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.
It's on again! The Cape Mountain Bikers with agreement from the Secret Whicher Cult would like to invite the wider mountain biking community to join them on another Chase the Thylacine ride. This is a no cost event - there is no entry fee and we are not raising money for any cause. We are however promoting mental health week with a focus on where we live, learn, work and play.
This classic spring event, which began in 2010, originally took riders from the Secret Whicher Trails near Busselton to Nannup and back again. The 2018 ride will begin at the iconic Busselton Jetty and takes riders on a 100-mile epic to Nannup for an overnight stop before returning the following day. All riders will be required to ride with a partner or as part of a group. For those individuals not wishing to ride the entire course, the ride can be done in relay style, with designated change over points along the course.
Read more below, or visit the Facebook Event page for more information.
Round 5 is done and dusted. Congratulations to all who participated, and a big thanks to all the WAGE crew, the volunteers, and the DDCC for an awesome day. Results are available here - our trails saw a massive turn-out of riders and good conditions on race day; we were especially lucky in that regard, given all the recent storms :)
The CMB fundraising gourmet sausage sizzle, kindly organised by Regina and Roman from Ride Local, was kept super busy - thanks to all who helped out (especially Regina, Michelle, Donna, Katherine, Pascal, Thorben and Luca) and thanks to everyone who dropped by for a (gourmet!) feed!
It's on this weekend! Round 5 of the WA Gravity Enduro series will take place this Sunday July 29. The trails are prepped and course maps are available - head on over to the WAGE event page to get detailed maps and last-minute info. With 5 race stages spread across both Meelup and DDCC trails, and the race village based at the Country Club, it should be a great day for both riders and spectators. Wishing everyone an awesome day - stay safe and enjoy it!
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL EVENT FOR OUR GRASSROOTS MEMBERS:
Two private shuttling days at Mt. Gunjin in Kalamunda on July 7 and 8 with Frank Marzoli of the KMBC. With 4 hours shuttle access per session, the groms are sure to wear themselves out and have a blast doing it. Snacks and drinks will provided on the days to keep your energy levels up - you'll need it! Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch are also included in the price, and will be provided by Ride Local using Kalamunda local produce.
Thanks to everyone involved! Good times had by all.
Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June saw the Down South MTB Festival return to Dunsborough and Margaret River. Split between the 2 venues, the festival celebrates mountain biking in the South West, offering two 2 days of competitive and recreational mountain bike events. This year it included the XCO WAMBA 2018 State Series Round 3 (Saturday 2nd) and XCO WAMBA 2018 State Series Round 4 (Sunday 3rd), as well as coaching clinics, fun events and team relays.
A huge thanks to all the participants, competitors, coaches, volunteers and spectators - see you all again next year!
For more on the festival and to link to the results, see the event website at http://www.downsouthmtbfestival.org.au.
Sunday 29 July sees Round 5 of the WA Gravity Enduro Series at the Meelup and Dunsborough & Districts Country Club trails! Gravity enduro is a fun and social racing format anyone can enjoy, from the elite to weekend warriors to first-timers and juniors. With the race village based at the Country Club in the heart of Dunsborough providing ample opportunity for refreshments and socialising, this is a very accessible event - if you've ever wanted to give a gravity enduro a go, now's the perfect time.
It's also a great sport to watch - even if you’re not competing it’ll be worth marking the date and heading up into the hills to spectate and heckle as hard as you can. And if you're not racing but would like to get involved, we'll likely be putting out a call for volunteers (course marshals etc) closer to the date - keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
Learn more and get your race registrations in at the WAGE website.