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Ghania closed for trail maintenance Sun 20th Nov

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Ghania will be closed this Sunday 20th Nov for trail maintenance.
The closure will be from 7am however will not affect other trails in the area i.e. Serratta, Daisy Duke, Mistress, Manly Dam, Pickled Possum.

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NPWS Warning for Bantry Bay

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NPWS have erected a sign on the entrance to the Bluff fire trail advising to keep clear of this area this morning. they are flying in (weather permitting) the final bridge for the Eastern trail a.k.a. Ghana track.

I think its ok to continue to ride Serrata

Rob's picture

Total fire ban & closures for Sydney National Parks (13 Oct)

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Today (13 October) NPWS are reporting that due to a total fire ban, many National Parks in Sydney and surrounds are closed.

Eg. for Ku-ring-gai Chase:

Total Fire Ban

All tracks and trails across all of the Metropolitan National Parks are closed Sunday 13 October 2013 due to Total Fire Ban. West Head Road is closed, however the basin campground will remain open.

Many other parks around Sydney have similar warnings. Many thanks to the guys who put in all the trail status updates to alert us to this - nothing worse than turning up to a trail and finding out it's closed Sad

More details on NPWS page:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/...

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RFS / NPWS Hazard Reduction Burns

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The NPWS & RFS have a number of Hazard reduction burns planned for this weekend, some starting today.

Following on from the burns during the week and last weekend at Seaforth Oval & The Sydney Academy of Sports on the Wakehurst Parkway they are looking to take advantage of the recent spell of dry weather and run a number of burns. These are scheduled to start tonight at Deep Creek and tomorrow at Wirrenda Creek. These shouldn't affect the usual riding spots, but there may be effects from the smoke.

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NBN News article tonight - 15th February 2012.

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Just a heads up that it looks like NBN are running a piece on the news tonight about Glenrock. Mick and I both spoke over the phone to the reporter but really couldn't get a firm handle on the angle of the story.

It looks to be about the closure of the DH trails and will most likely be a pro DH piece. NBN have done them before. At late notice neither Mick or myself could make it for an interview but we have both had discussions on the phone. I had been on the way with Tiffany (NPWS) when the interview was pushed back which ruled me out.

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Be at Ararat Reserve (Bantry Bay Road) between 10-2 today (Sat 29th)!

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Apologies for the late notice, but a very keen reader has spotted the NPWS run Garigal National Park Information Day has changed venue to Ararat Reserve, Bantry Bay Road, Frenchs Forest.

Please come along and see what NPWS are planning in the local parks and show your support.

Official notice from NPWS:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement...

Our calendar entry:

http://nobmob.com/node/31601

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Berowra Valley Information Day

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When: 
Saturday, 5 November, 2011 - 11:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Quarry Road Track (Berowra Valley)
Meeting Point: 

Stringybark Ridge, off Schofield Parade, Pennant Hills

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

This is an information day held by NPWS on proposed new, sustainable trails in the area.

It's taken a lot of effort to get this far so please turn up and show your support for the initiative.

More details here:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement...

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Garigal National Park Information Day

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When: 
Saturday, 29 October, 2011 - 10:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Bantry Bay
Meeting Point: 

Ararat Reserve, Bantry Bay Road, Frenchs Forest Note venue change

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

This is an information day held by NPWS on proposed new, sustainable trails in the area.

It's taken a lot of effort to get this far so please turn up and show your support for the initiative.

More details here:

NOTE THE LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement...

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NPWS MTB Policy and Trails for the Northern Beaches

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Get on your bike in NSW National Parks!

In case you missed it over the weekend there was some great news coming out of NSW NPWS.

Firstly, the release of their long awaited Sustainable MTB Policy (discussion in NSW NPWS Sustainable Mountain Biking Strategy) which should benefit riders state-wide.

Then there was news of the equally long awaited Northern Sydney MTB Pilot Program (discussion in Get on your bike in NSW National Parks!). This included maps of proposed trails in Bantry Bay, Berowra Valley and Oxford Falls . There are information days on the first two of these where the public can learn more and show their support (see link for dates). If you care about this initiative and getting some authorised trails it would probably pay to show up and thank the authorities.

Coverage in the press:

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/o...
http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/...

Not time to celebrate yet, but it's certainly looking promising! Smiling

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NSW NPWS Sustainable Mountain Biking Strategy

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Heads up... NSW NPWS have released their Sustainable Mountain Biking Strategy, check it out here:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement...

Best Mountain Bike