ITS MTB SEASON AGAIN!

Junior MTB Club will start up again on Tuesday 4 October at 4.30pm at the Alpine Cycling Club Rooms after the winter break; we hope you are fresh and ready to hit the tracks.

As always there are a few housekeeping jobs to be ready for the new season:

Make sure your MTBA and club membership is up to date – I will be ordering new season plates for every registered member in one week’s time – No MTBA licence no new plate – if you have recently renewed your child’s MTBA licence you will need to email me your child’s name, emergency contact details, date of birth, MTBA number and expiry date. We recommend MTB Dirtmaster licence $40 + $10 club membership this will also cover your child if they decide to try some of junior MTB races. If your child has previously been registered but will not be joining junior MTB club this year, could you let me know, so I don’t keep chasing you for membership information.

Make sure your child’s bike is ready to go – check, brakes, tyres, chain, gears are all running smoothly and that there are no major rattles and loose bits. If you need help with bike maintenance CyclePath Bright are offering a special bicycle safety check to Junior Club members, take your (clean) bike to the shop for a rideworthy check and report for only $25 bookings are essential and offer is valid until 30 September.

We are currently working on group lists – this information will be sent out in the week before start up.

You will notice some changes to the assembly area – we would appreciate your help in keeping bikes and cars separate – please encourage your child to use the new bike specific entry and not to ride through the car parking space.

HELP!

As with any junior sporting activity – the junior MTB club rides cannot operate without volunteer helpers – we are lucky that we have some very experienced riders who come along to help out but each week we need approximately 20 adults to help supervise groups.

Each group needs two adult supervisors, usually there will be a ride leader and a back-up – so with a wide range of ability groups so there will be a group that suits your own level of experience and comfort. If you can make it to Tuesday rides on a regular or semi-regular basis please let me know so we can have group leaders assigned before the start of the season.

JUNIOR MTB DEVELOPMENT DAY

Saturday 16 October at 9am is the date for the 3rd Alpine Cycling Club Junior Development Day – this is a great fun day of activities and games to develop your child’s mtb skills – the cost for the day is $30 per child this includes skills clinics, guided rides, mtb games and activities, morning tea, lunch; junior club t-shirt available online for only $15. More information about the program coming soon, there are limited places and you can register now at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=14080–

JUNIOR MTB RACE SERIES

More information about the Junior MTB Race series will be available soon but put these dates in your calendar

  • Saturday 19 November
  • Saturday 17 December
  • Saturday 21 January
  • Saturday 25 February (Beechworth)
  • Saturday 25 March

The Junior Race Series is a great opportunity for all our junior riders, as well as visitors from near and far to try out a variety of MTB racing styles in a fun and friendly environment. There are age groups for girls and boys Under 5 right through to Over 15 and the course is set for the ability and fitness of each age group. There are minor prizes at each race and a series winner for each category. You can register now at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=18610

Thanks for your support, looking forward to getting out on the tracks soon.