HMBA joins “Break the Boundary”

HMBA is now a Club Member of Break the Boundary Inc.
Break the Boundary Inc. (BTB) is an Australian charity and benevolent institution which helps people with a disability lead a healthy and happy life by breaking physical, mental and social boundaries. Adaptive Mountain Biking (aMTB) is used as a tool to access the outdoors and provide opportunities to engage with the greater community.

As the sport and recreation continues to expand, so too does the demand for ‘whole of community’ services. The BTB ethos “Tools – Terrain – Attitude” embodies the spirit of the Charity’s objectives and encourages us to find accessible, comfortable and safe environments to deliver outdoor services to the public.

Mountain biking encompasses a wide diversity of styles which also translate to aMTB. Adaptive MTB maintains a respect for the spaces in which non-disabled riders recreate. BTB and HMBA aim to instil the attitude of mutual respect while pursuing fully inclusive initiatives that integrate both people with and without disabilities.

Over the last 5 years, Break the Boundary has gone from strength to strength, delivering a range of community demo days, school clinics and the award-winning 3-day aMTB Adventure Camps. One of the recent accomplishments is the publication of the Australian Adaptive MTB Guidelines, supported by the Queensland government and delivered through Mountain Bike Australia. HMBA has adopted these guidelines and refers to them in the construction of new Cross Country and downhill adaptive trails.

The success of the Charity wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration with Australian mountain biking clubs, associations, collectives, local governments and state departments. HMBA are excited to be part of this growing community and look forward to the establishment and expansion of our local aMTB trails at Awaba MTB Park. The completion of additional trails will provide the first-ever, fully-accessible space in NSW for people with disabilities and their families to take part in a range of mountain biking social, sporting and community events.

We believe that opportunities like this truly enhance the quality of life for those disadvantaged and HMBA Club members are invited to join Break the Boundary to show support and to further investigate this awesome initiative. Please visit the Break the Boundary website and sign up. www.breaktheboundary.com

www.breaktheboundary.com

HMBA Club Downhill August 2018 Results

 

The sun was shining & riders where super keen to hit The Monkey. Cold, Dry, Damn Dusty & Windy, but this didn’t dampen the heat that was left on the trail.

Duke Millington was the fastest of the day.. So close to breaking the under Four with 4:00.004 Congrates

Shout Out… A really BIG Thank You, Rick, Tony, Nichole, the dad that walk the track as roving marshal & Landon last minute dash out to the track. Thank you Again! The riders Thank you Too!

Awesome Day

Today”s Results 🙂

August 2018 Club DH Results

August 2018 Club DH Overall Results

 

 

HMBA Kids Bike Skills Day Thurs 19th July

This Thursday the 19th will be running at Awaba MTB park kids skills day. For children from beginners to intermediate to gain confidence on their bikes and on trail. Learn or better their bikes skills. This also gives children a chance to have a look at the trails we ride on our club race ride days.

Where Awaba Mtb Park
Sign on form to fill in 8.30am – main car park, trailhead container.
Pick up 3.00pm
Cost $50.00
Junior MTBA members please bring your licence, if you do not have a MTBA licence you can sign up free here https://www.mtba.org.au/join, social day licence will be available.

“What you need to bring”
Appropriate comfortable riding clothing, closed toe shoes
https://hmba.asn.au/riding-with-hmba/
Australian certified helmet or one that has been certified by an International Standard organisation.
Bike- working condition, with working front & rear brakes.
Food & Drink, Snacks, Lunch. (Water will be available to top up)
Back pack & or ride pack
Sunscreen ( will be available)
Please bring any medications if needed ( must see coach )

The day will be run by our qualified MTBA & PMBI coaches so your children will be in experienced company.
Coleen Our HMBA Downhill Coordinator & Sarah both Aust National Downhill/Gravity Champions. Paula & Alicia our Kids race Coordinators & both accomplished XC endurance riders.
Come and meet our HMBA Crew, make new friends and most of all have some fun on your bike 🙂
Mum And Dad if you child is going to join us can you indicated Going on the FB event page Or send us a message, Good to know possible numbers 🙂

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