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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Awaba Mtb Park - Newcastle, NSW

The Hunter Mtb Association is based in the Awaba Mtb Park in the foothills of the Watagans near Newcastle. The Ground Effect Bridge on the main trail at Awaba turned 10 this year, and needed some love. The Slush Fund was super happy to contribute $1000 towards the purchase of the enviro mesh decking to keep it sweet for another 10 years.
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VOGA Cycle Club - Creswick, VIC

VOGA (Villages of the Old Goldfields Association) Cycle Club is made up of a passionate group of cycle enthusiasts based in and around Creswick, Victoria. The club work closely with the Hepburn Shire to deliver the 100km of Creswick Trails and part of the MOU is to carry out ongoing trail maintenance. They put the call out to Ground Effect for a leaf blower, and the Slush Fund handed over $1000 for its purchase.
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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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Majura Pines Trail Alliance - ACT


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. 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

The ants of Dungog Common have been at it again, three more pallet bridges eaten away. A request was made by Dungog Commoners Inc. for more funding to upgrade the bridges and make them less appealing to ants. $1100 Ground Effect Slush Fund dollars later, with volunteer labour from the club, the job is done.
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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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Mountain Biking North Otago Inc.
 

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

The Pemberton Visitor Centre in the south west of WA has spent the last ten years building the Pemberton Mtb Park, some 30 kilometres of trail that caters for a range of riders. In need of a heavy duty leaf blower they put the call out to the Ground Effect Slush Fund, $1000 later the leaf blower was seeing some action.
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Marlborough Mtb Club


The Ground Effect Slush Fund handed over $1000 to the Marlborough Mtb Club in 2017 to help retrospectively with the 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


Jim from DOC and Scott from T5 Contracting spent a week working on North Canterburys' finest, the Wharfedale in 2017. 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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