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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)
The newly reopened Blackstone is a MTB trailcentre just outside Ipswich. There’s some new trails and some old ones which have been redone. This ride would suit Intermediate to Advanced Riders as there are mostly Blue and Black trails at Blackstone and the ride will be a ‘gravity enduro’ style format with a ride up and ‘fun ride’ down.

Meet – 7am Ashgrove Cycles
Shuttle Trailer and Car Transfer
Non-MTBA Members need to bring $5 for Participation Licence
Return by 11:30-12pm

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.

Wild West Course Description January 27, 2016

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We have put together the most flowing course possible for the upcoming Wild West XC race at Samford. In 2016, we are adopting a new start/finish location which changes the flow of the course.

New start location is the main field adjacent Samford Rd. Carparking is still in the same spot (via Cash Ave) and then follow the signs to cross the creek via the pedestrian bridge next to the abseiling tower.

Course Layout.
Pocket Glades Loop, Dam Loop, Beaver Trail, Kauri Creek, Access Road to Top Gate, Flowy, Switchbacks, Pinch Climb, Powerlines, Far Side, Super D. 
C-Grade will shortcut the Powerlines and Far Side single track to make the climbing a little more gentle.
The first lap will include the Dam Loop, but subsequent laps will cross the creek and go straight into the Beaver Trail.
Strava It Here

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Samford WW Course

New Club Commitee December 13, 2015

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Introducing the Club Committee for 2016:

President – Hayden Lester
Vice President – Scott Finlay
Secretary – Paul Leary
Treasurer – Gerald Schmidt
XC Rep – Scott Finlay
DH Rep – Hayden Lester
Social Ride Rep – Jeff Shillington

If you wish to contact the committee, do so by emailing president@mtbdrcc.com

Club Handicap Results December 6, 2015

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Results from the Club Handicap. Congrats to all riders! Beeries!  

Club Racing Update November 12, 2015

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We have been successful in amending our club racing date to December 6. The race that was due to be next Sunday has been postponed due to an unexpected date clash. The race format will remain the same as previously advertised. We thank Sunshine Coast Council, St John’s First Aid and our other suppliers for being so accommodating of this late change.

Entries have been re-opened and entries transferred.

2015 AGM, Christmas Party and Club Champion November 11, 2015

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Notice enclosed of the DRCC Annual General Meeting. This meeting will be held at Gap Creek Reserve, Gap Creek Rd, The Gap at 3:00pm on Sunday 29th November 2015.

The Agenda for meeting is also enclosed along with the nomination form for Committee positions for 2016. Nominations are due back by 3pm on Sunday 22nd November to the PO Box or email.
We will be having the Christmas Party as part of the AGM, so make sure you come along, bring the family and the bike. The club will fire up the bbq and have some cold refreshments on hand. There will be a short ride being taken as part of the ride. This will start right after the end of the AGM and before the BBQ. Ride time will be about 20-30 minutes.
The Christmas Party will also be our presentation of the 2015 Club Champion. Slightly different to previous years, this year we have nominated club members to recognise a wider range of members and also make voting easier for everyone. The nominees are:
Joe Witzerman
2015 Gravity Enduro U15 National Champion
Loic Fery
2015 Gravity Enduro U19 Series and National Champion
Karl Withers
2015 Expert Men Marathon National Champion
Trevor Olsen
2015 Sunshine Series XC 2nd Super Master Men, 3rd State Championships, Shuttle Driver Beerburrum
You can vote now via return email (proxy), otherwise, we will be accepting votes up until 3pm on the Christmas Party.
Congratulations to all our nominees above.

Blue Derby Trip 2016 November 6, 2015

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You may have heard about some of the hype about the Blue Derby Trails in Tasmania over the last few months. Well, we have a deal for you to go and ride these trails in a friendly group of club members.
By travelling as a group, we can share many of the costs associated with interstate bike travel and the club is making arrangements for accommodation and transfers.
So what’s your excuse? Secure your spot now, by booking your flight and showing us that confirmed travel itinerary or if you wish to book your flights later, dont miss out on this opportunity by sending a $100 non-refundable deposit to the club.
Our trip will be April 4-10th 2016 in the week leading up to the MTBA Marathon Champs. This is during the Easter School Holidays (QLD), so we hope to see lots of you along for the ride.
Blue Derby Trip Flyer for further details, recommended flights to book, dates and planned ride destinations (along with some interesting attractions along the way).
Enquire within or check-in with the club website or Facebook.
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