Trail Crew

Dig and Ride Day

Join the Trail Crew at 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.

 

 

July has TWO opportunities for trail maintenance and trail building:

 

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July (both days from 12:00 noon) we're having an excavator come to Superbowl. We're improving / building some flow lines and new berms.  Whilst the excavator will do all of the heavy lifting, we'll need trail groomers and finish things off.  Meet at the trail head / trig station at Superbowl.

 

Saturday 31st July from 12:00 noon and then possibly again Sunday 1st August we'll be at Coondoo.  The snaking platform that was a Morocco Mole is being replaced, plus other general trail maintenance in preparation for upcoming events.  Full details and updates will be posted on our Facebook Event page.

 

Trail days are COVIDSafe activities with hand sanitiser supplied and appropriate social distancing practiced; more details here.  All tools will be sanitised, however if you've a favourite rake or shovel you can bring that along.  Bring your own gloves too. 

 

There will be lots of varied things to do.

 

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

 

Don't forget to bring your bike to test out your handiwork afterwards.

 

Updates will be posted on our Facebook Events page.

 

 

Coondoo access and Car Park Upgrade

 

Work has commenced on the access road and the car park of Coondoo ... please take care and note of cautionary signs over the coming weeks as we send in some big guns (machinery) to improve the access and revamp our car park area.

 

 

Our Trail Crew needs you!

 

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.