The 3rd Social Beginner Ride of the year will be held on the 11th April which is a Saturday at 4:30pm - at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.
The change of date is due to The Women on Wheels Ride that Rockwheelers is hosting through The Go Townsville, on the 12th April @ 8am at Douglas.
About the Ride
The ride will last about an 1 1/2hrs, depending on the heat of the day.There are some great beginner trails that we'll be riding just to feel comfortable and introduce single track riding to beginners. These are not difficult at all, fitness level is at 2/10, 10 being the fittest. The ride will help with introducing a few obstacles and small dry creek crossings. This is a SOCIAL ride, so we'll be enjoying the scenery and taking our time, stopping when needed and having a fun time.
What to bring
A reliable, regularly maintained mountain bike, HELMET, WATER, snacks , mozzie spray, sunscreen.
Please be at the parking lot for sign in before 4:30pm and if you are not a member of Rockwheelers, then $5 for insurance is necessary to bring. Correct change please!!
There will be a sweep rider (riding at the back of the pack) to ensure no-one gets left behind.
Keep an eye out for the Rockwheelers Beginner Ride Sign hanging off my Silver Triton ute so you'll know where to come to to sign in.
There will also be cold water for after the ride.
We hope to see you there!!
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There is also a Moonlight Social Ride on the 4th of April as well as at the Dam on April 12th for those of you who have spent a bit more time on the dirt - All Welcome - details on the Rockwheelers Facebook
That’s right it’s time to put on the leather jacket or tie the hair up in a pony-tail for the ‘Grease’ themed race, Round 2 of the 2015 Cross Country Series.
Have you got what it takes to make it at Thunder Road? The trails for XC2 are a blend of dirt roads and single track around the Lake Ross reserve. The trails are suitable for all skill and fitness level.
The race is 100 minutes duration, ride one lap or 100 for fans and friends and odds and ends. Now, for you gals and guys, a few words to the wise, you Jims and Sals are my best pals. And to look your best for the big contest, just be yourselves and have a ball. That's what it's all about, after all.
Come dressed up as either a Pink Lady or a T-bird for a special award – Don’t know what a Pink Lady or a T-bird is, check out these trailers;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTdEBV0XDcY When: 19 April 2015
Where: Ross Dam, at the end of Riverway Drive.
Parking: Limited access and parking inside the dam. Park in the carpark and ride in to the hut adjacent the quarry
Open: 25 March 2015 / Close: 9pm Fri 17 April
Read more: 2015 XC Race Series: XC2 Sponsored by Chironorth
2015 DH NQ SERIES
Round #1 Sponsored by OFF THE BRAKES - www.offthebrakes.com.au
"$1000 IN CASH AND PRIZES"
Townsville Rockwheelers is holding the first round of the NQ Downhill Series for 2015. This series is in conjunction with the Cairns and Atherton Mountain Bike Clubs.
Points from each round will be used to crown the overall series champion.
-OTB ROUND 1-
Date: 2nd-3rd May
Where: Mt Stuart DH - Mt Stuart Road (Track on the right-hand side as you head up the hill)
Parking: Park at the bottom car park 300m up from gun club turn off
Read more: 2015 Downhill Series Race 1: Sponsored by Off The Brakes
2015 Cycle de Vie / Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club
Junior Social Ride Series
Proudly supported by:
Cycle de Vie, Trek, Blackwoods, Mackey and Wales, Uvex, GNM Drainage, Red Rooster the Lakes
In 2015 we will be holding at least 10 junior rides throughout the year. The first Ride will be held on Saturday 14th March @ 4pm at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.
Win a Trek Mountain Bike from Cycle de Vie
2 x Trek Bikes valued at $450 to be given away at the end of year Christmas ride. Each time you participate in a ride your name will go into the draw. At the end of the year there will be 1 boys and 1 girls name drawn to win a Trek Bike donated by Cycle de Vie.
Members can purchase a juniors series cycling jersey at a special discounted cost of $25.00 (to be ordered after the 1st ride on March 14)
At every ride there will be heaps of random prizes and give aways.
The series will also include Trail working bees and other fun events like building obstacles and fundraising throughout the year.
Don't forget to Like us on Facebook - Rockwheelers Cycle de Vie Junior Mountain Bike rides.
For more information contact:
Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club
Townsville Rockwheelers in conjunction with the Cairns and Atherton Mountain Bike Clubs are re-establishing the North Queensland Downhill Series. The 2015 series will comprise 4 rounds with a race at each of the hosting clubs tracks and a final round at Townsville. Points from each round will be used to crown the overall series champion.
Round 1 is at Townsville's Mt Stuart Course, a high speed, rough rocky trail that was the site of the 2010 QLD state championships.
Round 2 will be at Atherton on the Ricochet, a fitting name for this track as you bounce between a series of huge berms just like a bullet fired into a steel barrel. The track is super fun and flowy.
Round 3 will be at the Cairns Smithfield track that needs no introductions. It has been the site of National and World Cup events. The trails are technical and open up into speed sections, every rider will be put to the test.
Round 4 returns to Townsville on a different section of the Mt Stuart Complex.
Downhill is the fastest and most spectacular form of mountain bike racing. This series promises to reinvigorate Downhill racing with more riders bringing more action and better racing. For those unfamiliar with Downhill racing, it is a category of mountain bike races where riders race down steep hills at high speed over impossible obstacles in the shortest possible time.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downhill_mountain_biking
In downhill racing, every second counts and you can guarantee there will be no holding back when
the best of the best from North Queensland face off in this series.
Round 1 Townsville 3 May http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/
Round 2 Atherton 14 June http://tablelandcyclesports.com/
Round 3 Cairns 9 August http://cairnsmtb.com/
Round 4 Townsville 13 September http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/
Competitors from all levels are encouraged to take part. Check your local club for details.
Details of each individual event to follow.
Our Coordinators and Commitee Members have been working hard to lock in dates and get started planning another awesome year of Series Events.
These are the dates to look forward to, and start preparing for. We'll have more information our closer to each event, if you want to make sure you are in the loop "Like" us on Facebook, subscribe to our mailing list and look out for the events on our Facebook.
Don't forget our events rely on volunteers to run smoothly - have a think about how you can help in 2015, jump in the timing tent, marshall from the best seat in the house, or anything else. Are you an XC Racer? Why not help out at a Gravity event then?
We also couldn't do this without the generous support of our sponsors - support the businesses that support MTB in Townsville!!!
See you racing on the trails in 2015
Gravity Enduro Race 1 22 March DouglasRace 2 2 May Mt StuartRace 3 2 August Douglas
XC (Cross Country) Race 1 15 March DouglasRace 2 19 April Ross DamRace 3 28 June Targa TownsvilleRace 4 30 August PallarendaRace 5 20 September tba – twilight race
Downhill Race 1 3 May Mt StuartRace 2 14 June AthertonRace 3 9 August CairnsRace 4 13 September Mt StuartClub DH Championship 3/4 October Mt Stuart
Hotrock 23/24 May
Paluma Push 19 July
Damn Dark TBA (November sometime)
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!
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moonlight Social Ride
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Beginners social ride
Cairns XC race 2
Ross Dam Social Ride
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Club Committee Meeting
XC series Race 2 - Ross Dam
DH Social Ride #2 Mt Stuart
Gravity Enduro Series Race 2
Misty Mountains MAMU2MENA MTB ride
Downhill series Race 1
Some sections off limits with bunting - please keep off.
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.)