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Dollars for Dirt - March 2019

March 1, 2019

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds.

Each group gets at least $300, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $600!

Read more about the program or nominate your club here

 

Check out the groups for March 2019:


Club M.U.D Ballarat (VIC)

https://www.facebook.com/clubmudballarat/

Our club puts on 3 great events each year called "King Of Ballarat". All of the trails are really well maintained and Black Hill is just an overall great place to ride thanks to all of the Club MUD members and helpers.

The club would put the Dollars for Dirt funds towards the "King Of Ballarat" race series to help improve the experience for everyone and to get more people interested in mountain biking.


Team Mount Beauty (VIC)

http://www.tmb.org.au

Team Mt Beauty is one of the oldest MTB clubs in Australia. Since 1990, we have run top-level events, nurtured elite riders, and built and maintained iconic trails. We are passionate about increasing accessibility to mountain biking and strive to promote diversity and inclusiveness. Recent club activities include:

  • Construction of an easier climbing trail.
  • State-level CX, XC, GE and DH races.
  • TMB Club Ride Days: free shuttles, lunch, skills sessions and kids activities.
  • TMB Spoke Sisters Networking Tour: funded by the Victoria Government’s Change Our Game initiative, it begins in Nov 2018 and aims to connect female MTB leaders.

Team Mount Beauty has been building and maintaining a network of awesome hand cut trails in the Big Hill mountain bike park for over thirty years. There are so many hidden gems in this labyrinth but they can be hard to find as a visitor. Because of this we want to use some Dollars For Dirt funding to create clearer signage and expand our suggested loops so that visitors can make the most of our awesome trails! This signage would build on the work we have recently completed including an easier climbing trail to improve access and help you explore the training ground of some our local legends and world-class athletes like the Van de Ploegs, Panozzos and many more.

 

Townsville Rockwheelers (QLD)

https://www.facebook.com/rockwheelers/

Townsville Rockwheelers is the second largest mountain biking club in Australia, with over 500 members and growing! We are a mixed bunch spanning all ages and are always interested to meet new riders on our social rides and compete against you in our club events. We are all keen to support new and intermediate riders so do not feel uncomfortable joining if you do not know anyone in the club. It won’t take you long to meet new riding buddies.

Meet Mark!

Mark is our Head of Marketing & Brand, tasked with making sure that everyone thinks "MTB Direct" when it comes to all their MTB needs! After discovering mountain biking during the short Canadian summers, he's out almost every weekend enjoying the year-round riding and huge variety of awesome trails on offer in and around Brisbane.