Forrest Mountain Bike Trails, Australia's number 1 Mountain Bike destination - Forrest Accommodation

Recently a very important newsletter was sent out to members.  It's come to our attention that perhaps not all members received this.

Here is the newsletter reproduced for you to see.  Please read this and fully understand changes that are being proposed to your MEMBER driven organistaion.

 

Message from the President

It has been an exciting time recently for Australian Mountain Biking on the world stage.   Dan...

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Due to the increase in popularity of Forrest and it's attractions, including world class mountain bike trails, the Colac Otway Shire have begun significant road works to upgrade the parking facilities in the main street of Forrest.

These works will include additional car parks along with a more structured method of parking.

Shortly after this, work will begin on the upgrade of our streetscape.  All this is made possible by you coming down to Forrest, having a...

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On the weekend of 24th March, the Forrest MTB & Cycling Club welcomed Nick Bowman from IMBA Australia to our little township in order for Nick to present his Trails Workshop.

With approximately 15 people from the Forrest Club, Warnambool Club and staff from DSE we first hit the classroom to learn a bunch of theory for developing sustainable trails and maintaining them.

Mr Bowman who is the national director of IMBA-AU said "It is a great outcome to have local riders...

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Simmo is one of our brightest young talents. We are very lucky to call him a mate and a club member. 
Once again he went to the 2012 Australian MTB championships with the support of the club and his parents.

Here is a report from him mum "Gerro".

We have just returned from an extremely hot four days at Adelaide for the Australian Mountain bike Championships. Simon raced very well with mixed results. His XC race was in 42 degree...

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For yet another year Forrest will host what is widely regarded at the toughest one day Mountain Bike race in the world.

The Otway Odyssey has had a small name change thanks to the new major sponsor Kona Bikes.  Whilst the name change will take a little getting used to, the course will be the same as ever.

Starting from Apollo Bay the riders will be confronted with.

  • Approximately 40k of tough climbs
  • Another 25k of tough singletrack.
  • Yet...

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Another awesome little event down here in Forrest.  We had cracking conditions, a fast track and 50 odd eager peopel to take it on.

With shuttle buses on hand all riders were given 3 runs each down the famous Red Carpet at Forrest.

Final results in each category below.

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Our now WORLD FAMOUS New Years Day race is on again!

Don't miss out on this awesome little Sunday Session to clense you from your New Years excesses.

Please register your interest via the form below and we'll see you there.

DETAILS

  • Location: Bottom of Red Carpet (trail #3)
  • Date: 1st January 2012
  • Time: 1pm
  • What: Timed runs down Red Carpet with Shuttle bus to take you to the top.

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One of Forrest's favorite adopted locals is returning yet again.  The current World 24 Hour Solo champion and current Australian Marathon champion, Jason English will be coming to our little village for the 2011 Forrest Festival.

Jason has always been a keen supporter of our events and loves spending time in Forrest.  This time around he is carrying an extra title of DAD.  Jason's wife Jen recently gave birth to their first child so we might just see a more mature...

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Chef / Experienced Cook

Forrest Brewing Co. is looking for a Chef / Experienced Cook. Here's your opportunity to move to the bush, ride the trails as much as you like, join the brewery team and make your mark!

Since opening the Forrest Brewery has established a bustling clientele of mountain bikers, weekend types and district people. The cafe and the beers have built a great reputation and we're getting set for a busy summer...

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Well it's only taken some 12 years to realise, but yesterday Forrest residents were surprised and shocked when their mobile phones started ringing.

Yes that's right, we now have full Telstra Next G mobile reception.  We are led to believe that Optus and Vodafone coverage will come online in the very near future.

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