The Piney

New England Mountain Bikers located in the Northern Tablelands has been feeling a few growing pains over the last couple of years associated with developing more and more track. In the past few years they have developed 15km of track in The Piney, 2km at Kookaburra Crest, 7km Robbers Run, 6km at Fat Tyre Farm and have recently opened 4km at Sport UNE 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. The Ground Effect Slush Fund has come to the rescue with the cash required to purchase an industrial strength blower (Stihl BR-600 Magnum) which can now to maintain all of the tracks.