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OMV Midday Ride (Post Official Opening)

Tristania's picture

By Tristania - Posted on 26 January 2013

Note that this ride is Cancelled.
Saturday, 2 February, 2013 - 12:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

1 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

Dural St car park, between Dural Lane and Dural St, rear of corner of Dural St and Pacific Highway Hornsby.

The reason for picking this spot to park is to minimise noise impact on neighbours. Please do not park in Quarry Road until we get guidance on what's acceptable/expected from the authorities. The trail is a 2 min ride from this car park.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.


Let's go swimming instead.

Somehow not the best idea in the world to trash a track the first day of its use...

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amarkie's picture

I hope they put on something special because it deserves something special.

It's a great trail centre and worthy of a big official opening.

Some local bike shop and mag support would be awesome too.

A trail worth celebrating!

Rob's picture

I was told by council that the opening ceremony is not for public invite and that the track would not be open until midday. Perhaps you could consider moving the time to then?

Tristania's picture

"Steve Russell, Mayor of Hornsby Shire, would like you to join him for the official opening of the Hornsby MTB Trail, Stage 1 at Old Man's Valley. This is an opportunity for Council to thank everyone who has been involved in this project

Saturday 2 Feb 9:30am-10:30am

Bring your bike to enjoy a ride around the new trail. Children are most welcome.

Parking available on Quarry Road and in the Dural Street car park. Access is via fire trail on Quarry Road."

- Hornsby Shire Council

Brian's picture

Yes but the invitation is to you (the email recipient).

Lach's picture

.... so they have an idea of numbers coming to the official part of the opening. From 12 it's on for young and old....

Rob's picture

Yes, I got a similar invite. However, I then asked if it was public and was told no, limited numbers.

Please move this to midday or we will have to remove it from the calendar.

Tristania's picture

Right no worries. Yeah I got a number of messages about it so assumed open invite (still wondering w. hy that's the case)

Lach's picture

Hi all,

Unfortunately due to wet weather, tomorrow's official opening of the Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail has been cancelled and a new date will be set sometime in the near future.

The trail remains closed and may not be ridden by anybody. One of the conditions of track usage is that it not be ridden during wet weather, to avoid unnecessary damage to the trail.

We're very sorry for getting everybody excited, only to have our hopes dashed by the weather. We remain very proud of this project and will be in touch before long with a new opening date.


Nicholas Cook
Communications Support Officer

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