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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Want to jump like all the cool kids. We are running more Skills courses, and Jump specific courses. Similar to our other skills courses, the jump courses will be split into 'Beginner Jump' for those who don't already jump but want to; and 'Advanced Jump', if you already jump but want more confidence or to add some steeze this is for you. April 4th and 5th. Book through the shop on 63604040. We are using the crew from RideAus, http://www.rideaus.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Where is the info? you click on the link above and there's no info for Orange.

Hey guys,
My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend in Orange at the Rocky Trail event... unfortunately his bike was stolen out the front of the Ibis Styles hotel. He is absolutely gutted. It was his pride and joy.

The bike was a one off Canyon Lux, with a reverse front suspension fork... it’s a unique bike. Can’t be missed.

We wonder if a local stole it, and are hoping you guys will keep an eye out for it... as my husband said to me “no real mountain biker would ever steal someone else’s bike”.

Please share this post to as many people as possible... and let us know if sighted. Orange police are aware of the theft.

Thanks again
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2 weeks ago

Hey guys,
My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend in Orange at the Rocky Trail event... unfortunately his bike was stolen out the front of the Ibis Styles hotel. He is absolutely gutted. It was his pride and joy.The bike was a one off Canyon Lux, with a reverse front suspension fork... it’s a unique bike. Can’t be missed.We wonder if a local stole it, and are hoping you guys will keep an eye out for it... as my husband said to me “no real mountain biker would ever steal someone else’s bike”.Please share this post to as many people as possible... and let us know if sighted. Orange police are aware of the theft.Thanks again

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I can offer Vladimira's bike until Radovan Klusacek finds that bastard! 🤭😅

Early Kinross Forest, keen for the Rocky Trail Entertainment Shimano Grand Prix Orange.
Get yourself setup in the club marquee.
#orangemountainbikeclub #orange360 #shimanomtbgp #rockytrailracer #rockytrailentertainment
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2 weeks ago

Early Kinross Forest, keen for the Rocky Trail Entertainment Shimano Grand Prix Orange.
Get yourself setup in the club marquee.
#OrangeMountainBikeClub #orange360 #shimanomtbgp #rockytrailracer #rockytrailentertainment

 

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My best wishes for successful race. I miss those days.

Check out this Recovery!Announcing Badlands’ Recovery Beer! Badlands Brewery, Orange has come up with a plan to do our bit to raise some money to help some of the devastated communities and wildlife affected by the recent fires. We have brewed "Recovery Beer", a one-off batch of beer in the tropical ale style - 4.5%, soft, fruity and sessionable and we will be giving away the entire batch for free! The beer has been made possible by the awesome generosity of Voyager Malt and Hop Products Australia. These businesses have donated all the ingredients for the beer. Also huge thanks to our two logistics partners: Motus Transport for delivering the beer for free and KegStar for donating the rental of the kegs for free. Orange-based designer Lucas Martin has also worked tirelessly and at no charge on the poster that is going to all venues, riffing off old-time beer labels and showing our beloved native Banksia - one of the first plants to burst back into life after fire. What an incredible, giving industry the brewing world is. All sponsors just said “Yes” no questions asked. Here's how it works:- Pubs and bars have signed up to receive Recovery Beer for free. They have chosen their own charity from the Federal Government’s approved Bushfire Charities list. They have nominated the percentage of proceeds to go to that charity. It has to be more than 65%, mostly venues have opted for 100% After all the kegs have been drunk we will be announcing the total amount raised. These are a few of the awesome venues that have jumped on board:- Orange: “The Agrestic Grocer”, “The Greenhouse of Orange”, "The Parkview Hotel" Sydney: “Yullis”, “Petersham Bowling Club”, “Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club”, “The Lord Dudley”, Warringah Bowls Club, The Bank Hotel, Newtown Canberra: “Transit Bar”, “The Old Canberra Inn”, “To All My Friends Bar”, "BrewNation", "Pot Belly Bar" Some of the charities so far nominated include Dingo Den Animal Rescue, WIRES and the RFS. We still have a handful of kegs unaccounted for so if you would like to be involved please contact Badlands - beer@badlandsbrewery.com.au The beer has been brewed and is being prepared for kegging on Tues 11th Feb and will be making it on to taps from Thurs 13th Feb. Please support the venues above and enjoy a beer at the same time as helping those needing it most. ... See MoreSee Less

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