The Majura Pines Trail Alliance are the volunteer group who build and maintain of the mountain bike trails in the Majura Pines, Canberra.
The Majura Pines are some the oldest and most famous mountain bike trails in Canberra. However these trails were closed for 2 years between 2012 and 2014 whilst the Majura Parkway was constructed and extensive thinning of the pines was undertaken. Due to these works many of the old trails were destroyed or very well hidden.
The Majura Pines Trail Alliance have contributed over 1000 hours of volunteer work to build new and recover old trails as well as adding a high quality dirt jump park. There are now over 20km of mapped and sign posted trails for all abilities at Majura Pines.
The Majura Pines Trail Alliance continue to construct more new trails, in addition to maintaining those in exitence. Help is always welcomed at build days. To sign up please send an email to email@example.com.
The end of the kangaroo cull In August means that Majura Pines will once again be accessible for night rides from the Hackett side. To celebrate Majura Pines Trail Alliance are organising a social ride and bite/pint at Wilbur's Cafe Bar.
Meet: 18:30 Hackett shops. Back at Wilburs at about 2015 for something to eat/drink. This is an open invitation so please share. We will most likely split in to a few groups of differing speeds.
Important trail update: We visited this morning to inspect more trails and discuss works with the Rangers from PCS who are in the process of clearing trees. However due to the amount of fallen and leaning trees we have closed two entire compartments. Firstly the lower compartment in the most South section containing Lower Planet Clare and Love Shack, and secondly the area containing Bogs and Logs, Mata Hari and Mudhoney. Please observe all trail closures for your own safety until the rangers and MPTA have completed the work.
Further update: A big thanks to the efforts from the rangers from ACT Government Parks and Conservation Services who have cleared trees for us on Pinot Grinio, Bombora, Smitten Kitten, Boy Wonder and AJs Leap. All diversions have been removed and these trails are good to ride. Also the hard working volunteers from MPTA just got back from an inspection of Auto Alley and are happy to report the entire section is free from trees and in great condition.
A reminder though that Rock Lobster and the two entire compartments where the largest amount of trees fell are still closed for your safety.
For detailed trail status information please see our Trail Status page here:
Warning to riders heading to Majura Pines this weekend. After the crazy weather we had on Wednesday night there are many trees down. Please exercise caution and observe any trail closures.
With so many trees down it might be best to list the trails that you can ride. Our best suggestion for a ride is Larry, Barry and Planet Clare (not the lower section) then take the fire road to the other end and head up Mr Squiggle, Batcave and down Pinot Ginio (with a diversion around a tree), and Bombora (again with an avoidable tree near the end). Some North South XC link trails are open, but most have way too many trees to even try to get around and avoid. It's just not worth - seriously!
ACT Parks and Conservation Services are aware of the problems and will be assessing the damage in the morning.
There will be a Majura Pines Trail Alliance trail maintenance day this Sunday, 3rd July. Our biggest priority will be to install a new boardwalk feature around the small dam on Bogs & Logs. The timber for this has been kindly supplied by Monkey Wrench Cycles. Our thanks to them for their continued support of Majura Pines.
If you have a cordless drill please bring it along with all of your charged up batteries.
Meet at the MPTA storage container on the main fireroad (Monterey Rd) about 200 metres south of the Mudhoneys - Mr Squiggle junctionat 08:30. The closest place to park is the winery gate (near end of Bombora). If you are late come and find us at the dam at the southern end of Bogs and Logs. Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be provided. We will work until around midday or until the boardwalk is finished!
Don't forget to bring:
Thanks to the 8 volunteers who braved mud this morning to complete some much needed trail maintenance at Majura Pines. Work done this morning included fixing drainage on Lincoln, a new updated rock bridge near the Tiki Bar on Love Shack, and some major drainage works on Sleepy Hollow. Lucky for us the predicted downpour held off and we had a very productive day.
There will be a very important Majura Pines Trail Alliance trail maintenance day this Sunday, 19th June. We will be addressing some of the drainage issues so that the trails can be kept open and running well throughout the winter.
Meet at the bottom of Boy Wonder (where Planet Claire crossses the fire road) at 8.30am. You will need a bike to get in to this spot either from Hackett or one of the other car parks. If you need a lift in to the forest we will be bringing a couple of cars in at about 0815 through the gate nearest to the winery. These cars won't be leaving until the end of session at around midday.
Don't forget to bring:
Not everyone is able to attend our trail building sessions. You can now contribute by donating funds that will be used to buy tools, material (timber for bridges etc) and refreshments for volunteers. Thank you.
MPTA would like to thank the following organisations that support us: