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2014 Cressy Descent
September 6th and 7th

Cressy Descent 2014 – Results are UP
Trail fund donation winners drawn


What a weekend! Awesome conditions some tight racing and huge crowds heckling the riders. Thankfully the weekend ran smoothly without any of the carnage we saw last year.

These races are not possible without the dedication of the crew from the club and support from volunteers. Huge thanks to the drivers, traffic control, rego, timing, track marshals, and the people who helped pack up and pick up rubbish, your help is truly appreciated by the club and everyone who rides the trails.

We must also thank @De Grandi Cycle & Sport for all the ongoing support they provide the club. If you need anything bike related be sure to stop by and visit them in Geelong.

TRAIL FUND DONATIONS
Almost $3200 was donated online in the past 5 months. This money will be spent directly on building and maintaining the trail network.

Thanks to everyone who donated.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Giant Bicycles Australia Trance 27.5
Renee Camenzuli is the lucky winner. Renee please contact the club and confirm the amount donated and your suburb so we can verify you are the correct winner. Your new bike is available to be collected from De Grandi cycle and sport in Geelong

De Grandi also donated 2 additional prizes - Oregon ATC Chameleon HD Dual action video cameras valued at $259 each
Luck winners are Carly Reid and Shelley Wright. Please contact the club and confirm the amount you donated and your suburb and we can organise to get the prizes to you

Lastly Luke from @LA Designs a $250 voucher towards custom helmet painting, this was won by Marnie Williams

Sunday was father’s day but it seems females had a clean sweep of the prizes from the trail fund.

 

The Challenge Ride4Kids Specialized Mountain Bike Festival
Sunday 14th September 2014 – You Yangs

Registration is available online now!
https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=13141

This is a non-competitive day of downhill and cross-country mountain bike riding to be held at the You Yangs Mountain Bike Park, Little River. The aim of the event is to give MTB enthusiasts a fun day riding one of Victoria's most popular MTB parks, have a chance to win some high quality prizes and to raise funds for Challenge - supporting kids and their families living with cancer.

Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that provides daily support for children and families living with cancer. For over 30 years Challenge has provided these children and their families an opportunity to interact with others in similar circumstances. We help approximately 300 children and their families every week by providing programs including playgroup, camps, ticketing, celebrity visits, music and art therapy and in-hospital support comprising access to computers and internet, gaming consoles, DVDs, arts and crafts activities, etc. Our family programs include family holiday accommodation, massage, lunches and weekends away for parents, home help, monthly hospital parent dinners and financial assistance.

Challenge has helped over 25,000 children and their families, making a real difference to their quality of life from the moment they are diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.

Ride4Kids is an all-age event supported by our major sponsor, Specialized, who are donating prizes worth in excess of $30,000. These prizes will be awarded in various individual and family categories to those participants who raise the most money for Challenge.
Prize Category

Cross Country
Prize: Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29er
All Mountain
Prize: Specialized Enduro 29er Expert Carbon
Downhill
Prize: Specialized Demo 8 I Carbon

Family - 2 Adults and children from the one family
Prize: 2x Rockhopper 29er
Prize: 2x Hardrock Sport Disc 29

Schools Challenge:
In addition to the above category, students may also register as part of their school team. The school team with the highest fundraising total, individual students combined, will win the Schools Prize:
10x Hardrock Sport Disc 29 - Total Value $6,990

The emphasis on the day will be fun for the whole family in a safe environment. In addition to day-long rides and shuttles up and down the hill, Ride4Kids will feature a number of novelty activities for kids to be held in the event village, including:
*         GMBC, Dirt Squirt activities
*         "Stop On A Dollar"
*         "The Paper Boy"
*         "The Long Roll"
*         "Zig-Zag Course"

All individual fundraisers who raise $300 will also go into a draw to win one of two $500 vouchers at bikeNOW Specialized Store in South Melbourne.

Please click on the following link to the Challenge website where all the event details can be found under "News and Events":
http://www.challenge.org.au/news/dsp-default-b.cfm?loadref=83

To create your Everyday Hero page and start raising funds click here:
http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/ride4kidsmtbdownhill

Both Geelong Mountain Bike Club and You Yangs MTB Inc are working together to host this event.  Like all events the clubs run we need volunteers to help with driving and a number of roaming track marshals for the day.  If you can help please contact the club with your details and we will be intouch.