The club is OPEN and operating under Phase 4 Covid-19 Restrictions. Bar & Restaurant service is available. All sporting sections, including Mahjong & Canasta are operating their normal winter programs and visitors are very welcome.

CYCLING

“Dunsborough Cycle Club”, it is a club dedicated to both mountain biking and road riding.

A group of local cyclists and mountain bike riders teamed up with the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club in April of 2011 to develop a 10km cross-country mountain biking course around their 200 hectare golf course property. Built as an extension to the already long list of activities available at the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club the network of mountain biking trails provide opportunities for both novice and experienced riders to develop their mountain biking skills and fitness. The combining of 95% twisting single track and 5% open fire access roads the trail network makes best use of the natural terrain through the bushland of the property. After gaining planning approval from the City of Busselton in June of 2013, the club volunteers have created a quality mountain biking skills park that suits riders of all ages and abilities, not just the super fit cross country or freestyle riders. It has plenty of potential to attract riders from all over the state to locally organized events or to tourism mountain bikers who simply want to visit Dunsborough to explore the trails.

 

The “Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park” is now attracting thousands of riders… which includes riders of all ages (seniors to school children) with the club membership now exceeding 250 members. The club also organizes plenty of club activities and rides along the local trails, cycleways and roads’. Our vision for the Dunsborough Cycle Club committee and members is to focus on the awareness of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing within our community by developing many different cycle initiatives (including events) to a wide range of bike riders with our “Mission Statement” of “More people cycling in the southwest more often”. Our ultimate mission is to become a prominent south west cycling club with a strong and growing membership supported by cycling events, behaviour change programs and community initiatives that promote, advocate and encourage cycling in all its forms whilst building a strong cycling community of present and future club members.

 

Club Membership

Visitors are welcome to join in on any of our group road-bike rides, or MTB rides but you will need to pay a $5 Casual MTB User (trail maintenance) Fee to go explore the mountain bike trails for up to 5 days. (all proceeds go back into the trails!)

Or join our club today for only $70 per annum and ride for free all year round.

CYCLING CLUB

 

Mountain Biking

The Dunsborough Cycle Club is a club dedicated to both mountain biking and road riding.

Below is a downloadable map of the mountain biking trails around the Country Club. Click on it to save it and/or print it out.

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DOWN SOUTH MTB FESTIVAL 

Each year the Mountain Bike club holds the Down South MTB Festival to raise money to continue to maintain and develop the trails around the Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park. This year we are again  working with the MRORCA club to organise a weekend of mountain biking fun, including serious racing, skills clinics, kids races and more…  Click Here

GROUP RIDES:

You don’t have to be a country club member to join in on any of these group rides, but you will need to wear an Australian standards cycling helmet and suitable footwear/clothing. Please refer to our GROUP RIDE web page for important details on all of our rides.

Yallingup Coffee Club ROAD bike ride #1

Saturday mornings 6.30-9.00 meet outside of The Green Room on Seymour Blvd in Dunsborough.

Yallingup Coffee Club ROAD bike ride #3:

Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 6.30-7.45 am meet outside of Christian Fletcher Photo Images on Dunn Bay Road in Dunsborough.

Yallingup Coffee Club ROAD bike ride #2:

Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 6.00-7.00 am meet outside of The Green Room on Seymour Blvd in Dunsborough.

Country Club MOUNTAIN Bike Ride:

Please check our Facebook Page to find our Bike Ride schedules.

GeoBay Cycleway Ride:

Friday mornings 9.00-10.00 am meet at the country club.

Visitors are most welcome to join in on any of our group road-bike rides (free), or to pay a $5 user fee to go explore the club’s mountain bike trails for up to 5 days (all funds raised go towards trail maintenance). Please register and pay at the Clubhouse on Gifford Road.

Dunsborough Cycling Club Facebook Page–use it to check out all of the events and rides or email us at manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

Other useful links:

West Australian Mountain Bike Association

West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the West Australian mountain bike community. A volunteer organisation, WAMBA works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia. And also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.

Cape Mountain Bikers

Covering the Meelup, Secret Whicher and Middle Earth trails, the Cape Mountain Bikers group advocates for the creation of sustainable trails in the City of Busselton, Western Australia.

Bike Shed Dunsborough!

For all of your local bike needs: hire, repairs, parts, accessories and even a new bike, swing into Bike Shed Dunsborough on Clark Street. They’ll look after you with honest, friendly and professional service. Lee and Graham offer advice about hiring, buying or riding the most appropriate bike and gear for you!

They’re open Mon-Fri 9.30 am – 5 pm, and on Saturday from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm.

RideLocal MTB School & Shuttle Service!

If you live local or are heading Down South for a well earned break, RideLocal offer mountain biking instructor led rides or courses to learn new tricks and/or refine  existing MTB skills. These rides and courses are designed to help riders feel more comfortable and gain confidence when tackling the Dunsborough-Meelup mountain bike trails.

Margaret River Find the Fun!

Mobile App for Android and Apple devices. Works without the Internet. Works in all of those pesky mobile black spots. Never get lost again on the trails! The App shows you where to start and finish and where you are at any given time on the trails. Shows you the complete country club trails, as well as road rides and the best of the region’s mountain biking areas. The main group road-bike rides are all mapped and described in the App, so if you should get dropped, you can find your way back to the coffee shop.  Developed by two Dunsborough locals.  Get it today! It’s free and very handy. Go to Google Play  or the App Store now.

Bike fit tips

Local physio and rider Ben Liston has put together a page of useful tips for making sure you are comfortable on your bikes. Check it out here!

OUR GROUP RIDES

These are the main local group rides. They are free to join.

Yallingup Coffee Club Road Bike Group Ride Saturday Mornings 6:30 am – 9.00 am

Ride Details

  • Duration = 120-180 minutes
  • Distance = 56-65 km
  • Surface = 99% tarmac
  • Terrain = 80% flat 20% hills
  • Bicycle type = Road bikes
  • Age Category = Adults only
  • Difficulty Rating = Moderate-Advanced

Leaves The Green Room carpark on Seymour Boulevard at 6.30 am Saturday mornings (weather permitting), heading out past Vasse to Kaloorup and back. If you’re comfortable riding in a pack, averaging around 30 km/h, and don’t mind a social coffee at the end, then come along. The ride departs at 6:30 am sharp and ends with a coffee at Yallingup Coffee Company in the heart of Dunsborough.

In total this is a 2-3 Hour ride, ideal for intermediate+ road riders who are looking for a reasonable workout that includes some 5-10 minute moderate climbs. Guided by local, experienced group riders. At about the 30 km mark at the end of Roy Road, there are two options: a left-turn takes the shorter route where the group mostly stays together. A right turn takes you on a longer, faster ride where you may get dropped or break up in to smaller groups.

Earlybird Yallingup Coffee Club Road bike Group Ride Tues-Thur Mornings 6.00 am – 7.00 am

Ride Details

  • Duration = 60 minutes
  • Distance = Up to 30 km
  • Surface = 99% tarmac
  • Terrain = 70% flat 30% hills
  • Bicycle type = Road bikes
  • Age Category = Adults
  • Difficulty Rating = Moderate

Leaving The Green Room carpark on Seymour Boulevard at 6.00 am each Tuesday and Thursday morning (weather permitting), why not join the Dunsborough Cycle Club crew for an early morning jaunt out to Marrinup Road and back. If you’re comfortable riding in a pack, averaging around 30 km/h, and don’t mind a social coffee at the end at Yallingup Coffee Company in the heart of Dunsborough, them join us. (It’s free.)

In total this is a quick 1-hour training ride ideal for intermediate road riders looking for a reasonable workout that includes some 5-10 minute moderate climbs. Guided by local experienced group riders – sending riders off the back of the pack to assist everybody to keep up and stopping to regroup when necessary. If you want some more distance, you can turn around on Commonage Road to join in with the crew that start a bit later (ie, the ride below this one). Must wear approved helmet, clip-in shoes, sunscreen and suitable clothing. Rides are free to join. You must wear approved helmet, clip-in shoes, sunscreen and suitable clothing.

Later Yallingup Coffee Club Road bike Group Ride Tues-Thur Mornings 6.30 am – 7.45 am

Ride Details

  • Duration = 60 – 75 minutes
  • Distance = 30 or 45 km
  • Surface = 99% tarmac
  • Terrain = 50% flat 50% hills
  • Bicycle type = Road bikes
  • Age Category = Adults
  • Difficulty Rating = Moderate to advanced

Leaves Christian Fletcher Photo Images on Dunn Bay Road at 6.30 am every Tuesday and Thursday morning (weather permitting). Warm up along the foreshore and along Commonage Road up to Hayes, where those in need of a fast, challenging ride go left on Hayes Road and ride a quick (45 km total) loop through the hills. Suitable for advanced, fit riders. You may be dropped and have to find your way home again. Option 2: continue straight on Commonage and turn right onto Marrinup. Regroup here and continue together at a moderate pace (total 30 km). Both options end up back at Yallingup Coffee Shop in Dunsborough for a caffeine refuel and a chat. Must wear approved helmet, clip-in shoes, sunscreen and suitable clothing.

Country Club Mountain BikeRide Wednesday Mornings 6.30 am – 8.00 am

Ride Details

  • Difficulty Rating = Technical, for Intermediate riders and above. NOT suitable for beginners.
  • Where to meet = Country Club Car Park
  • Duration = 90 minutes
  • Distance = 25 km
  • Surface = 95% gravel
  • Terrain = 20% flat 80% hills
  • Bicycle type = MTB bikes
  • Age Category = Adults

Leaves the carpark at the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club at 6.30 am each Wednesday morning (weather permitting), and heads out to try out the latest jumps, berms, log rides and other technical trail features in the Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park before work. If you’re looking to improve your off-road skills then this is the ride to join.

This 90 minute training ride is ideal for intermediate riders looking to improve off-road trail skills and fitness. Guided by local experienced group riders – regrouping every 10 min if necessary. Must wear approved helmet and suitable clothing.

GeoBay Cycleway Ride FridayMornings 9.00 am – 10.00 am (warmer months only)

Ride Details

  • Duration = 60 minutes
  • Distance = Up to 10 km
  • Surface = 95% tarmac
  • Terrain = 95% flat
  • Bicycle type = All
  • Age Category = Seniors
  •  Difficulty Rating = Easy

Come along for a friendly and leisurely bike ride along the picturesque Geographe Bay Cycleway from Old Dunsborough to Quindalup and back. The “GeoBay Cycleway” ride gives you a close look at Geographe Bay along the waters’ edge overlooking the Dunsborough-Qunindalup foreshore, before meandering through the local neighbourhood to reach Yallingup Coffee House for a quick chat over a coffee and cake.

This ride provides an idyllic environment for a relaxing trundle while having a chat. The ride begins at the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club carpark, leaving at 9.02 am. We cross Gifford Road and coast down Highview Road and enter the cycleway via the path at the end and continue along the cycleway for 30 minutes. We then stop at the halfway (30 min) point for a quick break before returning along the same route back to the end of Dunn Bay Road. Cross over the pedestrian crossing and follow the path up to Yallingup Coffee House for a coffee and a chat (approx. 15 min) before heading back up to the Country Club carpark.

In total this is a 60 minute leisurely ride, ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels. Guided by local experienced group riders – BYO bicycle, approved helmet, sunscreen, and wear suitable clothing

Contact cycling@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au for further details on any of these rides.

CYCLING CALENDAR

CYCLING SPONSORS

Our generous cycle club sponsors can’t be thanked enough for their generosity:


Ian Sandover


Yahava Coffee Works  

http://www.yahava.com.au/
Corner Rosa Brook & Bussel Hwy
Margaret River, WA
9757 2900

Specialty roasts, house blends and exotic teas in a cavernous, no-frills locale.


Sven Geldermann



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Corrynne’s Natural Soaps

http://www.soaps.net.au/
86b Commonage Road
Dunsborough

9759 1419

Open: Mon-Sat 10-4

We have been hand making natural soaps and body products for over twenty years. We pride ourselves on making natural products that don’t contain harmful chemical ingredients, but rather plant based and made to old fashioned cold process recipes.


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Dunsborough Signs & Graphics
http://www.dunsboroughsigns.com.au/

3/24 Faure Lane,
Dunsborough WA 6281
9756 7213

Dunsborough Signs and Graphics cover shopfronts, vehicles, sandwich boards, vinyl banners, pull up banners, trailers, boats, builders’ signage, corporate signage.


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Knee Deep Wines
http://kneedeepwines.com.au/
160 Johnson Road,
Wilyabrup, WA
9755 6776

Knee Deep Wine is a Margaret River Winery located in the heart of the Margaret River wine growing region. It is the perfect setting for vineyard weddings and functions.


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Opteon Property Group
http://www.opg.net/
Suite 2, 55 Dunn Bay Road

Dunsborough WA 6281

1300 901 047

Opteon Property Group are property valuers and professionals that are a locally owned business that are founding members of the National operation.

In the South West our offices are located in Dunsborough, Bunbury, Mandurah and Esperance, along with local representation in Margaret River and Manjimup. We cover all aspects of real property valuation.

All the Directors are keen Mountain Bikers, having competed in the X-adventure, Augusta Adventure Race, Endurance Race and the previous Twilight series.


Mark Webster Design
9756 7041

For all your architectural and drafting needs. Passive solar and eco-friendly design.
Residential and commercial – no project to big or small.
Servicing the South West for over 20 years.


Kelly and Shaun Parkinson


Tektopian


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Dunsborough Computers
http://dunsboroughcomputers.com.au
Unit 2 / 19 Griffin Drive
Dunsborough Enterprise Park
9779 9556

Dunsborough Computers helps home and business customers in the South West with all their technology needs no matter how big or small.


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Dunsborough Bike Shed
http://www.bikesheddunsborough.com.au/
Unit 1, 10 Clark St
Dunsborough
9759 1495

Bike Shed Dunsborough Bicycle Repairs, Sales & Hire


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Rapid Ascent/ X-Adventure
http://rapidascent.com.au/xadventure/eventdetails/overview
1-3 Gilbert Street
Torquay VIC 3228

03 5261 5511

X-Adventure Dunsborough is the ideal mix between triathlon and adventure racing, combining the 3 disciplines of swimming, running and riding but, rather than remaining on roads, you’ll be powering along a spectacular off-road course through Dunsborough’s wilderness paradise.


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Buzz Marketing / Cape To Cape
http://www.buzzmarketing.com.au/
21 Simpson Street
West Perth, WA
9227 0588

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The Cape to Cape MTB was first held in 2008 after Buzz Marketing entered into a joint venture partnership to form a new major events division; Zubini Marketing & Management.

From humble beginnings, the Cape to Cape MTB now holds the title as Australasia’s biggest MTB multi-stage endurance race.