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Most of us have a mountain bike of some form, possibly hiding away in the shed. One day, you finally get up the courage to join in on an ANUMC beginner’s mountain biking trip. And you’ll most probably be hooked… in a big way.

It’s easy to get addicted to this sport, especially when Canberra is THE place for mountain biking. Mountain bikers around the country and overseas are often excited when they hear you are from Canberra! They want to talk to you about all the sweet trails that we are lucky enough to have in our backyard.

ANUMC trips go to a variety of places – in Canberra and NSW and hopefully soon overseas! Most trips are a day or a weekend, however mountain bike touring is a popular option.

Sparrow hill (past Queanbeyan) is a beginner’s mountain bike paradise – sweet smooth singletrack, and not too many hills… Mount Majura and Mount Stromlo offer a few more challenges, but are still a lot of fun for all levels!

There are more and more trails being built on the south coast of NSW – Bermagui and Tathra both have some fun trails and the club runs bike/beach combo weekend trips.

Club members also enter endurance events such as the Mont 24 hour and Scott 24 hour races, usually in teams of 6. Participating in one of these is an amazing experience of skill building, cameraderie, sleep deprivation and crash courses in emergency bike repairs! The club even encourages such madness by helping with the entry fees! Click here for more information on competition subsidies.