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2016 AGM & Social Ride October 24, 2016

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Our 2016 AGM is this Sunday, 3pm at Ironbark Gully Picnic Ground. Come for the meeting, or the social ride after, or why not do both?

The nominations for Committee positions has closed, which means this coming Sunday is a great opportunity to come along, find out a little more about the club, meet fellow members, go out on a ride and see how you can help make the club great in 2017!

Nominations Received
President – Hayden Lester
Vice President – Scott Finlay

Nominations can be taken on the day for the following positions:
Secretary, Treasurer, DH Rep, XC Rep, Trail Care Rep, Social Ride Rep

If you have anything else you feel can contribute to the club, come along and have a chat.

Free Skills Clinic and Social Rides September 14, 2016

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Well the QLD race season is drawing to a close, so it’s time to keep you motivated and out on the bike. To kick off the summer, we are hosting some social rides and the first one includes a FREE Skills Clinic courtesy of “Roadie Rob”. Its a great chance to touch up on your own skills, learn a new technique or bring along a friend, child or family member to get them confident on the trails.

Sunday October 9th – 9 to 10:30am
Lomandra Skills Park, Samford Rd

8:50am for 9:00am – 30 minute skill session – Intermediate to Advanced
9:20am for 9:30am – 30 minute skill session – Beginner to Intermediate
9:30am – Intermediate Social Ride
10:00am – Beginner Social Ride
10:30am – Snacks and Chit Chat
*Social Ride will take on Humpty, Sunset and Kombi Trails.

We will be announcing details shortly for our next Social Rides on:
October 30 – Location and Details TBC
November 27 – Christmas Festive Ride

NCXS this Weekend June 30, 2016

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Forget about voting, head on down to check out some of the countries best battle it out at NCXS this weekend; that’s National Cyclo Cross Series.

Saturday – George Willmore Park, Ferny Hills
Sunday – Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Course Setup will be from 7am both days, racing starting at 10am, beer tent open at 12pm and the Elite Men race starting at 2:30pm.

Details on the NCXS Website

Round 5 – Sunshine Series May 28, 2016

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June 12 will see the arrival of the Sunshine Series at our XC venue at Samford. We have been out there getting the course ready and here’s the course preview.

Venue access is a bit different from previous races, so make sure you check out the map below.

For all the race details head over to http://www.qldmtb.com.auParking Access

We also have the CX Event on the Saturday, so come along check out the big weekend of racing!

Saturday Cross – June 11 May 20, 2016

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As part of our event delivery of Round 5 of the Sunshine Series, we are bring Cross to Samford. This will also be a warm up event for the club ahead of our NCXS race a few weeks after.

Saturday 11th June – Baden Powell Park – Samford

12:00pm Registration open
1:00pm Kids Balance Bike U9/U13 (1-2 laps)
1:30pm Come & Try (30min)
2:15pm B Grade Men & A/B Women (30min)
3:00pm A Grade Men (45min)
4:00pm Presentations

$15 entry (includes Scouts Land Access Fee)
Camping is also available on-site. Please contact Scouts directly on 3289 2599

Results Now Online
B Grade & Women
A Grade

Just as a teaser, we have thrown together this map, including the ‘full Euro’ hill. Just ask the Nendick family!
Course MapSamford CX Course June 2016

SEQDH Round 1 – Saturday Club Shuttle May 9, 2016

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So the DH season kicks off this weekend and for any club members who are heading up for Practice on the Saturday, we have a club shuttle running. That’s right, jump on board the DRCC shuttle at the venue to get lifts up. We will be running from 8:30 – 2:30pm. RSVP your spot by emailing us – president@mtbdrcc.com

Upcoming Social Rides in May April 19, 2016

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We have planned two social rides for May to keep you in-touch with your fellow club members. There are two ride styles, one being a true MTB experience and the other a more social activity.
Both rides are open to non-members, so feel free to invite along your mates, family and partners.

Monday May 2nd – Labour Day – Blackstone MTB Park (Ipswich)
This was heaps of fun for the crew. Our next MTB social is in the planning stages, so keep your ears out for details of the date and location.

Sunday May 29th – Bikes & Brews Social Ride
Join your fellow club members on a bike tour around Brisbane.
We will visit a number of Brisbane Microbreweries during the ride, with the chance to sample some of their wares as we go.

Sunday May 29th
Meet – 11am Fletcher Parade Bardon
(btwn Alexandra & Coronation St)
Back around 5pm
Non-MTBA Members need to bring $5 for Participation Licence
Flyer Attached – DRCC Bikes n Brew Ride

Summer Club Racing Launch March 28, 2016

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We have 3 dates booked in for summer club racing at Beerburrum. Racing will take a slightly different format in previous years to stop sandbagging, improve participation and give better bang for buck!

December 6 – Sweepstakes Handicap Club Race
Results from December 6th Race

February 21 – 3hr DH Enduro
Results from Hennessey Cup

 April 3 – Sweepstakes Handicap Club Race
Right, so our major change is there is no categories to enter. We will be dropping everyone in the mix and then splitting categories based on race results. This is also a sweepstake, so we aim to have category sizes between 15-25 riders. This will basically give everyone the chance of winning their category simply by racing.
Example – we have 62 riders start, so after racing, we split the results into 3 Categories – A,B,C. There will always be prizemonies for A grade (fastest riders overall), however for B-Grade and C-Grade, these winners will be 22nd and 42nd overall. We will split category based on the following principles:
1. Split into number of categories to provide between 15-25 riders per category (ie. if we get 80 riders, we will have 4 categories).
2. When there is not a even number of riders to split into categories (ie. 62 doesnt go into 3 categories evenly) we will stack the higher grade category(s) with the higher number of riders (ie. for 62 riders, we would have A-21, B-21, C-20).
3. Prize monies for A-Grade and prizes for other categories.

Full face helmet compulsory
$30 entry online
$40 entry on the day

Practice shuttles start 7:50am
Practice starts 8:00am
Racing starts at 10:00am (numerical sequence)
Numbers allocated on order of entry (ie. if you want the number one plate, enter ASAP).

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Hennessey Cup Results February 21, 2016

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Well it was a hot and humid morning for the 2016 Hennessey Cup.Lots of happy riders who will be a bit sore tomorrow!

Congratulations to Harry Donald on the win and to Loic Fery for pushing him all the way to the finish line.

2016 Hennessey Cup – Full Lap Time Results

Hennessey Cup FAQ February 10, 2016

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With such a different event concept, the Hennessey Cup attracts a lot of attention for all the right reasons. With that comes a lot of questions on how the event runs, so we put together this handy FAQ guide to help you understand.

Do I get shuttled up to the top?
Yes and with the buses running up and down the road, you are required to use them for your safety. Buses pick up and drop off at the road side, so from the track proper, there is a ride of about 100-150m at either end.

How does the start work?
We are capping entries to a maximum of 75 riders. The start will be a mass run from the top, with riders gridded at the end of the fire road. It’s a mad dash to the downhill section.

How many runs will I get to do?
As many as you can in the 3 hour time period. The shuttle will effectively have no queue, so as long as you keep doing laps, you will do around 10 per hour.

Will my bike get damaged on the shuttle?
We have adopted a zero tolerance policy to loading procedures to minimise the risk of damage to bikes. Loading will happen in an orderly process overseen by a commissaire ensuring that the shuttles are loaded efficiently, fairly and without damage. A full briefing will be provided to riders on race morning on the shuttle load process.

Is there different categories and prizes?
We are running this in our handicap format used at club races. That means the field is split after the running of the event into A,B,C grades. We will publish the results at 1hr and 2hr marks so you know how you’re travelling. Overall, if there are 32 riders, we will split the field into 3, with the higher categories ranked with more riders (ie. A=11 riders, B= 11 riders, C= 10 riders). There will be prizes for all categories, including our first Female.