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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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Bobbin Head Cycle Classic Sun 29 Mar (07:00) 1

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.

Looking for feeds? See here.

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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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Bantry Bay Serrata Track is Now Open. Stick to the Forestville side only please!

Great news for local riders! The new Serrata Track at Bantry Bay can now be ridden... on the Forestville side only please!

All trail work is complete and signage installed.

Please stay out of Gahnia on the Wakehurst Parkway side which is still under construction with more raised platform to be installed to get over highly sensitive sites.

Both tracks are due for ribbon cutting ceremony early next year by key government officials whom have supported this.

Huge thanks to everyone who made this happen. This track represents many years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people.

More discussion in the forum here:

http://nobmob.com/node/49218
http://nobmob.com/node/49242

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This weekend (15/16 Nov) is NPWS Fee Free in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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 Eye-wink

... 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.

Bairne Track is great for beginners for example. Towlers Bay maybe a little less so (just be careful on the way down and aware of the killer climb out).

Or use this as an excuse to take your non-cycling buddies out to some of the places we all love and enjoy.

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Mt Annan, Sunday, 10am: Social ride for beginner/intermediates

Another creek crossing

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:

http://nobmob.com/node/48929

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! Smiling

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Congrats Jason English: Solo 24 World Champ for the 5th time!

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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! Eye-wink

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