♪ ♫ Bicycle, bicycle, bicycles rockBicycles roll and bicycles goSpinning and grinning its crank set of funRockwheelers festive spirit began ♪♪Decorate your mountain, road, bmx bikes with Christmas lights and join Townsville Mountain Bike Rockwheelers Club for the annual Christmas Carols Ride! Meet us at 6pm for a Sausage Sizzle at Riverside Tavern, who are helping us raise money, as well as providing free water!! This year we are riding to share the Christmas spirit and raise money for an amazingly genuine, vivacious, caring, clever and joyous young man Tama Mason who is facing a tough battle right now that no one should ever have to face.
At ten years old Tama has been diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma which is a very serious and dangerous type of brain cancer. A couple of months ago Tama was playing in a Rugby league tournament in his home town of Townsville, alongside his team mates from Western Lions U11 white, where he recognised for his strong defensive efforts and positive encouraging attitude. Over the next couple of days after Tama was not feeling quite right, his family took him to the Doctor to get checked out. Predicting perhaps Tama had severed a nerve in his eye, the Doctors completed some scans and discovered the shocking news of the tumour. Tama has a fundraising page if you would like read more and make a donation. Click Here
Details of the course we will be riding can be found here.
Read more: Rockwheelers Carols Ride 2014
President Report - November 2014
It’s been another great year for Rockwheelers.
A big thanks to all the volunteers and especially the 2014 committee members who gave up riding time to help make things happen. And thanks to the committee members who will not be continuing next year for all your efforts.
Extra special thanks to the outgoing Treasurer Nigel Stacey.
He has quietly gone about the business of managing our money and has done a great job over the last 3 years.
Also extra big thanks to outgoing Secretary Greg Longson.
He has instigated a whole host of processes and policies that has brought a much needed level of organisation and professionalism to the business side of the club.
Greg has been (still is) one of the main forces behind our web site and as you all know has a talent for coming up with “unique” posts.
Greg will take on the role of Land Advocacy in 2015 and there are some big things in the wind.
So …2014….what has been achieved ?
Read more: Presidents Report 2014
In time for Christmas: Rockwheelers club riding jerseys are back in stock.
Place your orders now: http://rockwheelersmerchandise.eventsbot.com/
MTBA have launched an amazing offer - free trial membership for 2 months.
This offer is valid for anyone who has never been a member, or who has an expired membership of 3 years or more.
It is a full membership with all the perks, including:
24/7 Personal Accident Insurance when ridingLicence for racing at Rockwheeler Events and Social Rides Unfortunately this membership does not include access to trails at Ross Dam - this agreement is between Rockwheelers and Sunwater/TCC, not MTBA. For access to the Dam you must upgrade to a paid membership and select Rockwheelers as your club.
To take advantange of this offer hit the link below. Optimised for mobile devices, why not sign up instead of purchasing a day licence for the next race or social ride?Share this around and get your friends hooked on MTB!
We'll try keep this updated as often as we can but some days we might not be able to inspect the trails. Use common sense about wet trails - read the Wet Trail Closures article for more details.
Reminder about rule of thumb: 10mm of rain normally needs 6-8 hours of sunlight and drying time. Check rainfall data for Black Weir (Douglas, Ross River Dam Pallarenda on BOM website.)