<![CDATA[Lysterfield District Trail Riders]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/newsRSS for NodeFri, 20 May 2022 04:19:06 GMT<![CDATA[Friday Fun + Lazy Loops Feb 18th Results and Photos]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/friday-fun-lazy-loops-feb-18th-results-and-photos621447605ffb487238154a23Tue, 22 Feb 2022 02:27:48 GMT

Over 70 riders turned up and raced at our casual MTB timed loops race on last Friday night. There was a slight mishap in the timings, so apologies from our timing Marshall but these may not be a true reflection of the night eek!

There is a timing/result that we can't allocate to anyone so let us know if your name isn't on there.

Thank you to everyone for your patience with waiting for the results. It takes a lot of time and effort behind the scenes from our volunteers, but we want the night to be as fun and enjoyable as possible.

If you have suggestions on how we can make these race events better to the riders needs, send us an email to administration@lystefieldmtb.com

The next race is planned for Friday March 4th. This event is actually flagged at the moment for being cancelled as we don't have enough volunteers to run the event. If you feel that you can help with marshalling [standing on the spot and making sure that riders take the right route], timing, setup and backup, please send an email again to administration@lysterfieldmtb.com

Some photos from the night can be found here:

https://lightroom.adobe.com/shares/8be9250674024845a2e6d253da668325?fbclid=IwAR2U4dbP4aGOS8E8a95wJ3sF702mjgtEKnell6Hz0t8q7p5vDrphvajGqf0

Results here:

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<![CDATA[Trail Maintenance Crew February Report]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/trail-maintenance-crew-february-report620c62cf843f8f059abd74f9Wed, 16 Feb 2022 02:55:03 GMT

Our first trail maintenance day for the year was held 12.2.22.

We had 12 volunteers come along to reshape the jumps and berms in the skills park.

Huge shout out to our TMC coordinator Mark Fleming and the following volunteers:

Matthew

Ben

Don

Jared

Pali

Daniel

Dale

Simon

Jim

Kaylee

Kirk

"Such a great bunch of people from all walks of life including a father and daughter team and two father son teams all pitching in to get the job done. Even the Golden Goat paid us a visit and got his hooves dirty.

We shifted, spread and compacted a full truck load of crushed rock supplied by Parks Victoria. We built up the little roller jumps on the green line, reshaped the lips of the jumps, cut out and filled in the braking bumps and built the berms back up on the blue line, and gave some love to the step up and doubles jumps on the black line.

The place is looking SWEEET but if you can, please let it rest for the weekend to give it a chance of surviving through Autumn.

Everyone who attended went away with a smile on their face and a LDTR drink bottle in hand, but most importantly a bucket load of trail karma. Thanks heaps team!"- Mark Fleming

The next trail maintenance day will be Sunday 20th March [that's the weekend after the Labour Day long weekend]. Hope we can see a few new and returning faces. Links to sign up for this day will be posted on our socials and on the events page soon.

Our next trail maintenance day will be sponsored by boutique brewery the Project Brewery Co. in Rowville. Braden and the crew at Project Brewing Co. have kindly donated a token for the first 20 people who sign up and attend the day. Each token is to the value of $18 and will entitle you to a Sample Paddle board. Check out all the Project Brewing Co. offer here [they are made keen MTB'ers and even have their own MTB merch at the brewery .... *take our money*!]

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<![CDATA[Trail Closures Update for 12th February]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/trail-closures-update-for-12th-february6205dbc93d5c925a0b752246Fri, 11 Feb 2022 03:48:16 GMT

Please be aware that some trails will be closed this weekend at Lysterfield Park due to our Trail Build Team and Trail Maintenance Crew out and about.

‍♀️'Lil Shawty

Upper Buckle

CLOSED Saturday 12th Feb - Monday 14th Feb.

REOPENS Tues 15th Feb

Work proposed: Maintenance and armouring both trails

See graphic #2 for a map of these trails in the Lysterfield trail network and a detour route for you to find your way back to the single trail.

‍♀️Skills Park

CLOSED Saturday 12th Feb

Work proposed: filling in pot holes, reshaping features, general maintenance.

If you've been wondering what is happening with the plan to reopen Aneurysm and Lower Buckle... here's what we know:

1️⃣ Assessments by Parks Victoria are in progress and we are waiting for their official update.

We are hoping to see some work done on this trail soon and wish we had details confirmed for you, but this is out of our hands as we all wait for the boxes to be ticked.

Thank you to everyone who has respected the trail closures so far. Please continue to respect trail closures this weekend - especially as our volunteers will be out with machinery and everyone's safety is our number one priority.

- LDTR

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<![CDATA[Dirt Day Out - Lysterfield Park ]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/dirt-day-out-lysterfield-park6205da343e7780d2e44d53baFri, 11 Feb 2022 03:42:44 GMTSAVE THE DATE - Join the Lysty Chicks as they get together with the girls from Red Hill Riders and Yarra Ranges Mountain Bike Club to explore awesome MTB parks.

Lysty Program:

1. 8am Intermediate Skills Session

2. 9am Beginner Skills Session

3. 10.30am Group Ride Adventure

ride out with friends and complete as many tasks* as possible *Photos! or it didn't happen

4. 1pm Lunch, meet up at Montague cafe @ the LDTR tent

After Lunch

Maintenance Time:

Can you change a tyre, need some advise about your suspension set up? Want to know how to bleed your brakes? Let the team show you how to do it!

Sign up registration coming soon. Keep an eye on our socials for details!

Click here to join the Lysty Chicks Private Facebook Group

Check out Yarra Ranges Mountain Bike Club here

Check out Red Hill Riders here

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<![CDATA[Friday Fun + Lazy Loops Results 4/2/22]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/friday-fun-lazy-loops-results-4-2-226205dcb678847497735c92bcFri, 04 Feb 2022 03:49:41 GMTThank you to everyone who came along to our February FFLL! You are all amazing for rocking up and having a go!

See you at the next one.

- LDTR

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<![CDATA[The Golden Goat 2022]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/the-golden-goat-20226205df9943a44e8d1d1e3091Mon, 31 Jan 2022 13:00:00 GMTLysterfield MTB is excited to announce the return of the annual Golden Goat endurance race for 2022 on May 1st, 2022.

Our annual fundraising event has been running for quite a few years now and is named after Griff the Goat - a wild goat who used to live at the park and was notorious for challenges the kangaroos!

Here's what you need to know: - A 3hr or 6hr endurance race at Lyserfield MTB Park, Vic - The aim is to do as many laps as possible in your chosen time format - You can race as either solo or a team (2-3 riders) - Juniors, E-bike and Single Speed categories in the 3hr format - Course TBA

Entries will open early March so keep an eye out on our socials for the link to register or sign up for our newsletter so you'll be first to know when we drop all the details.

It's time to get training!

- LDTR

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<![CDATA[Highlights of 2021]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/highlights-of-202161d05247ad908d00165c797eSat, 01 Jan 2022 13:21:40 GMT

Thank you to all of our members for the support this year; to the businesses who sponsored events; to the volunteers who shovelled rock and cleared drains to fix trails; to the committee who gave their time to make things happen behind the scenes; to the parents who came along with their kids to our socials rides; to the people who donated funds and for all the other rad people who love bikes as much as we do and came along to our events!

Although 2021 was another challenging year with lots of trail closures and frustrations, the good 'ol saying that "you biggest struggles bring your greatest growth" was true for us!

Here are some highlights of what LDTR achieved with everyone's help this year:

  1. 200 riders at the Golden Goat 2021, with one bike donated for the raffle prize by Life of Bikes, Pakenham.
  2. We completed our Child Safe Policy
  3. We nominated a Member Information Protection Officer and implemented a complaints procedure.
  4. Parks Victoria Lysterfield depot employed a full time MTB ranger - Markus Feldgen
  5. 6 women cam onboard the LDTR committee.
  6. 6 Friday Fun and Lazy Loops events hosted.
  7. GAS as Gisborne trails.
  8. Started a petition to get funding for Lysty trails which saw 3000+ people sign!
  9. Donated x1 bike to World Bicycle Relief.
  10. Hosted a Christmas raffle which raised $1300 for the club.
  11. Over $2000 in donations for our trail fund this year.
  12. 20 trees were cleared from the trail network by LDTR committee, Travis, Ben & Praveen on 21st June.
  13. 11 ride leaders qualified for MTBA L0.
  14. 1 committee member qualified for PMBI Level 1.
  15. LDTR worked closely with YRMTB to develop stronger connections between both clubs.
  16. Relationship strengthened with AusCycling. Shout out to Agostino & Nick Hammond for their strategic advice.
  17. Trail Adoption Sponsorship process commenced.

We're pumped for 2022 and the exciting opportunities it will bring to help people get out on their bikes at Lysterield MTB Park.

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<![CDATA[All MTB trails at Lysterfield are CLOSED.]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/all-mtb-trails-at-lysterfield-are-closed6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a3dThu, 16 Jul 2020 04:16:52 GMT

It is never something we like doing, but the trails at Lysterfield are getting smashed, so PV has made the decision to close all the MTB trails at Lysterfield to give them a chance to dry out.

The consistent rain is producing underground springs that are flooding the trails and creating some serious boggy sections. If the trails remain open, the damage will become very costly to repair and possibly see them closed for longer. The more we ride on wet boggy trails, the less chance they have of drying out.

So we are calling on the whole MTB Community to stay away from Lysterfield's MTB trails for a while. Thousands and thousands of volunteer hours have been poured into the trail network over the years, but right now the best thing for the trails is NO RIDING. If you respect these trails closures, the sooner we can get them reopened.

As soon as COVID restrictions ease, we will recommence our Working Bee's and get crews back out onto the trails.

If you want to help with the recovery you can do a few things right now that will help: 1 - Join the club through MTBA - www.mtba.org.au/membership/ 2 - Donate @ www.lysterfieldmtb.com/ 3 - Join the trail crew (When we are allowed again) 4 - Join the committee

Many thanks, LDTR.

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<![CDATA[Lysterfield MTB Trails Open]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/lysterfield-mtb-trails-open6205d0fd212c86c27d4d38f5Sat, 27 Jun 2020 21:47:12 GMT

Lysterfield MTB Trails are now open! Pending a few which currently have detours and Snipe which is still closed.

When you return to the park, please consider the trails by: ✅Riding through, not around puddles ✅Follow the formal trail line, don’t ride or create b-lines ✅If you know a trail is wet and muddy, choose to ride the gravel fire trails instead The trails may be closed when 30mm of rain is received in a single 24hr period, or when 50mm of rain is received in 3 consecutive days. ⚠️ Please note detours are in place for part of Lower Buckle and Hug. Snipe trail remains closed. Please follow trail signage. Without the hard work of our LDTR trail builders and working bee crews, these trails would have stay closed for a significantly longer period of time. Big thanks to ,Parks Victoria and the local volunteers too! Please consider helping the club out with being able to continue our hard work through a membership or donation via our website at ,www.lysterfieldmtb.com All monies raised go back into the trail maintenance of the Lysterfield Park trail network, for future trail expansion advocacy and for our events. Our team of hard working volunteers would not be able to assist the park and keep the network at what it currently is or what it could be without memberships or donations. ,https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/memberships ,https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=vlqMpvVF66du0Aot04E1KwNl-tkcswl5HMfxWbOyMxpPBbQLhZ2aIyjEVeJGNl9vSXzmK0&fromUL=true&country.x=AU&locale.x=en_AU We hope to see you out on the trails (taking account for COVID regulations as well)! Cheers, LDTR ,#RIDELYSTY ,#LDTR ,#supportyourtrailfairies

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<![CDATA[TRAIL CLOSURE STATUS UPDATE]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/2020/06/20/trail-closure-status-update6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a44Sat, 20 Jun 2020 01:42:04 GMT

All mountain bike trails will remain closed until at least Wednesday next week (24th June) with more rain scheduled in the next few days.

Trails still have boggy sections in certain sections. With the increased amount of users currently undertaking mountain biking, the trails would not sustain the amount of expected traffic.

Hopefully we will see the trails dry out sooner than later... until then, please enjoy the gravel/fire roads around Lysty if you are desperate to enjoy the Lysty vibe.

Please respect these short term closures so we can gain long term sustainability for our trails and the trail build/working bee crews efforts. There is signage and bunting all around the park.

Future working bees for those interested will be shared on our socials once organised.

Thanks, LDTR

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<![CDATA[TRAIL CLOSURE STATUS UPDATE]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/trail-closure-status-update6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a3cSat, 20 Jun 2020 01:40:44 GMT

All mountain bike trails will remain closed until at least Wednesday next week (24th June) with more rain scheduled in the next few days. Trails still have boggy sections in certain sections. With the increased amount of users currently undertaking mountain biking, the trails would not sustain the amount of expected traffic. Hopefully we will see the trails dry out sooner than later... until then, please enjoy the gravel/fire roads around Lysty if you are desperate to enjoy the Lysty vibe. Please respect these short term closures so we can gain long term sustainability for our trails and the trail build/working bee crews efforts. There is signage and bunting all around the park. Future working bees for those interested will be shared on our socials once organised. Thanks, LDTR

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<![CDATA[Lysty MTB Trails - Working Bee]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/2020/05/30/lysty-mtb-trails-working-bee6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a43Fri, 29 May 2020 23:32:55 GMT

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2020.

Registration Links Below Sat 6th https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=b453eb03-58a2-ea11-8b71-0003ff6f8271 Sun 7th https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=090e1d4b-58a2-ea11-8b71-0003ff6f8271

Due to the large amount of rain

and the increased traffic at Lysterfield over the last month, there is quite significant damage to some of the trails, so urgent repairs are needed. We will be clearing puddles, closing B Lines and clearing drains. No experience needed. Bring boots, gloves, water and a snack. BYO Shovel if possible. 8am at the PV Compound, 13 Reservoir Rd Narre Warren North. Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to 20 people per day. You must register via ParkConnect https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/ . Rego opens at 5pm Monday 1st June, but go to ParkConnect and set up a volunteer user account before you register.

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<![CDATA[Lysty MTB Trails - Working Bee]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/lysty-mtb-trails-working-bee6205d0fd212c86c27d4d38f4Fri, 29 May 2020 23:31:24 GMT

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2020.

Registration Links Below

Sat 6th

https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=b453eb03-58a2-ea11-8b71-0003ff6f8271

Sun 7th

https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=090e1d4b-58a2-ea11-8b71-0003ff6f8271

Due to the large amount of rain and the increased traffic at Lysterfield over the last month, there is quite significant damage to some of the trails, so urgent repairs are needed.

We will be clearing puddles, closing B Lines and clearing drains. No experience needed. Bring boots, gloves, water and a snack. BYO Shovel if possible.

8am at the PV Compound, 13 Reservoir Rd Narre Warren North.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to 20 people per day. You must register via ParkConnect https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/ .

Rego opens at 5pm Monday 1st June, but go to ParkConnect and set up a volunteer user account before you register.

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<![CDATA[Lysterfield MTB Trails CLOSED]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/2020/05/27/lysterfield-mtb-trails-closed6205d0fd212c86c27d4d38f7Wed, 27 May 2020 09:50:43 GMT

Due to the large amount of rain and the increased traffic at Lysterfield over the last month, ALL the MTB trails at Lysty are closed from midday May 28th until further notice.

There is quite significant damage to some of the trails, so urgent repairs are needed. Our PV rangers will be working on repairs to open some trails as quickly as possible, and as soon as the state government restrictions for volunteering with PV are lifted, we will be calling on our whole MTB community to attend a working bee to help repair the damage from rain and heavy traffic.

Fingers crossed this will be on the first two weekends of June.

Please stay off the trails while they are closed. This will make the repairs easier and will see the trails reopened sooner.

The fire roads remain open, so you can still enjoy a ride away from the MTB trails.

Thanks for your understanding and patience. LDTR.

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<![CDATA[Lysterfield Trails CLOSED]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/lysterfield-trails-closed6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a3bWed, 27 May 2020 09:49:03 GMTDue to the large amount of rain and the increased traffic at Lysterfield over the last month, ALL the MTB trails at Lysty are closed from midday May 28th until further notice.

There is quite significant damage to some of the trails, so urgent repairs are needed. Our PV rangers will be working on repairs to open some trails as quickly as possible, and as soon as the state government restrictions for volunteering with PV are lifted, we will be calling on our whole MTB community to attend a working bee to help repair the damage from rain and heavy traffic.

Fingers crossed this will be on the first two weekends of June. Please stay off the trails while they are closed. This will make the repairs easier and will see the trails reopened sooner. The fire roads remain open, so you can still enjoy a ride away from the MTB trails. Thanks for your understanding and patience. LDTR.

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<![CDATA[Kids Social Name Competition - WIN PRIZES]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/2020/04/11/kids-social-name-competition-winner-prizes6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a42Sat, 11 Apr 2020 03:09:02 GMT

Competition Time!

We’re keen to give the juniors program a bit of a facelift and some personality. And with most kids at home right now for holidays (and for other reasons), we figured now was the best time to get started with a bit of a competition.

Some of you may be aware that we’ve been racking our brains to come up with a name for the group, and we’re going to extend this to getting a new logo to go with it. What we’d love is to have a new logo designed by one of our enthusiastic junior riders, to use on our web page, trail maps, and a range of T-shirts.

To enter, Pick a name for the group and draw up a logo to suit it. Your limit is your imagination and entries are unlimited! Then scan your drawing or take a photo of it, and send it along with your name to ,kids.comp@ldtr.bike (get your folks to help you with this if you need to). Entries will close on 1/5/2020 and we’ll post up the best of them on social media for everyone to see.

The winner will have their amazing logo plastered all over our website, the trail maps, and our next run of t-shirts. We’ll also be giving you a much coveted LDTR jersey or t-shirt and a $50 gift voucher for life of bikes. GOOD LUCK!

Some of the fun names we’ve had suggested so far:

· Berm Brats

· Rascal Riders

· Soil Shredders

· Lysty Trail Rippers

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<![CDATA[Kids Social Name Competition - WIN PRIZES]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/kids-social-name-competition6205d0fd212c86c27d4d38f3Sat, 11 Apr 2020 03:05:08 GMT

Competition Time!

We’re keen to give the juniors program a bit of a facelift and some personality. And with most kids at home right now for holidays (and for other reasons), we figured now was the best time to get started with a bit of a competition.

Some of you may be aware that we’ve been racking our brains to come up with a name for the group, and we’re going to extend this to getting a new logo to go with it. What we’d love is to have a new logo designed by one of our enthusiastic junior riders, to use on our web page, trail maps, and a range of T-shirts.

To enter, Pick a name for the group and draw up a logo to suit it. Your limit is your imagination and entries are unlimited! Then scan your drawing or take a photo of it, and send it along with your name to kids.comp@ldtr.bike (get your folks to help you with this if you need to). Entries will close on 1/5/2020 and we’ll post up the best of them on social media for everyone to see.

The winner will have their amazing logo plastered all over our website, the trail maps, and our next run of t-shirts. We’ll also be giving you a much coveted LDTR jersey or t-shirt and a $50 gift voucher for life of bikes. GOOD LUCK!

Some of the fun names we’ve had suggested so far:

· Berm Brats

· Rascal Riders

· Soil Shredders

· Lysty Trail Rippers

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<![CDATA[LDTR COVID-19 Update]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/ldtr-covid-19-update6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a3aSun, 29 Mar 2020 00:02:07 GMTHi LDTR members,

Tonight at the LDTR Committee meeting, we discussed in detail what the next 6 to 12 months will look like for us as a club. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all of you, and so we are going to follow all the advice from the Australian and Victorian governments in putting all of our club activities on hold until it is safe to do so again.

Although we are all hoping for this crisis to pass in a few months, the reality is that it's more likely 6 months or more. Just like you, we are all gutted that this needs to happen, but in the grand scheme of things we'd rather see you all come through this safely and in good health.

Please keep an eye out shortly for some information regarding staying connected during this time, with some fun prizes and online competitions. We've got a few fun things planned, including our world famous Race Plate Raffle (still working on this one).

We will keep you informed about Lysterfield Park access as much as possible, however please check the Parks Vic wesbite and Facebook page for park closure notices.

On behalf of the committee, I want to wish you all a safe and healthy journey through this crisis. We look forward to the time when the 'all clear' is given and we can get back to our trail builds, Lysty chicks rides, Junior rides, Social rides and whatever else fun we can think of.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Tim Brosnan - LDTR Club President.

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<![CDATA[Lysterfield Golden Goat 2020 - CANCELLED]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/lysterfield-golden-goat-2020-cancelled6205d0fd212c86c27d4d38f2Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:00:44 GMT

Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Golden Goat.

We understand this is disappointing news, however our duty of care to our attendees, volunteers and spectators is at the heart of our decision.

Please contact us directly with any questions at: ,events@lysterfieldmtb.com

Refunds will be issued to all paid racers this week.

We hope to reschedule the Golden Goat so keep an eye on the ,LDTR Facebook page for updates.

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<![CDATA[LDTR COVID-19 Update]]>https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/post/2020/03/23/ldtr-covid-19-update6205d0fd212c86c27d4d3a41Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:36:00 GMT

Hi LDTR members, Tonight at the LDTR Committee meeting, we discussed in detail what the next 6 to 12 months will look like for us as a club. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all of you, and so we are going to follow all the advice from the Australian and Victorian governments in putting all of our club activities on hold until it is safe to do so again. Although we are all hoping for this crisis to pass in a few months, the reality is that it's more likely 6 months or more. Just like you, we are all gutted that this needs to happen, but in the grand scheme of things we'd rather see you all come through this safely and in good health. Please keep an eye out shortly for some information regarding staying connected during this time, with some fun prizes and online competitions. We've got a few fun things planned, including our world famous Race Plate Raffle (still working on this one). We will keep you informed about Lysterfield Park access as much as possible, however please check the Parks Vic wesbite and Facebook page for park closure notices. On behalf of the committee, I want to wish you all a safe and healthy journey through this crisis. We look forward to the time when the 'all clear' is given and we can get back to our trail builds, Lysty chicks rides, Junior rides, Social rides and whatever else fun we can think of. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Tim Brosnan - LDTR Club President.

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