and maintenance of Douglas MTB Reserve as well as the coordination of club events and activities.

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President

Michael Brosnan

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Vice President

Chris Browning

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Treasurer

Sarah McFarland

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Secretary

Adam McFarland

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Sponsorship Coordinator

Aaron Power

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Registrar

Michael Dorrenboom

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Technical Race Regulations

Grant Cooper

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Online & Website

Justin McIntosh

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Social Media

Andrew Fabbro

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Timing Coordinator

Issara Singtothong

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Juniors Coordinator

Kristy Kerrisk

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Assistant Juniors Coordinator

Simon Ward

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Cross Country Coordinator

Alex Diorietes and Baily Devantier-Thomas

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Gravity Enduro Coordinator

Aaron Huston

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Assistant GE Coordinator

Luke Atkinson

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Downhill Coordinator

Stephen Knott

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Funding Applications

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Land Access Coordinator

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Beginner, Social & Adventure Rides

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Trail Care Coordinator

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Club Policies, Documents & Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Monthly Club and AGM meeting minutes can be found here.

Code of Conduct

All members of the Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club are required to abide by the Club’s Code of Conduct.

MTBA Code of Conduct

The MTBA Code of Conduct is to describe the type of general behaviour that Mountain Bike Australia expects from anyone associated with Mountain Bike Australia and the activity of mountain biking.

Risk Assessment

The Risk Assessment outlines measures to manage the Douglas MTB Park.

Trail Management Plan

The Trail Management Plan outlines how the Club will manage the Douglas MTB Park in accordance with the permit to occupy.

MTB Riders Code of Conduct

The MTBA's Mountain Biker Code of Conduct adapted from Responsible Riding, IMBA Rules of the Trails.

Environmental Policy

The Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club will strive to be aware of all aspects and minimise the impacts on the environment and community in which it operates as well as comply with its permits to occupy and associated environmental conditions.

Weed Control

The current Accepted Development Vegetation Clearing Code: Managing Weeds (the weeds code) became effective on 7 February 2020.