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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5-6 Marshalls (no experience needed)
- 2-3 people to help setup and dismantle