The You Yangs Mountain Bike Club was developed as a not-for profit organisation to assist with the improvement and maintenance of the Mountain Bike Park, raising funds via Racing, Events and Shuttle Days.
The You Yangs MTB trails are not government funded. We have been building and maintaining trails since 2010. All work is done by volunteers, donations & dedication. Our ride days & events are purely fundraisers.
A special message from Geelong MTB, You Yangs MTB, Plenty Gorge MTB, Warrandyte MTB, LDTR, Yarra Ranges MTB & Red Hill Riders, in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines announced by the Federal Government.
While we are all having to make serious changes in this current climate, we have come together as the Melbourne & Geelong MTB clubs to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID 19. Here are some things we can all do to lead by example, be responsible and care for not just ours, but the broader community.
1. The clubs and individual members of the clubs should not conduct or delivering any group activity, social rides, training and/or any other activity.
2. Shuttles and/or group transport breach the physical distancing guidelines and must not be operating.
3. Group coaching courses and skills clinics must not be
4. Recreational riding in groups of more than two riders, other than people who live in the same household, is now banned.
5. No groups of riders are to congregate at trail heads, trail junctions or car parks.
6. The following is most important to avoid accidents and create unnecessary strain on our emergency services. - Avoid travelling to new areas, ride local and stick to trails you know well. - Ride safe, this is not the time to be hitting PB's or trying to step up the technical challenges. Limit your ride to a safe, moderated ride. The last thing we want is members pushing themselves as if there’s no “other” consequence. There’s enough strain on our medical system without it being unnecessarily impacted by riders injuring themselves.
7. Support physical distancing and the message that Australians should stay at home, unless shopping for essentials, travelling to and from work – where you cannot work from home, going to school and exercising.
8. Now is not the time to drive to remote MTB locations like Buxton, Lake Mountain, Mt Buller and Forrest (some of these local communities are starting ask people NOT to come and visit until after the crisis)
We understand the frustration this may cause, but in the grand scheme of things, a few months of practising the above to ensure people’s lives aren’t put at risk is a small price to pay.
Thank you for your support of our clubs, and for your serious consideration of the things we have recommended. We all look forward to getting back to our social rides, trail builds, races, kids rides and pretty much all the stuff that makes our sport fun, when this has all passed.
While Parks Victoria have not officially closed the trails we would like to remind all riders to follow these simple guidelines.Latest advice from the Federal Government requires Australians to stay at home unless shopping for food and other essentials, attending medical appointments, exercising or attending work or education. However please follow your State or Territories guidelines.
If you choose to ride, please follow the ride etiquette listed below and work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s with very heavy heart that due to the global pandemic and public health emergency we are all facing, the club has decided to cancel this weekend's shuttle day and hold off planing our next shuttle days and events.
The safety of riders, spectators and volunteers is our number one priority. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is moving rapidly, and we believe this is the correct decision for us and the community more broadly.
Pretty hard to socially distance yourself in a bus or in the queue waiting. You could also be contagious before you have any symptoms. We think the majority of our members would have contact with someone in the vulnerable group and these are the people the club needed to consider when weighing up the risk of putting shuttles on.
There is also the factor that if riders get injured at the shuttle day and required ambulance or needed to go to the hospital. We would adding to already busy hospitals. As a club we prefer to be part of the solution and not add to the burden already occurring within the community.
Full refunds will be processed by the end of the week.
Appreciate everyone's understanding with the decision the committee has made. ... See MoreSee Less
For anyone that had entered the round at Mt Beauty. Read Below⚠️ Round 5 | Mount Beauty Update:
It's never an easy call to make, but together with Alpine Shire Council and Team Mount Beauty, in line with advice from the Federal Government, we've made the decision to cancel VDHS Round 5 at Mount Beauty.
The safety of riders, spectators and volunteers is our number one priority. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is moving rapidly, and this is the correct decision for us and the community more broadly.
The advice from the Federal Government is intended to protect those most vulnerable in our community, slow the rate of infection and keep our health care system from being overburdened.
Refunds will be processed shortly.
Thanks for understanding and we'll see you back between the tape when this is all over.
Shuttle day includes BBQ lunch, cold drinks, tea & coffee, and shuttles up the hill all day Mechanical advice and basic tool kit available for riders to use.
Shuttle Village is at the bottom of track 13 (Cressy Descent) All parking use Drysdale Road Car Park - Great Circle Drive is still closed to the public. All trails remain open to ride for the general public
Registration is open to club members only currently, and will open to the public on 12/03 @ 9am.
Pricing: $50 MTBA member $25 MTBA member Under 15
Unfortunately the Mountain Bike Australia - MTBA entry system does not support club member special pricing. They advise that it's in the works, but to date we have not seen anything come through.
The club will be keeping track of your shuttle, and once you have completed 3 your next one is free. We will let you know via email and will keep the tally posted on the facebook page, until we can work something out with the MTBA entry site.
If you have a free voucher from volunteering or a free voucher from Bicycle Superstore, please email the club or message us on facebook to secure your place at the shuttle day.
You don't need to register via the MTBA if you have a free shuttle pass.
Cancellations will be accepted until 6pm on the Friday before this shuttle day.
The club will charge a cancellation fee of $5 per person to cover the bank and transaction costs. ... See MoreSee Less