For the last two years we have run a Trail Repair and Building Workshop early in the season to engage more folks in our "Adopt A Trail" program and also to get more folks involved with the holistic approach to Mountain Biking.
This year the Workshop is at James Cook University - ATSIP Building #145 (Ground Floor) - on Saturday the 21st of Feb at 2pm. The theoretical session is about 2 hours and then weather permitting we will go out onto some close by trails to put some of the info into practice.
Rockwheelers subscribes to the IMBA trail building formula and we have numerous resources for folks to tap into. Our trail network at Douglas alone, is conservatively valued at a replacement cost of nearly $1mill. That's right we have assetts worth a $1mill and they need to be looked after. We receive almost no support from TCC and a little bit of money from government grants.
Volunteers are essential to maintain our growing network of trails.....................Please do your bit and turn up at the Workshop.
RSVP by TXT (Name Only) to 0410 684891.
Please Wear some walking shoes and bring a hat and water.Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530140567273328/?ref=22
Read more: Douglas Wet Trail Closures
In time for Christmas: Rockwheelers club riding jerseys are back in stock.
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MTBA have launched an amazing offer - free trial membership for 2 months.
This offer is valid for anyone who has never been a member, or who has an expired membership of 3 years or more.
It is a full membership with all the perks, including:
24/7 Personal Accident Insurance when ridingLicence for racing at Rockwheeler Events and Social Rides Unfortunately this membership does not include access to trails at Ross Dam - this agreement is between Rockwheelers and Sunwater/TCC, not MTBA. For access to the Dam you must upgrade to a paid membership and select Rockwheelers as your club.
To take advantange of this offer hit the link below. Optimised for mobile devices, why not sign up instead of purchasing a day licence for the next race or social ride?Share this around and get your friends hooked on MTB!
Closed - Too Wet!
We'll try keep this updated as often as we can but some days we might not be able to inspect the trails. Use common sense about wet trails - read the Wet Trail Closures article for more details.
Reminder about rule of thumb: 10mm of rain normally needs 6-8 hours of sunlight and drying time. Check rainfall data for Black Weir (Douglas, Ross River Dam Pallarenda on BOM website.)