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The Future of OMV - Hornsby Council Stakeholder Meeting

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Last night (Thursday), 7 other mountain bikers and I met with several Hornsby Councillors as part of the latter's consultation process of the future of Hornsby Park and how the land could be best used for.

So, what’s going on?

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Old Mans Valley to Stay Open

OMV to Stay Open

In case you missed the good news, OMV to Stay Open.

There had been talk of shutting down an all too rare pocket of legal single track in our area, but long term closure looks to have been averted.

Rehabilitation work in the area around the track is due to start in July, so please keep an eye out for notices around this and respect any re-routing of the trail.

Full details in the link above. Thanks to Tristania for the heads up.

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OMV to Stay Open

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Posted on Hornsby Shire Council. Sweet.

Hornsby Shire Council has some great news for the thousands of mountain bikers who love the trail in Old Mans Valley: it is going to stay open throughout the rehabilitation of Hornsby Quarry.

“For a while it looked like we would have to shut it down, but now it will only need to close for a few months while it is altered,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.

“Council knows what that trail means to a lot of people, so we put considerable effort into finding a solution that would allow it to stay open.

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OMV Bushcare (from SNORC)

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The newest update from SNORC.
Also check out their previous one if you haven't already.
A group of SNORCers have formed a Bushcare group

"Hi xxx,

OMV Bushcare

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OMV Closure & Northconnex - an Update

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As many of you know, the hugely popular track at Hornsby will need to be closed off shortly as the Northconnex project requires passage for vehicles to the Quarry. Understandably, there has been a great outcry about this with pleas to save the track.

After this liaison, here is the latest update, emailed to SNORC members:

Hi xxx,

So what new trails are in store for Hornsby Shire for 2016?

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OMV Short Track Series Round 1 (Rescheduled)

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When: 
Wednesday, 23 December, 2015 - 17:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Short Track Series Round 4

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When: 
Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Short Track Series Round 3

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When: 
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Short Track Series Round 2

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When: 
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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