Slush Fund

Golden Bay MTB Club - Cannan Downs

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The Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club asked the Ground Effect Slush Fund earlier in the year for 
some cash to help towards finishing a section of trail inCannanDowns, calledRollerCoaster.The Slush Fund stepped up with $2000 to complete the job - funding the digger hire, bbq supplies, and a contribution to truck hire for the gravel transport
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Tathra MTB Club - NSW

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The Tathra MTB Club experienced devastating bushfires in their local trail network on March 18 this year. 
Ground Effect spied it on the news, and the Slush Fund offered cash for when they were ready to remediate the trails. Stacey George from the club has written up a great summary of how the local community has worked together to get the trails fixed and ready for their annual enduro race in June.
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Dungog Commoners Inc. - NSW

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The ants of Dungog Common have been at it again, three more pallet bridges eaten away. A request was made for more funding to upgrade the bridges and make them less appealing to ants. $1100 Slush Fund dollars later, with volunteer labour from the club, the job is done.
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Kerikeri MTB Club

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This summer the Kerikeri MTB Club got underway with their new up track in Waitangi Forest. Volunteers cleared a track through the gorse, and then handed over to the digger to cut the 3km of trail. The Ground Effect Slush Fund helped out with $1000 towards digger hire.
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Mountain Biking North Otago Inc.

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This little Oamaru based club has been very busy in recent years, building tracks in Herbert Forest, Cape Wanbrow, and Oamaru Reservoir. The Slush Fund provided the $400 needed for a hedge trimmer.
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Pemberton Mountain Bike Park - WA

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The Pemberton Visitor Centre in the south west of WA has spent the last ten years building the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, some 30 kilometres of trail that caters for a range of riders.

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Marlborough MTB Club

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The Ground Effect Slush Fund has just handed over $1000 to the Marlborough MTB Club to help with last years purchase of new tools for the keen trail builders of all ages at the club.
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Wharfedale Track 2015 Work Party and 2017 Update

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Jim from DOC and Scott from T5 Contracting recently spent a week working on North Canterburys' finest, the Wharfedale. Based out of Wharfedale Hut the mission was to complete a 150m section of new track between the hut and Dobson stream. The work was funded by another grant from Trail Fund, administering the Community Fund dollars, via the North Canterbury Cycling Club, and represents the final stage of the Wharfedale machine upgrade. 
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Big River to Waiuta Track Upgrade

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The Big River-Waiuta track is about to receive some overdue love, courtesy of the Kennett Brothers’ fundraising efforts and enthusiasm from Reefton locals.
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Christchurch Singletrack Club

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The Christchurch Singletrack Club have been developing MTB trails in and around Christchurch for the past 15 years. During the past few years much of their time has been spent developing a network of trails in the Halswell area, now officially named the Crocodile XC MTB Park.

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About the Slush Fund

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Since Adam rode a hard-tail, Ground Effect has provided foot soldiers and cold cash for the cycling revolution. Each year we hand out thousands of dollars from our 'Slush Fund' to help local track builders expand the mountain bike playground.

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Electric Avenue - Belmont Regional Park, Wellington

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Over Summer the Belmont Area Mtb Association (BAMBA) built an 800m long Grade 3 descending track, Electric Avenue, adding to the expanding mountain bike trail network in Belmont Regional Park, Wellington.
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