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Lake Canobolas MTB Park - Build arvo

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By grantd - Posted on 09 May 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Saturday, 10 May, 2014 - 13:00

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

3 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park
Meeting Point: 

Front gate.

Lake Canobolas Road.

The entrance gate is almost directly across from the entrance to Lake Canobolas.

Please DO NOT park on the side of the road here, if the gate is shut then park at the Lake and walk/ride across.

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

(These are scott's words..)

Hi folks,

I know it is short notice but If anyone is available this Saturday afternoon to do a little bit of track work out at the new site it would be appreciated. 1 pm Saturday.

Unfortunately last weekends dig was rained/snowed out. Apologies to anyone who turned up. 

So whats happened I hear you ask? well so far we have marked out the entire Northern paddock of the sanctuary site just under 4km to be precise. We have also had a contractor in to rough the track in and place soil in areas where we will have berms and jumps etc. A big shout out to Josh and crew at Iconic landscapes who have been doing the machine work. 

We will gradually move through the next two paddocks marking and getting the rough in completed. What we need now is to get as many hands as possible on rakes and  shovels to smooth the track and sculpt the features berms, table tops etc - the real fun fun part!

Over the next couple of months we will try and have as many days out there as possible to get the track completed. 

I know that Saturday sports are starting up now and people are pushed for time (myself included) but the committee and I would like to start this weekend. So if you are available Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours come out to the site with tools in hand. Bring your bikes as well you can pretty much ride the whole 4kms. It would be good to see how it flows to fine tune berms etc. Besides riding the track is the best way to bed it in.  

I will be out there from 1pm (even if it is raining). 

Things to bring:
tools - rake, fire rake/mcCloud tools, shovels wheel barrows, mattocks, pruners.

Broad brimmed hat, long sleeves and legs. Closed in shoes.  Gloves are handy as well. Water bottle (snack)

Please don't assume that there are stacks of people already involved so your help is not required! So far there are a small number of people doing a lot of heavy lifting with this project, so if you can lend a hand it would be greatly appreciated.

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Pete B's picture

This looks like it's coming on leaps and bounds. Can't wait to see it next time I'm in Orange.

grantd's picture

we're getting there. There's still lots to do.

Note that it's still not open for riding, there's a big fence around it.

More build and ride days to come! Stay tuned.

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