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!
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
Stuff to note:
Interested? Check out the Facebook event page for details. Register online at Webscorer.
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.
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!
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.