TRAIL MAINTENANCE & development
Dig Days, Working Bees & Planting Days
There's several ways to get involved in helping keep our tracks in good condition and make improvements. Regular working bees and dig days are usually held on a Saturday morning - keep an eye on our Facebook page for notification of dates or join our text list by texting James on 0274 800 879. All members are notified by email.
Planting days are usually held in the winter months and are a great way to get the wider community involved. To date we've put more than 7000 natives in the ground in the riverside and Skills Park area.
In your own time
We understand that not everyone can make Saturday mornings and we are lucky enough to have members that spend much of their own time helping out. There is always something to be done! Cutting up fallen trees, pruning, sweeping, weed eating and spraying are all things that can be done any time.
Please contact James 027 480 0879 if you have any questions or need access to locked gates.
If you are wanting to make any changes to the track, such as building a berm, structure or jump please get in touch with the club first, we may even be able to help you out with materials you need! Any changes do need to meet the requirements of the landowners - we can let you know what these are and help avoid any work being undone.
Become a member
6 Hour Race Sponsor
Our 6 Hour Race held in May every year attracts over 350 riders from all over the South Island. This is our main fundraising effort for the year where profits are put back into our tracks. We have many different sponsorship categories to suit most budgets. Please Contact Us to find out more.
We appreciate any donations made to the club and put the money towards improving the tracks. We have three ways to donate:
Located at the Skills Park
Mountain Bike Ashburton
Join the committee
New committee members are always welcome and much needed. Election is held at the AGM in September each year. Nominations are taken from current members through the Secretary no later than 48 hours before the AGM or verbally at the AGM if not enough nominations are received. If you are interested please check out the About Us page or speak to one of the committee members and we can fill you in.