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Friday Fun and Lazy Loop Race- 2nd DECEMBER

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (2nd December)! Our last Friday Fun & Lazy Loop race for the year. REGISTER HERE: We're going BIG for our last Friday night race in 2016. 🚲Cost: $5 for LDTR Members, $10 non LDTR members. ALL KIDS 17 and under - $5 🚲 Race rego opens at 6pm, Race starts at 6:30pm, finished by 8pm. 🚲 No bike lights needed to ride. 🚲 Dress in a fancy dress costume and you'll go in the draw to win THREE awesome prizes from Life of Bikes (think Christmas costumes)! Four courses (km approx): 🚲 Full Loop (8km): Expect jumps & berms ;) 🚲 Short Loop (4km): Expect jumps & berms :D 🚲 Kids Loop (3km): Pay only for your child's registration

Trail Build Pics and Time Lapse

A small but keen crew of 4 builders today for our First weekday trail build! Massive kudos to those who helped out today and who gave up their riding time to improve the riding experience at Lysterfield. What we completed: ✓Place mulch on the edges of Middle trail to deter widening of the trail and blocked off more B-lines. ✓Added more soil to some small humps to allow for better access for both directions. ✓Moved the two rock obstacle to the right of the track to lower the effect of riders widening the trail. ✓Replaced the wood in the final gravel jump on Middle with more gravel and made it carry more flow. ✓TrailScapes replaced a wooden drainage bridge with large rocks - saving us tim

Trail Build - Friday 25th Novmeber

Trail Build/Maintenance Day DATE & TIME: 1pm, Friday 25th November 2016 MEETING: Parks Vic Depot (Just above Skills Park) WORKS: We will be working on two features. On Middle Trail, we will be working on the last small gravel double just before Redgum - removing the log and replacing with larger rocks and building it up with more gravel. On Upper Buckle Trail, we will be replacing a wooden bridge and creating a drain underneath it with piping, replacing with rocks and gravel. BRING: Water, food, good shoes (preferably steel capped) and appropriate clothing for weather. We will be leaving the Park Vic compound at 1pm and may end up collecting some materials along the way. We will start at Upp

Trail Build - 19th November Pics and Summary

A solid 14 volunteers for this morning's trail build along Middle track. Pictures on our facebook page: What we did: • Replaced log jumps with stone. • Narrowed the three way trail junction to lower the impact, but also keep the technical roots. • Cleared drains. • Blocked a lot of B Lines. • Extended the hip jump to create drainage pathway so that a larger rut does not form. • Blocking the trail to keep riders on the armouring. Big thanks to those who attended and for giving up their valuable riding time. We really appreciate your help.

FFLL 18th November Pictures & Results

Pictures can be found on our facebook page here: Results can be found on our facebook page here:

Trail Closure Status Update

Trail closure update for the weekend: Trails CLOSED: Trail 18- Humping Hound Trail 16- Buckle Down Trail 2- The northern section of Lower Buckle (North of Lamberts Track) MIDDLE TRAIL will be close d until approx 1pm due to our trail build. The STATE MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE is open and has a fresh new section from the top of the hill to the start of the berms of the descent. We hope you enjoy the half finished improvements! All other trails are open in Lysterfield Park. Please respect the closures - we have had to retape trails twice today within a 3 hour period. Thanks in advance. LDTR & Parks Victoria

LDTR - December Social Ride at Red Hill

The December 2016 LDTR Social Ride: Red Hill When: Saturday 10th December Time: 8am Where: Dromana, boundary road carpark (opposite Chain Brain bike shop,232 Boundary Rd 3936) Cost: FREE, but you must register here - What to bring: spares,Water, food, coffee money.. There is a bike shop and cafe opposite carpark and also can stop at Skills park for a coffee. Technical Rating: Intermediate or Advanced Fitness Rating: Same due to lots of climbing and approx 35kms riding (10kms at red hill = 20kms at lysty.!!!) My Link to recent ride at Red hill trails including Skills park and Pump track...

Bright 24 Hour MTB Race - LDTR/ One rider's perspective Summary

B24 – Nate’s Perspective Summary Three LDTR teams entered the traditional Bright 24 hour MTB race, with another team of 2 joining along also, making our crew of riders a total of 14 (Team “LDTR1”, Team “ISM Racing”, Team “Follow the Pumpkin” and Team “Cycleworks Box Hill" (Team of 2 Male)). ​ ​We arrived at Darren’s house to car pool to Bright, with many others from the group already being at Bright or choosing to arrive on the Saturday. After a good four hour trip through some of the most scenic and beautiful mountainous areas, ​​ ​we arrived at the Pioneer Park recreation Reserve to an ambulance helicopter landing on the oval to pick up a road bike rider who injured themselves down a desce

Friday Fun & Lazy Loops: ROUND 2 - Spring Series

Friday Fun & Lazy Loops @ Lysty 2016 Spring Sessions Series Kids/Family loop IS BACK FOR SPRING! Great for kids and parents! FFLL is a low key, no frills event, with basic timing and fun prizes for random participation. Lazy loops is for any level of rider, with a long, short and Kids/family loop available. Very basic timing will be available on the night. This is NOT a serious race. It is a fun Friday night out at the park, with a social emphasis. Round 2 – Friday 18 November 2016 Round 3 – Friday 2 December 2016 Rego: 6:00pm, race at 6:30pm, finish at 8:00pm Location: SMBT Car park, Lysterfi

Trail Closure - State Mountain Bike Course

Please be aware that TrailScapes will be carrying out minor maintenance works on the State Mountain Bike Course/ Commonwealth Games Trail (Track 10) over the next few days. The track will be closed throughout the day while they are working on it. Please read all signage and do not ride the trail if the crew are still working on it - for both yours and the builders' safety. Updates will be shared as soon as possible.

Trail Closure Update - 2 & a half trails still closed.

Trail Closure Update The only MTB trails closed are: Trail 18- Humping Hound Trail 16- Buckle Down Trail 2- The northern section of Lower Buckle (North of Lamberts Track) All other trails are open in Lysterfield Park. Parks Victoria are waiting to have access to an excavator in the coming week to clear the rest of the trails. Please respect the closures. Thanks in advance for being patient. LDTR & Parks Victoria

Trail Build Day - November

Trail Build/Maintenance Day DATE & TIME: 8:00am, Saturday 19th November 2016 MEETING: Parks Vic Depot (Just above Skills Park) WORKS: We will be working along Mid dle Trail replacing a couple of wooden features with large rocks, narrowing some parts of the trail to deter widening and also some drainage along the way. BRING: Water, food, shovel (we do have some in the PV trailer), good shoes (preferably steel capped) and appropriate clothing for weather. Please let us know if you're attending by replying on this forum thread (so we can organise tools and food for BBQ etc). Forum Thread:,1870.0.html Facebook Event Page:

November Social Ride Summary - Plenty Gorge

We had a group of over 30 riders today. All were ready to enjoy the awesome single track within Plenty Gorge Park. Sean, Guy and Adrian from the Plenty Gorge MTB Club showed us around the trails and made sure no one got left behind. The ride started out with the trail "Switching along Roo's Trail" and also "Jess's track", which had great flowy sections and smooth switchback climbs. ​ We then rode along Dry Creek Bed Track to the right of the water tank. Train video from this corner: CLICK HERE One rider ended up with a puncture, which ended up splitting four of us from the main group. While the main group carried on, the four riders left behind tackled the flat tyre and ended up sourcing a

FFLL Race Summary - Nov 4

We had a great turn out of 84 riders on November 4 for our first Spring series Friday Fun and Lazy Loops Race in 2016. ​ The course involved a small section of Comm Games, followed by Hug, Upper Blair Witch and then the fire trail along the fence from Snipe all the way back to the event transition zone. There were plenty of kids and parents out enjoying the race and the warm weather (a lot of the kids were faster than their parents!). ​ Despite the strong winds, there were a lot of smiles out on course. ​ ​Lots of friendly conversations could be heard between riders (including the kids), which was great to see. ​ StopnGo Coffee provided amazingly delicious iced-mochas and iced-chocolates, an

Trail Closure Update

Trail Closure Update: • Hug is open. • The southern section of Lower Buckle (south of Lamberts Track) is also cleared and open. Trails closed are: • Trail 2 -Lower Buckle (not south of Lamberts Track) • Trail 3 -Upper Buckle • Trail 11 -Follow Me • Trail 16 -Buckle Down • Trail 18 -Humping Hound All other trails are open for the weekend.

Trail UPGRADES and Closure Updates

TRAIL UPGRADES AND CLOSURE UPDATE: PLEASE READ ALL INFO From the funds raised from our past two VES races, we have been able to hire TrailScapes to provide upgrades to some of the trails within our park. This will be undertaken over the next month, with closures being carried out as they go. 😀 They are currently working on Snipe (Track 12). Snipe trail will be closed all of today, but opened for the weekend. 👍 The following trails are still closed, with an update on them coming from Parks Vic this afternoon: Trail 2 - Lower Buckle Trail 3 - Upper Buckle Trail 11 - Follow Me Trail 16 - Buckle Down Trail 18 - Humping Hound Trail 6 - Hug All other trails are open at this stage (except


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