The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club Junior Sub-Committee hasbeen busy educating the youth of today on how to play their part in the maintenance and development of trails. For groms this is clearing drains, sweeping trail, and moving small windfall. So they got Ground Effect on board and with $900 cash from the Slush Fund were able to purchase a bunch of kid friendly tools.
The Rotorua Trails Trust recently opened Te Kōtukutuku Trail at Lake Rotokakahi /Green Lake, which forms part of Te Ara Ahi - Thermal by Bike trail on Nga Haerenga - The NZ Cycle Trail. Track work required the trail builders to be out in some steep and isolated terrain, so the Trust asked the Slush Fund for $1000 to purchase a couple of personal locator beacons, and a decent first aid kit for their trail building crew.