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Oaks Volunteer Maintenance Day

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By ChopStiR - Posted on 11 March 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Saturday, 12 April, 2014 - 08:00

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

6 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

We will be meeting and parking cars at the Glenbrook Helipad. The Toll booth will most likely be unmanned at this time in the morning, but if it is let them know you are volunteering with the Mtb track Maintenance. You will not need to pay the entrance fee. Follow the road across the causeway and up the other side. Continue past the Euroka and Mt Portal turn off. In roughly 100m Turn Rright onto the Helipad access firetrail. Most commmonly the gate here would be closed but will be open for us on the day. Please try to be at the meeting spot before 8am so we can make the most of the day.

Oaks Maintenance day meeting spot map

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We have teed up a maintenance day with National Parks. It may be assisting with the current development or it may be doing some fixing up of the existing trail. This will be determined at a later date by Parks and Contractor.

This will also be a bit of a training day so the preference of those attending are volunteers who are interested in doing more future and regular maintenance days along the Oaks Single-track but all are welcome.

On the Day there will be a chance to have a good look at the development of the final 2km.

Parks will be supplying a lunch.

Please wear appropriate personal protection. I.E. Hat, closed shoes, long sleeved shirt and pants, gloves are also recommended. The recommended tools to bring for the day will be soft and hard rakes, shovels will also come in handy. Do not worry If you do not have your own tools as Parks with have their own tools for you to borrow on the day. Please clean your tools of all excess soils at home beforehand, ideally spray with 70% methylated spirits diluted with water.

There may be an opportunity to ride some of the new top section so your welcome to bring your bikes. The decision will be made by Parks later in the day depending on track condition.

The Current forecast is showing a possible light shower, currently its a go ahead. A decision will be made by parks on saturday morning if there is a need to cancel due to poor weather so please check here before leaving home.

Who's in?
Chuck, ChopStiR, Kingy, Disassembled, miggle, trickydavo, Zenith (7 riders)
Chuck ChopStiR Kingy Disassembled miggle trickydavo Zenith
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hathill's picture

Hey- that's my birthday, can't work on your birthday!

Chuck's picture

Trail building isn't work!!

DigDig's picture

sorry out I work saturdays now

ChopStiR's picture

Cheers for the heads up Wes, sorry you can't make it.

Details for the day have been updated, please refer above.

Muninjitsu's picture

Cant make it sorry, took a face plant into the road yesterday on my way to work. Cheap scooter i ride from station decided to snap in half even though its rated to 110kg. Alas skin of both palms, left cheek, now black eye and stitched eyebrow.

Tyran's picture

HI, I am new to the Blue mountains area and would love to come and have a dig, I don't have my own transport so Can I get there from the Woodford train station, or does anyone have a spare seat from penrith?

Thanks Guys, hope to see you there.

ChopStiR's picture

G'day Tyran,

We are working on the single track which is near the Glenbrook end. You would be in the wrong location if you went to woodford end:)

I live in Penrith so I can give you a ride. Where would you like me to pick you up from, send me the details in a personal message. I have a bike rack that caries 3 bikes so you would be welcome to bring your bike also.

If I get a call tomorrow morning to say its Cancelled I will post here to notify everyone.

ChopStiR's picture

Well 3 of us have turned up, anyone lost?

hawkeye's picture

Looks like the weather was kinder to you than the rest of Sydney

Thanks for your efforts. "Trail building isn't work" = Like. Smiling

Andy Bloot's picture

Sunday May 25 is the next (and final) dig day

will be bumping it up before then
But we need lots of punters to mark down this date in their diaries
If turn out is poor this time
It precludes anyone from making negative comments about the lack on riding options
Myself included Smiling

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