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New England Mountain Bikers

01 August 2013

New England Mountain Bikers Inc are an enthusiastic group of mountain bikers based out of Armidale, on the New England Tablelands of North West NSW Australia. The club was established 20+ years ago to develop trails and promote mountain biking across the Northern Tablelands including around Armidale, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha.


The club have built a load of trail in the past few years. 27km in The Piney (Armidale State Forest); 2km at Kookaburra Crest; the 7km Robbers Run; 13km at Fat Tyre Farm; 9km at SportUNE Mtb Trails; and 13km at the Walcha Mtb Trails.


With all that development periodic leaf litter was becoming important for club and more so visiting users of these great trails. 90% of the above trails are located in dense pine forest or eucalyptus bush, both of which enjoying throwing their leaves to the ground seasonally and need a good sweep. Previously this task would be completed using a local schools industrial blower twice a year. All other works required rakes etc. This meant that following these seasonal dumps the tracks, especially at night, would become a little difficult to follow. In 2012 the Ground Effect Slush Fund came to the rescue with the cash required to purchase an industrial strength blower (Stihl BR-600 Magnum) to help maintain the tracks. The New England Mtbers can be found at www.nemtb.com.au and on Facebook.