HMBA Club Trial Enduro – 24/06/18

What a cracking day out on the home trails of Awaba Mountain Bike Park – today marked a test run of a new format of racing for our Club – a Point to Point / Enduro style of event, run as a social day to get feedback from Riders to help shape the future direction of racing at the track. We spoke to all Riders throughout the day and have taken on board everything that was said – this email we received earlier gives you a good idea of what you missed out on if you couldn’t make it

“Thanks HMBA for putting on such a great day of racing – I was all set for the 3 hour at Dungog and must say that I was a little disappointed when this was cancelled, although I do understand that if the trails aren’t up to it there is nothing that you can do. But not wanting to have another weekend without riding I decided to head out to Awaba and see how this ‘new format’ was going to work – and I am glad I did!
Perfect weather, if not a little cold to start, made for a thoroughly enjoyable day – there was something ‘bizarre’ about riding parts of the trails in the wrong direction – yes, I have done some of them before during XC races but to ride ‘the wrong way’ through the middle trails at your own pace during transitions made it feel like a different place.
I loved the Stage sections that you had put together, combining as much descending running as possible with the fun and flowy sections of the XC track thrown in as well – the trails were as technical as you wanted them to be based on your speed of attack, and there was nothing that was impossible for even the littlest of Riders – great to see all the youngsters out there giving it a go. I get that you need to have some climbs to gain elevation, and a bit of walking and pushing uphill was necessary to access the lower sections of the DH track, but given that you can do these transitions at your own pace and only really need to charge in the Stage sections (after an adequate rest I must add) all meant that you could just keep going for as long as you wanted – I managed 6 stage runs and left after about 2.5 hours – I’m sure others would have stayed well into the afternoon and smashed out more.
I hope that you get some good feedback about this type of event and can run them again in the future – they are a great alternative to the standard XC races and open up entries to Riders from all disciplines and ages, even old dogs like me! JB”

For more details about the event, including a report on the well attended Junior Race earlier in the day, please head to our Facebook Page at the following links:

HMBA Enduro Style Event

HMBA Club Junior Ride

 

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 4 Awaba -20/05/18

A big at Awaba today. Lots of riders at the Downhill and a big turnout of 75 riders at the Cross Country kept the place buzzing.

Many thanks to our volunteer timekeepers Belinda, Sue and one other lady whose name I did not get – your help was most appreciated.

A Grade Men saw the return of our own National Champion to his local track! However, a tighter contest at the front end was denied by a flat tyre for our World Champion! And if you look closely through the ladies results, you will see the name of an Australian Olympian from road cycling. What a wealth of talent we have in our region.

Today’s results are attached. If you see any issues or have any questions about them, feel free to drop me a email hmbaxc@gmail.com and I’ll try to address them.

HMBA XC Results – Round 4 Awaba – 200518

 

HMBA Club XC 20th May NOT Mother’s Day!

“Hear ye Hear ye” “Mother’s of a Hunter Mountain Bike Community we have heard your cries and we are listening! Next weekend’s cross-country 13th May, which has been pointed out to us, falls on Mother’s Day, we have now moved club racing to the 20th May.

So mother’s you can enjoy your special day with your beautiful family’s & mountain biking brothers, sisters, boys and girls spoil your mum on her special day!

We’ll see you at Awaba 20th of May. See details

https://www.facebook.com/events/214887655954418/
*Special Note*
All after Racing hang around and head over to the downhill track, the Downhill Crew are running their Club State “Rocky Trails” points round. Head up track and catch the action, see how the guys & gals handel their gravity skills on the World Class “The Monkey” Downhill trail, or maybe give the crew a hand, all help is welcome!

Club Downhill Round 20th May with “Rocky Trail” DH Series Points

HMBA Downhill Club Racing

This round is also Rocky trail Bonus State points

Sunday “CLUB” Downhill With state Rocky trail series points

Online rego with Saturday Practice an Option

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5566

 

Saturday will be a Social Shuttle day NO PRIVATE SHUTTLES,

Buses & drivers will be hired. $35.00 MTBA Members

Saturday Shuttles sign on 9.30.00am to 11.00am Please Bring Current MTBA Licences

Shuttles 10.00am to approx 3.30pm

 

SATURDAY ONLY REGO:

If you want to ride Saturday Only

Social DH Ride Day Online rego Here:

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5570

 

Sunday:

TIME: Registration 8.00am to 10.30am Please Bring Current MTBA Licences

Shuttles Start 9.00am

Racing Start 12.00pm.

LOCATION: AWABA: Track – The Monkey

COST SUNDAY ONLY: $55 MTBA Members (Please have Licence at sign on)

+ Race Day Licence

$30 – Non MTBA member (19+ years)

$18 – Non MTBA member – (18 years & under)

 

Best of 2 race runs “Time permitted” This will advised Sunday

One track that you ride twice – the faster of the two times counts

 

Results and Points will also go towards your Rocky Trail state series total.

 

See http://rockytrailentertainment.com/events/DH-overview.html

 

VOLUNTEERS: If any Mum, Dad or friend is able to give us a hand with timing, driving shuttles etc, please see the guys at the sign on or call Coleen 0419258143

 

Overview What to Wear

https://hmba.asn.au/node/53138

Camping??  Anybody wishing to camp the weekend give Dane a Call 0414609295, just down the road from Awaba

HMBA Club DH Results – Awaba – 15/04/18

Another great day for racing out at Awaba MTB Park. Monkey DH was running sweet and some awesome times were put down by the small but happy field that took on the track.
Fastest times of the day:
Elite – Charlie Tru 4:17.877
Expert – Joshua Laurie 4:33.502
Masters – Craig Coggins 5:00.222
U15 – William Ireland 5:03.042

Thanks to everyone that came out, including our wounded DH coordinator Coleen!

More than ever, the help of the Volunteers is critical to the success of these days – please come out and support the club at the next round – the sharing of load makes it easier on everyone.

Click below for the weekends results:

HMBA DH Results – Rd 1 – Overall – 150418

HMBA DH Results – Rd 1 – Category – 150418

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 3 Awaba – 15/04/18

Another excellent turnout for racing today. Thanks to Club President Clint for setting the track in Dean’s absence. Nice to see a lot of new riders today – welcome to our club and we hope to see you at future races.

The kids ride before the main race is proving popular and it’s great to see. While there is no fee for the kids ride, we do need them to be registered riders – either club members or the free trial licence available at MTBA.asn.au so that the insurance side of things is covered.

Don’t forget the build day next week. Sunday 22nd April – meet in the carpark at 7:30 am. Dallas will be directing the build. Make sure you wear sturdy footwear and bring your mossie repellent and drinking water.

Results are attached. If you see any issues, let me know by email hmbaxc@gmail.com.

HMBA XC Results – Round 3 Awaba – 150418

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 2 Awaba – 25/03/18

Excellent turnout for our second Sunday race of the year. 68 riders in the main event plus another 8 in the kids ride. Great to see so many new faces. Despite the extreme rain earlier in the week, the track was is perfect condition. It’s a testament to the trail builders that this track dries so quickly after rain.

Big thanks to Annette and Bronwyn for doing our time-keeping.

If you spot any errors in the results, please let us know either through the website or email hmbaxc@gmail.com

HMBA XC Results – Round 2 Awaba – 250318