The Junior Skills Program is Back

Kicking off on Thursday October 19, every Thursday until 7 December (8 weeks) we will be running a free (to club members) junior development program.

It will be broken up into 2 sessions, 4:30pm for Dirtmasters (12 & under) & 5:30 pm for Juniors (13-18).

We’ll meet at the shipping container behind the trotting club club rooms at McDonald St South Warrnambool.

Before you come, please read this information to make sure you have everything you need and have arranged your 8 week FREE insurance and club membership.

Adults, Mums & Dads welcome to join in.

Download brochure here

Thunder Point plan goes to City Council – Tonight 5:45pm

Thunder Point plan goes to Council – tonight 5:45pm

Mountain bike riding at Thunder is great for us and our community. The future of mountain biking a Thunder Point will be discussed by Warrnambool City Council are tonight's meeting. Flick the mud off your hoodie and show your support. For some inspiration, check out this fantastic video of why we want to keep TP as our home... Tonight (Monday 21/07), Council Chambers 5:45pm.

Thunder Point Winter Series

Crankhouse Winter Series (now at Thunder Point)

The Warrnambool Mountian Bike Club invites you, your family and friends to the Thunder Point Winter Series. The first of three mountain bike events is next Sunday 22 June.

Brought to you by Crankhouse and Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club, this family-fun and all-standards mountain biking event warms up chilly winter riding every year.

Where: Thunder Point Trotting Track (McDonald St, Warrnambool)
When: June 22 11am
Cost: Free for Season (GOLD) Pass holders
$10 for everyone else, 1/2 price for juniors
MTBA licence available on the day. Please bring valid MTBA card.

Why:

- kids, Mums and Dads can ride around the safe and friendly track
- spectators will see many laps of competitors from the sunny vantage point
- enjoy life and warm up your winter weekends
- easy-moderate MTB track with plenty of marshalls (a.k.a. motivators)
- hot and cold beverages, and food on-site for your enjoyment
- teams consist of all standards of riders.

- a cosy open fire to warm yourselves
- some hot water and perhaps a shower
- a covered venue for recovery!
Turn up this Sunday 10am-12 with a rake and your bike to help sweep the track.

Other events in the series are on Sundays 20 July and 28 August.

Tower Hill Winter Series (2013)

Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club Member Peter Furphy shot a stack of photos at last year's Winter Series Race at Tower Hill and club member Gavin Prentice has put them together in a photo slideshow for you to enjoy. We hope to see more photos taken at this year's event.

Just in case you need more training for Wombat100

2014 Kona Dirty Weekend – Why South Australia is a Mountain Bike Mecca…

The 2014 Kona Dirty Weekend (May 3-4) is South Australia’s only 24 hour mountain challenge in Cudlee Creek (right next to Adelaide). With 6hr, 12hr and 24Hr options, this is an epic adventure and above all a hell of a lot of fun along South Australia’s finest MTB trails.

Register to Ride at http://www.bikesa.asn.au/dirtyweekend

Dirt Crit 2013 Season Finale

This Friday 20th is our Dirt Crit season Finale.

All those laps you have done will create a handicap for you. This Friday we will be having a reverse handicap race of the entire track including the trotting track. Anyone can win!

We need all riders to be ready to ride by 6.15pm   

The lap will take approx. 30min and will be followed by a BBQ and presentations!

Even if you haven’t raced this season, please feel free to come down join in the atmosphere for the BBQ and have a chat!

Look forward to seeing you there!!  Last week’s results are here  Dirt Crits 5 Weekly Results Week 7

TP180 MTB Endurance Race – Online Entries at ENTRYZONE

Location: Thunder Point Trotting Track (McDonald St Warrnambool)
Date: Saturday 18th January 2014
Entry: Online at ENTRYZONE, close on 15th of January 2013.

Held for the first time in January 2012, this race in Warrnambool proved popular with local riders, national race teams and tourists in town for their summer holiday. This wide cross section of the riding community is a great example of mountain biking’s rapidly growing appeal.

The revamped circuit of about 6 km will once again take in a lap of the trotting track and each lap will see riders passing the clubrooms 3 times to give spectators a birds-eye view of the riders on each lap. The tight and technical track has had a heap of work done on it over the last 12 months – sure to impress and keep you on your toes.

The event will be held on Saturday afternoon in a family friendly atmosphere of food, music and games at the Harness Racing Trotting Club rooms. For out-of-towners, why not plan a weekend by the sea and enjoy everything Warrnambool has to offer. While you’re here, smash out a few laps of single track pleasure. You will love the trails, tight, twisty, rocks, roots, quick downhills, everything you need to have fun on 2 wheels.

Categories:
3 Hours – Open Male, Open Female, Open Pairs, Junior Pairs (under 17)
1 Hour – Open Male, Open Female, Under 17 Male, Under 17 Female

For more infomation please visit www.thunderpoint180.com.au/

Thunder Point access

Thunder Point access

The Thunder Point Access wheels are turning, if you look closely. Councillors and staff Directors were astounded by your words, kindly compiled to video by Colleen Hughson (link) and James Russell (link), about why mountain biking at Thunder Point should not only stay, but continue to improve and grow. Our case is simple, short-term tenure, sub-standard track and threat of a new road through Thunder Point all affect our Club's growth. We want Council's support to be there, longer tenure and more space to build a national level facility. We are encouraged by Nick Bowman's (IMBA) recent visit suggesting a 15 - 20km IMBA standard track is possible for Thunder Point. If you want to talk further about mountain bike access at Thunder Point or elsewhere, get in touch with Gavin, he coordinates the Access sub-committee we have set up. On other access news, Parks Victoria are very happy with our continued use of Tower Hill for the Winter Series.

Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club

Results for Dirt Crit 5 Week 6

Great turnout and times everyone.  At a total of 60 lap times for the night, we almost cracked this years record of 68.  The last chance to get your times in is Dec 13.  Final round is on 20 December with the format to be decided. May be track 1, maybe Track 2, maybe a bit of both!  Special prize is on offer for Friday 13th fancy dress!!!

Timing errors and your feedback is welcome.  Dirt Crits 5 Weekly Results Week 6.1