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A new trail construction project is underway in Moycullen, Co. Galway. It’s a collaboration between Connemara MTB, Moycullen Community Development Association, Galway County Council Community Support Scheme and Moycullen Bike Works. The goal is to have the trail complete by National Trails Day on October 2nd.
Vounteers will be needed for upcoming trail-building days, keep an eye on the Connemara MTB website for details.
Last week, planning permission was granted for the development of a BMX track in Ratoath, Co. Meath. Construction will commence in the first week of May with heavy equipment in use for the first two weeks (until the money runs out…).
Labour is required to finish off the track on the second and third weekends of May (Fri 13th – Sun15th and Fri 20th – Sun 22nd).
People who can swing a shovel are needed - bring a shovel, boots and something bright to wear. If you’re interested in helping, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you’re not able to work but would like to help you can donate money at www.ratoathbmx.com or you can work and donate money.
The Cycling Ireland Off Road Commission are looking for an assistant manager to help with the management of the Off Road XC Development Squad on a voluntary basis. The assistant manager will assist with the co-ordination and running of the squad coaching/training days, monitoring and development of squad performance and provide assistance with organisation of development squad race participation.
Travel to Irish races would be expected while travel to international events may be required. The assistant manager will be required to liaise with the team manager and assist in the development of ongoing annual development plans looking forward to 2012 onwards. Experience of competing at National level and a broad knowledge of sports training would be desirable.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information if you are interested in this role.
As you are no doubt aware our sport is growing rapidly. There are a number of issues coming out of this rapid growth. First and foremost there are increasing numbers of riders using the trails that are unaware of the various nuances of responsible biking. MBI we will be trying our best to educate people as to what is what, but to do so properly we need to try and link up as many of these new bikers as possible to established clubs groups and coped on individuals who have been active for a while.
In the trails section we are identifying all legal riding spots and also providing information on trail projects planned for differing areas. What we also want to do is provide local contacts that would be bikers can contact to get the low down on what’s what, who’s riding in the area, where are the good spots, where are the no go areas.
The benefits are as follows:
- A stream of new members, riding buddies etc.
- You will have a better idea of who is out there and if there are other riders near you.
- There is less chance of an un-initiated person causing you difficulties down the line.
- We are being seen to take responsibility for our activities and are actively trying to promote the good word.
- You might even figure out there is someone just like you, and another good place to ride, not that far away.
The down side is you might get the odd muppet on to you.
So what do we want you to do? If you feel that you have the appropriate level of local knowledge simply let us know the area you are active in, be it a large area (Such as Dublin or North Wicklow), or a specific forest or piece of land, whatever is most appropriate. We won’t be telling people that there are trails there, just that there is a person that they need to contact. We also therefore need contact details that you are happy to have given to the public. That could be anything form detailed contacts to just a club website. It would also be useful to have details of the riding you are into, so just general MTB, XC or DH, even Cyclocross. You will have to be over 18 before we will use your contacts.
Please enter any contact details through this link www.mbi.ie/contact/