MEMBER BENEFITS AND INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING
Why join the Garigal Gorilla MTB Club?
If you want to meet like minded mountain bikers, be part of a fun community, and enjoy the outdoors - joining the club is for you. See below some of the key club benefits and information about membership.
Community and Events
Based on Sydney's Northern Beaches, the Garigal Gorillas Community loves riding mountain bikes and sharing that with like minded riders. The club organises:
GROMS (KIDS AND YOUTH) RIDES
BBQ'S AND RIDE DAYS
WEEKENDS AWAY - RIDING AND OFTEN CAMPING
If you're keen to volunteer get in touch here.
Advocating Mountain Biking as a Sport
Mountain biking is one of Australia's fastest growing sports. The role of a community of mountain bikers is to show our support and to help to grow mountain biking in the area. Being part of the club you can help to support mountain biking and get involved in:
SUSTAINABLE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
ADVOCATING FOR TRAILS
WORKING WITH COUNCIL, NATIONAL PARKS AND LANDOWNERS FOR THE FUTURE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING
Numerous local bike shops, cafes and mountain bike brands offer members discounts. Link here for Member Discounts. You'll need to show proof of your Garigal Gorilla Membership to get the discount.
Personal Accident Insurance
Mountain biking involves an inherant risk. Being an MTBA member offers important insurance in the case of injury.
24/7 Cover including:
- Non-medicare expenses
- Income Protection
For full insurance details visit the MTBA website
MTBA MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
When signing up you will need to choose between a RACE and RECREATION Licence.
RACE - is relevant to be covered by insurance if you plan to attend any racing events.
RECREATION - is for everyday riding. You are covered if riding to work, in the bush or just mucking around on your front lawn. Perfect for social riders not looking to race.
FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS - MTBA offers family membership options and discounts for 3+ riders living in the same household.
FREE TRIAL - A free trial is also available. Perfect if you want to come along to a social ride but aren't sure if you want to become a member just yet.
For full membership options please visit the MTBA site.
Not an MTBA Member Yet? Here's how to sign up.
1) Visit the MTBA (Mountain Biking Australia) Website
2) Click on the best Membership option for your circumstances.
3) Select Garigal Gorillas as your club on the membership sign up page.
4) Enjoy being part of an awesome community and growing new age sport
Become an MTBA Member. Click on this link.
MTBA Online Services: How to become a dual club member?
If you're already an MTBA member with another club, but would like dual membership with the Garigal Gorillas, you can sign up to be a member of two clubs.
it's only $10 and you don't need to pay for another MTBA membership -
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need an MTBA licence to sign up as Dual Member?
YES. The Garigal Gorillas MTB Club is associated and governed by MTBA. To sign up for the Garigal Gorillas Dual Membership you must have an existing MTBA Membership.
I am a Cycling Australia Member - can I sign up as a Dual Member?
NO. You can call MTBA and request a discounted membership for the year, selecting Garigal Gorillas as your club, but you must sign up to be an MTBA member through MTBA.
What does it cost to be a Garigal Gorillas Member?
There are various Memberships with MTBA such as recreational, race etc. which all have different fees. See above for more details and a link to the MTBA site.
The Garigal Gorillas club receives $10 from MTBA from each member that signs up. The rest goes to MTBA for insurances and administrations of the Mountain Bike Australia club.
I have my own personal Insurances, do I need MTBA to be a Dual Member?
YES. Personal insurances do not allow you to become a Garigal Gorillas member due to the club legislation in Australia and structure of the MTBA.
Do I need to sign up on MTBA and also pay for the Dual Membership here?
NO. Dual Membership is only for people that are MTBA members with another club yet also want to support and be a part of the Garigal Gorillas MTB community. If you are not a member yet of MTBA and want to become a Garigal Gorillas member you only need to go to the MTBA website to sign up and select Garigal Gorillas as your club preference.