The Wombat TrackWe are spoilt for choice with over 100 km of single track in the forest surrounding Woodend Read More +
Great Dividing TrailThis multi-branched series of tracks radiates out from Daylesford and is low difficulty level Read More +
Thursday Night RidesWoodend Cycles organises a social ride every Thursday night followed by 'after ride drinks' Read More +
Club Social RideHuge turnout of 60+ riders Read More +
- Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 16:18
- Written by Content Editor
Dear Club Members.
Regrettably the iconic bridges on Distillery track and the 100 Planker have reached the end of their lives. Both bridges are in a rotten and unsafe condition and, as such, neither structure can be used in the upcoming edition of the Wombat 100. The club has been working with DELWP to find acceptable work arounds for the Wombat 100 and has also been discussing options for the longer term.
Due to safety and management concerns DELWP is unable to allow the club to replace these structures. DELWP also recognizes the iconic nature of these structures and realizes that many mountain bikers will be sad to see these bridges go. Unfortunately as responsible land managers they are unable to allow these types of structures.
The club is committed to working with DELWP on these matters, so that both Distillery trail and 100 Planker trail can remain open, and possibly be formalized in the future.
DELWP has given the club permission to re-route the Distillery track further up the gully to a point where a natural rock crossing can be built. This work will be completed before the Wombat 100 and will also be the long term route that the track will follow.
The wombat 100 will use an existing ford to get around the 100 Planker bridge. Long term options for this trail are still being developed.
If club members wish to discuss the closures of these structures Robin Holmes, from DELWP, may be contacted through their customer service line on 136 186.
The committee is asking club members to be patient and respect the decisions that have been negotiated between the club and DELWP. We are trying to work towards viable long term solutions that will be beneficial to the mountain biking community.
- Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:07
- Written by Content Editor
The Wombat MTB Club enjoys a great working relationship with DELWP when it comes to mountain biking in the Wombat State Forest.
The formalization of the Wombat Loop (Trail 1 and 2) is an example of what can be achieved when we take a partnering approach with DELWP.
DELWP recognises that the vast majority of mountain bike riders are out to enjoy the natural environment and genuinely want to do the right thing. Illegal track construction by a small minority of riders creates safety and management issues, which divert precious resource away from other forest management activities including legal mountain bike trails.
Please be aware that there is a process that the club must adhere to when constructing new trails or realigning old ones.
So before heading out into the bush and starting work on your next 'kick ass' project, please contact the club. To do otherwise jeopardizes the good work that the club has done to date.
Persons caught illegally constructing trails can be prosecuted and no one wants to see this happen.
This message goes out to club members due to the construction of a short downhill trail in the Dixon Road area. Many trees have been removed and a substantial amount of earthworks have been conducted. To make matters worse all of this work is in a waterway.
If you happen to know the people involved in this trail work please pass this message on and ask them to stop.
- Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 11:54
- Written by Cam McFarlane
The Wombat MTB Club is once again supporting Maximum Adventure in the running of the Wombat 100 race.
This years race is on Sunday the 12th of April, 2015.
The club requires enthusiastic volunteers to help out with course marking, marshalling, and sweep riding.