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.

Facebook Posts

www.facebook.com/561302680569920/posts/2470292499670919?sfns=moTime for a road trip ladies and gents.

Regional Australia Bank 5/8hr MTB Marathon Tamworth, is just around the corner. Big cash prizes inc $250 KOM & QOM, its a 722 meter 3 minute climb straight off the start line.

We have 2 track options for teams, a 10.5km
'Smash The Mountain' or the more recreation style 6.2 km Fast and Furious loop.There will be something for everyone.

HOW WILL YOU MEASURE UP?

Only a short trip along the New England Hwy.

Entries now open.
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Big Congratulations to our sponsor Tyrepower Orange for winning International Dealer of The Year! 🏆

Well Done Team and Thankyou for your continued community support!
#OMC #orangensw #orangemounatinbikeclub #tyrepowerorange #winnersaregrinnersWe are very honoured to have received this award. Our store has a wonderful team that has worked hard to build our reputation and customer base over the three years we have been open.
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Big Congratulations to our sponsor Tyrepower Orange for winning International Dealer of The Year! 🏆

Well Done Team and Thankyou for your continued community support!
#OMC #orangensw #orangemounatinbikeclub #tyrepowerorange #winnersaregrinners

3 Challenges, 1 Winner.
Orange Mountain Bike Club will be hosting the second running of the Gravity Challenge. Held at the popular Lake Canobolas MTB Park, 3 descending stages will challenge your skills in 3 uniquely different ways..

FLOW: In2it is a top to bottom flow trail with big berms, long rollers and high speed. Popular with both cross country and enduro riders.

TECH: Highway to Hell downwards joined to Sewer Rat form our event day only stage Rat Out of Hell. A very rocky, technical, steep, black diamond descent.This will suit downhill as well as advanced cross country riders.

JUMP: Yaba is our popular jump track featuring multiple large jumps and epic size berms all at very high speed.

2 timed runs of each stage, the winner will be determined by the best total time.
All stages will be open earlier in the day for mandatory practice.
Due to the advanced and high risk nature of the stages (particularly the Tech and Jump) we recommend that all riders should be familiar and confident with these trails before competing.
Entry is open to people from anywhere, full face helmets will be mandatory and other body protection is also advisable.
A MTBA race license is also required.

Categories:
Male Open $20
Female Open $20
Under 17 $15

Live Results: www.webscorer.com/orangemountainbikeclub




Lake Canobolas Gravity ChallengeMar 8, 10:00amLake Canobolas3 Challenges, 1 Winner.
Orange Mountain Bike Club will be hosting the second running of the Gravity Challenge. Held at the popular Lake Canobolas MTB Park, 3 descending stages will challenge your skills in 3 uniquely different ways..

FLOW: In2it is a top to bottom flow trail with big berms, long rollers and high speed. Popular with both cross country and enduro riders.

TECH: Highway to Hell downwards joined to Sewer Rat form our event day only stage Rat Out of Hell. A very rocky, technical, steep, black diamond descent.This will suit downhill as well as advanced cross country riders.

JUMP: Yaba is our popular jump track featuring multiple large jumps and epic size berms all at very high speed.

2 timed runs of each stage, the winner will be determined by the best total time.
All stages will be open earlier in the day for mandatory practice.
Due to the advanced and high risk nature of the stages (particularly the Tech and Jump) we recommend that all riders should be familiar and confident with these trails before competing.
Entry is open to people from anywhere, full face helmets will be mandatory and other body protection is also advisable.
A MTBA race license is also required.

Categories:
Male Open $20
Female Open $20
Under 17 $15

Live Results: www.webscorer.com/orangemountainbikeclub


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Lake Canobolas Gravity Challenge

3 days ago

The 2019 Mountain Bike Cross Country (XCO) NSW State Championship will be held again at the Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park in Orange.
The venue was a huge hit last year with it's mix of fast flowing trails as well tough technical sections, fun as well as challenging.
The location means it's not only a awesome weekend of racing but also a great weekend for the whole family. The parks located in the beautiful Towac Valley, just outside Orange, with top class wineries, restaurants and accommodation. The popular Lake Canobolas is just across the road, which has swimming to cool off after your ride, bbq’s, playgrounds and the Lakeshore Cafe.
The event will be hosted from the adjoining scout camp where there is dormitory accommodation, camping, a kitchen, bathrooms and showers available.

Saturday will host Cross Country Short Circuit (xcc) races. A 20 minute race held on a wide and flowing course about 1.5km long, the product is fast and close racing that will be spectacular to participate in and watch. The results of this will be used to determine the starting order in the XCO championship race. Defending champions will also be given a front row start.

Sunday will hold the Cross Country Olympic (XCO) rounds. A 1 - 2hr race held on a 5.6km circuit, the winners of this will determine the NSW 2019 State Champions and will be rewarded with the jerseys to state their prowess.
The event is sanctioned by the Australian Mountain Bike Association (MTBA).

Category groupings for men and women:
Under 13
Under 15
Under 17
Under 19
Elite (19+)
Expert (19-29)
Masters 1/2 (30-39)
Masters 3/4 (40-49)
Masters 5/6 (50-59)
Masters 7+ (60+)


NSW State ChampionshipsNov 14, 10:00amLake CanobolasThe 2019 Mountain Bike Cross Country (XCO) NSW State Championship will be held again at the Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park in Orange.
The venue was a huge hit last year with it's mix of fast flowing trails as well tough technical sections, fun as well as challenging.
The location means it's not only a awesome weekend of racing but also a great weekend for the whole family. The parks located in the beautiful Towac Valley, just outside Orange, with top class wineries, restaurants and accommodation. The popular Lake Canobolas is just across the road, which has swimming to cool off after your ride, bbq’s, playgrounds and the Lakeshore Cafe.
The event will be hosted from the adjoining scout camp where there is dormitory accommodation, camping, a kitchen, bathrooms and showers available.

Saturday will host Cross Country Short Circuit (xcc) races. A 20 minute race held on a wide and flowing course about 1.5km long, the product is fast and close racing that will be spectacular to participate in and watch. The results of this will be used to determine the starting order in the XCO championship race. Defending champions will also be given a front row start.

Sunday will hold the Cross Country Olympic (XCO) rounds. A 1 - 2hr race held on a 5.6km circuit, the winners of this will determine the NSW 2019 State Champions and will be rewarded with the jerseys to state their prowess.
The event is sanctioned by the Australian Mountain Bike Association (MTBA).

Category groupings for men and women:
Under 13
Under 15
Under 17
Under 19
Elite (19+)
Expert (19-29)
Masters 1/2 (30-39)
Masters 3/4 (40-49)
Masters 5/6 (50-59)
Masters 7+ (60+)
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NSW State Championships

3 days ago

Hi it’s peter binks from the dubbo mtb club I would like to thank leo and Colin for there assistance yesterday for looking after my son after a pretty decent fall , at the inter club race ,unfortunately he broke his collarbone and possible broken bone in the wrist
Thanks for all your assistance and your follow up call
He is on the mend now and will have another go in the future
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