While not directly impacting the majority of PGMTB trails it does affect the park. There are a number of upcoming information sessions for anyone interested in how the Mernda Rail Extension will affect the north of the park.
Daylight savings will be stopping on April 2nd. This means that rides from Tuesday April 4th will be conducted entirely after dark.
Due to low numbers last year we will be starting the beginners ride from the southern starting point off Queens Gardens (see attached image).
If we have numbers we WILL still be running the beginners ride, but the combined starting location will allow us to combine rides if numbers are too low.
We hope to keep riding with you over the winter!
Our new newsletter should be in members inboxes, if you haven’t received it and believe you should let us know!!
- Trail submission progress
- Trail update
- Past Events
- Future events
- Instagram Competition
This coming Sunday we will be running our Sunday Spin with a twist. Prizes will be up for grabs.
It’s Christmas time. To celebrate we will have a free jersey for both the best dressed bike/rider and the longest skid competition winner!
We will also be postponing our Tuesday night rides over the Christmas and New Years break. The final ride for the year will be the 20th of December and we will return on the 10th of January.
MTBA is asking for feedback and submissions about trail building standards, accreditation and representation. Submissions close this coming Sunday, 27/11/16. Please see excerpt from the MTBA newsletter pasted in below:
NATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL PROJECTS
As reported in previous editions of this newsletter, MTBA in collaboration with stakeholders from across the MTB industry have been working on projects to help guide the future of MTB trail building in Australia.
The working group has completed preliminary investigations into a range of options to deliver:
• National MTB trail standards/guidelines
• A professional certification/ accreditation framework and curriculum program
• A not for profit peak body to represent the Australian MTB trail building industry.
A survey has been developed to help gather feedback from the MTB community, land management agencies and trail builders.
To participate in this survey and provide feedback you must have read the option paper (http://www.mtba.asn.au/trails/) for each of the above projects. Click here (https://goo.gl/forms/Me6I7wPdNdTPlsaJ2) to access the survey.
State and territory land management agencies and trail builders will receive an email inviting them to participate in the survey and provide additional feedback through targeted consultation.
We’ve just received delivery of our casual/smart/riding/trail/baggy tee jerseys!
A lightweight active shirt breathable enough for a strenuous ride in the gorge but still smart enough for headed to the pub afterwards and comfortable enough for a day around the house. Limited stock of sizes available from small to 2X-Large get in quick to secure yours. $35ea
Simply fill out the form at the link below and email it to us (scanned or soft copy).
Just a reminder to anyone who may not have heard.
Parks will have contractors removing the building at 103 Goldsworthy Lane between the 17th of October and the 4th of November. We ask that all riders avoid the area while works are underway. Thanks!