HMBA Constitution 2020

At the upcoming Hunter Mountain Bike Association AGM on 15/03/2020 we will be voting to adopt the new Constitution that has been compiled by the existing Committee over the past few months.

Please review the below document and provide any feedback to the HMBA President prior to 8/03/20 (presidenthmba@gmail.com), and then vote to accept the Constitution at the 2020 AGM.

HMBA Constitution – Revision 2 – 200220

 

 

HMBA XC Race Results – Summer Twilight Series Round 2/3 – 19/02/20

Round 2 of our Summer Twilight series was again a popular Wednesday night activity for 70 Riders and their supporters.  Riding the same loops as last week with a slight twist at the start resulted in the same high number of smiling faces – the tracks were perfect despite the previous nights storms, with grip everywhere and only a couple of puddles to negotiate.

It has been fantastic to see the large number of Junior Riders getting out there and giving it a crack – it is a great opportunity for them to mix with the adults and get a taste for racing around the singletrack.

If you missed out this week we will be running the final round next Wednesday night (26/02/20) so get yourself along – rego from 5.30pm and racing from 6.15pm for 1 hour – no lights needed.

Final results from last night can be access at this link:

https://my.raceresult.com/149523/results?lang=en

Any questions with the results please email presidenthmba@gmail.com.

Reminder: BRING YOUR RACE PLATES to the next race -thanks.

January 2020 HMBA Committee Minutes

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the minutes from our January 2020 Committee Meeting.

HMBA Minutes Jan 2020

Next committee meeting is on the third Monday of the month (16th March 2020– Club Macquarie, Argenton. All welcome. Arrive at 6.00pm for dinner and robust discussion about bikes, trails and personal exploits in the Club Macquarie Bistro prior to the 7.15 pm meeting.

New members especially welcome to come and have an impact on the development of Mountain Biking in the Hunter region and surrounds.

HMBA XC Race Results – Summer Twilight Series Round 1/3 – 12/02/20

Our annual Summer Twilight series has kicked off again and it is so much fun – a short punchy 4.5km course with so much flow you don’t mind pushing our some quick laps.  65 Riders left happy and sweaty!

If you missed out this week we will be running it again next Wednesday night so get yourself along – rego from 5.30pm (ish – right CM?) and racing from 6.15pm for 1 hour – no lights needed.

Final results from last night can be access at this link:

https://my.raceresult.com/148934/results?lang=en

There were 4 riders without a name, so if anyone is missing from the list please email presidenthmba@gmail.com with the number on the silver chip on the back of your plate or see Clint at the next race and he will fix it.

Reminder: BRING YOUR RACE PLATES to the next race -thanks.

HMBA XC Race Results – Round 1 – 19/01/20

You can’t deny that 2020 has started out a bit crazy – hot weather, fires, storms – we’ve had a bit of it all. And on top of all that our beloved Awaba Mountain Bike Park has been closed since before Christmas.

So it should come as no surprise that riders came out in droves for the first day that the Park has been officially open for the new decade. We had 108 Riders out on course for the main race, and about 16 youngsters for the Kids Ride – woohoo!

The really big news for the day was that when combined with the paying DH entries HMBA will be able to make a donation of $1000 to a local group/s that have been affected by the recent NSW bushfires – we are still confirming the details for this and will make a further announcement shortly.

For the Riders entered for the race they knew it was going to be a tough one to win – you couldn’t look left or right without seeing an Australian National or World Champion, an Olympian or Commonwealth Games Representative – this was one stacked (and large) field.

A big congrats to Olivia Gollan and Cam Ivory for taking out the A-Grade first places. I don’t think anyone really finished the race unhappy – getting out on the surprisingly muddy trails was a great start to the 2020 racing calendar.

Final results can be access at this link:https://my.raceresult.com/146719/results?lang=en#0_5B2D98

Any issues with these results please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

And as the President said on the day BRING YOUR RACE PLATES in the future -thanks.

Using Active Kids Vouchers with HMBA

It’s that time of year again – here’s a reminder of the Active Kids Voucher Program – NSW Office of Sport

The NSW Office of Sport’s Active Kids voucher program provides $100 vouchers to kids residing in NSW to cover the cost of sport and active recreation fees. Details on the program, including how to apply for the voucher, can be found here: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids

The most effective method to redeem the Active Kids Vouchers for membership of HMBA and MTBA is via a paper membership form.
The form is available for download below –

MTBA-Membership-Application-Form-2019-20-V2-FORM

Any new or renewing members wanting to redeem a voucher will need to:

  1. Apply for the voucher at the above link and complete the paper membership form
  2. Forward the membership form and voucher details via email to presidenthmba@gmail.com
  3. Await an email response to confirm any additional monies to be payed to HMBA
  4. Once the club has submitted all the required documentation to MTBA you will receive written notification to confirm Membership (timeframe for this is not currently known).

Club Downhill Jan 2020 Results

Sunday Jan 19th not only saw the start to our club racing but the week leading in gave us some much needed rain – this did dot break our CLOSED MTB PARK status but it gave us the opportunity to gain permission from Forestry Corporation to run our club event for the day only.

Remember Awaba Mtb Trails Remain CLOSED to the Public.

Update 14 Jan 2020

https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/closures/widespread-closures-bushfires

It was so good to see the dirt with some sort of moisture, with the riders claiming Monkey was quite slippery in areas, Muddy…

Congrats to Josh Arcus who put down a 3:50.197 fastest for the day after two runs, Nice.

Regan Arthur  4:01.448 2nd fastest 11.251sec behind, not to shabby aboard his Enduro Steed & Charlie Tru 4:08.568 3rd 18.371sec

Thanks to all riders & Huge Thank you to the volunteers for coming out.

Awesome day,  fingers crossed we will get the green light soon & all NSW State forests will be open. Please Help us & stay out until we get the open green light.

January DH Results

January DH overall Results