Date: Sunday 13 Dec 2015 Sign on: 6:00 amStart: 6:15am sharpLocation: Cnr Allambie Ln and Riverway Dr. (Carpark next to Rasmussen McDonalds)Ride duration and distance: approx 30k and approx 2 ½ hrsRestrictions and skill level: No children under the age of 14. Children aged 14 - 15 must be in visual contact by their parent/ guardian throughout the entire ride duration. Skill level: 4/10 Fitness level 6/10 About the ride: This ride is something a bit different. We will meet up at the carpark next to McDonalds and head down Allambie Ln and head out through some back dirt rds to entre the private property. From there we will ride along the power lines taking in the stunning views of Fredrick Peak until we reach Granitevale rd. We will the return the same way we came. At the completion of the ride we can all drop into McDonalds for a coffee or if you like a big breaky burger. What to bring: You'll be required to be self sufficient though out the ride with tubes, food, water and the most important item your camera. Non MTBA members: Non MTBA members will be required to purchase a day license for $5. Correct change would be greatly appreciated.
See you there!!
Rockwheelers will be holding a Downhill Social Day SUNDAY 6th December, last chance for bulk shuttle runs for the year. We will be providing the shuttle bus and club trailer for your bikes as well as a BBQ lunch provided with cold drinks available on the dayOnline registration is prefered as always:
Date: 6th December (Sunday)Where: Mt Stuart (Bottom Carpark 300m up from gun club turn off)Time: 11:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $20 per rider for MTBA members & $5 Day Licence will be required for non members.
What to Bring: Full Working Bike, Helmet, Knee/Shin Guards, Closed in Shoes
Highly recommended: Neck Brace, Elbow guards, Full Face helmet
What could be better at Christmas time than joining with family and friends for a great community ride that assists children in need – welcome to the Christmas Lights Ride!
It’s time to get ready for a ride with a difference. This awesome event is a slow paced ride that allows everyone who takes part, from kids to parents to grandparents, a chance to celebrate the festive season in an active manner and support the children of Ronald McDonald House in the process.
Come and join us on Tuesday December 8 at the Townsville Riverview Tavern for a ride you are going to love!
Click here for more information, and to register.
Click here for the Everyday Hero site to start fundraising, or donate
Date: Tuesday 8th DecemberTime: 5-8pm
Age: All Ages*
Start and Finish Location: Riverview Tavern
Communications: All registered riders will receive emails prior to the event with all the information you need for a successful ride
Course: Approx. 10km Loop
Online Entry: Nov 1 - Dec 6
Cost: Online - $10 per rider / $28 Family of 4 / $28 Team of 4. On the day - $12 per rider / $35 Family of 4 / $25 Team of 4.
*All children aged 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult rider for the duration of the event.
Entry Includes Insurance / Rego Plate / 3 hours of fun!
There will be prizes for best dressed (your bike that is) and fundraising prizes awarded at the event so please add some bling and support Ronald McDonald House this festive season. NB: All persons who raise $50+ for RMH will go in the draw to win some great prizes including a Trek Precaliber 20 SS (Kids) or Electra Cruiser 1 (Adults).Prize Bikes kindly donated by the awesome folk over at Cycle De Vie.
A reminder about our trails on Lake Ross at the Dam: These trails are strictly for Rockwheelers members only. This is part of our access agreement with Townsville Water. This is not public land, our access rights are not guaranteed.
Conditions of Access:Weekends and public holidays only (6 to 6)CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY with IDOnline induction must be completedYou MUST sign in at the rangers hutOnly ride on Rockwheelers Trails, and the fire road as far as the far end of Jet Stream.Absolutely no toiletting in this area (it's our water supply)No rubbish to be left out there, take out what you take in.
For some months now, the Rangers have been identifying persons entering the Lake Ross storage area on MTBs who either:1. Aren’t members or don't have ID2. Are members but have not completed the induction and/or have not signed in as required.3. Are riding in places they are not permitted to ride (ie beyond the end of Jet Stream).4. Are running on the trails because they think that they can. Bikes only5. Are riding on weekdays when access is clearly limited to weekends and public holidays.
There are trail cameras out there, and rangers do complete regular patrols. If this behaviour continues depending on what the rangers want to do, they may approach the club to discuss options such as issuing infringement notices or have the club approach these members regarding their failure to comply with the entry conditions.
For information on how to become a member please click "Join" above.For Lake Ross induction please click "Trails > Where to ride" above.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel this ride due to exceptionally wet/muddy conditions reported by our scout rider - too dangerous to ride and risk damage to bikes. Keep an eye on our Facebook for a potential change of venue
DATE: Sunday 22nd November 2015
Sign on: 7:00
Ride start: 7:30 sharp
Location: Bluewater Forestry Road Huts (TOP OF THE FIRST MTN)
Ride duration and distance: approx 30k and approx 3hrs
Restrictions and skill level: No children under the age of 14.
Children aged 14 - 15 must be in visual contact by their parent/guardian throughout the entire ride duration.
Skill level: 6/10 Fitness level 7/10 (Definitely Not for beginingers SORRY)
Help required: There will be some help required to get everyone to
the hut on time, for those without a high clearance vehicle. Those
with normal cars can park a couple of ks short of the first climb. If
your like me start riding up and hope somone will pick you up or
pre arrange a lift. IF RIDING UP ALLOW 1.5 hours.
What to bring: You'll be required to be self sufficient though out the
ride with tubes, food, water and the most important item your
Non MTBA members: Non MTBA members will be required to
purchase a day license for $5. Correct change would be greatly
Our Annual General Meeting for 2015 is coming up on the 1st of December.
Now is the time to start thinking about how you can help run your club next year - information on Committee positions can be found here: http://rockwheelers.com.au/index.php/2-uncategorised/67-rockwheelers-committee-roles
Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm startLocation: Kirwan Sports & Community Club 159 Bamford Lane Kirwan.
Business: The AGM will include the Presidents Report, Treasurer’s Report and Committee Nominations. We will also have presentations for XC series winners.Catering: Hot finger food will be provided. We urge all members to come along and be involved in what is happening with Townsville Rockwheelers.
The strength of our club is our membership base and the contributions made by the members. How can you contribute to your club in 2016? Committee member? Help run an event? We look forward to seeing you there.
If you can please indicate your attendance on the Facebook Event for catering purposes: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644501155821518/
It's time to dig those old downhill bikes out, dust of the cobwebs and start shredding the trails on those old steeds. Can't wait to see sets of v-brakes, elastomer suspension, and bash guards the size of dinner plates shredding down Douglas. Although you don't have to ride a bike pre 2005, any bike older than 2005 will get a timed advantage. So feel free to come race on your sparkling 2015 Santa Cruz, and check out some of the amazing old rides that use to be seen on the hills. Racing will be held on the bottom part of taipan, finishing on the dual slalom track. The track isn't too gnarly, so the old beaten up bikes will survive with out too much carnage. We will be pushing the bikes up old school style, just to really get into the vibe of how racing was in the 90's out at Oceania. FULL FACE HELMETS ARE NOT COMPULSORY, an Australian approved open face helmet will be fine. Rider briefing at 1:45, for a first race run of 3pm. Some rad vintage prizes to be won! https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=2789
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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Annual General Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christmas Lights charity ride TBC
Adventure Social Ride
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.)