The 2015 Rockwheelers Club Championships were run and won on the long weekend. These events were run in conjunction with the NQ Series with a round being cancelled due to bush fires. This didn't stop the riders returning to take part in the Dual Slalom, Pump track and DH on the Sunday with Peter Knott taking out the Dual Slalom over Jordan Payn in the Senior division and Hayden DeWit the quickest Junior for the day.
On The Sunday it was time to bring out the DH bikes and show the others what it takes. The race was a one run all or nothing race. with some competitors falling to the pressure. The 2015 Rockwheelers DH champion for Elite Men was Peter Knott and Christel Dall'ozzo was crowned the Womens Champion.
The overall 2015 Rockwheelers MTB Club Champions:Junior - Hayden DeWitSenior - Peter Knott
Thank you to everyone who helped make this 2015 Series and Champs happen without this help these events wouldn't be as successful as they are.
Looking forward to the 2016 Season...
Overall ResultsPodium ResultsSeeding Run
That wraps up the 2015 NQ DH Series.
This was the first year Atherton MTB Club has run a DH event and from all reports everyone enjoyed it. We had a total of 95 riders compete in the series, which for its first year up and running it's great news. The weather threw everything it has it us from dry and dusty to the wet slippery mud of the Far North Queensland, this tested the abilities of all riders with the 2015 NQ DH champion going to Cairns Rider Adrian Dawson and the Elite Women's winner Christel Dall'ozzo from Townsville.
Big thanks to all involved to make this series happen without the timeless hours spend putting everything together the 2015 series would not have been such a successful one. And a huge thank you to the Sponsors who had come on board to show their support throughout the year. support the business that support you.
Until Next time see you on the trails...
<<NQ DH Series Results>>
Date: Saturday 10th October 2015Please note date change from 4th October - pushed back a week to watch the Cowboys win the NRL Grand Final.
Sign on: 3:00 pm
Ride start: 3:30 sharp
Location: Paluma Dam
Ride duration and distance: approx 12.5k each lap
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: 4/10 Fitness level 6/10
About the ride: This ride is for those people that don't have any major plans for the long weekend. We will meet at the Dam and conduct a lap of the dam in the late afternoon and have break for dinner before doing another lap under lights in the opposite direction just for fun.
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.
Bring something to cook up for dinner on the BBQ and ensure you bring your lights.
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
Townsville Rockwheelers Club Champs is happening October long weekend. This is the race to claim the crown for the Rockwheelers 2015 Club Champion. We will be holding a few events over the weekend so get in and give them a go.
Date: 3rd-4th October 2015
Where: Douglas Pump Track/Douglas Slalom Track & Mt Stuart DH (Bottom Original)
Saturday:Unofficial practice for DH - Track closed at 4pm for final race check
Slalom Racing from 2pm
Pump Track Racing from 6:30pm
Racing: From 1pm
Registrations close Friday 2nd October
Thanks to Event Sponsor - Off The Brakes
Read more: 2015 Rockwheelers DH Club Championships
You’ve ridden The Paluma Push….some even missed out well now you have a chance to ride The Pallarenda Push – race on all of the Mountain Bike trails we are lucky enough to have in this beautiful location!
Sunday 20th September
The full course will be released soon, however this race will essentially be a point to point race, of some 40kms. A Challenge and Junior course will be available also.Categories: Elite, Young Guns U19, Open 19-29, Veterans 30-39, Masters 40-49, Super Masters 50-59, Grand Masters 60+, Single Speed. Start is at 7:00 am Sharp at UTR carpark.VOLUNTEERS – as usual these races don’t run themselves. We will need Marshalls, First Aiders, help with set up and pull down and timing.Course
Start under big fig tree > left along Wetland Walk > left into Freshwater Trail > left into Lagoon Trail (Rec and Juniors turn right and head back to do a full lap of UTR) > continue along Shelly Beach Trail > left across boardwalk > left onto Smedley's and continue in a clockwise direction > at the saddle of Smedleys turn left down steep fire road > right onto Shelly Beach Trail > left onto connector Trail to UTR > right on to UTR, and proceed around UTR in an anti-clockwise direction > back along Lagoon Trail > complete one full lap of UTR in an anti-clockwise direction > finish at start line under big fig tree Distance is 40kms. Click for a larger image.
Prices: Juniors $10, Challenge $25, All other categories $25
Rockwheelers Members attract a 20% discount. If you're not a member, why not join, and support the club that grows MTB in Townsville.All riders need insurance. $20 additional fee for Day Licence if you are not an MTBA member.
No registrations on the day.
Results are in after round 3 of the 2015 Gravity Enduro Series - sponsored by Crank'D Cycles.
Round 3 Results
Overall Series Results
Many thanks to the Series sponsors, volunteers and competitors, this series is very popular this year and competition at the top of the table is tight!!
We've been provided with updated maps of all the trails at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.
Since our "Where to ride" page needs a bit of an overhaul I'll put them up here.
Links to the full size images are below the preview.
Douglas JPEG (2mb)Douglas PDF (3mb)Palleranda 2012 (1mb) (Missing Smedleys)Ross Dam JPEG 2011 (1mb)Ross Dam PDF (2mb)
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Cairns Gravitate Festival
Paula Dam Day and Night Adventure Social Ride
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Club Committee Meeting
Vintage DH event - Social
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moon Light Social Ride
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.)