We thought we'd take a bit of time to thank all the sponsors who have signed on to supporting the 2017 PBM HARDROCK 6HR MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE. Interestingly, the vast majority of these sponsors have signed on again after supporting us last year!
We'd love it if you could check out their businesses, as they are the great people who continue to give back to the community, and mountain bikers in particular. Use the links below the blurbs to visit their associated sites. If you find your way to their FB page feel free to leave a message of thanks to them so they know how much we LOVE THEM!
NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR
PACIFIC BLUE METAL returns for the second year as the naming rights sponsor for our little race. Charlie Kennett and his team are staunch supporters of mountain biking in the Manning-Great Lakes Region, and their continued support is greatly appreciated. We just hope Charlie's bung wing heals up soon, so we can witness him once again pinning it around the Tip Trails at Mach 5!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PBM FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!
BARRIER SIGNS have once again provided us with all the signage for the race. This includes race plates, large format advertising signs, course signage and other banner and sign products. General Manager Dave Collins is a mad MTBer from way way back and one of the original Kiwarrak State Forest MTB bandits! We thank him, the proprietors and staff of Barrier Signs and Juzvolter Graphic Design for their support!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE BARRIER SIGNS FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!
BOURKES BICYCLES have expanded their sponsorship of the 2017 race and event weekend. Just like last year, they'll host the GUIDED SOCIAL RIDE on Saturday the 19th of August, and will also be the official tech support for the race on Sunday. But this year they've dug deeper into their pockets and pulled out a brand spanking new 2018 Specialized Fuse 6FATTIE mountain bike worth $1,400 to give away at the end of the Presentation Ceremony at the end of the race! Paul and Mags, and the guys at Bourkes Bikes are crazy mad MTB riders, and are very active within the Club as well. We thank them for their continuing support to the race and the club!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE BOURKES BIKES FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!
CLARENDON FOREST RETREAT were the original big prize givers at last year's inaugural race. This year they've done it again by putting up a weekend stay in one of their luxury couple's cottages for two people. This prize is worth nearly $600 and will be given away as the last prize in the Plate Draw at the end of the Presentation Ceremony. That means EVERYONE WHO REMAINS FOR THE PRIZE DRAW HAS A CHANCE OF WINNING THIS GREAT PRIZE!!! Nick Cleaver and his team at CFR have again pulled out all the stops for us. We'd like to thank them for their ongoing support!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CLARENDON FOREST RETREAT FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!
CLUB WEST is such an awesome club. This year they will again be the host venue for the BARRIER SIGNS / CLUB WEST PRE-RACE SIGN ON, to be held at Club West on Saturday Night the 19th of August. This is where you'll get the chance to pick up your Schwag Bags early, have a magnificent meal from the Bistro, chat with old MTB friends and even have a boogie along to the sounds of local band The Trapps if you like! This is also where you must register for the race to be in the running for the 2018 Specialized Fuse 6FATTIE that we're giving away at the end of the race, thanks to Bourkes Bicycles and Specialized Bikes. Oh, and by the way, they're giving us all the profits from the Friday night raffles on Friday the 11th of August. You should come along and win a meat tray or two!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CLUB WEST FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!
JR RICHARDS AND SONS are providing us with our waste retrieval services for the race weekend. It's something that we definitely need, considering all the packaging that our food and
equipment comes in. And don't forget about the waste we produce ourselves! It's all gotta go somewhere, and thanks to Mr Richards and his young fellas, we don't have to worry about that! But more than that, they are the sponsors for the JR RICHARDS AND SONS KIDS GYMKHANA to be held during the day of the race! This means that all the family can come to the race and have something to do. AWESOME!!!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE JR RICHARDS AND SONS FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!
MANNING VALLEY FREE RANGE EGGS are long-time supporters of the Manning-Great Lakes Tip Riders. Peter and Linda Matuszny and all their kids have ridden mountain bikes since day dot! And their support continues this year! You will remember last year that you couldn't take a step without finding a carton of their delicious eggs to take home with you. And it's looking like there's gonna be eggs galore for all and sundry this year too! We'd like to thank the Matuszny family for their unwavering support!
- CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MANNING VALLEY FREE RANGE EGGS FUNNY PAGE ON THE TIP RIDER'S WEBSITE!