An excellent turn-out for our Volunteers picnic last Sunday! It was great to see so many families present and to watch them heading off on their bikes to explore the tracks.
Despite the numerous switchbacks and little grunty sections, the smiles at the end seemed pretty universal, even amongst the little ones with their heavy, single-speed bikes who must have had to do a fair bit of pushing. For some of our most regular volunteers it was their first time riding the complete circuit, starting at the Trailer Park and exiting at Bethany.
Others used the arterial route to link up some of the firebreaks for some more challenging riding.
It's now possible to put together a good couple of hours riding based on the Park's trail network - not bad for less than 12 months work! And, of course, there's the beach & cafes to slope off to afterwards...
The Pump Track also provided a real focus for the morning. The PT team have done a great job in a short time and it's packing down well with the bike traffic. Fine tuning will go on for a while as user feedback refines the berms & pumps but the skilled riders have already demonstrated a full circuit is possible. Here, Mike Kirkwood & josh Fitzgerald consult over the slopes on the staircase pumps....
while, here,Jay Nelson shows how it's done.
We're pretty close to publishing our 3D Google Earth-generated map thanks to Steve Newport. We'll put it up as soon as it's ready (see Tracks) so check in soon if you're planning a ride.