in 2017 the ants of Dungog Common were at it again, three more pallet bridges eaten away. A request was made for more funding to upgrade the bridges to Envirograte, less appealing to ants. $1100 Slush Fund dollars later, with volunteer labour from the club, the job is done.
Back in 2010 Dungog Commoners Inc. was formed to help protect the 500 acres of Dungog Common in NSW from urban and industrial development, and build singletrack. In 2012 Ground Effect fired the Commoners copies of the two IMBA books we keep stock of - 'Trail Solutions' and 'Natural Surface Trails by Design', to help guide their trail building efforts. Fast forward to 2016 and we funded the purchase of mesh to replace the pallet bridges which get eaten by ants, effecting their stability. Check out the pics of the new bridges below.
In 2018 Ride Dungog was formed. The Dungog Recreation Reserve Mountain Bike Trails are managed by Ride Dungog. The Reserve has over 22km of single track and a purpose-built fun track plus 2.2km of groomed flow track. Follow along on Facebook.