Up-coming Spins and Races.

Tonight (Thurs 25th Sept) sees the return of the Thursday night spins,  starting off today in Derroura @ 7pm.  lights will be needed and if you don’t have any they are available to rent in MBW bike shop in Moycullen.  The weekend sees the last Irish Downhill Mountain series race of the year, It will be held in Carrick Woods in Wicklow and best of Luck to all our members taking part.  Sunday Week sees the return of the Connacht XC Winter League,  Round 1 is in sligo,  See Connacht Mtb League on facebook for all the details,  Finallly October 26th sees the 3rd edition of the Nire Valley Drop XC Race,  and with two distances at 25km and 45km there is a distance there for everybody.  Finally for unoffical spins that happen all the time dont forget to check out our friends @ west coast mtb buddies and way of the gnomes on Facebook.

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Please if at all possible avoid Derroura from Oct 2nd till Oct 10th. There is a major Deer shoot taking place over them dates, the rest of October will also see shooting but not as much, If you see signs out please please take note of them and if you still choose to ride please wear hi vis clothing so there is no way you can be mistaken for wildlife. Take care.

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Trail Building Course

trail-tool-2Forum Connemara are hosting two trail construction and maintenance courses in Letterfrack.

Monday and Tuesday the 8th & 9th September 9am—4pm

The course will address maintenance issues which normally arise on trails and provide an overview of different trail construction and maintenance techniques. There will be a mixture of classroom work and hands on fieldwork putting into practice some of the techniques covered in the classroom.

Cost is €20 per person.

To book contact Rosaleen Ní Shúilleabháin 087 737-5599

Trail building 2 NTO Approved Trail Maintenence and Repair – Course Outline 2013

Trail building 2

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From downhill to marathon

Great to see lads out representing the club at the weekend….from downhill to marathon.  Some great photos of Sean Holland at Bree and Damian Sikora in Da Cooley Thriller. 10460256_770248893043821_7639605169741905249_n 10624660_10204426776779290_436592938063751600_n

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Events and Spins Round Up

A good spin was had by all in Clarinbridge last night with 12 club members out. I wasn’t there myself but I’ll make the next one.

On Thursday 7 Aug, a few members are heading to BikePark Ireland at Fairymount Farm near Roscrea for the evening session. If you haven’t been there yet, it’s well worth the trip down. 6 trails with one to suit all levels and an uplift truck so you get to save your legs for the downhills. No harm to book your uplift tickets in advance on http://www.bikeparkireland.ie/

Da Cooley Thriller is on Saturday 16 August this year. XC MTB marathon with a choice of 21km or 52km routes. Details and registration here: http://dacooleythriller.wordpress.com/

Finally, there are a few places left for the Gravity Enduro round at Carrick Mountain in Wicklow but they’ll be gone by the weekend. It’s selling out fast so get in now if you’re interested in taking part in the best Enduro event of the year. http://www.gravityenduro.ie/index.php/races/round-4

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