DH trail maintenance day June 4

10am start at the DH start ramp

Please come and lend a hand at the DH track maintenance day. Meet at the start ramp up top at 10am. We can decide then where we go and what we do. The berms half way down need some TLC though. Bring gloves, water, and trail building tools.

 

Please note: some sections of the trail may be closed to ensure volunteer safety

Skills Clinic 5/2/17

Welcome back to CCMTB in 2017!!
We are starting our year off with a Skills Clinics from Dynamic Cycling Academy to get everyone back in to the swing of things before the racing starts!!

These clinics are an absolute bargain at $30 per person for a 2-hour session with a maximum class size of 6 riders so get in quick and secure your spot today! On-Line Rego only, https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3534

Remember, you don’t know what you don’t know! We guarantee you won’t ride away without having learned something new.

Workshop 1 (8:00am-10:00am)
Ladies Cornering and Climbing.
All female riders welcomed, aimed at riders that can corner and descend most lines on the trail but want help perfecting their technique.
Trail TBA

Workshop 2 (11:00am- 1:00pm)
XC Descents and Climbing
All riders welcomed, aimed at riders that can climb and descend most lines on the trail but want help perfecting their technique.
Trail TBA

Workshop 3 (2:00-4:00pm)
Advanced GE Technique
Focusing on corners, climbing and get comfortable on descents and obstacles. **full face helmet recommended**

As usual you MUST be a MTBA license holder. Either a regular annual membership, recreational day licence or Free 8-week trial which can be applied for at http://www.mtba.asn.au/join/

Rego closes 4/2 at 8pm.

Hope to see you there.
Jarrad
https://www.facebook.com/dynamiccyclingacademy/

Trail Maintenance this Saturday 10am

There will be an organised trail maintenance session for the DH, GE and XC trails this Saturday 1 October, 2016. Meet at 10am at the shipping container and bring rakes, tree pruning gear and gloves. The trails need a good rake and some over hanging vegetation cleaned up.

Mega Maintenance Weekend 8/9 July

MEGA MAINTENANCE WEEKEND

 

9/10 July 2016

 

 

 

That’s right a WHOLE WEEKEND! Starting Friday afternoon and finishing sometime Sunday afternoon. There will be some areas to focus on, however if you have an area that has always bugged you now is the time to work with others to get it riding sweet. More details will be available closer to weekend and we welcome any suggestions. Check our Facebook or back here for up to date details.

 

The list

 

Forbidden forest

Smooth and fix ruts, reinstate berms and remove log or add longer up ramp

 

Before Bellbirds

Fill in large rut- use rocks

 

Autobahn

Rake and divert water coming down the hill before Dingos

 

Dingos (after Autobahn, before fire road)

Remove leaf litter from small gullies, rake, trim back over hanging branches.

 

Burnt Forest

Re-do first pinch entry from fire road.

Rake

Derock or reroute to the right the final climb before getting to 5-ways.

Fill rutted right hand corner with flat rocks

 

Wooden Berm

Make run into berm faster

 

Secret Squirrel

Rake

Add berm to right hand corner that is very loose and rocky about ½ through

 

Roller Coaster after Secret Squirrel

Reinstate long berm

Reroute or rock armour rutted and $%^@ corner

Reinstate berms directly before wooden bridge

 

Remove roots on uphill before dipper

Reassess line on dipper. Maintain speed and difficulty for A grade riders. Make the run into the drop down faster to increase skill level

 

Lower sections of Switchies

Create berm for off camber corner

Rock armour rutted sections created by braking ruts

Rake trail that leads to DH trail and fix as needed.

Not 2 Bad 2

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Remember when Anthill Films released Not Bad back in 2014? How good was it? Who is looking forward to seeing the sequel, Not 2 Bad due for release soon?
Well with thanks to Anthill films and the awesome crew at Bikeworx, get the holeshot and watch it AND Not Bad with us at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre on Friday 1st July. The Theatre opens from 5:30pm, with the main event starting at 6:00pm All funds raised will go the recently established CCMTB Ourimbah Trail Fund. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for kids under 15yo. There’s limited seats so sales are capped at 250 so jump on-line now and grab yours now before we sell out! https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3172

Short track and State Jnr Series

 

SUNDAY 29 MAY

7:00am to 8:00am for Jnrs
8:00am to 9:30am for Snrs/ Club Race

NSW Junior Series Race start times:
8:20am for all grades. Grades will start 1 min apart

NSW Junior Series Race finish times:
9:00am A grade
8:50am B grade
8:40am C grade

9:30 Jnr Race Presentation

10:00am Senior Racing 1hr race time on a short track 3-4kms
**This will be a mass start that is self-seeded**

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

CLUB MEMBERS EXPELLED

Two club members have been expelled from the club due to their direct involvement in the destruction of State Forest within Central Coast Mountain Bike’s permit area. On October 15 2015, Forestry Corporation NSW was successful in prosecuting a CCMTB member of two offences under the Forestry Act 2012. The magistrate ordered the offender to pay $3550 in fines with a conviction recorded against the person’s name. The courts decision and penalties reflect the seriousness of these offences. The other member has been expelled due to their direct involvement in the building of unauthorised trails and destruction of the forest within our permit area. After being officially notified of this by FCNSW, CCTMB enacted it’s rights under the Clubs Constitution and moved to expel two members in relation to these events.

The Club is deeply disappointed in the actions of a few and the impact that is having on the Club and potentially all those who enjoy riding the trails at Ourimbah State Forest.

Any person found to be creating tracks/trails within the permit area, without written permission from the club, are potentially in breach of the Forestry Act 2012 and the clubs Permit Agreement. Part of the permit requirement and our own Trail Maintenance Policy is that any new tracks/trails must be approved by the landowner (FCNSW) and CCMTB.

Moving forward from these events the club has been formally requested by FCNSW to demonstrate a pathway of improvement with a short, medium and long term plan for where the club intends to head. This is the priority for the committee for 2016 and we are focused on delivering this to FCNSW which will, in the long term improve the trails, infrastructure and relationship with the land owner (FCNSW).

MTBA NSW Junior Series

CCMTB is hosting Round 3 of the NSW Junior Series on 29th of May 2016.

This will be run concurrently with our regular XC Rd 2.

Participants can choose one of three grades, A, B or C rather than grouping by age.

A guideline for grading,

A Grade 40mins recommended U19’s

B Grade 30mins recommended U15’s

C Grade 20mins recommended U13’s

This is just a rough guide and the kids can choose any grade they feel comfortable with.

Don’t think of the series as an Elite Rep Level competition, but one big club event.

All kids from across NSW are encouraged to enter for fun.

There are no maximum or minimum races that must be entered.

Click here for more information and the NSW Junior Series calendar.

Where to Enter:  https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3043

Day registration will also be available for the both The NSW Junior Series and The CCMTB Club Rnd but online is preferred.

A MTBA Competition Race License must be presented on the day at sign on, or a day license must be purchased.

Click here to find out about joining MTBA

Registration:

7:00am to 8:00am for Jnrs

8:00am to 9:30am for Snrs/ Club Race

NSW Junior Series Race start times:

8:20am A grade

8:30am B grade

8:40am C grade

9:00am Race finish

9:30 Jnr Race Presentation

10:00am Senior Racing 1hr race time on a short track 3-4kms

**This will be a mass start that is self-seated**

 

How to get here

From Sydney

Take the F3 from Sydney, take the Wyong Exit, turn left on to Cobbs Road and follow the road to the T-junction. Turn left towards Yarramalong for a couple of km’s and Red Hill road will be on your left as you come down the first hill. Continue up the dirt road (Red Hill Rd) and the trailhead is where the big green shipping container is.

From Newcastle

From the North take the F3 and exit at the Sparks Rd / Toukley off ramp and turn right. After 300 meters at the T-junction turn left onto Hue Hue Rd. Follow this to the T-junction. Turn right towards Yarramalong. Red Hill Rd is a couple of Km’s on your left as you come down the first hill. Follow the signs to Tree Tops Adventure Park. Continue up the dirt road (Red Hill Rd) and the trailhead is where the big green shipping container is.

New committee

CCMTB thanks the outgoing committee members for all their hard work and input for 2015. The 2016 committee sees a lot more people coming on board formally.
President: Lucas White
Secretary: Andrew Sawatske
Treasurer: Mark Boxsell
XC Coordinator: Jarrad Connolly
Assistant XC Coordinator: Nathan Parker
GE Coordinator: James Wengi
DH Coordinators: Anton Fourie and Paul Walton
Social Coordinator: Andrew Bull
Club Coach: Jarrad Connolly
Please continue to support these people in their roles at races by helping out when and where you can.