AGM Forms and 6 Pack Updates

Below is the Committee Nomination Form. All current members have been emailed a copy. Please return by 3rd December – instructions on the form.

DRCC Committee Nomination (1)

The AGM will be at 2pm on 10th December and precede our 6 Pack Racing. This will be a fun event and the draw and format for racing is below. If you can work it out, good luck! It should get everyone into races against people of the same pace by the end which should make exciting racing with lots of sprint finishes.
Course layout will be confirmed closer to the race weekend, but were aiming to make the course an even playing field for Enduro, XC and CX bikes alike – may the best rider win!
To kick things off, everyone will get an individual timed run (like a downhill race) to seed for the heats. Based on your finish rank in that, we will run heats as follows, with each result in each heat, determining your next competitors. Try and sandbag that!
Entries are open now with a discount for club members – Check your emails.

6 Pack Draw

2017 AGM, 6 Pack Racing and BBQ

Well it’s that time of the year – AGM – where we elect the Committee for the 2017/18 Year. We like to make this a fun affair and a chance to meet your fellow members, so come along and find out a little about what the club is doing and find out how you can contribute.

Sunday December 10th, 2017, 2:00pm
“The Pocket”, Baden Powell Park, Samford Rd, Samford

All positions on the Committee are available for nomination and current members are being sent out forms over the coming few days.

6 Pack Racing
Starting at 3pm – We will also be having a fun set of races – called the ‘6 Pack’. This will be over a 800m to 1km course where riders will first complete a time trial, then race in a round robin format of 6 riders at a time. The ultimate prize – you guessed it – a 6 pack! Entry in the racing is $10 for members – $15 for non-members to cover the Scout Land Fees. We are also making the course a mostly downhill alignment and will have elements of off-camber cornering, sprints and cyclocross (dismount) features to make it an even playing field, no matter what bike you bring along.
So how does it work? Well, your time trial will seed/handicap into grades and then it goes into a Round Robin Format. After each race, your place in that will determine your next heat. After 3-4 races, everyone will be racing in a final, with riders at the same level, making for some tight, fun and specator (heckle) friendly racing.
After the race, hang round, share the winner’s trophy and enjoy a BBQ put on by the club.
If there is interest, we can run a women’s field and a junior field as well, but due to the format, we think it will work out well with everyone being ranked against riders of the same abilities.

Following on from the 6 Pack racing, we will have a BBQ Sausage Sizzle so you can chat and compare notes regarding the racing, riding and meet new friends.

Interclub 2 – Results

Although the forecast threw some doubts on race day, riders woke to sunny skies and a drying course. It wasn’t totally dry with conditions changing throughout the morning, with mud combining with rocks to leave a challenging course for racing.

At the end of the race session, it was Jack Wright in for the win, closely followed by regular podium contenders, Sam ‘the banana’ Fraser and young gun, Niki Barber.

Big thanks to Red Hat for shuttling, Wassa for coming to the rescue of the trailer and stalwarts Gerald, Paul and Reesy for helping bring it all together.

We will work on the club pointscore, but it looks to be heating up between DRCC, Outlook and STH for the trophy.

Interclub DH – Round 2

Interclub Racing

It’s back – Interclub level racing at Beerburrum. Now we have got our permit, here are the details:

Sunday 21st May
Beerburrum DH Track – Beerburrum-Woodford Rd
$35 entry – MTBA Licence additional
7am – Rego
7:45am – Shuttles Start
8:00am – Practice Starts
10:00am – Racing

Shuttles provided and full electronic timing service

A,B,C Categories – Sweepstakes Prizes

Enter NOW

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. Please refer to MTBA Regulations for other protective equipment requirements.



Cross is Back – Samford in January

So it’s right in the middle of Cross Season (for the northern hemisphere anyway) and while it’s so hot downunder, we will be racing in the late afternoon to keep it cooler. We will largely be guided by light available on the actual day with start times and race lengths subject to minor adjustment to suit.

Saturday January 21st, 2017

3:00pm – Rego Open
4:00pm – Kids (U15) – 1-3 mini laps
4:30pm – C-Grade and non-CX bikes- 25mins
5:05pm – B-Grade – 30mins
5:45pm – A-Grade – 45mins (or until dark)

$20 entry for all senior grades, $5 for Kids (U15)
Race Licence extra if required (MTBA and CA licences accepted).
$25 for Over 18s, $15 for Under 18s and $7 for Kids event.
Online Pre-Entry will give you priority grid ranking.


Course Setup will be from 2:00pm, so come along and help out and show your support for CX.

Location –
Baden Powell Park, cnr Cash Ave & Samford Rd, Samford Village

Fundraiser –
A portion of funds raised from this event will be donated to local junior rider Olivia Nendick who is likely heading to Worlds CX the following weekend in Luxembourg. More info about this cause and donate yourself on GoFundMe.

Course Building –
We are adding some new features to the course, so keep your ears out for info on where and when.

DRCC Christmas Fun Ride and Social Drinks

Well it’s already ‘that’ time of the year. Come along, reminisce about the year that was and look forward to all the great things the club will be doing in 2017.

Sunday November 27th, 2016

Meeting at the Bardon Bowls Club, we will ride up to Blue Nurses where a number of fun bike related activities will be held. This will consist of some short head-to-head racing and mini competitions. We will then ride back to Bardon Bowls Club to join in their afternoon “Charity Day” festivities.

Meet at the Bardon Bowls Club at 3pm. We will finish around 6pm or whenever you choose.

69 Bowman Parade, Bardon

For more details on the Bardon Bowls Club “Charity Day” Check out their FB.

Committee Positions

Following the AGM, there is no changes to our Committee Positions for 2017 year. Details are as follows:

President – Hayden Lester
Vice President – Scott Finlay
Secretary – Paul Leary
Treasurer – Gerald Schmidt

Social Ride Rep – Jeff Shillington

There is vacancies in the following Committee Positions, which we encourage all members to consider contributing to:
XC Rider Rep
DH Rider Rep
Trail Care Rep
You do not need to necessarily attend the meetings to take on these roles, but be a go-to person for members and point of contact on related matters.

2016 AGM & Social Ride

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

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