Make sure you check this out!
We have just had Queensland Teachers Mutual Bank come on board as a sponsor of Beat the Bastard 2013. Please click on this link or any QTMB logo on this page, and if you are in the market for a loan for a car, house, new setup, whatever ask Ryan for a quote, you'll get a great price and we'll get more money for Camp Quality.
We would like to thank all those coming on board as sponsors this year. Especially to those who are returning.
If you wish to become a sponsor contact us on the contact page.
Otherwise be sure to check out our sponsors here.
We made the paper!
Our very own team headed up to the Townsville Hospital the other day. Here is the outcome.
It's a positive story about gravity sports helping out cancer patients. We are going for round five this year. This year we are raising funds for Camp Quality over the weekend of the 8-10 June. We hope to see you there if you are in North Queensland.
We would like to annouce that in 2013 we will be raising funds for:
After discussions, the committee has decided to open registrations to another 15 riders (making a total of 90 riders) which means everyone on our reserves list will be receiving an email over the next few days to be offered a spot at BTB2013. These riders will be given 3 weeks to pay to secure their place.
We have decided to do this at the request of riders. We have been overwhelmed by the interest in BTB2013 and would like to accommodate as many riders as logistically possible. Please be aware that this is a trial to see if we can hold a bigger and better event. If it doesn't work in 2013, the next time (if there is one) we will return to the previous structure of a two day event with 50-70 riders.
Another point of discussion has been safety. Safety of the riders is the upmost importance to us. To give riders notice and knowledge of how Tech will go, here are some points of how helmets with be tested:
*Single strap pull test.
*Double strap pull test.
*Chin piece compression test, for "over-flexing/cracking sounds"
*The helmet struck onto the heel of the open hand on each side of the helmet, gaging for over-flex/cracking sounds.
*Good vision with visor, no scratches.
*No deep scratches or compression cracks on any part of the helmet. A paint "graze" is allowed, however any scratch or damage to helmet deeper than a graze is not acceptable.
*Helmets which appear highly "used", with a lot of stickers, will be thoroughly checked.
Leathers will be Teched the same as usual.
If you have any questions about tech please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to another awesome weekend of riding.
Due to a fast response to this years registration, the 70 rider cap has been reached.
Do you want to be on the reserve list? More info here.
Five years straight!
BTB returns again in 2013, bigger and better, with 3 days of freeriding. June 8, 9, 10.
So pencil it in, get ready to rego and book your flights early because you don't want to miss these crucial dates on the australian downhill calendar.
Rego will open on Monday 14th of January and closes on Friday the 27th of April.
Rego will be $150. No Pay = No Ride.
Tech will be to the 2012 IGSA Rulebook and Universal code. This means Full leathers, and Full face helmets.
Check back for further information as the website is updated.
Last Years News
In 2012 we raised money to go towards purchasing hospital equipment so the money we raised had a direct impact on patients.
We purchased a bath for Paediatric intensive care unit and a blanket warmer and bath for Oncology.