Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Newsletter




The Rameka Track is OPEN!

Thanks DoC!!

ONE BOX of Assorted Bike Parts
To give away.  Surplus to requirements.  Contact John 027 297 8855

WANTED - Second Hand Night Lights
Contact Daphne 021 130 6655

May - Luna Bluffs Club Ride
Watch this space!

June 22nd - Kaiteriteri Mid-Winter Breakout
It is that time of year again; the helmets and or bikes are adorned with lights, the winter thermals have been dragged from the depths of the storage cupboard, every outing means a post ride clean down of mud n' grime. But hey it ain't all bad! 
It also means that the 6 hr Mid-Winter Breakout is on the near horizon.  
2014 has us returning to the popular Kaiteriteri Mountain bike Park tracks with the "village" again at Bethany Park campground. The course will be the same as last year as it worked so well and hopefully the weather will  be a little better.
There will as usual be a class to suit everyone √ teams -solo-mixed- tandem- unicycle- college and this year the "couples class" ( you have to be living together but to keep in line with new legislation we have no gender bias!) and the Parent Child - Dad n' Daughter, Mum n' Son class. Just about covers it all don't you think?
As in past years the focus will be on fun with spot prizes for best dressed, best crash, best hard luck story etc.  So get yourself sorted, gather a team, get yourself a partner, learn to ride a unicycle and book in the 22rd of June for 6hrs of FUN 
Spread the word. See you there.
Sunday 26th October - Milk and Honey Race
Put this date on your calendar!  If you like to ride UP, then grab and downhill friend.  Or if you prefer to get down and dirty, then find a buddy who can climb.  OR just get hard and do it all yourself!  There is still plenty of time to train... but remember time flies.  
Memberships
A reminder for those who have not yet paid their 2013/14 membership fees to the club that these are past due.  Fees are $5 for kids still at school, $25 for adults and $50 for a family.
This can be paid straight into our account 03 1354 0286557 000 or payment to GB Mountain Bike club c/o Kim Johnston, 475 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka.  Kim: 027 525 6051

Working Bees:

GBMTBC WORKING BEES From now on the THIRD SUNDAY of every month.  Contact Brent: 027 280 9439. 

For Sale:
The latest edition of the Nelson/ Tasman Mountain Bike Tracks by Steve Newport & the MTB Buddies. Includes updated info. $25 for members from Brian Alder. 03 525 9626brian193a@gmail.com

The GBMTBC Committee:
PRESIDENT: Rob Dawson.
SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP: Chris Burtenshaw
TREASURER/FUNDING CO-ORDINATOR: Kim Johnston
TRACKS OFFICER: Brent Hartshorne
CLUB RIDE CO-ORDINATOR: John Etherington
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Mark Godden, Brian Sowman, Brian Alder, Bruce Telford, Rahi
NEWSLETTERS: Mandy Richards (Non-committee)

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Newsletter 8th May

TRACK UPDATES

Heaphy - Is now open. Some minor debris on track, some delays possible between Brown Hut and Perry Saddle.

Rameka TrackClosed for now while DoC remove some massive windfall.
* A big thanks from DoC to those who instigated an initial work party to clear debris.
Brian Sowman, Brian Alder, Brent Hartshorne, Sam Knowles.

Pack Track - Cleared and good to ride

Klicks - Cleared and good to ride
*We listen to feedback! 
(Try the new Beginners jump in One Klick!)

Killdevil - Good to Ride to Riordans Hut (section to Waingaro forks may have windfall)

Gibbs Hill - All good from the Car Park end. Some work being done to clear bush section at saddle.
* Mark Allinson, Brian S, and Rob D, heading up to help clear windfall on bush section on Saturday morning. Phone Rob if you want to lend a hand. 0212603216


Working Bees

Saturday 17th May - Project Rameka
Repairing storm damage on Great Expectations - root balls/ fallen trees
Meet at totara tree @ 12.30..
Bring a digging/ cutting tool, rakes, gardening gloves
Car pool to work site - afternoon tea provided...


NEW!
Bunch Ride (fortnightly)
Sunday 18th May - 9.30am
Meet Takaka info centre - All abilities welcome
Coffee stop guaranteed!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


The Roller-coaster
Last weekend saw a few of us get stuck in to the Roller-coaster section of the Main loop up at Canaan. A long overdue reboot to the end section of the Canaan Main loop. See pics below.  More photos on the Club Facebook page. (You don't have to be on Facebook) just google Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club on Facebook!

Saturday 12th April - Canaan Club Ride
Meet at the i-site car park for car pooling at 9am.  Reconvene at 10am at the Woolshed cafe for coffee.  Canaan Main loop ride. 2-3 hours including lunch.  Bring Lunch, a fleece and a waterproof (just incase) and experience the new Rollercoaster finish.
If you haven't done it before, think back Country cross Country on your doorstep!
Rob 035257173 / 0212603216

WANTED - SECOND HAND NIGHT LIGHTS
CONTACT DAPHNE 021 130 6655

MAY - LUNA BLUFFS CLUB RIDE
Watch this space!

Memberships
Hi folks, the committee would like to ask those who have not yet paid their 2013/14 membership fees to the club that these are past due.
Fees are $5 for kids still at school, $25 for adults and $50 for a family.
This can be paid straight into our account 03 1354 0286557 000 or payment to GB Mountain Bike club c/o Kim Johnston, 475 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka.  Kim:027 525 6051

MTB TRACK DOWN FROM BIRD'S CLEARING
The track down from Birds Clearing can be used again. It is not the same as previously so please contact Brucey T for directions.  The farm is now leased by David Jacobsen. He is happy for bikers to go through but not during lambing.  Bruce Richmond is happy for us to come out through his place too.  People can ring me if they want a description of the new route.  Bruce Telford:  021 191 5714.

CODGERS ENDURO - MAY 18TH
Codgers MTB Park, Brook Street, Nelson. 4 stage event, EWS format. NZ Crown silver status. Chris Mildon 021 2309120

SIX HOUR MID WINTER BREAKOUT - JUNE 22ND.
Kaiteriteri MTB Park. Wayne Pool 0275313280 

WORKING BEES:

GBMTBC WORKING BEES From now on the THIRD SUNDAY of every month.  Contact Brent: 027 280 9439. 

FOR SALE:
The latest edition of the Nelson/ Tasman Mountain Bike Tracks by Steve Newport & the MTB Buddies. Includes updated info. $25 for members from Brian Alder.03 525 9626brian193a@gmail.com

The GBMTBC Committee:
PRESIDENT: Rob Dawson.
SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP: Chris Burtenshaw
TREASURER/FUNDING CO-ORDINATOR: Kim Johnston
TRACKS OFFICER: Brent Hartshorne
CLUB RIDE CO-ORDINATOR: John Etherington
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Mark Godden, Brian Sowman, Brian Alder, Bruce Telford, Rahi
NEWSLETTERS: Mandy Richards (Non-committee)
Follow the Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club Blog http://baymtb.blogspot.com/
also now on Facebook.....

Monday, March 31, 2014

Rollercoaster Facelift


Three days up at Canaan has given us the chance to spend a bit of time giving the Rollercoaster section of the Main Loop a bit of a facelift. Less grunt, more flow is the buzzword, on this section now. Hopefully we will be slowly working our way round the other bits. No excuse to not do this bit anymore!!

Friday, March 14, 2014