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All Mountain Race at the You Yangs
August 2nd & 3rd 2014

Back by popular demand - Another all Mountain Race at the You Yangs. We have thrown the traditional race format out the window.

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LIVE TIMING >> (bookmark link for race day)

Saturday is a normal Shuttle Day.
9am to 4pm
Ride any track you like.
BBQ Lunch and Drinks included
BYO snacks and extra water

SUNDAY - Race Day
Track is live from 9am to 3pm
All runs will be timed
Shuttles back to top
Do as many as you can in 6 hours
Your best 3 runs will count.
Food and Coffee will be available to purchase

Categories?  NO fixed categories.  This race is sandbagger proof!
When the final results are in we will divide the field into 6 groups and the top 3 places in each group will get prizes. Exact places to get prizes will vary based on overall rider numbers, example below
Places 1,2, 3
Places 25, 26, 27
Places 50, 51, 52
Places 75, 76, 77
Places 101, 102, 103
Places 125, 126, 127

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WIN a GIANT Trance 27.5 1 Mountain Bike
Donate to the Trail Fund today!

Have you ever wondered who pays for all the trail work?

The answer is the majority of funds come from club events, shuttle days and most importantly donations. Parks Victoria’s budget for trail works is almost non-existent so none of the work you are seeing would never happen without the financial contributions from both GMBC and YYMTB Clubs.

The funds raised are used to purchase materials such as soil, timber, rocks, pipes, fencing, and machine hire. No individuals are paid, all work is completed by volunteers.

Due to the rapid pace of trail works in the past couple of months the trail account is taking a pounding. To ensure works can continue at this rapid pace we need donations to the trail fund.

As an added incentive to donate the guys from Giant Bicycles Australia and De Grandi Cycle & Sport have once again teamed up to support the club and trail network. 
They have donated a Trance 27.5 1 valued at $3,399. 
For every $10 you donate online, directly to the trail fund, you will receive 1 entry into the draw. 

The winner will be drawn at our Cressy Descent race in September.

You will also be rewarded with more brilliant You Yangs Trails for your donations.

2014 Cressy Descent
September 6th and 7th

 

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

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.