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Bare creek trail run - cascades

Bare creek trail run is taking place this sunday - 12th nov.

They will be using the cascades network from 6am to 11am.

I'd be keeping my mtb riding away from those trails on the day.
Alternative rides can be had around manly dam or Terrey hills.


Medigger's picture

Nursing home ridge trail

Anyone know the deal with the Nursing Home Ridge trail, linking Pipeline to Manly Dam?

Lots of "closed to bike" signs due to erosion.

We seem happy to lay bitumen over our bushland for eternity but unhappy to roll a couple of square inches of rubber over it for a few seconds.

cambo's picture

Kinross signage

Howdy, can anyone out there advise if Kinross is well sign posted? Heading out on Thursday afternoon for the first time and don't want to get lost


Black Flash's picture

Caution! Please be aware!

The northbound Forest way cycle path lane has been taken away for 500m on the highest speed part of the road. So expect to be pushed into the lane where cars are doing 80kph plus just after the Kameroi school. Seriously WTF

Unbelievably bad planning!!!

I hope we don't read about an incident in the next few days.

Please take care and plan your ride.

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Manly Dam Trail Maintenance this Saturday 21st Oct

Meet at 8am Sat morning at the tennis courts on Roosevelt Ave in Allambie Heights for a short walk into the trail above the 19th hole
as usual bring a hat, sunscreen and some gardening gloves
we'll be working on drainage improvements to this section
hope to see you there

spindog's picture

Manly Dam- more trail lurv 21st October

third Sat of the month - 21st Oct is the next volunteer maintenance day at the Dam...PM me if you would like to join in the fun!
Also interested to get rider input on long term planning for this trail...who wants to go first?

hank's picture

Gahnia TrailCare Volunteer Day - Sunday 8/10/17 - More people needed

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Gahnia TrailCare Volunteer Day - Sunday 8/10/17

Local riders needed!

Please register using this link

Our local Gahnia track is in much need of some attention and love. We need a handful of volunteers willing to move some rock and materials that have already been dropped into place along the track.

Due to the nature of this specific work we only need about 20 volunteers, and those who come should expect a fair amount of heavy lifting. A post dig BBQ and drinks will be provided to all volunteers who come help.

What to bring:

Dann78's picture

Bike Buying...HELP

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Hi I am new to mountain biking...borrowed a bike a few times and loved it so have decided to buy a bike of my own and get into it a bit, I am 39 and not getting any younger so looking for something to hit bush trails and rides, the trails up in the Perth hills and also cruising around with the misses too.. I have $1500 to spend and have been told a lot of different things..some say buy a hardtail now and get a decent bike for the money, some say hardtails are too hard work and to keep saving and buy a dual or buy a second hand dual now..

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Does anyone know if Ghania has reopened?

Chris Bell's picture

Moving to Grafton

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Hi guys,

I am looking to start mountain biking and I m also moving to Grafton for work in a weeks time. What is the scene like in Grafton and the surrounding area. Are there any groups?

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Bmod's picture

Tracks for kids Northern beaches

My sons (6,9yrs) have been loving possums for the last few weeks and we want to explore some other tracks.

Anyone got some suggestions?

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STOLEN: 2006 Giant Reign 2

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Hi all, bike was in locked storage cage in secured underground apartment parking in Maroubra area - came home to find the cage was broken into and bike missing. They left a Thule rack and giant floor pump. My neighbour's cage got broken into, it was some sort of roadie. One more cage down was a Malvern Star and they left that so go figure...

It's a relatively distinct bike now given it's age which makes it all that much more painful to part with. Appreciate a PM or email to sunny at if spotted.

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10 tonnes of rock!

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That's how much material was used last month to remediate a badly eroded section of the Manly Dam trail (8 tonnes of crushed sandstone and another 2 tonnes of flagging).
A small group of volunteers joined Trailcare for the first volunteer maintenance day at Manly Dam in more than 2yrs
The 3rd Saturday of each month is the new recurring date for volunteer maintenance at the Dam
Northern Beaches council and the rangers at the dam are supporting our sport by supplying material and hand tools for each of these days

DudeistPriest's picture


Just spent the last couple of weeks farm sitting at Clandulla (60km South of Mudgee NSW) and rode the single track in the State Forest there nearly everyday. If you are heading out that way it's worth a look.

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Serrata Status

Does anyone know if Serrata’s open? I know Gahnia is closed for maintenance until the end of the month but not sure about Serrata. A mate told me today it’s closed…. anyone know if / when it’s open?

greghm's picture

E bikes

During a 45 minute ride at the dam yesterday I was passed by no less than 3 Ebikes!
Ebikes are now being heavily promoted by all the major bike companies so we can expect to see many more on the tracks. They are here to stay.
I was wondering what others think about this trend - good or bad for the sport? It certainly does not require the same fitness level or technical skill set that conventional riding does so I think it dumbs down the sport but it will certainly appeal to many.

MPN's picture

Groupset choices and why?

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What groupset do you prefer and why?

SRAM or Shimano

1x11 - 1x12 - Di2 - other

Medigger's picture

Thought possums were protected in Australia

I saw a hi-viz crew measuring up on the west side of Wakehurst parkway near the entrance to the Possum. I'm hoping they aren't planning to widen the road as per the works closer to Warringah road.

I fear the Possum is on borrowed time. Sad

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Manly Dam Trail Maintenance this weekend (19th Aug)

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Trailcare has been working with council to reinstate the volunteer maintenance days for Manly Dam MTB trail. These will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The first of these will be this coming Saturday (19th August) and will focus on a section of trail between the 19th hole and the playground at the corner of Churchill Crescent and Cootamundra Drive.

Trailcare has identified several sections of the trial that need significant attention and these will be the target of furture volunteer days

DudeistPriest's picture

Bicycle Centre Phillip - ACT

A quick shout out to the Bicycle Centre Phillip: They've done some work for me on my mountain bike recently and I'm very happy with the results.

Might want to check them out if you're looking for, what so far seems to be, a decent mechanic on the South side of Canberra.

amarkie's picture

Jenny Rissveds ??

There's been virtually no information on why Jenny Rissveds has been out for most of the season. What was the reason?

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Where are all the Downhill tracks?

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Hey everybody!
Just moved up the mountains.
From Lithgow so use to riding state mine & pony club. Looking for tracks from Katoomba - Penrith looking for tracks of similar grade.
Don't mind if it's push up or fire trail entry.
Vids & directions would be great.
Thanks Sam

andy cornish's picture

Manly Dam Night Ride

Hi Everyone,

I was really just hoping for some firm clarification on whether or not we are allowed to ride the dam at night, i have looked around for information but everyone seems pretty undecided. I just want to know before i invest in some decent lights.

Cheers Andy

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" Hidden Valley Classic"

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The Hidden Valley Classic...Sunday 17th Sept at Coolah.
This one sorts the men from the boys...
For information click onto link below

Best Mountain Bike