HMBA Club RAcing Results – XC – Round 6 Awaba – 22/10/17

Great to see a good roll up of riders at Awaba today. 48 riders competed in the main event, and at least another 16riders in the kids participation ride. With so many kids turning up we’re going to need a few more volunteers so we can start timing the kids and getting some results put up for them.

Here’s a list of the kids that came out today to have a ride:

Hayden, Khan, Hamish, Ebony, Alex, Joshua, Alex, Archie, Cade, Ella, Koby, Will, Abbie, Arie, Henry and Chris.

HMBA XC Results – Round 6 Awaba -221017 

Racing at Awaba this Sunday 22/10/17 – no DH

KIDS CROSS COUNTRY RIDE 

DATE: Sunday 22nd October, 2017.
TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Ride to start at 8:30am. (Note that this is before the main XC race, and will be on a different course and will be run by a couple of the committee members – the help of any parents or other family members would be appreciated).

LOCATION:  AWABA. 

RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps around the kids / development course with some NEW sections included.

GRADES: This is aimed to provide a participation event for young children up to approximately 12 years of age who are not competent to race on the full track.

COST: Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free. However, the child must be an MTBA member or purchase a day licence or sign up for the free trial licence**.

HMBA CROSS COUNTRY RACE
DATE: Sunday 22nd October, 2017.
TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Race to start at 9am.

LOCATION:  AWABA. 

RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps – to be advised Sunday morning once the track has been set. 

GRADES: Men: A, B, C and D grade and Juniors.

Women: A, B, C and D 

COST: Senior Riders (over 18) – $15.

Junior Riders (15 – 18 year old inclusive) – $10.

Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free.

+ $30 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members **

VOLUNTEERS: If you can help out on the day with timekeeping, it would be most appreciated.

DOWNHILL
Unfortunately, our DH coordinator is unavailable for this weekend, and nobody has been able to fill their shoes for this weekend. Therefore, there is no DH on this weekend.

** Note: We encourage all members to bring along a friend or family to try out our sport – follow the prompts at  “http://www.mtba.asn.au/membership” http://www.mtba.asn.au/membership to join MTBA for a free trial period. With this free trial membership, you do not need a day licence where noted below.

Club T-shirts – how to order

Don’t forget that we are doing a run of club t-shirts with final orders due by 29/09/17.  Please follow the below instructions to order.

There is a limited choice of colours for Men (S – 3XL), Women (XS – XL) and Youth (8 – 16) – choose between Black, Red and Light Grey (Marle), with the extra option of Pink in the Womens version – rest assured that they are excellent quality shirts that are true to size (i.e. if you normally wear a Large then you will be a Large in this product).

Shirts are priced at $25 each for Adults and $20 each for Youth and prepayment of your order is required.  Our preference for payment (to reduce our fees and charges) is direct deposit into the Club Account, however if you would like to use Paypal this can also be done (go to the Donations Link on the front page of the new Website and use this).

Account details:

Name – Hunter Mountain Bike Association

BSB – 032510

Account – 500132

To place your order please:

1. Use the Contacts Form on our Website – Remember to include your Style (men’s, women’s, youth), Colour and Quantity in the details section.  Orders will not be accepted via Facebook.

2. Make your payment immediately via the methods listed above.

3. Once we have received your payment you will be sent an email to confirm your order.

https://hmba.asn.au/contact/

Closure date for orders is 29/09/17.  And go!

Message from Forestry Corporation of NSW

With westerly wind over August and September, combined with little/no rainfall for some period, our forests in the Hunter/Central Coast region are at an elevated risk.

We currently have been fighting bush fires that were a direct result of campers not putting out their campfires. These fires have escaped and created several large fires, which have been very difficult to put out. Not ideal for any of us when we have plenty of visitors/customers in our forests.

 Until we get decent rain, these bans will remain in place. FCNSW will notify when the ban is lifted.

This shouldn’t affect most of you, however please be vigilant none the less.

http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/about/releases/solid-fuel-fires-banned-in-state-forests

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 5 Killingworth – 17/09/17

Killi Start 2HMBA XC Results rev1 – Round 5 Killingworth -170917A change of location today, brought about by the recent fires in the Heaton  State Forest and the uncertainty of whether or not we would be able to race at Awaba, saw us head out to our old stomping ground at Killingworth. It was great to be able to ride on some of those tracks again!

More than 50 riders enjoyed perfect riding weather. It was good to see so many kids that showed up for the kids ride before the main race. Plenty of those then rode in the main race on “the big track”. Remember kids, if you do ride in the main race, come and get a number plate so we can record your times.

A big thanks to our timekeepers, Alicia, Annie and Australia Team member, Cameron Ivory, all of whom donated their to make our race more enjoyable.

Results are attached. If you have any questions or notice any errors, please contact us via the “contact us” page and I’ll be happy to sort it out.  Gallery of pics to come.

Revised results attached – first mistake spotted!!

HMBA XC Results rev1 – Round 5 Killingworth -170917

Killi Start 2

More images can be found by clicking here: Images from Killingworth – XC and DH – 17/09/17

Club Racing this Weekend 17/09/17 – Location Change

********** Location change due to Bush Fire risk **************

Hi Everyone, Due to the current fire danger and the ever changing fire situation in the Heaton / Awaba area, the committee has made the decision to move racing to Killingworth for this round, We held off as long as we could with this change in the hope that we would not have to move venues, but unfortunately the fire is still burning so we have had to move venues. Thank you for your understanding.

To access the event centre, turn right into The Boulevarde, Killingworth and follow for several hundred metres before turning left onto the first unmarked dirt road on the left, BEFORE you reach the power sub station. Follow the access road under the freeway then right at the T junction and another several hundred meters to the event centre. If you have a car with low clearance it is better to park on the road and ride in to the event centre

KIDS CROSS COUNTRY RIDE
DATE: Sunday 17th September, 2017.
TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Ride to start at 8:30am. (Note that this is before the main XC race, and will be on a different course and will be run by a couple of the committee members – the help of any parents or other family members would be appreciated).
LOCATION: Killingworth
RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps around the kids short course.
GRADES: This is aimed to provide a participation event for young children up to approximately 12 years of age who are not competent to race on the full track.
COST: Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free. However, the child must be an MTBA member or purchase a day licence or sign up for the free trial licence**.

HMBA CROSS COUNTRY RACE
DATE: Sunday 17th September, 2017.
TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Race to start at 9am.
LOCATION: Killingworth
RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps – to be advised Sunday morning once the track has been set.
GRADES: Men: A, B, C and D grade and Juniors.
Women: A, B, C and D
COST: Senior Riders (over 18) – $15.
Junior Riders (15 – 18 year old inclusive) – $10.
Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free.
+ $30 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members **

VOLUNTEERS: If you can help out on the day with timekeeping, it would be most appreciated.

DOWNHILL
DATE: Sunday 17th September, 2017.
TIME: Registration 8:45am to 10am.
Racing starts 12:00pm with the option of two timed runs for those who want a second go.
No Shuttles! Killingworth is a walk up track
LOCATION: Killingworth – Long track
COST: $15. MTBA Members (Please have Licence at sign on) + $30 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members **
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 tent.

*** T shirts will be available to try on BEFORE racing starts, come and try one on to confirm your sizing for the new club t shirts. Please try the shirts on BEFORE you get all hot, sweaty and dusty from riding.