Club News



Hi Folks,

You may have noticed that Teammate Finder disappeared and has been replaced by a Forum. Hopefully this will make communications easier and it will be a place where all of our members can chat with one another and talk gear, races, social rides, etc. (But PLEASE no bike sales - there are web sites designed for that and we don't want to get inundated with sales info).
Just remember the following when posting - GMBC has a Code of Conduct, and we also have many junior members - this basically means keep it clean, sensible, and respectful. :-)


WNFF results

Wow!  over 60 riders did it in the dark last night racing around Paul Ogilvie's Hill Loop.  Perfect riding weather and a challenging course - but at least no one vomited at the top of the hill.    Getting numbers on the line proved challenging, but I have published provisional results, let us know ASAP if there are any issues!



We're always looking for ways to improve the services of our great club for our members and here are the latest improvements:
1) There's a calendar link on our events page now so you can get all of our fantastic events to sync with you iCal or Google Calendar.
2) There are two tabs on our Contact form - General Enquiries and Junior Enquiries - so your email will straight to the person in charge of your enquiry.
3) Team Mate Finder will be soon disappearing and replaced by a Forum. 


Young Guns Ride at Smiths Gully

Next Sunday June 29th the GMBC YOUNG GUN'S will be venturing out to Smiths Gully for our monthly social ride.
We will be meeting at the Smiths Gully General Store. Cnr Kangaroo Ground - St Andrews Rd and Clintons Rd, Smiths Gully at 8.45am ready to hit the trails by 9am sharp.
Please bring along plenty of water, a spare tube and hand pump with some snacks to munch on during the ride. The general store will be open on our return for lunch if needed.   Please also bring some warm riding gear, incase the weather is on the cool side.


GMBC Golden Ticket Raffle

What is it?  This is a raffle to raise funds for Trail Building and maintenance.  We will be raffling a number of 'Golden Tickets' which will give you free entry for ALL GMBC races over the next 12 months - that's Summer NFF & Winter NFF, Gazebo, Crazy6, You Yangs Yowie & InterWinter - over 20 races!


GMBC Club Championships

Hey, are you a GMBC member and have you competed in one Summer NFF event and one Gazebo event?  If so, you are currently part of our Club Championship competition!  Check out the current points table here.  In October we will be having a Club Champs presentation/Social night where we get to see fellow riders in a non-racing context and award some prizes.


You Yangs Working Bee 21 June 2014

We had a fantastic turnout to our last Working Bee in May, with over 20 GMBC'ers making an impact on the new 'Epic' Trail.  The YY's rangers were very happy with the work done, so we'd like to do it again!

Saturday 21 June, meet at 9am at the Rangers Hut, on the main YY's access road off Branch Rd Lara.  Bring gloves, water and suitable clothing for  working the trails.   If you can make it for the day or for a couple of hours let us know by texting the Club phone 0407433682 with "your name, working bee, yes".    BBQ lunch provided.


Young Guns Skills Session

Last Sunday 11 of our Young Guns travelled to One Tree Hill, Bendigo to attend the YG's skills day with Matt Wallace from Coachpro cycling.


June Events

On Sunday 15th June, Castlemaine Rocky Riders are running InterWinter Rd2 - Back to the Pineys, with an XCO (multi-lap race) and a Super D.  Check out the info on the CRR website. Lots of GMBC'ers have entered the series, so if you haven't got an entry in yet - what are you waiting for??    It's bargain racing at $30 per entry and you'll be contributing to our Club Cup points too!   Online entries are open at Entryzone now - don't wait or you'll pay the late fee. 


Sports Nutrition - Discount for GMBC members

Pro4mance is a new Australian company offering GMBC members a 45% discount on all Pro4mance products and accessories from their online store (also includes free shipping anywhere in Australia). This discount will enable members to purchase Energy gels for as low as $1.51 and 2kg Endurance Sports Drink Powder Tubs for $40.15. 


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