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What no rides!?
Upcoming social/group training rides would normally appear here, but things are a little quiet at the moment and it's empty.
Don't be shy - this is a community site so if you're heading out and would like some company, post your ride.
Upcoming advocacy events would normally appear here, but things are a little quiet at the moment and it's empty.
Don't be shy - this is a community site so if you're out there working post your meeting.
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In case you hadn't seen Please! Stop riding Bantry Bay Engravings Trail: The selfish few threatening new trails... well... a gentle reminder of it's message:
It takes literally years to negotiate authorised access to trails in and around Sydney. When people don't respect the land trails pass by and deviate from them it jeopardises access for all. Both now, and in future projects.
Please respect the areas we have the privilege to be able to ride in and stick to formed, authorised trails only.
While taking a break from that giant comical thread on MTB wheel sizes I've just noticed we were about to hit 50,000 threads. So here it is, post 50,000.
This is a small site and the number isn't particularly large compared to many others, but it's as good a milestone as any to thank everyone who contributes in both knowledgeable and often humorous ways. The mods here do their best to keep things clean, tidy and balanced. It's a credit to all that despite a lot of passion not much has to be done in that respect. Even when discussing wheel sizes
So thank you all. Here's to 50k more... Cheers!
Just in time for the holiday break another amazing win for local riders. Bantry Bay Gahnia track is now open.
Aimed at experienced riders this trail runs in a one way North to South direction from the Bluff Track entrance. See Gahnia Trail Map.
NPWS explains, "...the first 50 m of this track has been designed to test if your bike handling skill is at the level needed for tracks rated ‘more difficult’. If you find you are not yet competent at all the challenges in this section, then do not proceed any further along the track. It is permitted to go back up the track to the start from this section only. Do not cut through the bush to exit the track.
Thanks to Mario for the pictures (more after the break) - this stuff looks great.
Get out there!
More discussion here: Gahnia - Bantry Bay ready to ride Christmas Eve.
Great news for local riders! The new Serrata Track at Bantry Bay can now be ridden... on the Forestville side only please!
All trail work is complete and signage installed.
Please stay out of Gahnia on the Wakehurst Parkway side which is still under construction with more raised platform to be installed to get over highly sensitive sites.
Both tracks are due for ribbon cutting ceremony early next year by key government officials whom have supported this.
Huge thanks to everyone who made this happen. This track represents many years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people.
More discussion in the forum here:
I'm not sure if this applies to other NSW parks, but while out riding this morning noticed that this weekend (15/16 Nov) is NPWS Fee Free in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
The toll booths are closed and there's a sign up stating no fees for entry this weekend.
If you enter the park on a bike this doesn't make any difference of course
... however, beginners who baulk at the entry fee (come on though!) and for whom the ride up to somewhere like Bairne Track, Towlers Bay, etc. is a little far could take this as a chance to try out those locations.
Or use this as an excuse to take your non-cycling buddies out to some of the places we all love and enjoy.