Welcome to NoBMoB - the Northern Beaches Mountain Biking Group. Not just for the extraordinary, everybody is welcome! Just starting out? Been riding for years? Join us for our weekly social rides on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches and beyond.
Why not sign up and post your ride, join someone else or just chat in the forums? Riders from all over Australia are here so you don't have to be a Northern Beaches local to enjoy. Make your plans sound enticing and see who comes along!
If you are interested in road riding, check out road.nobmob.com.
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What no rides!?
Upcoming social/group training rides would normally appear here, but things are a little quiet at the moment and it's empty.
Don't be shy - this is a community site so if you're heading out and would like some company, post your ride.
Upcoming advocacy events would normally appear here, but things are a little quiet at the moment and it's empty.
Don't be shy - this is a community site so if you're out there working post your meeting.
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I'm not sure if this applies to other NSW parks, but while out riding this morning noticed that this weekend (15/16 Nov) is NPWS Fee Free in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
The toll booths are closed and there's a sign up stating no fees for entry this weekend.
If you enter the park on a bike this doesn't make any difference of course
... however, beginners who baulk at the entry fee (come on though!) and for whom the ride up to somewhere like Bairne Track, Towlers Bay, etc. is a little far could take this as a chance to try out those locations.
Or use this as an excuse to take your non-cycling buddies out to some of the places we all love and enjoy.
This one's for all the lurkers out there: a reminder that Grary has posted up a Social Ride for newcomers and intermediate level riders at Mt Annan this Sunday.
Check the calendar for more details:
Many thanks for organising Grary.
So don't be shy guys, click the "change to show you're in" link on the calendar entry above and get out there!
Racing often takes a bit of a back seat here. We're a community site, mainly here to have fun, but recognition of some sporting feats in the world of MTB really have to be congratulated.
Over the weekend Jason English became the Solo 24 Hour World Champion... for the 5th time! For much of the race Jason was out front but victory was sealed a couple of hours from the end when he put in a two blistering laps, destroying all hope of a catch the second place rider may have been holding onto. Boom!
Special mention to Brett Bellchambers too, for taking out the SS category.
There are many new recreational riders online here, so for those that don't know, this event works as so: Midday on Saturday one steps onto a MTB. They ride round a circuit (this year in Fort William, Scotland) until midday Sunday. Non-stop. Solo. The rider to finish the most laps in the shortest time before that Sunday cut-off wins. Yes - 24 hours without a break - Insane!
Just a quick note to say that this morning I've gone through and given the ride profiles section a well overdue clean up. A filter has also been added so you can focus on just a specific area.
All profiles now have to be entered with GPS data. This means they all get a map and altitude data to users can see exactly what's what before heading out. There are more plans afoot that this is required for - stay tuned!
As always, this is a community site and everyone is encouraged to share their favourite routes through local trails. If you can add some pictures and encouraging words then all the better.
Ride profiles here: http://nobmob.com/rides/profiles
IMBA will celebrate its eleventh-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (#TKMBD) on Saturday, October 4, 2014. This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for pedaling with kids!
Details here: https://www.imba.com/kids
Of course this isn't restricted to North America though. Why not arrange your own kids ride? Don't forget to post it up in the caldendar.