The opportunity to provide feedback on the Plenty Gorge Masterplan is closing on January 15th. It would be great to have heard from as many of you as possible. Follow the link to our original post for more information:
The detailed planning assessment has been signed off for a section of the Plenty Gorge Park. That means it’s all forces go, no more approvals from up the chain in the Parks Victoria management required!!
This approval signifies the support of the whole of the Parks Victoria body behind mountain biking in Plenty Gorge Park. The club’s next steps will involve organizing and helping with:
- Cultural Heritage Assessment
- Environmental and Geotechnical Assessments
- Vegetation Offsets
- Signage Development
If you are keen on helping the club with any of these tasks, whether through expertise or enthusiasm, please get in touch, every bit counts.
Enjoy the holiday break and see you on the other side!
Sean and the team @ PGMTB.
Parks Victoria has recently released the Draft Plenty Gorge Master Plan.
The plan has been created to help guide the future use of the park and is open for consultation until January 15th.
The master plan provides the opportunity for mountain biking in the south of the park, with details of our initial submission for trail formation in the Janefield North area. We hope to expand this in the future and all engagement from the mountain biking community showing support for further trail growth, facility construction or even simply signage installation can help improve the mountain biking experience in Plenty Gorge.
You can provide your thoughts through one of the following avenues:
- Online Survey: https://engage.vic.gov.au/plenty-gorge-park-draft-master-plan
- Via Phone: 13 19 63
- Via email: PlentyGorgePlan@parks.vic.gov.au
- Or in person on January 13th (see the information page for further details).
Master plan information page: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/plenty-gorge-park/plans-and-projects/plenty-gorge-park-master-plan
Summary information sheet: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/704694/Plenty-Gorge-Park_Draft-MP_Summary_WEB.pdf
Our next Sunday Spin will be Sunday, November 19th.
Come along for a ride and afterwards we’ll have the BBQ and esky out.
Notice is given that Plenty Gorge MTB Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting
Time: 2:30pm meeting start
Venue: Greensborough Hockey Club
Memorial Drive Plenty,
Melways Map 11 D5
The Bar will be open with one drink free for all club members in attendance.
All members are invited to attend, nominate for committee positions or just have your say on the future direction of the club and riding in the gorge.
We have included a proxy nomination form, so if you are unable to attend and you wish to, you may nominate another member to cast a vote on your behalf. This may be for both committee positions and general resolutions if any are raised.
The Business of the AGM will include:
- Plenty Gorge Park Master Plan
- Trail working bees
- Parks Ranger Q&A (T.B.C)
- Confirmation of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
- To receive reports as to the general activities of the Club, including trail submission
- To receive the Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2017
- Election of the Committee
- General Business
Please let us know by 22/09/2017 if you have any other agenda items you believe need to be raised.
If you received this in error, please disregard.
If you know a club member who has not received this notification please let us know so we can adjust our records.
If you will not be able to attend a proxy voting form can be found here: http://bit.ly/2x45ak9
The Plenty Gorge MTB club will be guiding a social ride through the Smiths Gully area on Sunday 28th May.
Depending on the group, we’ll ride 20-30+km. Good fitness is required out here. The climbs are longer and tighter compared to Plenty Gorge, but there’s good decending too. Expect hills.
Unlike our social rides at Plenty Gorge Park, we’ll be riding together as a single group. No drop, all welcome!
Please bring enough water for yourself based on the weather conditions and ride details below. We recommend 2 litres.
Please be self-sufficient, bring tools, phone, tubes, first aid, sunscreen, food/gels and any other personal requirements (e.g. medication) for yourself and ensure your MTB is in good working order.
Time: Meet at 8:45am for a 9:00am start.
Location: Smiths Gully General Store
Total distance: ~20-30+km
Elevation gain: ~500-900vm
Elapsed time: Depends on group pace and resting time. Expect up to 3.5 hours.
Ratings: We would rate this as an ‘intermediate’ ride. Good fitness and expect longish climbing