The Victory Heights Trails will be closed to the general public from midday
Saturday 3rd october until the afternoon of Sunday 4th october for the
running of the Hairy Mary 3 hour race event. The public are still able to
attend the venue as spectators but will be unable to participate in their
usual trail activities for safety reasons.

The CTCA apologises for any inconvenience, the exact time of reopening on
Sunday the 4th will be advised when event details are finalised.

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Following on from last years successful race the Hairy Mary 3 Hour race
returns to the Victory heights Trails on 4th October 2015. This is a race
for ladies only and will cater for all riding abilities from novice to
experienced MTB enthusiasts. Entries open soon.

See some of the action from the 2014 Hairy Mary.

This years event will again be run exclusively by Tri-Adventure, Venture Cycles
and the Gravity Mountain Bike Club in conjunction with the CTCA.

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We’re hoping to do some more work on the Kids’ track this weekend.

There’s plenty of hand finishing and smoothing to be done, plus we’ll be working on the safety rails over the top of the big tunnel.

If you can spare some time on Saturday, bring along a rake or shovel and meet us at the car park on Bath Tce at 2pm, Saturday 13th September.  Don’t forget drinking water and PPE.

You can join the Facebook event by following this link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1500648853506769/

Also please read the onsite work guidelines available at this link:  http://cooloolatrailcarealliance.org.au/maps/CTCA_Work_Guidelines.pdf

This week Peter Wilson from Trailworx will me making a start on the new Kids’ track which will also require a lot of hand finishing, plus there’s some final touches to go on “Popgun”.

If you can spare some time this weekend we’re having another working bee. Bring along a shovel or rake and meet us at the car-park at Victory Heights on Bath Terrace at 2pm, Saturday 16th August.

You can let us know you’re coming by joining the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/268706063325140/

Please refer to the following link for the onsite work guidelines: http://www.cooloolatrailcarealliance.org.au/maps/CTCA_Work_Guidelines.pdf

Works are now underway on the kids/challenge track and entrance facilities located in the South East corner of Victory Heights Trails. The whole 4 acres downslope of the carpark that was recently slashed and thinned in preparation is now a work site and will be out-of-bounds to the public until further notice.

A project timeline and description of works has been posted at the Map Shelter to inform visitors of what is happening and our proposed completion targets. You can also download the project timeline here:

Victory Heights Entrance Facilities Project Timeline

The car park currently remains open as does the usual access to the trails via Trails 1 and 4.

If you are parking at the trails it is advisable to use the Western end of the carpark (up against the log bollards) to allow bulk deliveries and machinery loading/unloading to be conducted at the eastern end (against the red/yellow bunting shown above).

Thanks to all the volunteers who are chipping in to help finish the new works and upgrades by Pete and Wayne of TrailWorx which are going in at a great rate of knots.

If you haven’t had a chance, go take a look at the revamped Pump Track V2.0. It looks magic and will be a whole new experience to ride once it’s nicely packed down. Fingers crossed we’ll get a bit of rain this week or next to help bed all this new work in. Mighty dusty out there at the moment!

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As you can see we have an absolute MOUNTAIN of hand-finishing ahead of us over the coming weeks. Look at the pics and imagine how good this is going to be!!! The album shows only a small amount of what Pete Wilson of Trailworx has achieved over the last few days and there is more to come. It needs your help to finish it. So if you can manage, grab your favourite long-handle shovel and meet us in the Carpark at Victory Heights on Bath Terrace at 2pm this Saturday 9th August. Hope to see you there.

We are having a low-key working bee this Saturday if you happen to be around.
We’ll be trying to tackle a few different jobs:

  1. Firstly open up and make safe the entrance to the last trail we worked on beside the central fire road. The longer term plan is to push this trail through to the Eastern boundary rather than exit it below the old shed – but we have had a hard time keeping the kids off it over the school holidays so we are just going to open up this northern access below the shed until we can get time to do the connecting section heading east across the swamp and through to the boundary.
  2. A few trail markers and plaques to put in on the last two trails we did.
  3. Chainsaw up and remove any remaining fallen timber in the kids trail area so that it’s ready for Bill Fallon to come in and slash the following week. After this it will be ready for Pete Wilson to come in and start on the track in early August. When Pete has his gear on site in August he’ll also be doing a flowtrail make-over of ‘Popgun’ (Trail 6) and installing Wade’s bridge over the creek at the bottom.