Location: The Woolshed, Stratton St, Normandale, Lower Hutt, 7:00 pm Present Craig McGinnity, Paul Scoble, Angus Cotton, Karl Laurence, Marco Renall, Matt Clarke, GWRC – Wayne Boness & Jeremy Paterson, Nick Conroy, William Roser. Apologies Tyrone McGrath, Ron Harfield. Minutes … Continue reading →
Logging has once again commenced and this has affected Old Coach Rd once again. This road will be closed during: 7am till 5pm, Monday to Friday until the logging operation is completed or until otherwise notified by GWRC.
The Hutt News has incorrectly quoted that this track was built with financial assistance from the council – This is actually incorrect!
The Bull run was built entirely from volunteers with no financial assistance at all!
What should have been printed was: GWRC are to fully fund a new uphill replacement for “Danzig” in the new year! (to be named 4 degrees)- This is to be constructed from the Danzig forest logging revenue.
LOGGING: The logging contractors are hoping to complete their work by end of Jan 2014!
However as from 20th Dec to 5th Jan you will be able to ride along all of Old Coach Road now – or you can even climb or descend the new 4WD logging road in the logging block (Danzig). To head up leave from the Woolshed at end of Stratton St and just head north and you will end up on Old Coach Rd!
Reminder you can also ride Bull-a-Varde and descend Bull Run (Grd 4) to Hill Rd now also! Its even easier and possible to complete a loop ride now too!
INFO: The new trail that replaces Danzig (4 Degrees) is being marked out now and will be built next year, paid for by GWRC! It is much longer than the old Danzig climb, less steep and will be 1.5m wide with an all weather firm surface.
BULL RUN: The Bull Run Open Day last Sunday had 50 riders and Hutt News will put an article in next week.
Here is a great video from Caleb at SPOKE Magazine of Cowboy showing us how to ride it… http://vimeo.com/81754029
Have a safe and happy new year. Hope you all get out at some stage and enjoy our glorious MTB trails around Wellington.
Thanks to SPOKE magazine for highlighting our newest track. Hope to see a few people try in out on the opening day ride on Sunday, 15th Dec @ 9:00am, or enjoy the dry conditions over the summer months. Details at … Continue reading →
On Sunday December 15th The Bull Run will finally be opening for use!. This Mountain Bike track is a one way down hill Grade 3 trail. Starting half way along Bull-a-Varde and then heading down to finish at Hill Road, Belmont.
BAMBA will be celebrating the opening with a guided social ride.
At 9am we will be leaving the Hill Road car park and cruising up through the Belmont Regional Park farm to the top of the Old Danzig ex forest and then descend down the Bull Run! The loop is 5.3km in total and takes approx 30 mins to complete. Of course you can do as many runs as you like! (see map below of loop, Bull Run = Red, Existing track = Blue)
The Belmont Regional Park Hill Road car park is sign posted from the SH2 turn off at Belmont. (North of Melling Bridge or south of Kennedy Good Bridge!)
Note: On the day please refer to this Web site or our Facebook page if the weather at all looks poor!
The Old Coach Road will be closed from 6 November 2013 until 19 December 2013 through the operational logging area.
The closure will be operational between 7am and 5pm Monday to Saturday
The boundaries of the operational area are marked with orange barrier mesh. This is to allow tree felling and log extraction to occur in a safe manner. Any enquiries can be directed to Jeremy Paterson, Belmont Regional Park Ranger, cell: 027 443 0362