Using Active Kids Vouchers with HMBA

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 on the membership webpage – https://www.mtba.org.au/wp-content/uploads/MTBA-Membership-Application-Form-July-2018.pdf

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).
Note: If you would like to claim your 2018 Active Kids Voucher you will need to complete this prior to 14/12/18 to allow sufficient processing time.

HMBA Club Merchandise Update – 29/11/18

With Christmas fast approaching now is the ideal time to line up the perfect gift for that special MTB rider in your life (which could actually be you!).  Here’s a bit of an update on where our next lot of club merch is up to:

Jerseys and Knicks have been ordered (i.e. no further orders can be taken) – production will commence shortly and a collection date will be announced as soon as we hear from our supplier.

T-Shirts – have been made and are ready for ordering / purchasing – this time we have gone with 3 colours – Red, Black and Grey as per the attached image – in a variety of male and female sizes – they will be sold on a first come first serve basis for $25 each – the first opportunity you will have to purchase them in person (with cash) is at the Build Day this Sunday 2/12/18 from 7.30am to 10.00am.  A second opportunity will be at the next XC / DH Race day at Awaba on 16/12/18 from about 8.00am.

Another purchase arrangement option is to send an email to hmbaweb@gmail.com with your colour and size so that we can confirm availability – you will then receive instructions to make a direct deposit payment to lock in your order for subsequent collection at one of the above events, or pick up from Valentine.

We will also be looking into postage of shirts for people outside of the HMBA catchment – pricing to be confirmed but estimated to be between $6 to $8.50.

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba 18/11/18

Unlike previous races, it wasn’t glorious weather that greeted riders for XC Round 9 at Awaba – instead a heavy shower just before the main race meant that damp and muddy conditions greeted riders for their first lap of a challenging track set by our XC Coordinator, Dean K.

Luckily things got progressively drier throughout the race for the 55 riders that showed up (and hung around after the rain!), with reports that by the end of the race the amount of grip through the corners was off the chart.  Well done to our winners, and everyone that braved the conditions – see you in December for our final race of the year.

Of note, we almost “lost” a Rider during the pre-race briefing when a large dead branch fell from a tree in the main carpark area – a good reminder to all to be careful out in the bush following the recent weather – if you find any issues out on the trail please let us know via Facebook or send an email to the President at the below email address.

Full race results can be found here (any queries – email presidenthmba@gmail.com):

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 9 – 181118

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https://my6.raceresult.com/112407/#0_5B2D98

 

November 2018 HMBA Committee Minutes

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the minutes from our November 2018 Committee Meeting.

HMBA Minutes 19 November 2018

Next committee meeting Monday 17th December 2018 – 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.

October 2018 HMBA Committee Minutes

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the minutes from our October 2018 Committee Meeting.

HMBA Minutes 15 October 2018

Next committee meeting 19th November 2018 – 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 Jerseys – Order now!

 

Have you seen Paul Monk, Polly Waffles or Dean Kozlik out on the trails and thought “they look cool – I wish I ordered a new style jersey last time”. Well you are in luck – HMBA are running another order window for our XC, GE and DH Jerseys and knicks through our good friends at Looney Parrot.
You have until 22 November 2018 to go to the following website and place your orders – there is a minimum order requirement of 10 for each style to ensure production so please get your orders in early so that we can keep an eye on how this is tracking. We are offering a Kids Jersey in the 3/4 sleeve GE/DH version – order a size up and you should get a couple of years out of it. Pick up will be at a future Club Race or Committee meeting (details tbc)
Pricing and Sizing:
XC Jersey Short Sleeve $76.95 (inc GST)
MTB (Trail GE/DH) Jersey Long or 3/4 Sleeve $76.95 (inc GST)
Bib Knicks $98.95 (inc GST)

HMBA XC Race Results – Singleton – 21/10/18

An early call was made on Thursday afternoon this week to move the XC race to Singleton. Awaba was quite wet in parts and the expected rain for the weekend helped make the decision. After the sunshine and heat of Friday and Saturday we were beginning to wonder if this was the right call – that was until the Saturday night storm and we felt vindicated.

51 riders made the trek to Singleton for the HMBA XC Race today. Saturday night’s storm didn’t cause any issues with the course, but rather left it tacky and perfect – no dust, no mud and plenty of grip. We had a big turnout of young riders filling up the field and they all enjoyed being out on the big track! It was also nice to welcome some new members to the club, and we hope you enjoyed your race and will keep coming back.

A Grade Mitch showed the audience at the jump how to dismount his bike over the handlebars but jumped back up to still win A grade. Also in A grade, Lawrence had a mechanical that saw him put his bike away and take out his spare bike and complete his 5 laps – unfortunately he didn’t take his number plate with him and therefore we don’t have any results for him.

It was good to see our XC Coordinator Dean out racing for a change. And he didn’t do too bad for an old bloke with a top five finish. Speaking of old…our oldest member was out there today and apparently discovered the gap jump on the A line unexpectedly. Good to see the years of experience carried him over without incident – well done Kevin! I must also mention that Kevin was racing with his son Rod and granddaughter Lilli in the same race – not many people can say that.

Thanks to Clint for organising the new number plates today. The new plates are generally colour matched to grades and having the same number on the front as the timing chip on the back will make it easier for registration in the future. Don’t forget to bring your plate to each race!

https://my1.raceresult.com/109670/results?lang=en#0_5B2D98