Slush Fund

Backcountry Trust Mtb Track Grants


In its latest funding round the Backcountry Trust has allocated $178,000 to volunteer-led hut and track maintenance projects. $76,000 is earmarked for mountain bike tracks.
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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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Coomealla Mildura MTB Park - VIC/NSW

The Coomealla-Mildura Mountainless Bike Club requested help to purchase materials required for rebuilding and refurbishment of their local trails. Armed with a good supply of volunteers to conduct the track work the club was able to put the $1100 cash from the Ground Effect Slush Fund to good use.
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Tathra MTB Club - NSW


The Tathra Mtb Club experienced devastating bushfires through their local trail network in March 2018. 
Ground Effect spied it on the news, and the Slush Fund offered $1000 cash for when they were ready to remediate the trails.
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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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Big River to Waiuta Track Upgrade

In 2017 the Big River-Waiuta track received some overdue love, courtesy of the Kennett Brothers’ fundraising efforts and enthusiasm from Reefton locals. The Ground Effect Slush Fund added $1000 to the pot for bridge and drainage materials, digger hire, and heli hours.
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Christchurch Singletrack Club


The Christchurch Singletrack Club have been developing mtb trails in and around Christchurch for the past 15 years. Recently much of their time has been spent developing a trail network in the Halswell area, now officially named the Crocodile XC Mtb Park. The Ground Effect Slush Fund has stepped in with $1000 cash to help with the purchase of an e-barrow.

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