Club News

Geelong Mountain Bike Club Events on Entry Boss

GMBC will now be using EntryBoss to host all of it’s current events so over the next couple of days you will begin to see both Dirt Squirts and Senior Races become available on EntryBoss.

Just a couple of small tips you may find useful when using this for the first time. https://entryboss.cc/

1. I have found it works better with Google Crome but that is not to say it doesn’t work well on other Browsers.

2. You will need to do a bit of set up when first logging into the system but only needs doing once and makes entering any future races very simple.

3. For families I recommend setting up one login and then creating multiple profiles for your partner and/or siblings.

4. I do not believe there is an option for buying a race day license this must be done separately through AUSCycling. You are not able register without a MTBA or AUSCycling license and it does link into these systems to check.5. Finally if you need help let us know however our experience so far with using the system is excellent and we hope this makes joining our races a lot easier.

GMBC Race Crew

GMBC 2020 Annual General Meeting Completed

GMBC 2020 Annual General Meeting Completed

On the 21st of October 2020 GMBC held the AGM for the first time via the virtual format and we would like to thank all the members that dialed in, here is a quick update.

Big thanks to outgoing Committee Members Jonathan Connor and Peter Henkel for their years of work on the Committee, your contribution means a lot to us.

The new committee consists of the following people along with their new roles, and we would like to thank everyone for putting their hand up and a big congratulations to your new President Alan Flaherty.

President – Alan Flaherty
Vice President – Chris Pearce (New)
Treasurer – Joel Geysen
Secretary – Stu Brown
Administrator – Andrea Brown
General Committee – Colin Linahan, Pete Gordon, Racheal Marshall, David Goodall, Gavin Erickson (New), Nathan Clarke (New), Gerard McHugh (New), Scott Gavens (New)

I would also like to ensure everyone we are starting to look at racing and social events in the very near future. Permits have been put in with the hope we can begin racing for both Juniors (Dirt Squirts 4-12yo) and everyone else like Friday Night Racing. More on this once the new committee meets late next week.

Finally as outgoing president I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their support. It has been an amazing experience and something I will always look back on as a very positive one.

If you have any questions or queries please email geelong.mtb.club@gmail.com

Round 1 SNFF CANCELLED

Apologies for the late notice, but after a quick review of the trails today following a week of solid rain, further hail and rain today and predicted strong winds and lightning it has been decided to cancel tonight’s race for chocolate. A make up race will be added after the last scheduled round this year. Please consider the trails if riding in or after heavy rain, we want them to be here for everyone to enjoy for a long time!

GMBC Club Kit

The web store is now open (it has been since the 7/10 but I’m slow on the update)! Closes on the 7/11/19, in time for pre-christmas delivery! Please head to the club merchandise tab for the details and link to the store.

VSCC Race Marshals needed!

VSCC Race Marshals needed!

GMBC are assisting Cycling Victoria to run a round of the 2019 VSCC MTB competition and we would love to have plenty of marshals to help out on the day! Morning and Afternoon slots are available (or both if you’re a legend), we are trialling the use of an online signup to confirm numbers and make the process more rewarding for you and the club! Follow this link to sign up.

Results uploaded!

Results uploaded!

Results from last nights L’Alpe d’Al (Round 6 WNFF) have been uploaded in the results section. We’re keen to hear feedback on whether this format (available in .pdf format by clicking the link) is to everyone’s satisfaction or if you would prefer it another way? We’re unsure at this stage whether it’s worth trying to upload the full results for people to trawl through (very much not worth it this time as there were no laps to record!) or whether the final summary will suffice? Unfortunately it’s unlikely that we will have any complex, yearly, searchable results able to be displayed due to technical and time constraints. .pdf or images is about as complex as we can manage unless you can provide us with the plugin to make it happen! PS please also let the UCI and every national organisation about this also because it’s lacking globally.

NEW WEBSITE

NEW WEBSITE

After many hours editing and deliberation we finally have a new website! We listened to your feedback and have hopefully addressed most of the (significant) issues with the previous (ancient) site. We’ve really tried to emphasise the events functionality of the site and have hopefully picked a plugin that keeps most people happy! The aim will be to have all GMBC events listed and managed on this site, with some news and photos on Facebook.

As the site is fresh and new there are sure to be some bugs and issues to iron out. Please test the contact functionality and let us know what the issues and problems are and what we should do to fix them! This includes incorrect information, functionality problems and broken links! Many hands make light work!

A huge thanks to Paul of Yates Design who has consulted and built the new site and carried over his work from a decade or more ago from the old site!