28 June, 2021
It is a MAD best-kept secret
APPARENTLY, one of the best kept secrets in Mackay albeit not an intentional one is the Mackay And District Mountain Bike Club (MADMTBC).
This is based out at the Scouts
grounds of Rowallan Park.
Rowallan Park is a beautiful place to
ride with very thick scrub and
The trails accommodate the beginner up to advanced riders with features such as wooden jumps and drops, rock gardens, berms, step ups and much more.
Mountain biking is an amazing
experience and you will lose yourself in the moment.
At times with
intense concentration on the difficult sections or when you chose to
At other times you can
just meander through on your bike
and take in the beautiful scenery
and ambience of the forest.
MADMTBC have a hire agreement with the Scouts at Rowallan
Park and have been building and
maintaining mountain bike trails
there since 2009.
MADMTBC is an affiliated
club previously with MTBA and
now since the merger are with
They have just recently held
the 2021 MAD Mountain Bike
Classic; a T1 and C2 Category
UCI Race which had riders from
as far as New Zealand.
one of the biggest races this year
on the Queensland calendar.
MADMTBC hold regular club
races, social rides at Rowallan
Park and other areas in the region,
a range of women specific activities, open days and they have just
rejuvenated our school-aged junior coaching program on Thursday afternoons.
They have approximately 320
club members with some members loving to race and even travel
as far as Tasmania to compete in
various disciplines of mountain
It is fantastic travelling away
with a group of like-minded
friends to beautiful places around
They have some
amazing riders winning Australian championships.
Other members are not into racing and love to ride socially at Rowallan Park or at some other organised MAD Social Rides in the region, and as far away as Atherton.
Should you wish to join
MADTMTBC and at ride Rowallan Park you will have to be a
member of Auscycle.
There is a four week free trial period for those wanting to try mountain biking for the first time.
You can contact MADMTBC on facebook messenger.