Rotorua Trails Trust 2020 Update

The Rotorua Trails Trust’s key project this year has been working on segments of a new 35km Grade 2 loop of Whakarewarewa Forest, in colab with Rotorua Lakes Council. The Slush Fund donated $1200 for a battery powered chainsaw.

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Onepu Mtb Park - Whakatane

Late last year Whakatane Mtb Club took over the administration and maintenance of the Onepu Mtb Park after losing access to trails in the Rawhiti Forest behind Ohope.

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Coromandel Bike Park

Spirit of Coromandel Trust are setting up the Coromandel Bike Park, with the intention of building trails for walker and bikers, plus providing a hub for local young people. The Slush Fund was super happy to provide the $1150 cash for the purchase of a brush cutter, plus we fired a copy of IMBA’s ‘Trail Solutions’ track building guide their way.
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Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club

The Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club is the largest mtb club in Auckland, based in the Maraetai/Whitford Forest area east of Auckland. The Slush Fund fired the club $2000 cash to help re-build the 'Ground Effect' track after recent logging.
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Rotorua Trails Trust

The aim of the Rotorua Trails Trust is developing a network of great multi-use trails across the Rotorua district. The Trust desperately needed a set of good power tools and the Ground Effect Slush Fund was happy to help providing $1100 for their purchase.
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Kerikeri Mtb Club

In summer 2018 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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Electric Avenue - Belmont Regional Park

Over Summer 2017 the Belmont Area Mtb Association (BAMBA) built an 800m long Grade 3 descending track, Electric Avenue, adding to the expanding mtb trail network in Belmont Regional Park, Wellington.  Short $1200 to complete the track the Ground Effect Slush Fund stepped in with the cash.
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Makara Peak - Wellington

Simon Kennet, Chair of Makara Peak Supporters Inc. put the call out last year for some funds to help purchase an e-barrow for shifting dirt to build up berms and switchbacks, and gravelling. The Ground Effect Slush Fund said yes with $1000. Apparently it's made a huge difference to volunteer enthusiasm.
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Waiheke MTB Club - Auckland

The Waiheke Mountain Bike Club has been formed to create and implement a strategic plan for fostering the development of mountain-biking activity on Waiheke Island for both residents and visitors, with particular emphasis on family groups.

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Tunnel Gully Bike Park - Kaitoke Forest, Upper Hutt

Kaitoke Forest is part of the Tunnel Gully Recreation Area, nestled at the foot of Mount Climie just north of Upper Hutt.

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Te Iringa Track and Waihaha Track Maintenance 2016 - Taupo

Bike Taupo recently received funding from the good buggers at Trailfund via DOC’s Community Conservation Partnership Fund to upgrade these tracks, both oldies but goodies.
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Pan Pac Eskdale MTB Park - Pakuratahi Valley, Hawkes Bay

The Hawkes Bay Mtb Club are well into development of the 400ha 'Mill Block' at Pan Pac Eskdale Mtb Park. 
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