Te Iringa Track and Waihaha Track Maintenance 2016 - Bike Taupo

The Ground Effect Slush Fund has bankrolled the purchase of a heavy duty brushcutter for track maintenance on Te Iringa Track and Waihaha Track. Bike Taupo recently received funding from the good buggers at Trailfund via DOC’s Community Conservation Partnership Fund to upgrade these tracks, both oldies but goodies. Pictures below of the brushcutter being put to work.

The Ground Effect Slush Fund has supported a number of Bike Taupo projects from as far back as 2003, including: cash to help with the lease of land for the cycle track from Spa Park to Huka Falls; the purchase of a brushcutter for the 'Ground Effect Grinder' track in 2005; cash for maintenance on the Waikato River Track; funding of digger hire for maintenance on the Te Totara Gully Track at Huka Falls; cash for digger hire and purchase of materials for 'Bungy' track; a contribution for materials to build a new info shelter at Craters MTB Park carpark; funding two chainsaws put to good use on the NZ Cycle Trail; payment for supervision of the PD crew building 'Budda' track.