Developing & improving mountain bike trails in the lower foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington
This event is run by City of Hobart Council and we encourage members and riders of the local MTB community to consider being part of this and future initiatives.
Participating in these events is not only a way to give back to the rider community in general. It is an an opportunity to learn and gain skills in how to build and maintain MTB trails. All this with the satisfaction of knowing you have made a contribution to improve the rider experience.
How to Get Involved
At all Trackcare events new volunteers are welcome, and if you can’t commit to the whole five hours – 10 am – 3 pm, you can volunteer for an hour or more during this time. You just need to sign in when you arrive and sign out when leaving!
There are two separate work sites again on the one day!
On Sunday August 18, between 10 am and 3 pm, the main dig day will be on the Strickland Falls crossing track, where we’ll be benching, building berms, doing rockwork, edging and sorting out the track surface. All new and regular volunteers and families are welcome.
Meet where the new track starts – off Rivulet Track in Wellington Park (access is via Strickland Avenue or Bracken Lane).
Work continues on the Drops
Installing drainage points in key locations, hardening the surface where required, and bulking up a few of the corners. This job is for more advanced mountain bikers who ride the track. It will involve a lot of technical and difficult work and is definitely for experienced riders only, and suitable for those aged 12 and over.
Rider input will be key to the success of the Drops project, so if you have an interest come and get involved!
The Drops dig crew will meet at the top of the Drops track.
Where & When
Work will continue on the new Missing Link mountain bike track and start on the Drops track on 18 September. Meet half-way up the Rivulet Track (off Strickland Avenue), where the new track starts and at the start of the Drops track for the Drops crew.
More information is available by clicking on the following link:
Walk up from Strickland Avenue along the Rivulet track