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!
Rep your club in style and support a good cause (our trails)! We're getting a new run of t-shirts and a cap for 2019 - so that we can order the right amount and in the right sizes, we're asking you to pre-order by March 25. No payment required yet - once we close the pre-orders we'll get production going, and will contact you when they're ready to collect (pay on pickup).
Back by popular demand - race for your club (or pride, or bragging rights, or just for fun) in 5 rounds of timed downhills followed by the Humble South West Championship (2 timed runs on Marg's most iconic trail, with time credits for costume).
Held on Thursday afternoons, the venue alternates between Margaret River and Dunsborough. Entry is by gold coin donation - registration check-in closes 5:45pm, racing starts at 6pm. Post-event socialising is advised :)
Humble South West Championship
Jan 31 (Margs) followed by series presentations
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Interested? Check out the Facebook event page for details. Register online at Webscorer.
The CMB fundraiser is on tonight at Humble Bike Co, 1/32 Burler Dr, Vasse! For only $20 you'll get to watch The Moment and enjoy a complimentary sausage sizzle (groms entry by donation). There will be beverages available and wheelie competitions in the car park! Seating is limited - bring a camping chair or beanbag to get comfy on.
Thanks to our awesome event sponsors:
Also, a reminder that this is a cash-only event - all proceeds go to the trails. See you there!
OPEN TO ALL - GET INVOLVED! The 2018 CMB AGM will be held at 5:30pm on the 11th November at Lot 80. With nearly a full committee and exciting projects in the pipelines, join us at Lot 80 for an update on the past year, plan the year ahead, and to vote or apply for positions available in the committee.
Thanks to the recent grant from the City of Busselton and Lotterywest, trail works are currently underway on the Meelup trails. Consisting of 3 new trails linking the intersection near the start of Mr Mansfield's Old School down into the DDCC's Mavericks and Firey's trails, please keep an eye out for our trail crew (Ivan from The Trail Builders, club president Andrew and volunteers), and respect any 'trail closed' signage.
Our trail maintenance coordinator Patrick and volunteers have also undertaken a few modifications and cleanup of some existing trails (especially Happy Myles), so keep an eye out for changes and if you see something unfamiliar, check it out first before hitting it full bore :)
Exciting news! With our friends at Humble Bike Co and Shimano, we're holding a fundraising viewing of the movie 'The Moment' by Darcy Turenne, with all proceeds going to the club - and our trails! Woohoo!
We recently applied for and received a grant via the City of Busselton and Lotterywest to help fund our next trail building project - 3 new trails at Meelup linking the intersection near the start of Mr Mansfields Old School down into the DDCC's Mavericks and Firey's trails. Aside from providing more trails (always a good thing!), this will improve the integration of our Meelup trails and the DDCC trails.
Obviously a huge thanks is due to the City of Busselton and Lotterywest, as well as to all involved in organising the grant. Getting funding is just the start - the project will be a joint collaboration between volunteers from the CMB and the Trail Builders. Watch this space!
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Hosted by our fellow riders of the Peel District Mountain Mountain Bike Club, the 2018 WA Downhill State Championships will be held at the Wellington Mill tracks on the 8th and 9th of September. Long a cornerstone of the WA downhill scene, having the Champs at the Welli Mills trails promises a fun weekend.
Visit the Facebook Event page for more information and registration details.