Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds.
Each group gets at least $300, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $600!
Check out the groups for August 2018:
Mareeba Mountain Goats (QLD)
"Our mission statement is to act as an advocacy group for the promotion of both recreational and competitive mountain biking around the Mareeba and surrounding districts with the ultimate goal of increasing participation in the sport by all members of our community. Due to the recent flooding earlier this year, our trails have sustained significant damage and we would use the funds wisely to repairs and preventing further damage in the future."
Mill Creek MTB Trails (NSW)
"The volunteer group maintains a small trail network on council land in Lucas Heights (Sutherland Shire of Sydney). After years of advocacy, land access issues and monthly hand building volunteer days we're finally about to commence the first machine built flow/jump trail with help from council. The place is small, but super fun, and the consistent turn out at volunteer days and growth in visiting Sydney riders has been awesome. The recent bushfires in the area destroyed much of the existing signage which was essentially recycled road/council post style stuff. Its the perfect time to produce proper, fit for purpose, trail signage. Designs are done, but we need to get them into production!"
Southern Hills Mountain Bikers (WA)
"Southern Hills Mountain Bikers is a group that does volunteer maintenance to the trails south of Perth called Langford Park, Tuner Hill and Marrinup. Two of these trails are used for the Dwellingup 100 which is part of the National Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Series. Our group is made up of 400 members now. We are just getting our group organised to do more maintenance on the above listed trails and will need funding for some of the larger work we have planned so $300 will help towards that. This money would be used for professional trail maintenance on sections that would require machinery."