Junior Riders

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Times – School terms

Each term begins on the 2nd Thursday of each Victorian school term. Registration opens the week before Term 1 begins.

Groups

There are 4 groups of Junior riders (ages are indicative only):

  • Junior Dirtmasters (Green) (4-6 y.o.)
  • Middle Ringers Red (6-8 y.o.)
  • Middle Ringers Orange (7-9 y.o.)
  • Middle Ringers Blue (8-12 y.o.)

There is also a group of Senior Riders (13+ y.o.) who do not meet weekly but aim to participate in more intensive riding workshops on a term or seasonal basis.

Registration

Online registration can be completed on this printable form. During registration, bikes and gear must be scrutinised for suitability in off-road use.

Essential gear includes:

  • Helmet
  • Water must be carried in a caged bottle or camelbak
  • Good  gloves are strongly recommended.

Once you have registered with Beechworth Chain Gang (BCG), members will need to join Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) and nominate BCG as their club of choice.

Cost

MTBA junior recreation membership starts at $45 p.a.

Additionally, the program cost is $35 to BCG for each term.
Payments to BCG (not MTBA) can be made to:

name: beechworth chain gang
BSB: 633-000
ACC: 150 182 673

Locations

Session information

Thursday afternoon sessions begin at:

  • 4:15pm for the both groups

A BCG Volunteer will control a marshalling area between the car park and the bicycle area, for the duration of the session.

Term 1

  • 7/2/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 14/2/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 21/2/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 28/2/17 – Beechworth Train Station
  • 7/3/17 – Flame Trees
  • 14/3/17 – Flame Trees
  • 21/3/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 28/3/17 – Beechworth MTB Park

Term 2

Junior Dirtmasters

  • 26/04/17 – Registration / Working Bee – Flame Trees
  • 02/05/17 – Train Station
  • 09/05/17 – Train Station
  • 16/05/17 – Flame Trees
  • 23/05/17 – Flame Trees
  • 30/05/17 – Flame Trees
  • 06/06/17 – Beechworth MTB Park (revised)
  • 13/06/17 – Train Station
  • 20/06/17 – Flame Trees
  • 27/06/17 -Beechworth MTB Park (revised)

Middle Ringers

  • 26/04/17 – Registration / Working Bee – Flame Trees
  • 02/05/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 09/05/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 16/05/17 – Flame Trees
  • 23/05/17 – Flame Trees
  • 30/05/17 – Flame Trees (revised)
  • 06/06/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 13/06/17 – Train Station
  • 20/06/17 -Flame Trees (revised)
  • 27/06/17 – Beechworth MTB Park

Senior Dirtmasters

  • 07/05/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 14/05/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 21/05/17 – Beechworth (TBC)
  • 28/05/17 – Yackandandah (Yak Tracks)
  • 04/06/17 – Yackandandah (Yak Tracks)
  • 11/06/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 18/06/17 – Yackandandah (Yak Tracks)
  • 25/06/17 – Bright (TBC)

Term 3

Junior Dirtmasters & Middle Ringers

  • 01/08/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 08/08/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 15/08/17 – Train Station
  • 22/08/17 – Flame Trees
  • 23/05/17 – Flame Trees
  • 05/09/17 – Beechworth MTB Park 
  • 12/09/17 – Beechworth MTB Park
  • 19/09/17 – Flame Trees

Term 3, 2018

The Middle Ringers (Red, Orange, Blue) will be riding at the Beechworth MTB Park every session this term, Thursday 26 – September 20 inclusive.

The Junior Dirtmasters (Green group) will run some skills sessions at other locations, dates tbc.

No sessions will be held at Flame Trees this term due to trail conditions in wet weather.

Flame Trees
At Baarmutha Station, half of the car park is cordoned off for bike parking, and the platform is the start/finish area for all activities. The Flame Trees trail begins here and heads south east, beside the rail trail.
Beechworth MTB Park
Nestled behind the Golf Course, the MTB has a complex set of bike trails. Half of the car park is cordoned off for bike parking, and is the start/finish point for all activities. The Green Loop and parts of the Blue Loop are used for training.
Beechworth Railway Station
Just off Albert rd, along the rail trail is the railway station precinct. Bike Parking is marshalled behind a set of bollards, and sections of the rail trail are used for training.

Communication

BCG Leaders use the WhatsApp service to communicate with other leaders and members for immediate information.

BCG Leaders will use email, Google Groups, and the Facebook page for more general and non-urgent information.

Please ensure that where possible, members or guardians can access these services

for all enquiries, email bcg.juniors@gmail.com

Volunteer

Want to help? Please do! BCG needs more parents to assist this expanding group.

Volunteers will need to complete a “working with children” check and be willing to undertake an MTBA training course, which will be organised by BCG.

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