Trail Crew

Trail Work Dig and Ride Days #supportinglegaltrails

Join the Trail Crew at one of our regular trail days ... these usually occur the weekend before a planned event (but sometimes just in the days before). They're a great way to get involved in the club. Check in here OR our Facebook page for updates.


When:  Two opportunities again (our trails have taken a pounding lately)

2:00pm Saturday 7th May AND / OR 2:00pm Saturday 14th May   


Where:  Coondoo - meet at the trailhead (or out on the trail). 


What:  There is lots to do. With recent water damage, trees down and significant overgrowth after the BIG wet, we'll be busy.  There's building raised platforms, berm & jump maintenance, potentially some trail realignment, drainage work, tree removal, pruning and trimming, and trail grooming; yep lots to do.  NB: A bit of wet is OK for a trail work day as it will enhance the experience by highlighting drainage issues.


Trail days are COVIDSafe activities with hand sanitiser supplied and appropriate social distancing practiced; more details here.   Bring your own gloves. 


If you need directions to any of our trails they can be found here.


It should be fine to bring your bike so that you can test out your handiwork afterwards.


Updates will be posted on our Facebook Events page.


Report Illegal Dumping


If you spot evidence of illegal dumping (or someone in the act) report it (if it is safe to do so).  Use the SNAP SEND SOLVE app to alert the appropriate authorities of the issue.  Send us a note too, so that we're alerted and can let other riders know.



Our Trail Crew


A great way to get more involved in SCUM is to join the SCUM Trail Crew; this dedicated group of people are responsible for the grooming, maintenance and building of Club's trail network.  Lead by the Trails Coordinator (currently Matt Kidd) the Trail Crew usually meet and work on the trails on a week or so prior to each event.


To join the Trail Crew simply turn up at our next 'Trail Crew event' OR contact us for more information.


Important information: 

All trail work must be coordinated by the Trails Coordinator.  The occupation permit that SCUM has with Forestry Corporation, along with IMBA guidelines, outlines how the club should maintain its trails so that the trails are sustainable. This means that any work done on trails will:

  • Protect the environment,
  • Meet the needs of the user, and
  • Require little maintenance.

Trail work can be categorised into three main types:

  1. Trail Grooming: Includes the removal of sticks and other loose obstacles from the trail; pruning of foliage and general tidying up of the trail. Trail Grooming requires minimal equipment and anyone can 'groom', even whilst they are riding around. Please note: Trails are not to be altered in any way; trees & shrubs are not to be removed. 
  2. Trail Maintenance: This involves maintaining the trails; repairing them, making drainage improvements or slight trails diversions (all within 5 metres of each side of the existing trail). Trail Maintenance also allows for the creation of rollovers / jumps / berms / drop offs etc. within the existing trail.
  3. Trail Building: Trail Building is the creation of new trails; that is trails that are further than 5 metres of either side of the existing trail OR a completely new trail. Trail Building requires permission from Forestry Corporation and should not be done without permission and consultation with the SCUM Trails Coordinator.

If in doubt, check with the Trail Coordinator before doing any 'work' on a SCUM trail; failure to do so can impact on our usage of the trails within the area.