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Did you say free access to download (and keep) Mountain Biking Australia and Australian Mountain Biking (AMB) magazines?

Yep - this isn't one of those tricky false adverts that get you to click on the link only to find out there's a catch (OK, there is one small catch - you have to be Tasmanian and go get a library card), it's just something cool I stumbled across this week which I thought worth sharing.

St Helens MTB Trails
The Tasmanian Government has announced $1 million in funding for the St Helens MTB Network in the 2017-18 budget.
Trevallyn Reserve

Mountain Bike trails in the Trevallyn and Kate Reed Recreation Areas are set for a major upgrade thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Glenorchy and Clarence MTB Trail Care

This is taken (again) straight from Dirt Art's facebook page, but I thought it was such a good thing that I couldn't resist putting it up ...

"After a long hiatus Dirt Art are now launching a fresh bunch of dates for volunteer works sessions at both Clarence and Glenorchy MTB Parks.  All sessions will run from 0900 onwards, with a free BBQ provided.  BYO tools if you have them, but we will have a supply available.  Both Parks will use their respective shipping containers as a meeting point.  We have scheduled a session for the second Saturday
of each month for consistency.

"There are a few extra sessions towards the end of the program.  For more info or to join our mailing list please email trailcare@dirtart.com.au or phone 0438 310 984. "

The dates for the sessions are:
  • December 8th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • January 12th- Clarence MTB Park
  • February 9th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • March 9th- Clarence MTB Park
  • April 13th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • May 11th- Clarence MTB Park
  • May 25th- Clarence MTB Park
  • June 8th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • June 15th- Clarence MTB Park
  • June 22nd- Glenorchy MTB Park
At the first Clarence MTB Park session there will be a whole new trail to work on connecting the MTB Park with Belbins Road.
These dates have been added to our Interesting Events calendar.  I hope people can get along.
Glenorchy MTB Park Work, Source: Hannah Sandler, Environment Officer, GCC
Glenorchy City Council have contracted track maintenance to be undertaken over the next month in the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and sections of the North South Track, starting December 1st 2014. All affected trails will remain open to the public and caution signage, relevant bunting and detours will be used as necessary to ensure public safety during the maintenance activities.

Glenorchy MTB Park Signage Installed
Glenorchy City Council have finished installing new signage at the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and have also released a new pdf map of the site.
Great Western Tiers Cycle Trails
I stumbled across this old brochure about the Great Western Tiers Cycle Trails whilst I was up north this weekend.

I've been been meaning to get up and do some of these rides ever since the brochure was released a couple of years ago and maybe this is the reminder I need to do so.

The novelty of these rides is that you can download podcasts for your iPhone or iPod to listen to as you cycle the various routes.

The four rides in this brochure are mainly on-road rides, so if you've been looking to try something different, or are already planning on riding through this area, why not check them out.
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