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Action Needed: Current Trail Advocacy Campaigns sticky icon

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This thread will attempt keep up to date on trail advocacy campaigns currently requiring action.

It's worth noting that behind there scenes there is pretty constant stream of lobbing by riders and their supporters. Many people do a lot of work on this, which inevitably leads to some government or local authority department putting out some plan or strategy or policy document for public comment.

This is where you come in: Without public support for such documents, all the work in the background to persuade authorities to get this far will have been for nothing!

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Vote for more MTB Trails!

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Do you want to see more MTB trails in NSW? Then please show your support by voting for the Wylde MTB Trail in the Premier's Peoples Choice Landscape Awards at:

http://news.domain.com.au/polls/domain/2015-prem...

If Wylde wins, then we have demonstrated a popular demand fro MTB trails. We just can't let a seawall at Cronulla beat a MTB trail!

Even if you have never ridden Wylde, or don't even live in Sydney or NSW, your vote(s) will all help the cause of gaining more MTB trails.

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More MTB impact Studies

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Former MTBA president, Gillian Duncan has informed us of 2 more studies into the soil impacts of MTBing

"Hello everyone

Gap Creek Trails Alliance has just received the final report from Dr Stu Clement of a scientific study of Gap Creek Circuit over 12 months. Soil erosion was measures at 20 transects, finding that 10 points did not change, 5 points had minor change, 2 noticeable change and 3 significant change. The amount of soil loss at these significant loss points would fit into a garden trowel, ie about 3cm loss.

The final report is attached here in a small version.

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Narrabeen Lagoon Plan of Management Input & Workshop

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Just had this from the council...

Basically - another opportunity to have input into a council's PoM (Plan of Management). It finally seems that the local authorities are trying to cater for riders. I know there have been a lot of these lately, but we need to support them all. Due to the diversity of land tenures in the Northern Beaches we have to jump through hoops for each land owner in order to get a seamless trail network in the region.

Credit to them for giving us the chance, please don't let this opportunity go to waste.

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NPWS Discussion Paper ideas

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Ok by now hopefully every one has made some comments on the online form but dont forget you can also email in a response.

Nik Bowman of http://imba-au.com as put together the following list of points. Feel free to use some or all of it in your own submission and email it to
mountain.biking@environment.nsw.gov.au

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$30K Grant awarded to help build new DH

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The Central Tablelands Mountain bike club is set to receive over $30 000 under the NSW sport and recreation facilities program

The money is to go towards the approval and construction of a new Mountain bike trail off Hassans walls into the lease held by Lithgow Pony Club in Sheedies gully.

This is great news, I'd actually thought we missed out as the announcement was delayed due to the sheer number of quality applications. The fact that we were successful shows that the State Government does take mountain biking serious as a sport"

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BMORC web site as PR point

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Hi guys, I'm just writing some letters to council and thinking about whether to mention BMORC, and if so, how. Also, having just read that we now have some stickers, I'm wondering what it is that people will do when they get that sticker.
What they're gonna do (I hope), is visit the BMORC web site. And this is also what I'd like my councillor to do when I send him/her a letter.

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NSW Tourism promoting MTB ?

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NSW tourism holding MTB as a reason to visit? Very much at odds with the infrastructure, regulations and support. I was so surprised to see this full page ad in the SMH - its not as if we are Rotorua. I've sent this to Mr Sartor et al , and included the premier encouraging acceleration of their support.

Perhaps some more letter/email writing at this time could help, esp since Aussies are doing so well around the world, it gives some momentum for change.

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Draft Warringah Bike Plan, Public Submissions Needed!

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Draft Warringah Bike Plan will be on Public Exhibition: Saturday February 27 to Wednesday March 31, 2010
http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/comment/comment....

View the Draft Warringah Bike Plan and Bike Maps:
http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/comment/document...

The Draft Warringah Bike Plan and Bike Maps can also be viewed at the following locations during the public exhibition period:

Council's Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
Warringah libraries: Dee Why, Belrose, Warringah Mall, Forestville and Terrey Hills
Have your say

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Partial Win for Down Hill Single Tracks at Old Bathurst Road, Blue Mountains

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The Door has been opened, but nothing is offical yet. Check here and read the reports.

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