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Training and accredition program
MTBA is pleased to announce the second leg of the state based 2014 Junior Development Camps. The Camp will be held during September in Bright Victoria- the home of the National Championships for the following two years.
Australian mountain biking duo Daniel McConnell and Bec Henderson found the podium in a thrilling day of cross country mountain biking at Cathkin Braes MTB Trails overlooking Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games team, Oceanias, Women in Cycling Week and more!
Ahead of this month’s historic La Course by Le Tour de France, the UCI has launched Women’s Cycling Week (WCW) to be held from 20 to 27 July.
Toowoomba’s families and the local economy will receive a boost, with the city to host five new mountain bike events over the next three years including the Oceania Mountain Bike (MTB) Championships in 2015 and 2017 at Jubilee Park.
Tourism and Major Events Minister Jann Stuckey said the addition of these events was a major boost to tourism and would further cement Southern Queensland Country’s reputation as a mecca for riding enthusiasts.
“The first event will see more than 400 riders and media converge on Toowoomba for the Oceania MTB Championships from 26-29 March 2015,” Ms Stuckey said.
“Tourism and Events Queensland and Cycling Australia’s four-year contract will then see an international mountain bike event held in Queensland each year until 2017 – a significant boost for the region.
“Supporting events like these aligns with the Queensland Government’s 20-year plan for tourism, Destination Success, which recognises the need to deliver events that drive repeat visitation to regional destinations.
“We promised at the election to grow tourism after it was neglected by Labor and these events will help us continue to deliver.”
Member for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts welcomed the announcement by Mountain Bike Australia and said it would create an important tourism and events legacy for his local community.
“This is fantastic news for Toowoomba and will provide a big boost to our region’s tourism industry as well as deliver significant economic benefits for families and hard-working small business owners,” Mr Watts said.
Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) President Russ Baker highlighted the importance of the Oceania MTB Championships, a world-ranked competition which rotates among countries of the Oceania Confederation.
“As a Continental Championship, it is the next step above National Championships for riders on their way to World Cups and Championships, and allows South-Pacific’s elite and developing riders to gain valuable international ranking points for themselves and for their nations, which is vital in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games,” Mr Baker said.
“The MTBA Australian National Series provides a similar pathway for our riders at national level and I am pleased to have this commitment from the Queensland Government to host three successive rounds.
“Toowoomba will be a great venue for all of these events and we look forward to 2015.”
Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio said the new events would complement the existing international and national cycling competitions held across the region.
“In early 2015, the Toowoomba region will again host the Oceania Road Cycling Championships,” Cr Antonio said.
“This will be followed in May by the FKG Tour of Toowoomba, Queensland’s sole round of the National Road Series which offers spectators the chance to see the best emerging professional cyclists and is the feature event of Toowoomba Cycle Fest.
“This festival is a showcase of all cycling disciplines and encourages community involvement at numerous events.
“Council, Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club, Toowoomba Cycling Development, other cycling clubs and sponsors welcome the addition of the new top-level competitions to boost the region’s sports tourism appeal.”
Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Australian Mountain Bike Team. This team of highly talented athletes will have the honour of representing Australia at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships being staged in Hafjell, Norway from the 2nd to the 7th September 2014.
Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) is very excited to announce the release of a new 8-week free trial membership option.
The no obligation free trial is open to anyone who has never been an MTBA member, or a past member who hasn’t held a membership in the last 3 years, and gives riders two months of free access to almost all of the premium benefits that come from being an MTBA member.
8 Week Free Trial, Clubs focus, Share great club ideas competition, MTBA Gold Pass and more!
For July, we're launching an initiative called ‘Sharing Great Club Ideas’. The aim is to recognise and share some of the fantastic initiatives and events that have been implemented by our clubs.
By circulating these great club initiatives, we hope to increase exposure for the initiatives and our clubs, and to inspire and strengthen the Mountain Bike Community at club level. We're also offering a prize for the best submission!
To participate in the promotion, clubs must submit 2 of their best initiatives (ranked in preferred order). Sample submissions may include but are not limited to ideas, events or races that have been carried out in 2013-14.
There are some fantastic incentives to participate in the Sharing Great Club Ideas Promotion.
The MTBA committee will vote for the best initiative - after initiatives have been de-identified to prevent any hometowen bias! The club submitting the winning entry will receive:
2 runners up and 2 entries drawn at random will receive a clothing pack for a club junior, including:
Entries for the Sharing Great Club Ideas Promotion close at the end of July - so enter now!
WIN the MTBA Gold Pass
It's time for our latest FaceBook competition. To celebrate our FaceBook page name changing, Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) is thrilled to announce the MTBA Gold Pass Competition.