Trail building / Working Bee: 31st August.

Hi all,
Trail building planned for Sunday the 31st AUGUST.
Again working on BORDERLINE!.
Either meet at the Old Coach Road entrance (end of Normandale Road) at 9 am if you wish to catch a lift – or simply walk or bike your own way in along Old Coach Road!
We will be working on the top section of areas that require berms and retaining etc.

Tools, Gloves and morning tea provided! 

Reminder also the Farm area is now closed! See prior posting / info!
Happy Trails.

Cheers Paul.

Farm areas closed to public access!

Farmed areas of the park will be closed for lambing and calving from TODAY! – 15 August to 20 October 2014.

Note: This will affect those who used the farm for the “Bull Run” loop ride!

No public access is permitted on tracks crossing farm land over this period. Please plan your trip to take account of this temporary closure. Access points onto the farm land will be signposted as closed.

These include:
•Old Coach Road
•Belmont Road
•Cannons Head
•Belmont Trig/ Cannons Head Track
•Hill Road
•Boulder Hill
•Upper Cannons Creek

Please use the link below for more information!




Working Bee / Graveling – The Bull Run

This coming Sunday (3rd August) it is planned to yet again lay down Gravel on sections of the “Bull Run” and tweak some areas that need tweaking!
Meet at very end of Normandale Road (Entrance to Old Coach Road)at 9.30 am if you wish to catch a lift – or simply make your way in along Old Coach Road to the start of Bull-a-Varde.
Happy Trails.

Planting and Digging

Good morning had today in the Park (even with the passing showers) with both planting of new plants in one area whilst others worked on Borderline! Gotta love getting outa the house!

Cheers to Jeremy for the BBQ at the end too!  Nice way to end the morning!


Sunday 13th July – Working Bee (Planting)

Firstly- This Sunday (13th July) it is planned to meet the Park Ranger at 9.30 am.
Hill Road car park. (Belmont entrance to park)

We will be doing some planting in the park for around 1 to 2 hours.

(depending how many show up to assist!)
This is also a great way to give back to the park in another way and is not hard work at all!

After we will return to the Woolshed at Stratton street and have a BBQ laid on by GWRC and enjoy some snaggs (Jeremy is to get his pinny on!).

Also we can then do a bit of trail tweaking on Borderline if so desired after the BBQ!

Note, Both Paul and Marco will be at Stratton street at 9 am if a few wish to get a lift over to Hill Road and back – or to collect anyone that is not aware of what we are doing for that morning and turns up at 9am!

Second – Top job today by the BNZ volunteers who finished off the final stage to Borderline and also put in a deviation further up the trail.

Hope to see ya on Sunday. Happy Trails. Paul.


BORDERLINE SIGNAGE 1The new track currently in progress that replaces the Last Sun, was to be named Quick Route, however it will now be named “BORDERLINE”.  This name has a double meaning and is well suited due to its location and the nature of some sections of the track! Progress has been steady and more berms and other improvements are all planned for in the future. It is hoped to fully complete this track before December. Remember that BAMBA conducts working bee’s every Sunday fortnight so please stay tuned for up coming dates and details , We would love your help!.

Grooming & Gravelling!

As the title states – a good top section of the bull run has been Groomed and Gravelled . Also two ugly water traps, actually mud bogs, have also been dealt too!

Big thanks to the following members from Hutt Valley MTB Club: Gordon Macdonald, Finn Macdonald, Lachie Macdonald, Grant Atkin, Andrew Duncan, Luke Duncan, Jarrod Duncan.

Also thanks of course to the Park Ranger - Jeremy and the two BAMBA members; Angus and Paul.

Note that more of the above is planned in the near future so stay tuned as we would love your help too!

Happy Trails!