Prior to being razed by bush fires in 2003, Canberra's Stromlo Forest Park boasted some of the best and oldest mtb tracks in Australia. Following the devastating fires, the local government committed over six million bucks to reforest and re-establish the area for a variety of recreational pursuits - including mountain biking. Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC) coordinate the track building initiatives and have successfully hosted UCI World Cups and the World Mtb Champs. The initial push was for 45km of single track, now it's at 80km. The Ground Effect Slush Fund helped with $1000 towards purchasing new tools for the track-building elves.
If you're keen to be acquainted with the business end of a mattock then shuffle along to www.corc.asn.au to get details of upcoming working bees.