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DSE are about to start some planned burns around some of the trails at Forrest.

Notably will be burns conducted within the 4,5,6 trail network.

Please be aware of all advisory signs and don't worry... our bush grows back quick.  

Planned burns often result in a renew of the vegetation.

DSE are about to start some planned burns around some of the trails at
Forrest.

To ensure your own safety obey all signs and instructions from fire...

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We've been swamped over the past few weeks with heaps of people decending upon our little town to train for the 2013 Kona Odyssey.  Those of you who came here and experienced some of the dry conditions we had will be pleased to know that we've had some rain over the past couple of days which has made the trails just so... SWEET!.

The whole town is buzzing with anticipation of what will be a HUGE 2013 Kona Odyssey with it's new route that starts and finishes in town.  Make...

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Awesome racing with a few mishaps, both on the track and with timing.

Whilst a couple of categories may not have perfect results, rest assured your results are correct within your own categories.

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The ever popular New Years Day event returns again in 2013, funnily enough on the 1st of January

Timed decent on the iconic Red Carpet trail Shuttle bus with unlimited trips during the event

Registrations on the day from 12.30 Runs from1pm-5pm from the park at the bottom of Hennigan Crescent, Forrest (bottom of Red Carpet trail)

Cost $40 entry fee (includes unlimited sshuttles)

GGuaranteed effective hang over cure...... one way or another

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Merry Christmas to everyone and the present from us to you...? Awesome trails!

After a very wet winter, we've had enough good weather and a great deal of trail work, so the trails are in absolutely PRIMO condition.

Don't forget that now on top of the awesome Forrest Brewery, there is also the new "Corner Store Forrest", which is a bike shop and cafe, serving light lunches awesome coffee and bike hire and repairs.

Even if you are only coming down for a day...

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Recently a very important newsletter was sent out to members.  It's come to our attention that perhaps not all members received this.

Here is the newsletter reproduced for you to see.  Please read this and fully understand changes that are being proposed to your MEMBER driven organistaion.

 

Message from the President

It has been an exciting time recently for Australian Mountain Biking on the world stage.   Dan...

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Due to the increase in popularity of Forrest and it's attractions, including world class mountain bike trails, the Colac Otway Shire have begun significant road works to upgrade the parking facilities in the main street of Forrest.

These works will include additional car parks along with a more structured method of parking.

Shortly after this, work will begin on the upgrade of our streetscape.  All this is made possible by you coming down to Forrest, having a...

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On the weekend of 24th March, the Forrest MTB & Cycling Club welcomed Nick Bowman from IMBA Australia to our little township in order for Nick to present his Trails Workshop.

With approximately 15 people from the Forrest Club, Warnambool Club and staff from DSE we first hit the classroom to learn a bunch of theory for developing sustainable trails and maintaining them.

Mr Bowman who is the national director of IMBA-AU said "It is a great outcome to have local riders...

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Simmo is one of our brightest young talents. We are very lucky to call him a mate and a club member. 
Once again he went to the 2012 Australian MTB championships with the support of the club and his parents.

Here is a report from him mum "Gerro".

We have just returned from an extremely hot four days at Adelaide for the Australian Mountain bike Championships. Simon raced very well with mixed results. His XC race was in 42 degree...

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For yet another year Forrest will host what is widely regarded at the toughest one day Mountain Bike race in the world.

The Otway Odyssey has had a small name change thanks to the new major sponsor Kona Bikes.  Whilst the name change will take a little getting used to, the course will be the same as ever.

Starting from Apollo Bay the riders will be confronted with.

  • Approximately 40k of tough climbs
  • Another 25k of tough singletrack.
  • Yet...

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