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 RTRA eNewsletter
July 2014

In this issue:

Areas:

Pinjar MX Progress
Metro Road Funding

Advocacy:

Minimal Impact

Events

Minikhana July 6
Outdoors October




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Dear Member

The cool damp conditions are great for riding, and there are some interesting new developments happening off the trails as well.

Read on to catch up on the latest news from your Association ...

Pinjar MX Circuit Progress

After numerous delays construction has resumed at the practice MX circuit at Pinjar.

The contractors have been in over the past week laying the clay riding surface and shaping the jumps and berms. The circuit is still undergoing final refinements and inspections, but it is expected to be open later in July.  

Meanwhile, all riders are asked to stay off the circuit until it is officially opened, as riding on it before it is compacted could seriously damage the surface.


Metro Road Funding for Cleanup and Maintenance

Following our successful cleanup day at Metro Road last year the RTRA has signed an agreement with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) to hold another cleanup day this year. In return, DPaW will be providing $5,000 in funding to cover the cost of the cleanup and to put into trails maintenance.
Obviously the less we spend on the cleanup the more will be available for maintenance!

We’re not expecting anything like the amount of rubbish collected last year but we still anticipating needing a truck to cart all of the rubbish away.  We'll advise dates for this event soon.

Pinjar Gas Pipeline

Riders at Pinjar are being asked to stay clear of the gas pipeline easement that runs beside Old Yanchep Road. Apparently one of the effects of many bikes being ridden above the pipeline is a gradual loss of ground cover which could eventually expose the underground pipeline to corrosion damage.

The easement is 10m wide and new signage is being erected to identify it. Staying off the easement won’t deprive riders of any terrain, as there is still a wide corridor to use on that eastern side, so we encourage all riders to respect this request.   


Trail Bikes and Outdoors October 

After participating in last year’s ‘Outdoors October’ pilot program, the RTRA has again been invited to submit an event for 2014.  

This year trail bike riding will feature in one of the display banners with the tag-line “Go On - Get Out Riding”.  This is great promotion for our activity and positions trail bike riding alongside other popular outdoor activities such as paddling, hiking, mountain bike riding and camping.

Riding groups, clubs and ride parks are invited to create and run their own events under the Outdoors October branding umbrella.  Typically these are 'come and try' style events and can be a good way of attracting new members or customers
. Email steve@rtra.asn.au if you have any suggestions.



Minikhana - Sunday July 6 

The 2014 Smarter Than Smoking Minikhana will rev up again this weekend at the Junior Training and Education Centre, Lot 120 O’Brien Road, Gidgegannup on Sunday, 6th July. Gates open at 9am and sign in is from 9-10am. The fun starts at 10am. Riders and their parents will have a short briefing before the day starts.

Minikhana is the development of riding skills and techniques for junior competitors by providing an organised competition where skill rather than speed is the determining factor.

More details and registration.  



Trainers Sought for West Moto Park 

West Moto Park is looking to add training to the park as a service to the customers.

If you are an accredited trainer please contact info@westmotopark.com.au for further details.



Minimal Impact: Pick your Path through Puddles 

When you come across a puddle on a twin-track trail, the shallower line is usually straight through the middle. This is because the wheel ruts caused by 4WDs will be either side of the middle and can be quite deep.

The trail surface before the puddle will usually be a good guide to the surface beneath the water. If the trail surface is generally firm then it's likely that it will remain firm through the puddle.

You're less likely to encounter boggy conditions if you go through the middle rather than going around it and you will also do less damage to the terrain and avoid widening the trail. For more winter riding tips see 'Minimal Impact' on the RTRA web site.



New Facebook Page for Pinjar 

With all that is happening at Pinjar the RTRA and DPaW have created a Facebook page specifically for the area to keep riders and their families informed and to encourage feedback and suggestions.

Head over to facebook.com/dpawpinjarmotorcyclearea to check it out. If you like the area, Like our Facebook page!



Spread the Word

If you think the RTRA is having a positive impact for riders, just think how much more effective we'd be if we had double the members.  It's actually not that hard - all it takes is for each member to find one other rider to sign up.   If you have riding buddies who are not yet members of the RTRA, please forward them this email and give them a prod to join up.


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