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All the latest news from The Beechworth Chain Gang.

Trail conditions update – Beechworth MTB Park and Flametrees

Trail conditions update 2 October 2016

Beechworth MTB Park – open but USE CAUTION!

The park suffered some damage in the Six Hours in the Saddle event on 1 October 2016.  The park remains open for use, with most of the trails in reasonable condition, but there are some sections that are rutted, loose or eroded – so please USE CAUTION.  Please avoid Creekside and Secret Track (temporarily closed – return via Green loop).  Take caution on all other parts of the park as there are short sections that are damaged.  We’ll be organising repairs in the near future.

Flametrees – best avoided in the short term

Flametrees doesn’t drain as well as the park and is VERY WET.  There are also likely to be numbers of trees down.  Flametrees is best avoided in the short term.  Once the rain stops, and conditions improve we will assess condition and organise repairs.

RAMBO Beechworth 2016

Where- Beechworth Mountain Bike Park

When- Sunday August 7th

Rego- Online- or on the day from 8:30am

Course- Completely different course to what was used by WCC for round 3. Juniors course will be separate to the main course.

3hr kicks off at 10am

1.5hr and Juniors start at 11:30am


Category Race time Series cost Single race
Open Male, Open Female 3 hr enduro format $70 $25
Masters Male (40+) 3 hr enduro format $70 $25
Teams (all combinations) 3 hr enduro format $70 pp $25 pp
Sport Male 1.5 hr enduro format $70 $25
Sport Female 1.5 hr enduro format $70 $25
Juniors (under 15 for the series)(girls and boys) 1 hour race time $35 $10



Results- RAMBO Beechworth 2016,

Lap Times- RAMBO Beechwort 2016 Laps  *lap times for the first half of the 3hr race are inaccurate but number of laps and total time figures are correct.


RAMBO Wangaratta race in Beechworth Sunday 3rd July

The Wangaratta CC are hosting their round of the RAMBO 3hr/1.5hr series this weekend at the Beechworth MTB Park. The RAMBO series is very low key so suitable for riders of all abilities. If you’ve never raced but would like to give it a try then this is a perfect opportunity. We will have the BCG club marquees set up for any club members to use. There are solo 1.5hr and 3hr options well as a 3hr pairs option.


The Chain Gang round of the series will be held at the MTB Park on August 7 so why not commit to both!


No online entries available. Entries are available on the day up until 9:30am. $25 per rider (plus MTBA day license if not a member). Call Rob at Wang CC for details- 0357214744 BH.

Junior Ride Program

Our Junior Ride Program is up and running again in term 2 2016.  The program is a lot of fun and is a great introduction into mountain biking.  The program will commence for the 4-9 year olds on Tuesday 19th April, with 10 year olds and older commencing on Sunday 23rd April.

If you’re interested or want more info email


RAMBO 2016 – Beechworth 3 July and 7 August

RAMBO – the Riverina and Alpine Mountain Bike Open – is an inter club race series, based on a 3 hour or 1.5 hour endurance format, held over the autumn and winter months.

Once again there will be 2 rounds of the series at Beechworth – the Wangaratta Cycling Club will run round 3 on 3 July, and the Beechworth Chain Gang will run round 5 on 7 August.  Dates for the entire series are shown on the flyer below.  We will post further details regarding the Beechworth rounds on this website closer to the dates.

RAMBO 2016 v2

New committee

We had our AGM on 14 September 2015.  Our President, Luc Plowman, and Treasurer, Shane Flint, stepped down from their positions after 4 years on the job.  Luc and Shane have been the backbone of the committee for the last few years and done a great job supporting the club and all that it does.

Clayton Neil was elected as our new President, and Jerun Terlaak was elected Treasurer.  Jo Hunt was also elected as a General Committee member.  Big thanks to Clayton, Jerun and Jo for putting up their hands to join the committee!  Ian Burns and Alastair Riddoch were re-elected as Secretary and Memberships office respectively.

BCG AGM Monday 14 August 2015 730pm at Tanswell’s Hotel

The BCG AGM will be held on Monday the 14th September at Tanswells hotel in Beechworth at 7.30pm. Dinner beforehand at the pub from 6.30pm – email to RSVP for dinner.

We are looking for nominations from interested club members for President and Secretary. Luc and Shane are stepping down after doing a great job for the last few years. The club relies on an enthusiastic committee, and its a rewarding job that keeps the club functioning and makes Beechworth a great place for mountain biking. If you’re interested in helping out perhaps get in contact with one of the current committee members to have a chat about whats involved.