Dollars for Dirt - April 2017
Author: Jen Date Posted:1 April 2017
Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300!
Read more about the program here
Check out the groups for April 2017:
Falls Cycling Club
"We are a brand new club that hopes to help maintain and grow the trail network here in Falls Creek, VIC. We have a future aim of hosting events once the club is more established! We would put the money into a trail maintence program"
Outlook Riders Alliance (QLD)
"Outlook Riders Alliance have been building Trails, (DH, Free Ride, Dirt Jumps, Enduro, Climbing Trails, Pump Track as well as big line jumps). We are a "not for profit" organisation and our Committee and Trail builders are all volunteers. We are continually adding to the trails and their features. We are getting a really big following, with many riders coming to ride our tracks week after week, many new people are coming as well and our reputation is expanding. The $300 would go toward continual trail improvement, whether it be materials to build features, eg wall rides or wooden step down features. Maybe even some North Shore structures. it could also hire an excavator to construct jumps and trail features."
Bush Rangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast (QLD)
"Our club was formed in 1993 and incorporated in 1995 when mountain biking (MTB) in Australia was in its infancy. Since then the club and the sport have gained popularity through advocacy and participation. The Bushrangers MTB Club is a volunteer based organisation run by enthusiasts, for the benefit of promoting and supporting mountain biking across the region. We do regular rides all over Sunshine Coast and SEQ from Cooloola to Brisbane, in national parks, state forestries and council parks. Check out this website for more information on events, news, and for places to ride. This money will go towards supporting trail care activities in Parklands Conservation Park, Mapleton Forest Reserve and Ferny Forest (Beerwah State Forest)."