What we're about

Welcome to Melbourne Mountain Biking (MMTB)! Your riding journey starts here! Open to all who love to or really want to ride a bike in the dirt/mud/sand/snow or down a mountain! Fun, Fitness and Friendship!

This group has been created for anyone interested in Mountain Biking with like - minded people, whether you are a newbie, a fully fledged pro or somewhere in between. We aim to cater for all riders within the greater Melbourne metropolitan area and the state of Victoria.

Our Melbourne Mountain Biking group covers all types of MTB adventures including CX along trails and fire roads, single track at one of the many MTB parks located around the state, all the way up to aggressive downhill riding and everything in between. Grippy knobby tires and mostly dirt/mud are the go. Fat tires and suspension are a +. We welcome you to the dark and often dirty side of cycling.

The club caters to beginners, casual riders, fitness MTBers & experts. Those who have thought about getting into MTB but couldn't for whatever reason to seasoned riders who know all the tricks and locations. Beginners who are unsure or nervous about MTB are encouraged to join one of the short weekend Lysterfield or You Yangs social rides. These are perfect for the inexperienced and beginners as the rides are led by an experienced and patient leader who will show you around at a relaxed pace with plenty of rest breaks included. You will definitely make new friends from day 1, discover the trails and pick up some great tips on riding.

The type of rides in Melbourne Mountain Biking range from;- Beginner rides aimed at drawing more peeps into the sport who might feel nervous or may not have anyone to ride with.- Weeknight after work rides aimed at keeping fit and riding in the dark in Winter.- Weekend day rides at Lysterfield/You Yangs/Fairfield aimed at social fitness.- Exploring rail trails for leisure and intrigue.- Weekend day trips a bit further out such as Torquay, Wombat, Harcourt, Forrest, Red Hill...- Weekend getaways to favourites such as Mount Buller and Falls Creek aimed at full enjoyment of overnight trips with some seriously good muddy riding. These great places include ski lodges, mountain shuttles to the top and ski lifts.- There may even be the odd interstate or overseas trip during the summer times. Mt Kosciuszko during the Wanderlust festival is fantastic socialisation with other groups.

Melbourne Mountain Biking is a harassment free, no stress (except for exercise), welcoming environment. Its members actively encourage the 3 Fs. Fun, Fitness & Friendship. I myself am fairly easy going, open minded and approachable.

All rides require riders to have some sort of MTB. Some rides only require a general MTB where as others will require bikes more specialised to very rough unforgiving terrain. All rides will have a description of the event, the intended audience, the required bike type, fitness and technical experience levels.

I started this group for the following reasons;- To provide more variety and frequency of places to ride. I'm passionate about getting others to enjoy riding. Its so much fun and helps to heal the mind of woes.- To provide a welcoming environment for beginners and seasoned riders.- A chilled group offering the capacity to improve your riding.- To facilitate friendship among riders & growth as a fit & social person.- To provide dedicated times and places for fun or fitness or social orientated rides.- To improve my own fitness and find other riders who can introduce me to more places.

All MMTB events are free except where we need to pay others for lodging, transport, food etc. The meetup website costs me about $160 a year so a pink note donation is always well received and goes towards an end of year celebration or some other interesting event I might come up with.

Now lets get you set up as a member!

Happy riding peeps

Upcoming events (5+)

Blores Hill and Traralgon Pines.

Blores Hill Mtb Park

Something Different !!!! Two MTB Parks in one weekend away !!! Ride the old favorite - Blores Hill.... Whilst we are in the area we can ride the Pines at Traralgon this way another notch in the belt... Planning on Meeting at Blores Hill and spending Saturday night locally then riding the Pines on Sunday morning before coming home.. If you are interested in a day ride only ...Jump on board and RSVP.. Of course you have to bring the usual bit's and pieces, spares and snacks and so forth... Blores Hill : https://www.trailforks.com/region/blores-hill-mtb-park-12906/ Traralgon Pines : https://www.trailforks.com/region/traralgon-pines-19417/trails/ Before attending these rides you should research the type of terrain, ability required and the fitness level that is needed as it is common for MTB rides to be held within dangerous and technically challenging environments. Will be a good ride for E-Bikes... So all are welcome As usual check the night before to see if we cancel due to weather.. Now check two nights before at 4pm just in case there is bad weather and we decide to cancel My number if you need it is[masked]

Lysterfield Monthly wake up social ride

Horswood road mahoganny car park

• What we'll do Let's go for an easy social wake up ride around Lysterfield MTB Park. ORCA Rating B2. Good for beginners. Meeting Point: Main MTB Mahoganny Carpark on the right hand side, just INSIDE the Main Gates at Lysterfield Lake Park, accessed via Horsewood Road. AFTER entering through the main gates turn RIGHT at the roundabout. I'll be colour coordinated black & red with a black giant bike near the touristy sign. I wont have my car any more for this ride as I live near by. The Route: We will be riding an anticlockwise basic circuit of about 16.5kms which shouldn't take more than 2 hours. I might add Follow Me, Aneurysm or Comm Games tracks if there are no beginners and people are interested. Type of Bike Required: MTB dually or hard tail. A downhill bike is not suitable for this ride. I'll have first aid too if anyone needs it. Please bring: clothing suitable for sweating and getting dirty on a bike (you'll warm up in the first 5 minutes of riding), water, snacks & a standard ride kit (spare tube, repair kit, etc). A water bottle should suffice; there is a toilet block half way to refill if needed. I'll check the weather on Saturday afternoon and if it's going to be raining hard or stinking hot on Sunday morning then I'll cancel the event and let everyone know. Any issues (personal or bike related); please feel free to contact me. Riders are reminded that this is a social event and that all riders participate at their own risk and acknowledge that bike riding can be a dangerous activity. Appropriate clothing, nutrition/fluid and protective wear should be carried/worn at the discretion of all riders. • What to bring Clothing suitable for sweating and getting dirty on a bike (you'll warm up in the first 5 minutes of riding), water, snacks & a standard ride kit (spare tube, repair kit, etc). A water bottle should suffice; there is a toilet block half way to refill if needed. • Important to know I'll be colour coordinated black & red with a black giant bike at the touristy sign, wont have my car anymore for this ride. If you are going to be a few mins late or need to cancel then let me know

Lysterfield Monthly wake up social ride

Horswood road mahoganny car park

• What we'll do Let's go for an easy social wake up ride around Lysterfield MTB Park. ORCA Rating B2. Good for beginners. Meeting Point: Main MTB Mahoganny Carpark on the right hand side, just INSIDE the Main Gates at Lysterfield Lake Park, accessed via Horsewood Road. AFTER entering through the main gates turn RIGHT at the roundabout. I'll be colour coordinated black & red with a black giant bike near the touristy sign. I wont have my car any more for this ride as I live near by. The Route: We will be riding an anticlockwise basic circuit of about 16.5kms which shouldn't take more than 2 hours. I might add Follow Me, Aneurysm or Comm Games tracks if there are no beginners and people are interested. Type of Bike Required: MTB dually or hard tail. A downhill bike is not suitable for this ride. I'll have first aid too if anyone needs it. Please bring: clothing suitable for sweating and getting dirty on a bike (you'll warm up in the first 5 minutes of riding), water, snacks & a standard ride kit (spare tube, repair kit, etc). A water bottle should suffice; there is a toilet block half way to refill if needed. I'll check the weather on Saturday afternoon and if it's going to be raining hard or stinking hot on Sunday morning then I'll cancel the event and let everyone know. Any issues (personal or bike related); please feel free to contact me. Riders are reminded that this is a social event and that all riders participate at their own risk and acknowledge that bike riding can be a dangerous activity. Appropriate clothing, nutrition/fluid and protective wear should be carried/worn at the discretion of all riders. • What to bring Clothing suitable for sweating and getting dirty on a bike (you'll warm up in the first 5 minutes of riding), water, snacks & a standard ride kit (spare tube, repair kit, etc). A water bottle should suffice; there is a toilet block half way to refill if needed. • Important to know I'll be colour coordinated black & red with a black giant bike at the touristy sign, wont have my car anymore for this ride. If you are going to be a few mins late or need to cancel then let me know

Lysterfield Monthly wake up social ride

Horswood road mahoganny car park

• What we'll do Let's go for an easy social wake up ride around Lysterfield MTB Park. ORCA Rating B2. Good for beginners. Meeting Point: Main MTB Mahoganny Carpark on the right hand side, just INSIDE the Main Gates at Lysterfield Lake Park, accessed via Horsewood Road. AFTER entering through the main gates turn RIGHT at the roundabout. I'll be colour coordinated black & red with a black giant bike near the touristy sign. I wont have my car any more for this ride as I live near by. The Route: We will be riding an anticlockwise basic circuit of about 16.5kms which shouldn't take more than 2 hours. I might add Follow Me, Aneurysm or Comm Games tracks if there are no beginners and people are interested. Type of Bike Required: MTB dually or hard tail. A downhill bike is not suitable for this ride. I'll have first aid too if anyone needs it. Please bring: clothing suitable for sweating and getting dirty on a bike (you'll warm up in the first 5 minutes of riding), water, snacks & a standard ride kit (spare tube, repair kit, etc). A water bottle should suffice; there is a toilet block half way to refill if needed. I'll check the weather on Saturday afternoon and if it's going to be raining hard or stinking hot on Sunday morning then I'll cancel the event and let everyone know. Any issues (personal or bike related); please feel free to contact me. Riders are reminded that this is a social event and that all riders participate at their own risk and acknowledge that bike riding can be a dangerous activity. Appropriate clothing, nutrition/fluid and protective wear should be carried/worn at the discretion of all riders. • What to bring Clothing suitable for sweating and getting dirty on a bike (you'll warm up in the first 5 minutes of riding), water, snacks & a standard ride kit (spare tube, repair kit, etc). A water bottle should suffice; there is a toilet block half way to refill if needed. • Important to know I'll be colour coordinated black & red with a black giant bike at the touristy sign, wont have my car anymore for this ride. If you are going to be a few mins late or need to cancel then let me know

Past Events

Lysterfield Monthly wake up social ride

Horswood road mahoganny car park

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