THE TRAVEL CLUB
What is the Travel Club?
The travel club is a new concept for the MTB community and it is to emphasise the reason we ride and adds purpose to the training. Its great to have this amazing online community but MTB is also about physically connecting with others and being out riding with friends. This can be a simple day out sharing local trails or trips to amazing new places. The club makes it easier to be part of this real world community and access great rides in a variety of locations at a range of budgets.
RIDE DAYS AND TRIPS
Ride days are get-togethers that we run in various locations. The goal is to get together and meet others and have a fun day riding and we will be there to help with tips and skills and to make sure everything runs smoothly and is awesome. We will initially be running these in locations around Australia as that is where we are based and it is logistically easier and more cost effective. Members can attend events in their area or further a field to broaden the group you ride with and ride different locations. Our goal over the next 12 months is to increase these to be a more global activity as demand increases and it becomes more logistically possible.
Trips are where we partner with various tour providers in different locations to put together an amazing experience riding in really cool places. We will run a range of trips of different lengths and locations to suit different budgets and interests. These trips give you the opportunity to travel and meet up with riders you have met online and share a trip with them. We have some initial trips scheduled below and will expand to different locations as demand increases.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Basically you come along and have a great time and we do all the work. We do the organisation and come along to make sure everything run smoothly and everyone has a great time.
For the ride days we will organise the day and coordinate with people that want to attend you simply turn up and have a great time. We can even help with group accommodation booking etc as required.
For the trips we partner with industry leading providers to put together amazing trips that are exclusive to our members. This provides access to some of the best trips available and we do the research and use our size and potential advertising to get great rates. We then come along to make sure the trip is the best experience you have ever had..
What does it cost
We make our income from subscriptions not directly from the trips. This means ride days are free to Platinum members other than any cost involved in being there and anything like lift tickets etc depending on the location.
The trips for Platinum Members are at the cost of the tour from the tour provider, we have great buying power so are able to organise trips that provide an industry leading experience and are not standard offerings for great prices.
TRAVEL CLUB SCHEDULE
Below is our proposed timetable. We will add more trips based on demand and the locations people most want to ride.
2019 PROPOSED RIDE DAYS
MARCH 19: Thredbo Weekend
APRIL 19: Sydney
AUGUST 19: Canberra
OCTOBER 19: Bright
2019 PROPOSED TRIPS
This year we are covering all the most fun parts of MTB travel with 3 main trips, each covering one of the fun parts:
– Quick and convenient (yet still awesome)
– Ultimate gravity fun
– Completely Epic
Completely Epic – NEPAL
Dates: 22nd Sept – 6th Oct
Duration: 10 Days
Cost (not including airfares): USD $1890 Club Members, $2150 non Members
Info: Return to Nepal. This is one of the most epic trips you can do. Ride the Annapurna circuit in the Himalayas. What can we say about this trip? The scenery is unbelievable, the trip is doable by most with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and to acclimatise to the 5400m that you reach and the culture is really cool to experience. The descent from 5400m is the longest downhill you can imagine. Managed locally by the amazing Ram Gurung. This is a trip everyone should do at least once in their life. Arrive 22nd Sept, travel round Nepal and leave 6th Oct. Too many inclusions to mention, food, accommodation, internal air transfers, bus transfers – Ram really looks after us, and it is the most EPIC trip ever.
There are 3 places available.
Check out last years trip at https://vimeo.com/305892981
Quick and convenient (yet still awesome) – Derby Tas
Dates: 17th – 21st Oct
Duration: 4 Days
Cost (not including airfares): AUD $530 club members, $930 non members
Info: This trip is a brief 4 days in Derby. Arrive Launceston late Thursday 17th Oct for transport out to Handlebar Homestead in Branxholm. Assemble bikes and ride 3 1/2 days with private shuttles for the whole time so we can ride wherever we want when we want. Pack up Monday lunchtime and return to Launceston to fly home evening Monday 21st. Trip includes airport transfers in Launceston, 4 nights twin share accommodation, bus and driver at our disposal for the whole time and 4 amazing cooked breakfasts. All this at a fantastic price…
There are only 2 more places available
Check out the last trip at https://vimeo.com/320401158
Ultimate gravity fun – Nelson NZ
Dates: 9th – 17th Nov
Duration: 9 Days
Cost (not including airfares): AUD $2775 Club Members, $3175 non members
Info: Nelson is one of NZ’s best kept secrets with amazing gravity trails. Arrive Nelson Sat 9th Nov get picked up at the airport, build bikes and go for welcome dinner. Sunday to Tuesday is 3 days of shuttling including 2 days in the legendary Wairoa Gorge. Google it and you will have to ride there. Wednesday is a recovery day you can go ride or explore Nelson, lots to do. Thursday-Saturday is 3 more days of shuttling amazing local trails including a days Heli Biking. Sunday transfers back to airport. Trip includes all Nelson transport and accommodation, a number of meals, all shuttles including Heli drop, access to Wairoa and local guides for the trip. It really doesn’t get any more awesome than this..
There are 3 places available
We are currently refining our offerings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be kept up to date with our progress!