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All Tracks and trails will be closed over the weekend.

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"ALL TRACKS AND TRAILS CLOSED FOR WALKING, HORSE-RIDING AND CYCLING FROM FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY TO MONDAY 14 JANUARY

All walking tracks in NSW National Parks will be closed until at least Monday due to severe weather expected over the next few days.

Picnic areas and camping areas in the east of the state remain open. Due to severe weather forecast National Parks is putting safety first and will close parks where there is any question of safety."

Details & Updates See Link:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/...

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Knapsack Build Day on the 8th December

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It was a really busy and frantic day where we had a lot of teams working on various features on the trail as well as continuing work on the rehab. Despite the heat, and thanks to Todd's care with providing water, we managed to get a lot done. All in all the area looks very different to what it was as a muddy turning area and few old eroding fire trails! In a year or two as growth returns this will be a really nice spot!

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Dirt Art awarded Knapsack DH Contract

From the Dirt Art Facebook

"Dirt Art are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Knapsack DH project in the Blue Mountains, NSW. We will be sending in a crew in the new year to develop a new DH trail with lots of rock features and character. We love all trails but Downhills are some of our favourites. We can't wait to get started"

This is some great new and we really look forward to this stage of the project!!!

Check out their website

http://www.dirtart.com.au/

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The Getting Around in Community – Free Intermediate commuter riding Workshop

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Hi All,

The Getting Around in Community – sustainable transport project is running two free bike skills workshops in Lawson in December. A beginners level ‘back on your bike’ 8/12/12 and an intermediate level workshop ‘commute with confidence’ 9/12/12’. People will need a fully functioning bike and helmet. These workshops are aimed at adults. Kids & parents workshops are being planned for 2013 (so stay tuned for details).

Numbers are limited and bookings essential. For more information and to book ring Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre Ph 4759 2592

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Yellowmundee Fishing Comp 18 Nov 2012

Mundee Rangers have just sent out details of this years fishing comp.

I'll be bringing the kids and show them what we did with the lantana clearing and check on the trees we planted Smiling

Hope to see you there

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ZeroFive BMORC Jersey's are in!!!

The BMORC Jerseys have arrived.

Now for the Handout

I'm up for a social ride Saturday 22nd, currently thinking a social around the Woodford Dam but plans will need to be made quick.
Sunday 23rd I'll be on the "BMORC to the Coast" social ride around Manly Dam
(That's right, 2 Dams in one weekend lol)

The following Saturday 29th is Our Track Work day.

If you can not make one of these days, please PM me so we can try to make some other arrangement.

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BMORC 05 Jersey Last chance

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Last call if you want in on a BMORC Jersey or wish to make changes/additions to your current purchase. Monday night will be the cut off for payments to be made. Following that I will pay 05 and request to print. We will then be looking at roughly a 3 week turn around I believe. When I get the Jerseys I will arrange a social ride or 2 to hand out the Jerseys purchased. In the case that you can not make the social ride we will make arrangements to get the Jersey to you ASAP.

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Weekend IMBA Workshop Training for BMORC with the NPWS

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BMORC had their 2nd IMBA training workshop over the weekend. This included some "class" work but mostly a large amount of practical work on the trails at Yarramundi NP.

With the combined knowledge and input of Marty from IMBA and Scott from the NPWS there was an amazing level of practical knowledge and experience for us to all take on board.

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Did you know BMORC is on FaceBook

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We currently have 67 followers so I'm sure some of you are already aware, but if not this may be some exciting news.

The key feature of the Facebook page is it will share all news posts plus social rides and track day meetings automatically with a link back to BMORC.

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Knapsack Build Day 11th Aug 2012

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Well I think we all had a great day working on this section of track. It started off as a wide and redundant fire trail that was boring to ride and by the end of the day we had converted half to single track and the beginnings of a bushy, technical mountain bike trail.

Firstly a big thanks to the riders who gave their Saturday to working on this. Also big thanks to the council people Trish, Eric, Keiran and Steve for giving up their's too!

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Sign the Petition for the Blackheath Jumps

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petition-for...

Sign this petitition... it may not be in your backyard now, but probably will be one day!

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"Riders rail against Blackheath land sale" - Blue Mountains Gazette

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Blackheath residents continued their campaign against plans to sell council land at Hat Hill Road for housing on Sunday, July 8, holding a bike riding display at the local jump track which will be lost as part of the development.

Residents watched a display of bike riding skills before signing a new petition asking for more consultation on the contentious issue.

While the council has announced plans for a replacement track beyond the development site, local riders have not been won over by this concession.

“It is flat hard dirt, in full sun, right beside the road. It’s totally unsuitable, we wouldn’t use it,” said 16-year-old Will Commens.

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IMBA Trail Building Workshop - August 18th & 19th

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All

As you may be aware we have been working fairly closely with the Rangers at Yellowmundee and Glenbrook with several Volunteer events including Tree Planting, Plant Ecology and ID, Aboriginal Culture Heritage Days, Carp Fishing Contests, Lantana and other weed eradication days, Trail maintenance, Re Veg and drainage works; and last but not least a 2 Easter Trail Hosting days.

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New Banner!!!

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Well finally after 2 years we have a new banner and we can get rid of the one knocked up really quickly just because we needed a website.

Tim or ChopStiR got dumped with the task and he spent some time getting inspiration and at the build day got some. He presented this the other day and everyone just went yep!. It also includes his logo so that ties it all together nicely.

The sandstone in the picture is from the creek crossing we built the other day at Knapsack so there is a sort of tie in to us putting our wheels down on the trails we lobbied for.... or really its just snazzy!

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1st Work Day at Knapsack Reserve

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Well we had our first build day with council on Saturday and despite the dodgy weather and what looked like could have been a washout we had a great turnout and managed to finally get our teeth into the work that needs to be done at Knapsack.

This was in some ways a touching base and learning day. I must say the council people were terrific to work with and very much into the process and getting as much positive work done.

So we firstly removed a lot of lantana, (something BMORCers are getting very adept at) which also enabled the opening up of the trail again behind the ovals. We started rerouting the trail behind there which has been ignored and nearly completely grown over and then closed off the atrocious soggy diversion that was worn in by the runners.

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BMORC Supports Careflight

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Several Members of the Blue Mountains Off Road Cyclists are taking part in the NRMA Careflight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic on Sunday June 24th 2012. BMORC are trying to raise money to help support this great cause. Please visit the BMORC Fundraising Page to make a donation, you can even join the team yourself.

All donations are tax deducatable

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Yellomundee Lantana Lash

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This wont be your average bushcare day, we want every abled body to come down and give a hand! We want to see Mountain bikers, friends and families in the hundreds, this may be an exageration but you get the idea.

NPWS, BMORC & WSMTB are joining forces to obliterate a section of Lantana that often impedes on the Mountain Bike track and blocks a fantastic view of the Nepean River. The most essential part is to slow the spread of Lantana infestation any further south.

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Transport Master Plan, Have your say!

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The NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan Discussion Paper has been developed to enable you to have your say on the future of transport planning in NSW.

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Bikes bring more money than wood from Rotorua forest

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article....

" A study by Crown Research Institute Scion shows the median annual recreational value of mountainbikers using the forest is $10.2 million - well above the $4.6 million earned through export revenues. "

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"Win for mountain bike riders" - Blue Mtns Gazette 21/3/2012

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Downhill mountain bike riders have welcomed the council’s decision to construct a track in the Lower Mountains.

A report to last week’s Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) meeting recommended the development of downhill and cross country tracks be approved for Knapsack Reserve following a Federal Government department investigation into the plan.

The Commonweath Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) confirmed BMCC’s findings the project would not have a significant impact on threatened species and ecological communities on the site, which had been a major concern of opponents.

The report was welcomed by a large contingent of mountain bike riders who attended the meeting, however concerns were raised by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society (BMCS) and several councillors questioned the Commonwealth department’s decision.

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Smile for the camera

Hi Team,

Blue Mountains Gazette is scheduling a photo shoot follow up article on the Knapsack DH approval tonight (Thursday 15/3/12) at 6:30PM.
I would like to invite anyone that is interested to attend the photoshoot to present at the carpark at the base of the Mitchells pass and the Great Western Highway or "the shuttle pick up" as I imagine it will become known in the future Smiling
A few Bikes for the shot would be good, I will be on my Trance, and yes I will be wearing Lycra lol

See you there!

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WE HAVE A WIN!!!!!

Knapsack has been passed by council 6 votes for, 3 against.

Group photo. http://bmorc.com/node/34703

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Council to vote on Knapsack Reserve Bike Plan

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The long awaited council vote is less than a week away.
This will be the fate of the Knapsack Reserve Bike plan. (Cross Country and Downhill)

For more information on the Council meeting and Bike plan, the council Business paper can be downloaded from here. Refer to Item 9 (Page 78)
Click here for date and time information

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Trailcare Proposal - RedHill, Oxfordfalls

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For those not attuned to other sections of the Global Rider Network ... I thought it was worth highlighting the Trailcare Proposal for sustainable mountain biking in the Oxfordfalls / Redhill areas of Sydney's northern beaches.

http://www.trailcare.com.au/sites/default/files/...

I bring your attention to section 2.2 which highlights many benefits pertinent to all areas, not just the northern beaches.

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Oaks Trail Host Volunteer needed - Easter Monday

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As part of our developing relationship with NPWS in and around the Mountains, BMORC have been invited to participate in a new Volunteer trail hosting program.

Similar to some of the bushwalking trail hosts that you might have seen else where, 2 volunteers will be placed at the Woodford trail head to meet and greet, answer any questions and share relevant news.

For Example, Trail conditions, weather forecast, ranger contact details, trail basics, NPWS info, BMORC info, just to name a few topics that could be covered.

Best Mountain Bike