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Samford Working Bee August 18, 2015

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We are having a working bee this Sunday to get all the trails in running order. With the inspection we did on the recent social ride, there isn’t a heap of work to do, so we expect it will take a few hours to get everything up and running.

Working Bee Details
Meet at Burns Rd Gate (via Bygotts Rd)
Sunday 23rd August, 7:45am for 8:00am Start
Bring – Rake, Fire Hoe, Shovel or Secateurs and Gloves, Water, Sturdy Shoes.
We will have: Whipper Snippers, Chainsaw, Cold Soft Drinks.
If we get the work done, we will have a chance to ride a lap of the course – there will be some other groups out there, so we need to be considerate to the other user groups.

Ekka Wednesday Social Ride August 4, 2015

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So we have set our plan out for the Ekka Wednesday Social Ride. This ride will be at a social pace, with regular stops along the way; generally at each track junction and on the climbs.

Where and When:
Meet at Ironbark Gully, 6:50am for 7am start

We are going to climb up to the ridgeline (via Tracks 1 and 2 aka WaterTank), then make our way over to the new trail (aka Humpty). This will spit us out at the junction of Mailmans Track and Bygotts Road. From there, we will descend down Burns Road and enter the Samford Scout Camp. We will ride a lap of the XC course for the upcoming State Champs. For those inclined, we will also then attempt a ‘flying lap’ of the course. Return from Samford will be via Camp Mountain and South Maclean Roads, before the leisurely roll along the rail trail, bringing us back to Ironbark Gully.

Total Ride Distance/Time:
Expect to cover around 15-20km and this will take us 2-2:30, having us back to Ironbark by 9:30am.

What to Bring?
Working bike in good repair.
Spares for your bike (its no fun trying to stuff a 29″ tube into a 26″ wheel).
Water bottle and maybe a museli bar or similar snack.

State Champs Website Launch August 3, 2015

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We have launched our website for the upcoming XC State Champs. Head on over and have a look.

Go to the Website

It is an exciting event and we will be also having a CX race on the Saturday afternoon. For those that have ridden the Samford course, we are making a few adjustments to the trail format which will hopefully extend the loop slightly and take some of the most difficult sections out. We will have a map and course profile up on the website soon.

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 –


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