Majura Pines Trail Building Thread


Fat Man's XC President
One of those awkward shapes where the weight isn't that great but too far out in front of you so your back is pulling to hard whilst you walk. It'll be fine in a week if I don't try and ignore it, as I would have in my younger years...., which is probably part of the reason why it's borked now.
Rest up, hope it clears up soon.

Well I’ll be there still..


Fat Man's XC President
Good day out - nice weather, soft dirt, cold beer. Will definitely keep coming to these after finally getting along to my first one. Cheers!
Our last trail day was a massive success with 50 volunteers manning the shovels and making a good start to the rebuilding of Majura after the harvesting. See below for details of the next dig day and some other events coming up at Majura.

Planet Claire Extension Trail Build - SATURDAY 13th October
Come and help extend Planet Claire. We might have lost some trees but that just leaves room for more trail. Thanks to ACT Parks and Conservation Service an excavator has cleared a corridor and started to pile up dirt for berms. We need your help to shape, smooth and compact this in to a trail, as well as uncovering the connecting link trails in the compartment.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to the National Capital Tour road bike race (see below) the ONLY access to Majura that day is from the Hackett direction. This is the nearest place to park to where we are building anyway. Meet at 0830 under the lone pine tree at the far South-East corner of Majura Pines. If you're not sure then ride down Planet Claire and continue past the cones down the roughly cut trail; you'll be able to see us for miles around anyway.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA Plus Liquor. Hang around afterwards to enjoy a cold, post-build beverage from Pact Beer Co. Don't forget to bring:
  • plenty of water
  • food
  • gloves
  • sturdy footwear
  • eye protection
See you on SATURDAY 13th!

Mitas Terra in the Berra
This holiday Monday (1st Oct), the Majura Pines will be hosting the final stage of the Mitas Terra in the Berra. The interesting and challenging course takes in most of the trails at Majura.
For info about the race see their website:

National Capital Tour
On Saturday 13th October, Stage 1 of the National Capital Tour road race will be starting at The Truffle Farm on Mount Majura Road. Roads will be closed from 7am until about 4.30pm. Road closures include Lime Kiln Road, Mount Majura Road and Majura Road (from its intersection with Lime Kiln Road to the NRMA Service Centre at Majura Park). This means that there will be no access to Majura Pines via the winery gate nor the beginner area. The trails will be open but you will have to ride in from the Hackett side.

Majura Pines Trail Alliance
Bombora Native Tree Planting - Wed 14th Nov, 5.30pm onwards

ACT Parks and Conservation Services have given us 60 native trees to plant along the Bombora creek which will provide permanent shade and help stabilise the banks. They are even digging the holes for us! All we have to do is plant them. We are organising a busy bee on Wednesday (14th Nov) evening to plant the trees. Meet at the winery gate at 5:30pm, or whenever you can get along to help. 60 trees sound like a lot but that is only 10 each for 6 people, 5 each for 12 etc... Afterwards we'll enjoy a refreshing cold beer from our sponsors PACT.

Spring Social BBQ
Come along to a double whammy event of BBQ, bikes and berms on Saturday 17 November!
MPTA is holding a spring BBQ to thank the trail building volunteers. We will be hosting a BBQ from 12:30pm at the MPTA container (it's on the main fire-road just down from the winery gate). Come along for a free sausage and soft drink. Bring a gold coin if you're feeling generous and throw it in our donation bucket to support more great trails.
Canberra One Gear Society will be holding a social ride for its annual Auto Alley Individual Time Trial before the BBQ. Turn up at 11:00am at the MPTA container for a social ride see how fast you can ride Auto Alley.

Planet Claire Extension Open!

The new Planet Claire extension is now open to ride. This week's rain has helped but it's still pretty soft in places so go easy on the brakes in the corners.
We have also opened the Shark Island return climb that snakes its way up the southern boundary back towards AJs Leap. The Pooklestein link to Sleepy Hollow and the other XC trails isn't quite complete. At the moment it spits you out on the fire road, but it points you in the right direction. Hopefully we'll get all these trails connecting up in the next few weeks.
As usual, latest maps from our website and TrailForks is already up to date.

Majura Pines Trail Alliance


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Bombora Native Tree Planting - Wed 14th Nov, 5.30pm onwards
Hey Jake, Thanks for having us out there for the dig day, was awesome to see the work that goes into the maintenance of the trails and the environment we ride through.

When will the next one be? I will have to bring my camera and my bike and leave work a bit earlier.
Hi Dan thanks for your help. Would love it if you could bring your camera.

The next trail day will be this Saturday when we will be doing some work on Barry. Details below:

Barry is one of the most popular trails at Majura - or it used to be. It has become badly rutted and in desperate need of maintenance. With good rainfall forecast for the end of this week, Majura Pines Trail Alliance are running a trail day this Saturday morning at 0830 to get Barry back up to speed.

We'll meet at the bottom of the trail (near the Hackett entrance and the top of Planet Claire). If you arrive late, grab a tool and walk up the trail until you find us. Larry and Barry will be closed to riders whilst we undertake this work.

We have the tools, Hackett IGA Plus Liquor will provide refreshments and stick around afterwards to enjoy a cold beer from the good people at Pact Beer Co.

See you on Saturday!

Don't forget to bring:

plenty of water
hat and sunscreen
sturdy footwear
eye protection
your favourite trail tools - rakes, mattocks, shovels, hoes, etc

Majura Pines Trail Alliance


Mountain bike pornographer
I notice @Jake-Hannah hasn't been on for a while.
Just got the email about the next trail dig day, best to park at the Winery gate so you can pretty much ride to the trail dig. Bring gloves or riding gloves might be okay.


Join us on Tuesday 21st November when we will be kicking off our summer evening build season by doing some maintenance at the bottom of winery hill. Meet at the bottom of Pinot Grinio / start of Bombora, which is just a short walk or ride along from the winery gate. We’ll be out there from 17:30, but join us when you can. All tools and instruction provided; no previous trail building experience required. We’ll work until sunset, so you might need lights to ride home. Drinks from Capital Brewing Co. and Lark Hill Winery afterwards.