Welcome to NoBMoB


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!

Looking to start mountain biking? Check out our Beginners Guide to Mountain Biking in Sydney.

Just looking for ideas of somewhere new to ride? Check out our trails around Sydney page. Or for further afield, our complete trails finder.

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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.

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Happy Holidays from the Mod

The obligatory Long Track photo

Once again it's that time of year where we will all (well, mostly all) have time to get out on the trails and enjoy whatever form of riding it is we love.

Big shout out to all those who showed up to the Xmas ride recently and made it what sounds like a big success. And thanks to the other Rob for organising. Don't forget anyone can post up their social rides in the calendar for more of the same.

More thanks go to Tristan for his insightful post about the morning. Very good points for all those who have forgotten about the true meaning of Xmas... erm... I mean MTB Eye-wink

So, whatever your plans this holiday season, wishing you happy trails. Enjoy & stay safe.

Cheers Smiling

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Let's say that again - Please respect areas our trails pass by!

Don't be an ass - stay off Engravings Track

A while back we posted a gentle reminder to please respect for the environment our trails pass through.

Sadly the message doesn't seem to be getting through. Take a look at this sign snapped by Hawkeye (and his rather more strongly worded post).

Nothing more to say!

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Respect for the environment our trails pass through

Please! Stop riding Bantry Bay Engravings Trail: The selfish few threatening new trails

In case you hadn't seen Please! Stop riding Bantry Bay Engravings Trail: The selfish few threatening new trails... well... a gentle reminder of it's message:

It takes literally years to negotiate authorised access to trails in and around Sydney. When people don't respect the land trails pass by and deviate from them it jeopardises access for all. Both now, and in future projects.

Please respect the areas we have the privilege to be able to ride in and stick to formed, authorised trails only.

Thank you Smiling

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Post 50,000! Thank you!

While taking a break from that giant comical thread on MTB wheel sizes I've just noticed we were about to hit 50,000 threads. So here it is, post 50,000.

This is a small site and the number isn't particularly large compared to many others, but it's as good a milestone as any to thank everyone who contributes in both knowledgeable and often humorous ways. The mods here do their best to keep things clean, tidy and balanced. It's a credit to all that despite a lot of passion not much has to be done in that respect. Even when discussing wheel sizes Eye-wink

So thank you all. Here's to 50k more... Cheers! Smiling

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Happy Holidays - Bantry Bay Gahnia Track is now open!

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Amazing stonework/ rock armouring on this trail

Just in time for the holiday break another amazing win for local riders. Bantry Bay Gahnia track is now open.

Aimed at experienced riders this trail runs in a one way North to South direction from the Bluff Track entrance. See Gahnia Trail Map.

NPWS explains, "...the first 50 m of this track has been designed to test if your bike handling skill is at the level needed for tracks rated ‘more difficult’. If you find you are not yet competent at all the challenges in this section, then do not proceed any further along the track. It is permitted to go back up the track to the start from this section only. Do not cut through the bush to exit the track.

Thanks to Mario for the pictures (more after the break) - this stuff looks great.

Get out there!

More discussion here: Gahnia - Bantry Bay ready to ride Christmas Eve.

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