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Hey there Dirt Squirts, (That's 4-12 year olds)
ALL of our awesomely fun social rides and races between now and October have been uploaded to the events and calendar! :-)
Check them out and bring all your friends along!
There are heaps of great rides to get you ready and skilled up before November when we'll be hitting a new season of Summer No Frills on Friday evenings again.
For more info check out our Dirt Quirts page under the Junior tab.


Summer NFF comes to a close

As Summer's lazy heat and long days have given way to the bright yellows and gold of Autumn and the nights have become longer, so too has our Summer No Frills Friday Series drawn to an end and left 4 Riders Glowing in Gold .


Grant Granted

Parks Victoria & GMBC have been successful in gaining a $6000+ grant for XC trail development.  GMBC will contribute another $6000+ and volunteer hours to develop a trail along the east side of the You Yangs Park.  Watch this space!
Parks Victoria are currently conducting a survey of MTB’ers about trails at the You Yangs – click here to do the survey


Friday Night Fun

•         This Friday night, 8th  March there’s a fun race at Stockyards to finish off the Summer NFF series.    Rego at 6pm, Racing at 7pm, FREE BBQ & Series Presentations at 8.30pm.  All starting at the Stockyards shelter, near the Drysdale Rd carpark, You Yangs Regional Park, Little River.
•         Next Friday night, 15th March, our Friday Night Free rides start for the year – Social rides with the GMBC crew, everyone welcome (non-MTBA members will need to purchase a $5 participation permit to cover insurance)  - more details to come!



Gazebo Series Final

What a great day for an MTB race in the Stockyards, and what a race field we had - over 150 riders from elites like Sam Chancellor, Michael Crosbie, Katherine O'Shea & Rohin Adams to all the guys & girls who 'just wanna have fun'. 
The Results for this round and for the series (did you see those fantabulous medals??) are on the Results page.  Photos will be up soon too.


Anglesea Trails

You may have heard rumors about closures of the Anglesea trails, this simply is not true. A group called Dirt Art has been brought in by Parks Victoria to audit the existing trail network. After a meeting on Sunday afternoon with Dirt Art Trail design-construction-consultancy group, we have been reassured that Parks are not planning closures . They simply need the trail network brought up to a manageable and sustainable condition. A draft report is due to Parks Victoria at the end of the month.


Crazy6 Enduro

Yes, get your CRAZY SOX out - the Crazy6 is back on Saturday March 23rd (ignore any other dates you see - this is the correct date!)

It's the first round of the Victorian Enduro Series and will be held in the Kurrajong area at the You Yangs.  There's the usual 6hr version plus a new 3hr race too.  Check out the categories and other info on the VES site here

And if you have the best Crazy SOX you might win a prize too!


Gazebo Rd 2

With perfect summer weather for a twilight event, Rd2 of the Gazebo series kicked off in fine form last night.  Ooops! pity about the (false) start, but nevermind, the riders took it in their stride and had a great time anyway. What a great feeling, dusty and tired after some fun laps in the dark to be greeted with a nice cold beer/cider/soft drink!  Love it.

Thanks to all the race crew who made it possible and especially to Race Director Alan Flaherty, who worked like a trojan to get it all sorted. 



The GMBC Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 18th January with over 40 attendees.  The minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

At the meeting, the GMBC Committee for 2013 was elected as follows:

  • President - Rich Grant (3rd & final term)
  • Vice President - Alan Flaherty
  • Secretary - Tania Elderkin
  • Treasurer - Phil Bickerdike

General Committee


No Frills Fridays

We're getting to the pointy end of the Summer NFF series and after Rd 8 (Alan's Steeplechase) Todd Cuthbert has taken hold of the A grade leader board, followed  by Tom Ovens.  But Craig Findlow is not far behind them and is one event down, so things could change quickly if Craig gets a good result next week!

In the women's competition Aleisha Bald is leading from Lisa Page, but Kirra Dyer is back after a break and will be making a charge at the leader board!


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