The Mountain Bike Association of Dublin (MAD) is Ireland’s longest-running and largest mountain bike clubs. Founded in 1989 with just a handful of members focused mainly on cross-country cycling, the club has grown to now include more than 150 members across multiple MTB disciplines including XC, Enduro, Downhill and Cyclocross. MAD is actively involved in running national XC races, Enduro races, and other prominent events on the Irish mountain biking calendar.
We’re fortunate to have some of the country’s best bike businesses as our sponsors (Expert Cycles, Mad Elk Cycles and Biking.ie), and our club members range from those who ride simply for fun, to first-time racers, to riders competing successfully nationally and internationally.
Above all, our ethos is built around fostering a friendly, sociable and all-inclusive approach to mountain biking.
The club forum is an active hub for members and non-members alike, with general discussion, technical talk, racing and a bustling buy and sell section.
Once you become a member, you also receive access to the members-only section of the forum, which is where all club activities are posted, including all spins, trail-building days and social events. Active participation is encouraged and any member can post a new event, be it a spin, dig-day or social.
Membership also provides you with access to club discounts from a range of businesses, cycling and non-cycling related.
A couple of times each year, we arrange trips to far off and exotic mountain biking destinations, and some not so far off, and still somewhat exotic locations. Trips are organised by members, open to all members and provide a great opportunity to discover somewhere new and get to know your fellow members in a social setting as well.
All members are also encouraged to get involved with intro spins, social spins, skills spins and spins exploring/leaning new trails, ensuring there is a wealth and depth of experience at every club event.
So why not join Ireland’s premier mountain biking club and email firstname.lastname@example.org for membership inquires.
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