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Mowbray Park Farm track official opening
The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.
Just out of Picton. Enter off Barkers Lodge Rd. The track entrance is opposite the main carpark.
This is the official opening of the Wollondilly Trailblazers MTB Club track at Mowbray Park Farm that we have been working on since April 2013. The first 50 riders will receive a showbag with a few bits and pieces in it.
The track is definitely an XC track. It's fast and flowy and has been tested using 26" and 29" bikes, male and female riders, 13-60 year olds and one crazy guy on a fatbike.
The venue is also a working farm so there should be plenty to do for the rest of the family.
Update: The owners of MPF have said that unless you are a Wollondilly Trailblazers MTB Club member or holder of a current MTBA license you will not be able to ride the track.
Update: Insurance is an obvious issue for MPF with the track being on their private property.
The WTB MTB Club can offer $5 MTBA Participation Permits on the day, of which the club makes no money.
I think this track is a positive step forward for mtbing in the Wollondilly Shire, otherwise I would not have dedicated so much time and effort towards making it happen.
I apologise if this arrangement doesn't work for you.
Update: Plan for the day...
This is the plan for Saturdays opening at MPF.
From 10am - Participation Permit and new club memberships taken. The $5 from the PP goes to MTBA. The $20 WTB mtb club membership goes to the club. The PP is just for the day. The club membership will let you ride MPF by signing in and showing your membership card. Temporary cards will be issued on the day.
11:00 - Brief introduction to the track, WTB mtb club and MPF.
11:15 - I will lead a guided lap. Other club members who are familiar with the track may take faster or slower groups as we determine how everyone is going. Sausage sandwiches and some salad stuff will also be available. Show bags will be handed out at the track entrance to the first 50 riders. I'll have a marker there to write your name on the bags so you can pick them up after the first lap.
Animal visits and horse rides might be available for non riding family members depending on the condition of the animals in the projected heat.
12:00 - 12:15 - The first lap should be completed and you can go for a spin at your leisure, or grab a sausage sandwich or do whatever you want.
It is going to be hot! Estimated finish time will be 4pm.
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. You must also wear a helmet while riding, be on a bike that is in good functioning condition with working brakes, gears, wheels and steering. That should cover it.
Feel free to ask questions and/or pass this information on.
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