Firstly, a huge thank-you to everyone who has renewed their membership for 2022! Our goal is to hit 2000 members this year and here's a fun fact. - we've already had more members sign up in Jan 2022 than all of 2018! So please continue encouraging all your friends and family to join the Club by going online or to our web-based app (instructions at the bottom of the newsletter).
The end of 2021 seemed to happen all of a sudden, with a handful of events right before Christmas and a sudden reminder of the value of our First Response Unit.
Our mate Mark Coker got a first hand experience of the world-class service our contractors Peak Safety provide and gave us all a bit of a wake-up call about the need for a 4WD van. Marks latest x-rays show he’s recovering well.
Sponsors for 2022 is my current priority with many local organisations already pledging their support. If this is something yourself or your organisation may be interested in getting behind, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. We’ve just been given the OK to put a Sponsors Board at the Waipa Entrance to the Whaka Forest and would love to see some more logos under those tiers!
It is event heaven this season (check out the epic line-up below) – we are just SO stoked with the feedback our events are getting. If you want to help out, we always need more volunteers! Email Kate, our Events Coordinator, for more deets.
Stay tuned for more... 2022 is going to be a goodie!
Clair Scott Club President
UPCOMING EVENTS Come one, come all - let's shred together
NB All RMTBC club-managed events will require a vaccine pass for participation. This allows RMTBC to continue running the rad events while keeping everyone safe.
Low Key Super D Wednesday 26 January - Round 4 Also FREE for club members. If you raced previous rounds please bring your race plate and timing band. For more entry info see our Facebook event.
Low Key XC Wednesday 2 February - Round 1 First of the season! 7-10km course with short and long course options with Low Key vibe. For more entry info see our Facebook event.
Low Key Jr. Tuesday 8 February - Round 4 Te Poaka goodness for the Jr shredders this time. So much JOY in this Low Key event. For more entry info see our Facebook event.
Low Key DH Wednesday 9 February - Round 2 A collab with Descend, the Low Key DH runs on Taniwha with a new line each round. For more entry info see our Facebook event.
GIANT 2W Gravity Enduro Saturday 19 February (short) and Sunday 20 February (long) There's still spots for Race 3 in February so click on through now to enter.
Torpedo 7 MTB National Championships 26-27 February Entries are now live! Please click on this link to enter the XO and/or DH.
Skoda North Island School MTB Championships 2022 Friday 1 - Sunday 3 April Cross Country, Cross Country Relay, Enduro and Downhill events over the three days, with a central base at the bottom of the Downhill track on Pipeline Rd. Click here for more info.
** SOLD OUT ** Saturday 5 February So will organise another one ASAP. The format for this one is a 2 hour MTB specific First Aid session, followed by some lunch