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RAMBO Beechworth 2017

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RAMBO Beechworth 2017 RAMBO Beechworth 2017 Lap Times

RAMBO Beechworth 2017

 

BCG will be hosting round 1 of the 2017 RAMBO Series on Sunday May 21st at the Beechworth Mountain Bike Park.

 

Rego is open at 8:30am, 3hr race starts at 10am and the Juniors and 1.5hr race at 11:30am

Entry for the Beechworth race only can be found here

Entry for the whole series can be found here

Entry will also be available on the day

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BCG Club Day Sunday 5th February

The club will be running a working bee and 2017 Junior Ride Program registration session on the morning of Sunday 5th of February at the Beechworth MTB Park. This will be followed by a BBQ and then some shuttled riding on a few of the descending trails including the brand new “Don’t be a Hero” all mountain track.

The working bee will run from 9am to 12pm and will be focused on cutting grass and trimming branches so bring along your whipper snippers, tree loppers, secateurs ect if you have them. If not there should be plenty of club tools to go around.

The Junior Ride Program registration will be on from 10am to 12pm in the carpark. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes along for a ride (this is not part of the Junior Program and will be unsupervised).

The club will put on a BBQ from 12pm for all participants of the working bee and junior registration. Basics will be supplied by the club so please RSVP so we can take care of supplies.

After lunch will be your chance to ride lap of the Park or organise yourself a shuttle vehicle and spend the afternoon blasting down Secret Track, Snakes n Ladders, Shortcourse DH or Don’t be a Hero. If you are unable to organise your own vehicle you may be able to hop in with another group.

Contact the club via email with any questions.

See you there.

Herald Sun Tour in Beechworth Feb 3

 

 

 

On Friday 3rd February the Jayco Herald-Sun Tour will finish in Beechworth. This is an amazing chance to come along and see the best cyclists in the world do their thing. The race will include Chris Froome (multiple winner of the Tour de France), Esteban Chaves (2nd Giro Italia) and Simon Gerrans (multiple stage winner in all grand tours) amongst others. The organisers have kindly offered to maintain the street closure and to cover the insurance for a series of community cycling races in Beechworth as part of the festivities. The Beechworth Chain gang will be hosting three races on the afternoon of the 3rd February and we would love to see everyone there. The race format will be a street criterium from the bakery to the Myrtleford Rd turnoff and back. Each race will run for a different number of laps of the course. It is designed to be a bit of fun so come along and get involved.

Following is the run sheet for the afternoon,

Friday 3rd February 2016

2:30pm Jayco Herald-Sun Tour Race Finish
3:00pm Local trader’s street market
3:15pm Junior Races
U8 (1 lap)
U10 (2 laps)
U15 (3 laps)
4:00pm Female (8 laps)
4:45pm Male (8 laps)

Depending on numbers we may run two categories in the adult races. A decision will be made on the day.

To register for this FREE event please enter via the attached link. A registration area will be set up on the day and everyone that is racing will need to sign in, and for the kids, a parent or guardian will be required to sign them in.

Register here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTG5JNS

More information here-

Cycling Australia – She Rides Stage 2 – Mount Beauty to Beechworth February 3

and

http://www.explorebeechworth.com.au/events/jayco-herald-sun-tour-stage-2-finish-beechworth?s=23/01/2017&t=24/01/2017

Contact Clayton Neil at bicyclecj@gmail.com or 0417 116 571.

 

 

 

 

Trail conditions update – Beechworth MTB Park and Flametrees

Trail conditions update 2 October 2016

Beechworth MTB Park – open but USE CAUTION!

The park suffered some damage in the Six Hours in the Saddle event on 1 October 2016.  The park remains open for use, with most of the trails in reasonable condition, but there are some sections that are rutted, loose or eroded – so please USE CAUTION.  Please avoid Creekside and Secret Track (temporarily closed – return via Green loop).  Take caution on all other parts of the park as there are short sections that are damaged.  We’ll be organising repairs in the near future.

Flametrees – best avoided in the short term

Flametrees doesn’t drain as well as the park and is VERY WET.  There are also likely to be numbers of trees down.  Flametrees is best avoided in the short term.  Once the rain stops, and conditions improve we will assess condition and organise repairs.

RAMBO Beechworth 2016

Where- Beechworth Mountain Bike Park

When- Sunday August 7th

Rego- Online- https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3281 or on the day from 8:30am

Course- Completely different course to what was used by WCC for round 3. Juniors course will be separate to the main course.

3hr kicks off at 10am

1.5hr and Juniors start at 11:30am

 

Category Race time Series cost Single race
Open Male, Open Female 3 hr enduro format $70 $25
Masters Male (40+) 3 hr enduro format $70 $25
Teams (all combinations) 3 hr enduro format $70 pp $25 pp
Sport Male 1.5 hr enduro format $70 $25
Sport Female 1.5 hr enduro format $70 $25
Juniors (under 15 for the series)(girls and boys) 1 hour race time $35 $10

 

 

Results- RAMBO Beechworth 2016,

Lap Times- RAMBO Beechwort 2016 Laps  *lap times for the first half of the 3hr race are inaccurate but number of laps and total time figures are correct.

 

RAMBO Wangaratta race in Beechworth Sunday 3rd July

The Wangaratta CC are hosting their round of the RAMBO 3hr/1.5hr series this weekend at the Beechworth MTB Park. The RAMBO series is very low key so suitable for riders of all abilities. If you’ve never raced but would like to give it a try then this is a perfect opportunity. We will have the BCG club marquees set up for any club members to use. There are solo 1.5hr and 3hr options well as a 3hr pairs option.

 

The Chain Gang round of the series will be held at the MTB Park on August 7 so why not commit to both!

 

No online entries available. Entries are available on the day up until 9:30am. $25 per rider (plus MTBA day license if not a member). Call Rob at Wang CC for details- 0357214744 BH.