Tail Wind Blows Riders from Sydney to the Gong

The Sydney to the Gong is one of Australia's oldest and most successful mass participation rides. In fact, these days it has become so successful that the field is capped at 10,000 riders to prevent the course becoming too crowded.

5th November 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Record Field for Fitz's Challenge

Sunday 27th October saw the latest running of the annual Fitz's Challenge. What started as a tiny grass roots event on 29th October 1989 with 37 riders in two rides.

5th November 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Sydney 12 Hour 2013

Jason English Wins 2013 Sydney 12 Hour!

More than 350 racers participated in this year’s JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour endurance mountain bike race at Dargle Farm near Windsor. The reigning 24 Hour Solo World Champion Jason English from Port Macquarie claimed the elite men’s win at the Rocky Trail Entertainment event for the fifth time in a row and National 24 Hour Solo Champion Liz Smith from Wollongong won the women’s elite category.

10th October 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Awaba Chocolate Foot 2013

This weekend just gone, we loaded up the Mountain Biking Australia Rav 4 and headed to Awaba near Newcastle for round three of the SRAM Singletrack Mind series. Run by the Chocolate Foot team, this five race series has been hampered by poor weather but thankfully the conditions were ideal this time around.

2nd October 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Sram Singletrack Mind – Series One Report

It’s on again! The opening round of the Chocolate Foot STM series was held at Kiwarrak State Forest in Taree for the very first time. In the weeks leading up to the day, the Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders crew spent some serious back breaking hours creating a race track that in my opinion is one of the best tracks I’ve ridden.

6th June 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Chocolate Foot's Single Track Mind Series, 27th November 2012

We loaded up the MBA RAV4 and headed for the hills at Awaba for a sizzling finale to the 2012 SRAM Singletrack Mind Series.

Round Six of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series played out in extreme heat at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park near Newcastle. Over 360 riders arrived to get some hot dirt action in the scrubby, swoopy trails of Awaba—even forecasts of temps in the mid-thirties were not enough to put riders off!

6th December 2012 · Leave a Comment · More »

Hannover ConnectEast Ride For Home

We had an early start on Sunday 18th November when we drove to the Ringwood Bypass in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. We had to be there by 5:30 am ready to set up for the third annual Hannover ConnectEast Ride For Home.

Hannover Connect is a Melbournebased charity that provides crisis and transitional housing  for people in need as well as a range of other support services.

They contacted Eastlink, managers of Melbourne’s Eastlink toll road about running a unique event that sees the six lane motorway completely closed to all traffic.

6th December 2012 · Leave a Comment · More »

180TC Sydney to Hunter

September saw the completion of ONE80TC’s 13th Annual Cycling Classic, which in recent years has been renamed the ‘Sydney to the Hunter Cycling Classic’.

Originating in 1999, Phil Latz, Founder and CEO of Bicycling Australia, first envisioned the ride to help raise over $1,000,000 for the life saving work of ONE80TC, a charity who helps young men (18-35)  overcome life controlling issues.

5th December 2012 · Leave a Comment · More »

Scott Australian 24 Hour MTB Championships

The Scott Australian 24 Hour MTB Championships were held at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra on 13-14th October. 

Some 2,000 riders took part in this year’s Scott 24, with entries in 22 categories comprising male, female and mixed, solo, pairs, threes, fours, and six person teams.

Yet again Jason English dominated the solo male category, claiming his fifth consecutive title at this year’s event. He was pushed all the way this year by Euro champ Matt Page, just 22 minutes behind, and Andy Hall in third. Liz Smith rode an impressive race taking out the women’s solo title, followed by Philippa Rostan and Kate Penglase in third.

18th October 2012 · Leave a Comment · More »

Mountain Biking Australia and RAV4


Mountain Biking Australia magazine brings you the best MTB articles four times a year and keeps you up to date online in between times.

We're also supporting a stack of mountain biking events throughout 2012 helping event organisers bring you a little slice of their riding heaven - check out the event list below.

You could win a chunk of $15,000 by riding one of these events or simply by subscribing to the magazine - thanks to Toyota and RAV4.

Events List:

  • Shimano MTB GP Series 2012, Round 2 7th July 2012
  • Shimano MTB GP Series 2012, Round 3 1st September 2012
  • Shimano MTB GP Series 2012, Round 4 29th September 2012
  • JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour 11th August 2012
  • JetBlack 24 Hour 1st and 2nd December 2012
  • SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, Canberra 24th June 2012
  • SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, Nowra 19th August 2012
  • SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, Southern Highlands of NSW 16th September 2012
  • SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, Rydal 28th October 2012
  • SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, Lower Hunter Valley 25th November 2012
  • Rock Wallaby Half Marathon, Appin 27th May 2012
  • Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Challenge, Brisbane 7th October 2012
  • 2012 MTBA Marathon National Championships, Mt Stomlo Canberra 10th June 2012
  • Scott 24 Hour, Mt Stromlo Canberra 13-14 October 2012
  • Kona Odyssey, Forrest February 2013
  • Bike Buller, Mt Buller March 2013
Check out the websites for our partner promoters and pen yourself in for a ride.
or grab a sub for the mag here Mountain Biking Australia.
Dont just ride; Ride your best!

21st August 2012 · Leave a Comment · More »