Check out http://blog.wtp.org.nz for breaking news of what we have been up to and a link to a decent little trail map of our humble little mtb park.
We dig pretty much every saturday and thursday nights - check newest posts in this thread for details and come and join us.
Still confused? - email me on [url=mailto:email@example.com]firstname.lastname@example.org[/url] or call for a natter on 021 29 24 880
About the Project HELP - Workers wanted.
Basically there is some trail work happening in Wainuiomata that is leading to the development of a full Mountain Bike Park. The work is taking place at the end of Waiu Street.
This project has nothing to do with the threads I have been reading regarding the development of a new downhill resource in the Orongorongas down the Wainuiomata coast road.
What started with surveying, clearing and digging with an army of kids from the school MTB Club has progressed rapidly, with funding and support from the Hutt City Council and local businesses. Thanks to HCC, VIC Cycles and Ground Effect, among others.
Working parties Working parties are planned for 9-1 most Saturday mornings. In Summer there are often dig evenings on Thursday nights, for those who are super keen or cannot make Saturday digs.
Tools are supplied, but bring along gloves and a drink. Morning tea and/or supper are supplied.
Trail info - Refer to http://blog.wtp.org.nz for map.
Work has been completed on a few trails so far, including;
Bee-line - A downhill trail starting at the top of the Wainuiomata Hill.
Jungle Gym - An easy, Koru-style uphill/decent type trail starting at the proposed skills area and heading up to the top of the Wainuiomata Hill.
Labyrinth - A link trail from the top of Junglegym, following the gravel road north. This will gradually be extended and lengthened as time, resources and permission allows.
Spoon Hill Bypass - Currently in progress, an alternative trail to the top of Spoon Hill. Put in for variety and to help preserve the difficult and poor condition top section of trail.
Other trails locally
Spoon Hill - A natural and fun downhill trail.
Mount Lowry - Technical Trail beginning on the South side of the road, beginning at the top of the Wainuiomata Hill.
All the trails are amongst lush native bush.
If you live close by in the Hutt or anywhere in the Wellington Region and want to help develop a weekend riding venue 30 minutes from Welly, email me at [url=mailto:Tryfanarts@yahoo.com]Tryfanarts@yahoo.com[/url] for details
Thanks for your time and maybe see you soon -
(Teacher in charge of Wainuiomata High School MTB Club, Parkway road, Wainuiomata)
Have you considered the possibility of Sunday digging or evening digging once daylight saving starts? I work nearby but live some distance away and Saturday morning is most likely to conflict with the kids activities.
And as rackerrack said, whereabouts are teh track going to be?
I was up there today, came down the track from the third pylon up from the top of the Wainui hill road and went for a hunt for the track but couldn't find it?
I did however come across a rough cut track at the second pylon. Is the top of your track?
I was also thinking if you wanted a quick result on the Hutt side of the the hill you could look at finishing of the track that goes up beside the road. Most of it is already well away from the road, with only a few missing sections where you revert back to the gravel beside the road.
YFY! Damn, I want to be back in welly right now.
Wainui is a good place for trail-building; lots of bush and shrubbery, and good topography!
Also means that it might be possible to access some of the trails via the hutt fire-roads.
If this project is on during the summer I will be very very keen to give you guys a hand.
All the best with it.