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)
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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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Milk & Honey Film

If you haven't seen the story behind the race you can see it here.....

The Golden Bay Milk & Honey Race Story from Robin Dawson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Milk & Honey


Hi everyone,
The Milk and Honey 2013 registration is now open! So for those of you who want to chase that time from last year or just love the coolest race around, now is the time to enter and start training.
This year’s race is on Sunday 27th October, Labour weekend and is once again part of the Nelson Cycle Festival.  So what’s new for this year?
·      We’re basing ourselves right in town with a village green start and finish. We’ll be putting up a small marque with a bit of entertainment for the wait between finishing the race and prize giving
·      We’re introducing two new elements to the road leg. A sprint for a time bonus on the Takaka valley section. A King of the mountain prize for the first person to the summit of the Takaka hill.
·      Sections of the downhill have had a make over. Karl Thompson the man who gave you Corkscrew at kaiteriteri has just been through the pack track with a digger burming up those corners to make fast and flowing. One and two Klick have also had work down with some cool technical riding to keep you on your toes to the end.  
·      More sponsors and more spot prizes.  We’re happy to have Cactus back onboard this year with some great spot prizes. We welcome Roam industries, who are donating a rather tasty spot prize, Thanks.
·      More riders. Word is out.
You can enter online the same as last year by going to our website and completing the registration form. Payment will be by direct credit to our bank account once again.
See you on Race day.
Thanks
The Milk & Honey Race team.