|Mountain Biking in Coffs Harbour|
We meet regularly for casual relaxed racing at Cows with Guns (refer to web site calendar of events), as well as supporting other clubs in the region. Most days of the week there are groups of casual riders out enjoying the trails. Check us out on facebook to see what we're up to.
PINE CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
Became official in July 2010. It is located in a section of Pine Creek State Forest, Bonville. The trail head is approx 15-20mins drive south of the Coffs Harbour CBD. Toilets and picnic tables can be found at Sid Burke Rest area on Pine Creek Way. The Park is divided into two sections being "Cows with Guns" and "The Sawmill" which are separated by Pine Creek. The trail head is at Cows with Guns and this provides the best riding opportunities and is where all our club races are held. Once a year though, the sawmill trails are primped, primed and marked up for the awesome Pleasure and Pain Enduro giving riders an incredible 25km of the fun, flowing trails on which to do 1, 2 or 4 laps.
Cows with Guns
THE PLEASURE AND PAIN ENDURO
Is our annual highlight event rated as one of the most enjoyable MTB enduros in Aus. The Pleasure and Pain is set on a 25km fast & flowing circuit combining the Cows with Guns and Pine Creek courses with a bunch more single track and just the odd bit of fire road to give you a chance to grab a drink. Choose from 25km, 50km or 100km distances. Previous winners include Jason English, Trudy Nicholas & Craig Gordon. The Pleasure & Pain will be held on August 11 2013. Keep an eye on the race website for details.
For more information on membership, or to join/renew your membership, please go to http://www.mtba.asn.au/MEMBERSHIP/?IntCatId=2. While you are joining or renewing your membership, why don't you add IMBA Australia (International Mountain Bike Association) who provide great trail advocacy and resources through out the country.
GNaTPACK MTB RACE SERIES
Mountain Biking is growing rapidly on the mid north coast of NSW and there are plenty of great trails to ride. In fact, the trails are so good and the people are so friendly that in 2010 the GNaTPACK series was formed. GNaTPACK (the G is silent) is an accronym for the seven clubs that are involved in the series being:
The series is held between April and September with each club hosting a race of it's choosing - each round attracts between 90 and 120 riders. Series points are allocated for each round and there are categories to cover all riders including the all important juniors. Each club takes great pride in preparing their tracks and putting on a great show for the visitors. The series is a great introduction to new trails and a way to meet other cool riders. Plus the racing is fast and close. For more informaiton on GNaTPACK check out the Refusenix website.