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Social Ride – This Sunday – Nerang April 13, 2015

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Our second social ride for the year is due next Sunday 19/04. The first ride was cancelled due to the weather but as we head towards winter it’s looking fine for riding!
We are heading to Nerang for a Sunday friendly start time of 10am, meeting at the Velodrome. We need a guide with some experience on the trails and if we have enough contenders we’ll look at hiring a bus or car pool pending numbers.

Ride Time looking to be around 2 hours and then meeting for a quick snack before heading home. Pace will be ‘Social’ so looking to be around 10km/hr.
Remember with all these new fan-dangled wheelsizes, we may not be able to help you with spares, so bring your own spare tube, pump and drink bottle.

Please let us know your interest by replying to the post or email Paul at rides@mtbdrcc.com

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Club Racing Results March 22, 2015

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Racing is on! March 22, 2015

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Despite the overnight rain, racing will be on at Beerburrum today

Club DH Racing – Feb 15 and March 22 January 9, 2015

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DRCC will be kicking off 2015 with a few Club DH Races at Beerburrum. The format is designed to give all riders an opportunity to get into DH without costing an arm and a leg to have some fun and also to keep the regular racers in form through the National Series and in the lead up to Oceanias. Racing format is A,B,C,D with Sweepstakes cash prizes and some goodies to give away. 4 Categories to choose from. For guidance on category to enter, see below. The format is a low-fuss affair, with a single race run for every rider and a ‘claim-your-place’ presentation (ie. Come to Rego to collect prizes as there is no podium presentation).

Updated Schedule – Feb 15
7:00am Rego Opens
7:50am Shuttles Start (riders must use transport provided)
8:00am Practice Starts
10:00am Racing (Order D,C,B,A)

Entry is $30 plus an MTBA day permit if required. Please note that the new MTBA Trial Membership will apply for both events. You can now get an 8 week Trial Membership with MTBA for FREE!!! This is a great opportunity to come out and try DH racing if you havent had a MTBA Licence before.

Online Pre-Entry closes at midnight Friday before racing, but you can still enter on the day, however an additional $10 Admin Fee is applied. The Day Entry form will be available for download the week before the race. Important note for riders Under 18 years of age – you need to get your Parent/Guardian to sign the waiver before coming to the race if they you are coming with friends.


Full Face Helmet Required. Suggested Category to enter based on Sunshine Series racing.

A Grade – Elite, Top 50% of Expert, Veteran, U19
B Grade – Bottom 50% of Expert, Veteran, U19 and Top 50% of U17, Masters
C Grade – Bottom 50% of U17, Masters, Top 50% of U15 and Hardtail
D Grade – Bottom 50% of U15, Hardtail, and any Beginners

Results - Feb 15 Club Race

Results – Feb 15 Club Race


Club Race results November 9, 2014

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Another round of club racing at Beerburrum this morning went off well with most riders enjoying the relaxed format of our morning races. Great to see a number of first timers giving racing a crack and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and will be back for our next edition.


Club Racing Wrap October 12, 2014

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Sunday 12th October saw just under 70 riders take to Hennessey Hill for the first in a series of summer club races. With the format designed to allow new riders get into Downhill, it was certainly a success with a good mix of riders new and old (age and experience). During the 2 hour practice session, some riders punched out 10 runs and the course was actually starting to blow out in a few places come race runs (in particular one corner which was the topic of much discussion in the shuttle queue).
Anyhow, the first racers left the hill at 10am and not long later, the A-Graders were away and the race run and won.
Big thanks to our course marshalls Josh and Loic and Nat for getting everyone in order up the top. For Trevor, Alan and Darren for driving the shuttles and to Brad, Gerald and Kym for timing everyone.

Final Results 2014-10-12

Our next race is on Nov 9 and will kick off an hour earlier than today to allow riders to head to DFH Open Day at Kenilworth. That means rego from 6:30, Practice at 7 and Racing at 9.

AGM Wrap Up September 25, 2014

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Members have today been sent out the minutes from the 2013/14 AGM. To members on the Committee who have vacated their office, a big Thanks to your contribution to the club in 2013/14 and previous years. To our returning members, thanks for your continued efforts and to our new members, welcome and we all look forward to your new ideas, energy and enthusiasm to making DRCC a great club.

President – Hayden Lester
Vice President – Scott Finlay
Treasurer – Gerald Schmidt
Secretary – Hugh Gormley

DH Rep – Hayden Lester
XC Rep –
Trail Care Rep – Nathan Campbell
Social Ride Rep – Paul Leary
Communications Officer –

Club social day & annual general meeting – Saturday 6th of September, 2014 August 24, 2014

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Hopefully all members have recently received the official notice of the club’s upcoming AGM, and noticed that the schedule includes a social ride and BBQ, and the location will be at the Samford Scout Camp. Something a bit different from the AGMs that have run in the past.

We’re hoping that all members, interested in club administration or not, will be able to come along with their family, meet old and new members alike, and reconnect with the club for what will be a huge year in 2015!


2:30pm for 2:45pm Social ride start

3:45pm – Return to Scouts

4:00pm – AGM

4:30pm – BBQ and light refreshments


In the event of heavy rain, a film will be shown in place of the social ride. The club will supply BBQ meat and some drinks, and prospective members are welcome to come along.


AGM Details:

Date: Saturday 6 September 2014

Time: 4pm

Place:  Snow Centre, Baden Powell Park, 56 Cash Ave, Samford

The agenda for the AGM will be:

(1) Report from President

(2) receiving the association’s financial statement, and audit report, for the last reportable financial year;

(3) presenting the financial statement and audit report to the meeting for adoption;

(4) electing members of the management committee;

(5) Appointment of an auditor 

Call for nominations to Management Committee:

If any member would like to nominate for a position on the Management Committee, please complete and lodge a copy of the nomination form with the club secretary by 12pm on Saturday 30 August 2014. (secretary@mtbdrcc.com.au)

Download the Nomination Form

All positions on the Management Committee are up for re-election at the AGM.


XC Sunshine Series – Course Prep and Event Volunteers‏ July 23, 2014

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Hot on the heels of our DH event, it’s time for our XC event this Sunday at Samford. There are two areas where we require people to help out to make this go smoothly.

 1. Saturday Course Prep.
Some general grooming (raking, clearing) of the course followed by a bunting and marking crew. We’re kicking this off at 1pm Saturday. Meet at the bridge just at the carpark where you drive into the Scouts.
We will have some cold beverages on hand once the job is done and it is also a chance to check out the course ahead of Sunday’s racing.
2. Sunday – Course Marshalls and BBQ
We need a few people to do course marshalling and help out on the BBQ. The course marshalling requires a relaxing location and ensuring that riders follow the appropriate course and reporting back any infringements, course abandomenments or first aid incidents.
BBQ’ing is pretty self explanatory. The club is cooking up a few snags and selling some drinks. All equipment provided, just need some hands to help out. This is a great option if you’re racing earlier in the day, you can help out for an hour or so afterwards.
Drop us an email back if you can help with either of the above so we have an idea of how we’re travelling filling the roles.

Club commitee meeting – Thursday 10 July, 2014 July 9, 2014

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Its that time again, democracy in action at the monthly club committee meeting

We meet at 7:30 at the Bardon Bowls Club – 69 Bowman Parade, Bardon QLD 4065

All club members are welcome to attend and join discussion (although only committee members may vote)

See you there


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