A big thank you to everyone who attended our working bee yesterday morning. We got a lot done, moving approximately a billion wheelbarrows full of soil (or what felt like it!)
We managed to fill a lot of ruts along the trails, improving erosion issues and rider safety, and rebuild a couple water bars and a general touch up to the trails.
Our thanks to (and not limited to):
We’ve also got lots of thanks for the team at Parks Vic and Level Crossing Removals Authority for helping with providing the soil for our works.
More photos can be found on Facebook
Grab your shovel, grab your wheelbarrow, it’s working bee time!
This Saturday, 14th July 2018, PGMTB will be hosting a working bee on two of the south side trails. Our main goals will be fixing up erosion that has occurred and a freshen up of the jumps. We will be working on the trails “Old DH” and “Carla’s Kitchen”.
When: 9:00am onwards at the top of Carla’s kitchen (Google Maps). Volunteers will need to sign in, please be on time.
What: Maintenance of the jump lines.
Who: Everyone is welcome.
What do I need to bring: Sturdy shoes, gloves and a good attitude. The club will provide some tools, if you have any of the following please feel free to bring them along: Wheelbarrow, Shovel, Rake. Maybe bring a bike for some product testing afterwards?
Parking: If driving to and walking your tools in please be respect of the local residents. We have recently heard complaints in Queens Gardens, Bundoora, of overcrowding in the street. Preference for parking is in Goolgung Grove, Greensborough adjacent to the park (Brinawa Reserve).
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/646218162408297/
This week Nillumbik Council have been in touch with the club as a number of riders have been riding through the Diamond Valley Field Archery Course. So far there have been no incidents but the members of the archery club are concerned about rider safety in the area. Please avoid the area if at all possible.
Image from Google Maps
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:
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
Full master plan: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/704695/Plenty-Gorge-Park_Draft-MP-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.