Our friends at Friends of Belmont Regional Park are having an opening event for the new picnic area at the bottom of the Bull Run on Sunday, 13th April. Please beware when riding down Bull Run as there are going to be more that the average number of walkers on the trail during the day. There will be signage at the top and bottom to remind users that this is a duel use trail, so please be considerate of other trail users.
Another dig day for this Sunday is planned folks! Back into the Danzig block. Sunday, 6th April from 9:00am. Meet at the Normandale Road entrance @ 9am, or make your way to the second gate where we will be working down from Old Coach Road in the area where the Last Sun used to be! Happy Trails.
After a long lay off over the summer months we are finally ready to get back into the Danzig block to create new trails. The first dig day will be Sunday, 23rd March from 9:00am. Meet at the Normandale Road entrance or make your way to the second gate where we will be working down from Old Coach Road in the area where the Last Sun used to be.
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 →