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Event: Trail Building Workshops - Tai Lam CP - Dec 2012

Digging Resumes in TAI LAM CP this DEC in and you are invited to join in the ON the fun.


The AFCD is inviting HKMBA members to participate in trailbuilding workshops to be held in Dec. IMBA trail specialists HM Lim from Singapore and Chris Kehmeier will conduct the workshops and supervise the work. The work location has not been determined yet but we will update page this as we know more. AFCD has reserved 15 spots on each of the days for  HKMBA members (but this is  likely to increase). These spots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The HKMBA will collect the names of interested volunteers and forward them onto the AFCD.

The last series of workshops were a big success with over 60 HKMBA members helping construct HK's most recent legal MTB track, the Tin Fu Tsai North MTB trail. Its hard but very satisfying work. You'll get a chance to learn trail building techniques from the very best around and  its all free courtesy of the AFCD. So act quickly and sign up!

Dates:

  • 9 December 2012 (Sun)
  • 15 December 2012 (Sat)
  • 16 December 2012  2012 (Sun) 

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration :

  •  send email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •  please include your name and  phone
  •  indicate which  day(s) you want to help out on and  in order of preference so we can ensure all volunteers who are interested can be accommodated. 
  • indicate if you will be requiring bus transport from either Tsuen Wan MTR or Kowloon Tong MTR
  • indicate if you have participated in previous workshops. Those with previous workshop experience will be spared the trailbuilding intoductory seminar and can go straight to the fun
  •  deadline: Mon 26 Nov 2012
  • cost: FREE

Registration Confirmation: We will send out a confirmation email after Nov 26 to all members who have registered for the
workshop but as usual feel free to contact the HKMBA if you have any questions and we will endeavour to get back to you ASAP.

Venue: meet at Route Twisk Management Centre at 9:00am, then we shall depart to the work site after a short seminar.

Materials and equipment
: to be provided by AFCD (but volunteers are expected to wear suitable clothing, and bring their own drinking water and lunch)


Food and Drinks:
Pack your own lunch and beverages as none will be provided. Clothing:Weather conditions at this time of year can change quickly from bright, warm sunshine and 20C to cold, wet, and windy conditions. Bring footwear that is suitable for hiking and that you dont mind getting muddy or dirty. Also bring some work gloves if you have any.


Public Transport to the Twisk Management Centre: Take KMB #51 from Tsuen Wan West Rail (or near Tsuen Wan MTR). Get off at the bus stop 26 "Country Park"  at the top. The Twisk management centre is on the southern side of the road. The frequency of the bus is every 30 minutes or so. Here is the KMB route map: http://www.kmb.hk/en/services/search.html  (plug in route 51). Get off at Stop 26 "Country Park"

AFCD Bus Transportation:

If you cannot make your own way to the AFCD  Route Twisk Management Centre, AFCD will supply a 24 seat coach to meet volunteers at the Tsuen Wan and Kowloon Tong MTR stations. Look for the bus with the sign "AFCD Mountain Bike Trail-building Workshop" in the windscreen.

- Kowloon Tong MTR pickup at 8.30am (see blue pin on map below)
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- Tsuen Wan MTR pickup at 9:00am (see blue pin on map below)
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Transportation within the country park will be provided by AFCD.

Make Trails Your New Years Resolution - Join  the TMS Trail Crew!

We hope that you have enjoyed the holidays and had a chance to enjoy the fantastic riding weather! The HKMBA Team will be kicking off  2014 with some sweet new and improved trails in  Tai Lam Country Park. We invite you to join the TMS Trail Crew in this effort and help make a real difference for mountain biking in Hong Kong.

So far, we've planned four dates in January:

Dates:

  • Jan 8 (Wed)  8am - 11am
    • Work Site: Ho Pui 
    • **NOW TV will be filming so bring your bike too!!
  • Jan 12 (Sun) 9am - 3pm
    • Work Site: Tin Man
  • Jan 15 (Wed) 8am - 11am
    • Work SIte: Ho Pui
  • Jan 19 (Sun) 9am - 3pm
    • Work Site: Tai Lam Reservoir

Meeting Location: As usual, we'll meet at Twisk Management Centre to pick up tools and/or hitch a ride to the site [for Ho Pui, we'll just walk]: http://goo.gl/maps/7Jqoz

RSVP: Mark your calendars, and do us a favour to help get organised by using Meetup to RSVP for each event as details get confirmed. Its a super-easy website / smartphone app that takes mere minutes to get set up on, and will help us focus less on admin and more on trail work. 

TMS Trail Crew Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/Tai-Mo-Shan-Trail-Crew/

Public Transport to the Twisk Management Centre: Take KMB #51 from Tsuen Wan West Rail (or near Tsuen Wan MTR). Get off at the bus stop 26 "Country Park"  at the top. The Twisk management centre is on the southern side of the road. The frequency of the bus is every 30 minutes or so. Here is the KMB route map: http://www.kmb.hk/en/services/search.html  (plug in route 51). Get off at Stop 26 "Country Park"

Contact Person: Brandon Kirk (TMS Trail Co-ordinator / HKMBA Director, Public Affairs)  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spread the word, and we hope to see you on the trail in the New Year!

 

2013 Green Power Hike for a Green Future

Its not mountain biking but its a worthy event no less.
For those of you who plan to ride the Dragon's Back on Feb 2nd 2013 perhaps give it pass and maybe hike it instead!


Green Power Hike is one of the largest charitable walkathons. Each year, around 3,000 participants walk for a green cause. Donation raised in the Hike is used for development of environmental education in Hong Kong. The 20th Green Power Hike is now open for entry; people of all ages are welcome to join.

Date: 2 February 2013 (Sat)
Quota: 3,000 (First come, first served)
Venue: Hong Kong Trail (50km / 25km / 10km)
Entry Deadline: 20 December 2012

* Applicants who enroll on or before 23 November 2012 will be entitled to The 20th Anniversary Green Power Hike T-shirt
Enquiries: 3961 0200

Details and Online Entry: Please visit Green Power Hike Website

Come and join The 20th Green Power Hike now!


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