On Sunday (17th August) we had our first public meeting for the club. It was held at the southern end of the park, next to Queen’s Gardens.
We used the time to introduce the committee to any members who we hadn’t already met, formally open club memberships and go over the current state of our work in the Plenty Gorge park. At the moment we are awaiting word from Parks VIC on trail work and still are not putting a shovel to ground but this looks to be coming soon. All the info can be found in the attached minutes.
Post meeting a number of the club members headed out for a ride on the northern side of the river and a lot of fun was had.
Meeting minutes 17-08-2014
It’s finally come, our club memberships are available!
If you want to register head to https://www.registernow.com.au/MTBA/LogIn.aspx and fill out the form for MTBA. At the club selection stage select Plenty Gorge MTB and you’re all set!
- Senior $35 + MTBA fee ($110 racing, $45 social)
- Junior $15 + MTBA fee ($76 racing, $45 social)
The club will also be holding it’s first major meeting on Sunday, 17 August 2014. We are inviting all riders who may like to become members of PGMTB, or who use the Park for MTB riding anyway. The meeting will be held in Plenty Gorge Park, near the end of Goolgung Grove, Greensborough. People coming by car are asked to park alongside the Council Park which is on the corner of Goolgung Grove & Brinawa Drive, and walk in from there – please consider the locals when deciding where to park. We also plan to go for a ride afterwards. For more information and a map of the meeting location view our event on Facebook here
Recently the committee has had a meeting with the Parks’ Rangers in charge of Plenty Gorge. The meeting was positive with progress on the ground looking close. Keep your eyes and ears tuned for more info!
On another note MTBA affiliation has been approved and club memberships are not far away!
The rangers at Parks Vic for Plenty Gorge are updating their Management Plan for the park. We’ve uploaded our submission as a club to this post for you to have a read of.
Everyone is also encouraged to add their voice as well at http://plentygorge.crowdspot.com.au/page/welcome . The more people who have their say, the more likely we the MTB community will be able to influence the future usage of the park.
The team in charge of the plan have also created a Facebook page to keep everyone up to date. Follow them here: https://www.facebook.com/PlentyGorgePark