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10 tonnes of rock!

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That's how much material was used last month to remediate a badly eroded section of the Manly Dam trail (8 tonnes of crushed sandstone and another 2 tonnes of flagging).
A small group of volunteers joined Trailcare for the first volunteer maintenance day at Manly Dam in more than 2yrs
The 3rd Saturday of each month is the new recurring date for volunteer maintenance at the Dam
Northern Beaches council and the rangers at the dam are supporting our sport by supplying material and hand tools for each of these days

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Manly Dam Trail Maintenance this weekend (19th Aug)

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Trailcare has been working with council to reinstate the volunteer maintenance days for Manly Dam MTB trail. These will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The first of these will be this coming Saturday (19th August) and will focus on a section of trail between the 19th hole and the playground at the corner of Churchill Crescent and Cootamundra Drive.

Trailcare has identified several sections of the trial that need significant attention and these will be the target of furture volunteer days

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Manly dam- condition

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Lost Topeak Alien Bike tool

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Hi Guys

Looks like my Topeak Alien bike tool has fallen off my bike!
Most likely on Manly Dam trail - I suspect on the fast downhill sections on the Alambie Road side.
Less likely Gahnia trail.

It is in it's black canvas case - reckon the belt loop snapped...

I'd be most grateful if anyone finds it, to get back to me.
More sentimental value than anything else..it's saved me a few long walks home...

Cheers
Errol

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Council Amalgamations

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Due to the users endless source of knowledge I have a question concerning the changes among the council system and if they will affect the development of the trails around Bantry Bay and Manly Dam?

If so will these changes be for better or worse or does anybody even know what is happening?
Thanks, Alex

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Dirt Nights

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Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 - 18:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

Forestville Park, end of Currie Road Forestville

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Held on the last Tuesday of the month, “Dirt Nights” is a social event for all MTB riders, clubs and suppliers. Come along to meet up with other riders and chat about all things MTB or incorporate the event into an evening ride.

Licensed bar (cash only), $10 buffet dinner and live music! Lots of cool raffle and lucky door prizes given away.

If you’re a beginner or just want to learn more about mountain biking, this is also a great opportunity to meet up with other riders and learn more about this exciting sport.

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Dirt Nights

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When: 
Tuesday, 27 October, 2015 - 18:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

Forestville Ferrets Clubhouse, end of Currie Road, Forestville

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“Dirt nights” is held on the last TUESDAY of every month so that MTB riders, Clubs, trail builders and suppliers can meet up for a social evening to chat about bikes, trails, tricks and tips.
If you’re a beginner or just want to learn more about mountain biking, this is also a great opportunity to meet up with other riders and learn more about this exciting sport.
Feel free to come along for the get together opportunity or incorporate this event into an evening ride. Nearby trails include Manly Dam, Ghania and Serrata.

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LOST-Garmin 510-Manly Dam

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LOST-Garmin edge 510. I was doing a dam lap, and opened my bag and forgot to close it. My Garmin has fallen out somewhere between the creek gap and the bottom of the descent where the start of the new work is being done. Please keep an eye out for it. There's a 6 pack for anyone who finds it

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Manly Dam track work - Please stay off the unfinished upgrades

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Rode the dam Wednesday. Tracks in pretty good shape. Coming down the path detour where the track work is being done and met the people working on the trail. They asked if all riders could stay off the unfinished ungrade. They reckon it takes hours everyday to repair the new sections that people are riding on because they arent finished yet. They said heaps of people are riding it, even when they're working on it. Its clearly marked, but I suppose some people just can't help themselves.

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Manly Dam - trail work commencing next week

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Despite nearly 30mm of rain in the last 24hrs the rangers have confirmed that the trial will be open for the weekend.

Some trail upgrade work will commence mid/late next week on the final section of the Allambie downhill.

Trailscapes team will be working the section from just below the white gate on the firebreak (final left hander).

Best Mountain Bike