The club organises regular working bees to develop the MTB trail network in the Hunua Ranges. Auckland Council very helpfully provide tools, machinery and resources and the club provides the manpower.
We go for a pre-dig ride, partly because it would be rude not to… but also to check for anything that might need maintenance. After that we regroup at the car park before getting stuck into the work.
Meet at the Mangatawhiri carpark at 8.30am if you want to go for the warm-up ride, or at10.30am to rip straight into the digging. The club will look after you with a high energy lunch and our mates at the ranger station usually shout a BBQ afterwards – this is if you let us know you are coming!
So us: email@example.com to be added to the mailing list, phone Hayden on 021 665 242.
There is also the opportunity for you and your mates to get a team together and head out and work on the tracks any time of the year. Just give Ranger Scott Kusabs a call on ph: 09 292 4267 to confirm some appropriate dates.
Dig dates for 2013:
- Sat. 6 Apr
- Sun. 5 May
- Sat 8 Jun
- Sun 11 Aug
- Sat. 21 Sep
- Sun. 3 Nov
- Sun 24 Nov
On the back of the amazing work done at the previous working bees (Think all the drainage, new big berms, and general improvements) at the end of last year, and a successful Arch Hill Spin, we are organising another working bee on Saturday 16th November at 2pm in an effort to make the trails even more awesome than before!
Council have delivered another load of rotten rock and had people in on a rubbish removal mission so it would be perfect to get in there and fix it up before winter really sets in (I hope we are not too late!)
If it’s possible, bring a spade, shovel, wheel barrow, rake etc. don’t worry if you don’t have these, just bring yourself (and several friends…)
All help is appreciated! Free lunch provided!!
- Saturday 16th November at 2pm
- Food and drink provided
- Meet off @ the Tay St Carpark – directions.
- Bring along a wheelbarrow / shovel if you have one.
- Pics from the last bee on Facebook
So, they’ve establish monthly track building and maintenance days. This will be the second Sunday of every month.
Its BYO pruning saws, spades and other trail tools and meet at 9am at the Cellphone Tower in the Royal Albany Tracks. For those that dont know the way to the cell tower, meet at 8:45am at the closed gate on Bush Road across the road from Bushlands Park Drive. Parking either at Bushlands Park Drive, or in the Eastern Massey Uni carpark.
For more info and possibly to arrange a personal tour contact James on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auckland Council are super keen to expand the track network at Totara Park and a new group has been set up to coordinate the trail building. Check out the Totally Totara Facebook page for details and to find out how you can get involved.
Organised by the West Coast Riders Club, check out these postings for the next bee