Did anyone manage to keep up with all the event and track updates in July?
Let's see ... the Pickles Hill MTB Enduro on 31 August seemed to come out of nowhere, including a new Dirt Devils Adventure Ride on the 10th August to check out the course, and of course entries are now open to the Meehan Monster.
The Ben Lomond Descent got pushed back to August 17 due to the wild weather, and the Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club has annouced their first event for the season - a four hour enduro at Stubbs Road on 12 September, and LMBC have another social ride on August 24 out to the Dazzler Range.
There's also more trail building going on than I can keep track of ... It's like some magic dwarfs have moved into the Meehan Ranges with track construction happening so quickly I can't keep the website up to date. I also see that Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club have got a track building session coming up on August 5, and who isn't salivating over the Dirt Art photos showing the work going on up at Hollybank. Can't wait for those trails to open.
I'm sure there's more that I've missed, but that's just because I can't keep up.
You can see all the events I know of over on Tassie Trails ... and it's in an all new format. I'd love to say this is a planned improvement, but the truth is that the old events software I'm using has been discontinued so this has been forced on me. The bad news with the new software I'm using is it only shows events in date order (not in a calendar format). The good news is that anyone can now register and add their own events, so if you have an event you want to advertise - feel free to give it a try. Soon I will be releasing a new module which will allow anyone to display the events calendar on their own websites like is shown on the left hand side of the tassie trails home page ...which could be cool if anyone uses it.
Finally, if it's escaped your notice. It's winter. On the awesome side of things this means there are snowy trails out there to be ridden, on the less than awesome side of things, it also means regular closures are going on (especially in Trevallyn and Kate Reed). Frustrating, yes, but respect the trail closures as they are there so the trails can survive.