The South West Mountain Bike Summer Series is back – presented by Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association and Cape Mountain Bikers.
This is grassroots mountain bike racing at its best; the aim of the game is to get out on your bike each week, meet new people, have a laugh, be stoked and then have a yarn over a burger and a refreshing beverage afterwards! Behind all the fun is a hard-fought inter-club competition between MRORCA and CMB. Each time you race you will accumulate points for your club towards the overall title. So get involved, come represent your club!
If you have never taken part in a race or a formal mountain biking event before, this is the time to get involved! It’s not serious, it’s all about having fun. As before the Summer Series race format is two timed runs on beginner friendly descents, with cumulative time scored.
Round 1 – Sunday 27 December 2020 – Dunsborough Mtb Park (Meelup)
Round 2 – Saturday 2 January 2021 - Margaret River
Round 3 – Thursday 7 January 2020 - Dunsborough Mtb Park (Meelup)
Round 4 – Thursday 14 January 2020 - Margaret River
Round 5 – Thursday 21 January 2020 - Lot 80 Eagle Bay (tbc)
Round 6 (Humble Cup) – Thursday 28 January 2020 - Margaret River
To compete you must register online for each event. These will go live a week before the event, check the Facebook page for details! Registrations will close at lunchtime on the day of the round. No regos at the event! Make sure you register early as numbers are limited!
All participants must hold MTBA RACE or AUSCYCLING RACE OFFROAD membership. Visit www.auscycling.org.au/membership to join or get a free 4-week trial licence or one-day events licence. No RACE LEVEL membership, NO RACE.
On the day simply check in from 5pm onwards to confirm your race membership and attendance and grab your race plate. You can then practice up until the compulsory race briefing at 5.45pm, with racing running from roughly 6pm-7.30pm.
OPEN TO ALL - GET INVOLVED! The 2020 CMB AGM will be held at 4:00pm on the 1st of November at Clancy's Fish Pub in Dunsborough. Join us to get an update on the past year, plan the year ahead, and vote or apply for positions available in the committee; it's also a good excuse to catch up socially and have a drink with the local MTB crew! Kids welcome of course, Clancy's is a great venue for them too!
Meelup Regional Park has a burn planned to take place within a 2 week window beginning 15th October. Meelup trails will be closed from then, and will remain closed until we get the all-clear (and do any necessary trail repairs). Please help out by respecting all signage and directions from fireys, rangers, City staff or trail builders.
WAGE rounds 1 and 2 are back as a combined event over the long weekend!
SATURDAY 29th Feb 2020 sees the field kick off Round 1 of the 2020 WA Gravity Enduro Series in Margaret River, taking refuge from the summer sun under towering trees, shralping beautifully sculptured berms and jumps and brushing off the cobwebs and opening the lungs from the summer break.
SUNDAY 1st March 2020, sees Round 2 in Dunsborough for some fun (and pedally) trails to really dial things in for the year ahead. Although relatively flat, we're squeezing in as many jumps and berms as possible, plus a little bit of gnarly action out back.
More info and registration here.
The mountain bike event for 2020 is here! The Empire Cup is a 2-day festival held at Linga Longa Bike Park in Balingup on 18th and 19th April 2020. Hosted by Empire Cycles, this caters for riders young and old, beginners to experts. It's sponsored by a bunch of industry-leading brands, including special guests Specialized Australia making the trip over from their HQ with their entire e-bike demo fleet. This is a jam style weekend for riders and families with unlimited shuttles, live music on Saturday night and camping. For more information and early bird tickets visit - https://empirecycles.com.au/empire-cup/
Grassroots mountain bike racing at its best! Get out on your bike, meet new people, have a laugh, be stoked and then have a yarn over a burger and a refreshing beverage afterwards!
If you have never taken part in a race or a formal mountain biking event before, this is the time to get involved! It ain’t serious, no one cares how fast you are, it's all about having fun. The Summer Series takes place on Thursday afternoons over the summer school holidays with a race format of two timed runs on beginner-friendly descents, with cumulative time. Behind all the fun is an incredibly hard-fought-for-sheep-stations inter-club competition between Dunsborough and Margaret River (MRORCA), culminating in the fancy dress Humble Cup and post-series windup at the Brewhouse.
Round 1 - 27 December 2019 (note: actually a Friday!) - Meelup
Round 2 - 2 January 2020 - Margaret River
Round 3 - 9 January 2020 - Meelup
Round 4 - 16 January 2020 - Margaret River
Round 5 - 23 January 2020 - Lot 80 Eagle Bay
Round 6 (Humble Cup) - 30 January 2020 - Margaret River
To compete you must pre-register online before 27 December - after this hit the links in the individual events to register. More info, details and registration links are all on the event page.
On the day you simply need to check in from 5pm onwards to confirm your attendance and grab your race plate. You can then practice up until the compulsory race briefing at 5.45pm, with racing running from roughly 6pm-7pm.
OPEN TO ALL - GET INVOLVED! The 2019 CMB AGM will be held at 6:00pm on the 2nd of December at Bayside Burgers in Dunsborough. Join us to get an update on the past year, plan the year ahead, and vote or apply for positions available in the committee.
Local trails deserve a local beer! Introducing the first official CMB Berm Brew, made by the fine folk at Rocky Ridge Brewing, and available (soon) exclusively at Dunsborough Cellars! The release of our Berm Brew will be coinciding with Dunsborough Cellars' Big South West craft beer tasting - pop in, have a chat, and sample some local beers. What's not to like?
When: Friday, 27 September 2019 from 5:00-9:00pm
Where: Dunsborough Cellars, 58 Dunn Bay Road Dunsborough 6281
First Edition. Limited to 50 cases. Proceeds help our local MTB club and trail network. Enjoy a locally hand-crafted beer while supporting your local trail network, brewers, farmers, and bottleshop!
It's on! The Down South MTB festival celebrates mountain biking in the South West offering two 2 days of competitive and recreational mountain bike fun. Promoting the mountain biking facilities in Dunsborough and Margaret River across 2 days, events include the XCO WAMBA 2019 State Series Rounds 5 and 6. We'll also have a variety of fun and free events - 16 inch wheeled bike races, wheelie competitions, balancing challenges, dual slalom races, bunny hops, jump displays and this year for the first time the Down South MTB festival will be hosting a fun Gravity Enduro in the Dunsborough Meelup Mountain Bike Park.
There will also be some of the South West’s best mountain bike coaches on site offering some great kids and adult MTB skills coaching clinics. Find out more here and register and purchase coaching clinic tickets here.
Awesome day out! Thanks to Laurie and Kya for organising, and Roman for the transport, coaching and catering!