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In preparation for this weekend’s Gravity Enduro event, riders are asked to avoid using any of the less-durable / more damage-susceptible trails on 3Rock/Ticknock and use the Coillte-built trails, firebreaks, and the more durable/drier trails that are up there.
With further heavy rain predicted for the end of the week, and still a lot of floodwater on trails, it is important to avoid using sections where you see water-pools, mud and deep tyre-marks, as the crew from Gravity Enduro are trying their utmost to keep these trails in prime condition for everyone’s enjoyment at the weekend.
Thanks for your cooperation, this will make for a much more enjoyable event at the weekend.
Best of luck to everyone taking part in the Gravity Enduro.
Important update from CI Offroad Commission:
Work has been recently performed by Coillte near the upper Ticknock carpark in order to deter riders from cutting down across a short section of singletrack to the tarmac road below, but this has resulted in a very dangerous condition whereby a rider could be badly injured if they use this trail so please take careful note and avoid it.
The section of trail in question runs is shown in the image below.
A bank has been created at the edge of the tarmac road whereby if you roll down this bank from the trail above, you are in danger of getting your wheels trapped in the gulley between the lower part of the bank and the tarmac road, potentially resulting in you crashing onto the tarmac road.
Google-Earth image of the exit of this trail is here - please have a look and be aware of the problem.
The urgency and danger of this issue has been communicated to Coillte today who will resolve the issue asap but meantime ** Please do not use this section of trail until the issue gets resolved!!**
Following feekback from trail-users, repair work and modifications will be carried out on Ticknock. The outward section of the Ticknock MTB loop (“Metro 2″) will be temporarily closed for maintenance from 19th-23rd September. Please obey signage and stay off this section of trail during the duration of the works.
You can see a map of this section here.
Dublin’s first official mountainbiking trail was officially opened yesterday. Minister for Sport, Leo Varadkar; Coillte Head of Recreation, Bill Murphy and Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Lettie McCarthy conducted the ceremony at Ticknock. Over 200 riders of all ages were in attendance for the inaugural Dublin Biking Blitz event.
Photos from the day:
Construction of the permanent mtb trails at Ticknock in Dublin is now well underway. Unfortunately, the project has been delayed by the extreme weather in December which saw the hillls covered in 2-3 ft of snow. The projected end date for the full loop is now the end of February 2011.
Riders are requested to avoid riding on the new trials until they are officially open and signposting is in place. The lower section has been snagged in recent days and further works are to be carried out on it. As always, please be conscious of and courteous to walkers and other users of the forest when riding in the area.
Yesterday evening, the DMP held a public presentation at Ticknock, Dublin to outline their plans for permanent, waymarked mountainbike trails in the area. A large number of mtbers, walkers and locals turned out for the unveiling of the plans. The trails, designed by Coillte Recreation Manager Daithi DeForge, are intended to provide a facility for the large number of mountainbikers in the area as well as reduce potential conflicts on heavily-trafficked existing trails.
The initial routes will comprise a figure-of-eight loop taking in Ticknock car park, the aerials and over to the Ballyedmonduff side of the mountain. There will be approximately 7.5km of trail in total, incorporating singletrack and forest road sections.
Coillte is putting the plan out to tender with companies who expressed an interest earlier in the year. The aggressive schedule will see this first phase completed by the end of October 2010.
One issue of concern for the locals which arose at the presentation was the parking of cars outside the forest entrance at Ticknock. This can cause obstruction and inconvenience for local residents. Coillte are investigating potential solutions but in the meantime we urge mtbers using the forest to park elsewhere (e.g. local pub car parks) and cycle the short distance up to the trailhead.
PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE
The DUBLIN MOUNTAINS PARTNERSHIP and COILLTE are hosting a public information evening about the proposed mountain bike trail system in Coillte Ticknock and Ballyedmonduff forests.
Details of the routes and plans for the area will be on show and managers will be available to discuss the project.
Date: 22nd July 2010
Time: 4.00 – 7.30pm
Location: Ticknock forest car park