Mountain Bike Trails Workshop

Published on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 at 2:58:25 PM

We had a brilliant turnout for our Mountain Bike (MTB) Trails Workshop on Monday 20 December 2021, with Monkey Rock MTB Co.
Participants learnt how to form, shape and pack down trails, rollers, jumps and berms, and also listened to some important messages about sustainability and conservation.
This workshop was in response to unsanctioned trails being built in reserves by some of our many local MTB enthusiasts. The Shire has granted Mount Barker MTB Club access to a suitably vested reserve that previously had an industrial use, which provides the club with an appropriate place for trail building. The reserve has benefited from a litter pick and busy bee to clear weeds, and the MTB Club has benefited from some great tuition on trail building, and now their own brand new awesome jump line!
The newly-formed Mount Barker Mountain Bike Club have named the site ‘The Yards’ after its history as a saleyards. They intend to build on the progress from the trail building workshop to create more sustainable and safe trails, and tidy up the site to provide family-friendly play spaces.

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