2016 Calendar

calendar 2016

The 2016 PDMBC calendar is now available! The year will consist of a wide range of events, providing extreme fun for all riders.

Once again there will be two series:
-The WA State Downhill Series, which is the pinnacle of gravity racing in the state and an opportunity to see the states fastest riders in action. Series winners will be announced at the end of year dinner and presentations in Pemberton.
-The Club Gravity Series, which this year consists of one DH Race and one Roller. This year there will be no series prizes for the club races due to the limited number of events.

The year starts at Albany on the famous Mt Clarence Downhill, where you will be fighting for double points at the first round, hosted by Albany Mountain Bike Club.

In April, we met at the Goat Farm with a Skills and Development Day which is free to members and will give a preview of the track raced the next day as part of the Club Gravity DH. Aimed specifically at juniors, Women and beginners there will be coaches present to help you sort your skills before the season starts.

We then move through the series racing across the south west of the state. There is a focus on Welli Mills where new tracks will be built and ready to race.

The WA State Championships will once again be held at the Goat Farm and will be combined with the XC State Championships – this will ensure a great atmosphere and crowd!

The end of the year will once again be the Pemberton Roller which will also include the end of year dinner, presentations, hang overs, and as much one-upmanship as possible.

Race rules have not changed and the only change to categories is the inclusion of Sport Women. Full details are at http://pdmbc.com/race-rules

See you out there!

Welli Mills Clearing

Welli Mills Clearing
Hi all,

We have been advised that there was a small section not harvested previously within the trail area at Welli Mills. the harvesting operation will be in this section within 1 to 2 weeks time. They will also be completing the section to the east near Fannies Rd.

The Trail will be closed during the harvesting period. If you could let anyone know intending to ride there it would be appreciated.



Gravity Club Series Round 3 & End of Year Presentations – Pemberton

Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Again for 2015, PDMBC brings an exciting new All Mountain race format to Western Australia. The event format varies from race to race depending on the location, with key elements consisting of timed runs down a mostly downhill trail (moderately technical), with riding back to the top. Multiple race runs per day on different trails can be expected with the winner being lowest aggregate time. Points from all events in the Gravity Club series count toward the series winner. You will be able to race the Roller events on almost all types of mountain bike, ensuring that it that your bike fit the clubs safe standards. Front and rear brakes, working suspension and bar ends.

The last Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club (PDMBC) Event of the year is the Gravity Club Roller held in Pemberton on 31st October & 1st November . The event is held at the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park at the Pool on both days, and is accompanied by the Club end of year presentations and State Series Presentations on Saturday night at the Pemberton Sports Club. Accommodation options are also available, with more details below.

Prior to the event starting Three Chilies Trail Design will be undertaking some trail work and construction at the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park (http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/pages/pemberton-mountain-bike-park). Competitors are encouraged to lend a hand (or shovel) to Paul for a few hours in the morning prior to the PDMBC event kicking off. He will be at the trails from 9am until 12noon.


Race entry costs $45 for adult categories and U19s, and $35 for juniors. A day license ($20) is also applicable if you are not a currentMTBA member. Registrations at the event are open from 12pm-1:30pm Saturday only and will attract a $20 additional late fee (further details below).

Please note that online rego closes on Sunday 25 October at midnight. This is to allow the club to confirm accommodation and Saturday night dinner numbers. Registration on the Saturday morning will be available but for racing only. No late comers for the dinner and accommodation after Sunday 25 October will be allowed.

Rego page for racing is here.

Please ensure you note down the correct number of dinners and accommodation required if you are booking for more than one person. If you have any issues then please contact the club or one of the committee members prior to the close of rego.

The event is held at the amazing Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, located at the Pemberton Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool Rd. http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/pages/pemberton-mountain-bike-park  

Saturday Practise starts at 1230pm. Racing starts at 2pm. This year Saturday will commence at the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, so park at the swimming pool and you will be directed from there. The first days tracks will finish at the Trout Farm.

Dinner and club presentations have been organised for Saturday night following the first half of the race. State Series Presentations and General Club Presentations will be held during the dinner, starting at 6.30pm at the Pemberton Sports Club. Rego for accommodation and dinner has now closed.

Accommodation for the Saturday has been arranged at the Pemberton Camp School, just a stone’s throw from the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park.  Accommodation can only be attended by registering online here when registering for the event.  The accommodation is dorm style and costs $30 per adult and $20 per child for the night. Numbers are also limited so get in quick! It is mandatory you bring your own sheets, pillow case, towel and toiletries. (a doona is provided)


Sunday Practise is open at 8am, with racing starting at 10.00am. There will be several stages and we aim to have racing finished by 1pm. Presentations for the race and 2015 Gravity Club Series will commence immediately afterward and we aim to have everything done by 2pm. Help with cleaning up and packing up will be appreciated as this will get us all on the road on time.

General information on Pemberton, including accommodation and food can be found at http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/. Pemberton Caravan Park is recommended as an accommodation alternative because of its proximity to the Mountain Bike Park.


We look forward to seeing you all there!

Minimum Protective equipment Roller: knee pads with shorts, helmet, gloves. A Full face helmet is recommended! Handle bars must have Bar ends or Plugs. Full race rules can be found by clicking here

There is a two minute penalty if you miss your start gate. Any runs after the first will be held in the same order as the first, with a designated time period allowed to get back to the top of the trail following any run

All Riders must sign on before practicing the course. Riding the course without being entered will result in – First Offense- Verbal Warning, Second Offence-1 Race Ban. Third Offense – Season Ban.

Only riders and designated officials wearing a helmet, and displaying a valid Number Plate on the front of the bike, will be allowed onto the course during official practice sessions. Number Plates to be displayed at all times, if plate is lost, you will need to acquire another for the nominal fee at registration. Your Plate must visible and legible at all times. Race plates

This is a club level series, aimed to be low cost, easy to participate in and most importantly fun!

There will be a BBQ lunch available for a small fee at the event

Volunteers for Marshalling are needed! If we don’t have the right amount of marshals on both days then we don’t start on time. Please let us know prior to the event if you can or have a family member or friend that can help. Email us if you can help pdmbc@yahoo.com.au

We need:

  • 5-6 Marshalls (no experience needed)
  • 2-3 people to help setup and dismantle

AGM 2015 Details

Following from a successful AGM in 2014 in Albany, this year once again we will be having the AGM in Albany to coincide with the last State Downhill race of the year.
The details are:
6PM Saturday 26 September
at the Three Anchors
2 Flinders Parade, Albany WA 6330
BYO alcohol, there is food availble to purchase. We recommend ordering early as it willl be a busy night.
We have booked a function room for the occassion.
All members are encouraged and welcome to attend. If you have any particular issues you wish to raise and you are not able to attend you can pass them onto another member who is attending or contact the committee. We may not be able to cover all issues at the AGM but they will be tabled for future meetings.
Note this is the AGM so we will be trying to stick to the agenda, which will be roughly:
  • Election/ re-election of committee members:
  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Treasurer
  4. Secretary
  5. Remaining listed at http://pdmbc.com/contact
  • Categories for 2016
  • Race Rules
  • Classes for 2016
  • Reports
  1. President
  2. Financial
  3. Sub-committee
  • Membership Fee Review
  • Close of business (~7PM)
Anybody who wishes to nominate for any of the positions above or any positions for the committee (full listing is at http://pdmbc.com/contact) should contact the club as soon as possible. We encourage all members to actively participate in the administration of the club – more information is available if you have anyquestions. Feel free to ask any committee member or email the club.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Junior Development Camps 2015 – Registration Open!


The 2015 Junior Development Camps will run over the Tuesday 6th of Oct to Friday 9th of Oct 2015.

Registration and information is available here https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=2671

Transport from Perth via Bunbury (if required) to Pemberton and back will be offered.

It is a great programme from MTBA to help grassroots junior development in WA and we can confirm that any PEEL Club Members will receive some financial assistnace to atted – contact the club if you are interested.

It is not aimed at beginner or top elite riders, but juniors that already ride/race that want to improve their skills and knowledge of MTB. It is not focused on anyone type of riding, and in the past years have had both xc and dh riders.

Welli Mills Update

Hi all,

Things have been moving along behind the scenes in relation to Welli Mills rehabilitation and getting the tracks up and running again. We expect to be able to announce a track day out there soon. At this track day there will be team leaders who will supervise groups of people working on sections of track to get everything back to adequate condition. Whilst we will be attempting to largely recreate existing tracks, we do have some approvals for exciting variations.

It is critically important that nobody builds anything out at Welli Mills unless it is expressly done through Peel – Peel has the approvals and must supervise the work. Any illegal track and feature building slows down the whole process.

Illegal tracks and features will be destroyed, and it will probably have to be destroyed by the club. This will take time away from us building legitimate tracks out there which is worse for everyone. So please dont do it.

If you know of anyone planning to or currently building anything please let them know as we dont want to spend days destroying stuff before we can start building again. Those individuals will be welcome at the official build days.