Majura Pines Trail Alliance

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The Majura Pines Trail Alliance are the volunteer group who build and maintain the Majura Pines trails, some of the oldest and most famous mtb trails in Canberra. There is just over 20km of mapped and sign-posted track and the trails see over 26,000 riders per year. The Trail Alliance asked the Ground Effect Slush Fund for a $1200 contribution to purchase more of the Trail Scapes tools.
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Dungog Commoners Inc. - NSW

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The ants of Dungog Common have been at it again, three more pallet bridges eaten away. A request was made for more funding to upgrade the bridges and make them less appealing to ants. $1100 Slush Fund dollars later, with volunteer labour from the club, the job is done.
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Kerikeri MTB Club

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This summer 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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Mountain Biking North Otago Inc.

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This little Oamaru based club has been very busy in recent years, building tracks in Herbert Forest, Cape Wanbrow, and Oamaru Reservoir. The Slush Fund provided the $400 needed for a hedge trimmer.
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Pemberton Mountain Bike Park - WA

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The Pemberton Visitor Centre in the south west of WA has spent the last ten years building the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, some 30 kilometres of trail that caters for a range of riders.

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Marlborough MTB Club

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The Ground Effect Slush Fund has just handed over $1000 to the Marlborough MTB Club to help with last years purchase of new tools for the keen trail builders of all ages at the club.
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Wharfedale Track 2015 Work Party and 2017 Update

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Jim from DOC and Scott from T5 Contracting recently spent a week working on North Canterburys' finest, the Wharfedale. Based out of Wharfedale Hut the mission was to complete a 150m section of new track between the hut and Dobson stream. The work was funded by another grant from Trail Fund, administering the Community Fund dollars, via the North Canterbury Cycling Club, and represents the final stage of the Wharfedale machine upgrade. 
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Electric Avenue - Belmont Regional Park, Wellington

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Over Summer the Belmont Area Mtb Association (BAMBA) built an 800m long Grade 3 descending track, Electric Avenue, adding to the expanding mountain bike trail network in Belmont Regional Park, Wellington.
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Branford Park - Nelson

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Over the past year the Nelson Mountain Bike Club have been working hard on the jumps in Branford Park, Maitai Valley, Nelson.
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Motupipi Hill - Golden Bay

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The Rata-Tui Restoration Trust in Golden Bay have been busy building Grade 2 mountain bike tracks at Motupipi Hill.
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Makara Peak - Wellington

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Simon Kennet, Chair of Makara Peak Supporters Inc. put the call out last year for some funds to help purchase an e-barrow.
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Yackandandah MTB Track Network - VIC

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The Yackandandah MTB Track network in NE Victoria has named a 17.2km trail after us, the 'Ground Effect Loop'. The Slush Fund helped out with cash for trail maps, and supplied IMBA books so they could build a sustainable network of cross-country mtb trail.
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