Who is MBO?
Mountain Biking Otago was registered as an Incorporated Society on 13th Sept 1996, with Kashi Leuchs and Tony Fahey being among the applicants. Kashi was made a life member of the club in March 2009.
The stated purpose of MBO Inc is to promote & develop mountain biking as a recreational pursuit & competitive sport in the Otago region.
Current officers (2019-20)
President - Kristy Booth (president at mountainbikingotago.co.nz)
Vice President - Craig Bates
Membership - Tim Cleminson
DH Coordinator - Jason Hasler
XC Coordinator -
Funduro - Kane Fleury
Naseby 12Hr Coord - Craig Bates
Web - Adrian Robinson
General Executive: Graeme Collins, Rick Thompson, Adrian Robinson, Richard Van der Lem, Kane Fleury, Glyn Howell, Matt Wood, Hamish Seaton, Josh Fitzgerald, Jason Hasler, Brent Cunningham, Adrian Ruthven, Brett Raudon, Lucas Walch, Rob Havill, Justin Gardner
|What is MBO's postal address?|
|Mountain Biking Otago Inc
P.O Box 5913
|Some history of MBO|
A group of enthusiasts founded the Dunedin Mountain Bike Club in 1989. The initial publicity for the club promoted ‘getting out and about rather than just talking about it’ with meetings kept as informal as possible. From the very start access to tracks, promoting good will with other track users, and safe riding were priorities for the club. Jenny Cooper, a founding member, expounded the virtues of the Dunedin surrounds as a perfect environment for using the new multi-geared, fat tired bikes. She urged riders to get out and enjoy it but cautioned them to ‘respect others, respect the land, and respect yourself’ Right from the start the club recognised that members were not the only users of tracks and they should acknowledge other group’s interests. The club focused on organising recreational rides that in the early 1990s were staged fortnightly. With rising numbers the club introduced membership fees in 1990 of $10 for an individual, $5 for school students and $15 for a family or couple. These fees were to cover trailer hire and other expenses.