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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: 1:00pm Saturday 13th August
Where: Superbowl - meet at the trailhead (or out on the trail).
What: There is lots to do. With recent weather events there's lots to do. Think trail clearing, berm & jump maintenance, potentially some trail realignment, drainage work, potentially tree removal, pruning and trimming, and trail grooming; yep lots to do.
Some tools will be available, but bring you favourite rake / pruners etc. Make sure you bring your own gloves and plenty of water.
If it's not too wet, bring your bike so you can test out your handiwork afterwards.
Trail days are COVIDSafe activities with hand sanitiser supplied and appropriate social distancing practiced; more details here.
If you need directions to any of our trails they can be found here.
Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.
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.
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.
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:
Trail work can be categorised into three main types:
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.