Orange Mountain Bike Club – Mates, Trails, Advocacy and Events

Great Trails in Picturesque Orange NSW Australia

Orange Mountain Bike Club builds and maintains a great range of trails in Orange and surrounding areas. Currently the club is focused on Kinross Forest and the dedicated Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park.

Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park

Located just across the road from Lake Canobolas, the mountain bike park is a dedicated mountain bike trail with no access for cars or motorbikes. Built into regenerated bushland the track is traditional XC style with many corners, burms, technical obstacles, fast flowing descents and a few challenging climbs. The three connected loops get more difficult the further you ride. Your choice ranges from an easy 3km loop, intermediate 8km loop and an advanced 8km loop. Develop your riding on the skills park near the entry. For the adrenaline seekers there’s a jump track at the back of the park. Climb to the top and your rewarded by the wonderful views of the lake at Hecklers Lodge.

Kinross Forest Trails

Built into the Forests natural contours The Kinross Trails are built with the permission of Forestry NSW who grant access for a variety of recreational activities to be enjoyed. The trails give a wonderful experience immersing the rider in beautiful pine forest. The trails are open and flowing, cut into beautiful rich soft soils offering a smooth riding surface and some amazing corner traction in places. Those looking to build fitness will be impressed by some challenging yet enjoyable climbs such as the TTT and rewarded with the amazing flow of the Goat Track, Burm Me up Scotty and the North Shore and Brown Hornet descents. For experienced navigators of those with a guide, riders can discover some outstanding and slightly more wild trails perfect for All mountain and XC bikes.

Why Mountain Biking?

People get into mountain biking for many different reasons, and Orange is one of the best cities in Australia to enjoy this past time.
Some reasons to get into mountain biking:

  • Get out into nature
  • Get and stay fit
  • Get hands on trail building
  • Make friends
  • Keep your reflexes sharp

Orange Mountain bikers enjoy getting out and using the top-quality trails the region has to offer. The sport offers a great way to get into nature while exercising, learning and becoming more resourceful. Members and non-members of OMC enjoy trail building, social group rides and races making great friends along the way.

History

Orange Mountain Bike Club was started many years ago by a small group of enthusiastic trail builders and cyclists. Once the club was formalised it was called Central West Off Road Cycling Club (CWORBC). The founder members of Central West Off Road applied countless hours and tireless energy to building the famous Kinross Forest trail network, while running some amazing events such as the epic Backyamma Bigfoot. In recent years the club renamed to Orange Mountain Bike Club, to truly represent our base. The club has enjoyed an amazing growth in interest, membership and support with the new Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park being built and used for regular events. The club is looking forward to continued growth as more and more people discover the fun, fitness and mateship of trail building and cycling.

Events

OMC put on many great events including the Summer race series held on Thursday nights during Daylight savings time. The annual pilgrimage to Backyamma state forest for the Backyamma bigfoot occurs in September each year. The club participates in and hosts a round of the Interclub race series around the Central West, hosts gravity events and national level cross country races. We also hold regular dig days to build and maintain the epic trails we enjoy. The club prides itself on a friendly, helpful and respectful conduct by all its members with a focus on fun and safe racing for riders from all age groups and abilities.

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Well done to our own hard working volunteers and especially Leo Presslaber who is a finalist for Sports Volunteer of the Year! What a brilliant group of champion sports people in the Orange community. Such a hard decision, all worthy winners in their own right. Good luck.

Orange City Council
2020 Orange Sports Awards - Finalists announced! Congratulations to all of our finalists for this year, a big effort by all. Be sure to check out the video below and tag anyone you know that has been named as one of our finalists for this year. Winners will be announced in the coming week, and we'll be sure to let you know when that announcement will be.
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Whoever has started remarking Southern Comfort, thankyou. So much fun following the new yellow dots, although I did get lost a few times 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Whoever has started remarking Southern Comfort, thankyou. So much fun following the new yellow dots, although I did get lost a few times 😂

Fellow Club Members and Mountain Bike Community,

A quick news update of what’s happening in the Club:

At our recently held online AGM on May 4th, the new Executive and committee members were
voted in:
Vice President: Kim Broadfoot
Secretary: Lindsay Penson
Treasurer: Alan Giumelli
President: Leo Presslaber

First of all, as your new President, I would like to sincerely thank the outgoing Executive and Committee members for their hard work and commitment over the past few years:
Jack Rahilly: 4 years in the top seat
Grant Dowell: 8 years as Treasurer
Leanne Palmer: 3 years Public Relations Officer
Allison Campbell: 1 year as Vice President
Peter Rogers: 1 year as Grants Officer
They have done an awesome job progressing our club that is now very much established to
cater for the needs of our Mountain Biking Community. They are all still very much involved in the club as committee members and volunteers on the ever-increasing number of projects.

I would also like to thank the incredible number of club members and volunteers who put in the hours over the last few years to refine our tracks around Orange and especially the Lake MTB Park and their help towards the realisation of our Club Trail Hub.

The year ahead is looking to be a big one for OMC, predominantly focusing on projects that will increase our trail network. Exciting developments are on the horizon to build more diverse and “cater for all” tracks in the surrounding State Forests. Negotiations to gain access are under way, and permits are being drafted as we speak.
The Boree Trail Project is about to commence and our chosen professional trail builder “Iconic Trails” is all fired up to get digging!

The Club has also formed several sub-committees to help manage all these new ventures—
We are very lucky to have so many willing committee leaders in the team.

As for this year’s racing calendar, we are looking at a reduced scope: Back Yamma, Ladies of the Lake and a possible Interclub are on our wish list, we’ll just have to see how it pans out.
The summer series is also still on the cards, and we’re hoping that by late spring we can recommence this weekly gem.

Our three main sponsors: Badlands Brewery, Orange Family Dental and Orange Tyrepower are continuing their strong commitment to support the club.
Please join us in giving back to these local businesses: go get them new rubbers on sale with your smile freshly shined and then wash it all down with the local pale-ale !!

Stay safe and let’s get IN2IT,
Leo Presslaber
President OMC
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Thanks to the out going executive. Its been great to see how the club has grown and strengthened over the last 4 or so years Ive been a member. Exciting times ahead!

Hi is the Lake Canobolas Park open with physical distancing & are there any closures for events in Jun 2020 (if it is open) ?

Looking forward to joining the fun this year for the first time

Congratulations Leo Presslaber, big shoes to fill but you will nail it. 🏆

Club sponsor #badlands beer, locals supporting locals! 🍻10 years on & we’re still thrilled to see new customers finding Badlands. We’re sure to find a ton of new customers through our latest stockist, @danmurphys Orange, Bathurst & Dubbo. Salute! ... See MoreSee Less

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Club sponsor #BadLands beer, locals supporting locals! 🍻

Sunday dig session👏👏 Perfect digging conditions...Intoit is running smooth 😍 We will let you know when the next session is on! Thanks to Jack Rahilly, Owen Leathem, Leo Presslaber, Kim and Joel Broadfoot, Dave and Macy Wilton and Mark Chapman #digday #digtoride #orangemountainbikeclub #autumn #singletrack #intoit #workingbee #trailcare #club @ Lake Canobolas ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday dig session👏👏 Perfect digging conditions...Intoit is running smooth 😍 We will let you know when the next session is on! Thanks to Jack Rahilly, Owen Leathem, Leo Presslaber, Kim and Joel Broadfoot,  Dave and Macy Wilton and Mark Chapman #digday #digtoride #orangemountainbikeclub #autumn #singletrack #intoit #workingbee #trailcare #club  @ Lake Canobolas

 

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Great track, due to great community support. Well done Orange.

You guys and gals are amazing! Hope you get to ride it sometimes?

Caiden Grimmett - maybe we could get back into a bit of digging buddy

Itong Paitong Itong and Jayson Bristol let’s go on the next dig day!

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