Trail Building


If interested in helping out with trail building at Penguin MTB Park, please contact the club. If anyone has any time to spare the local trails would love the sticks and leaf litter removed. Any help is appreciated.
There is a rake outside the container at Penguin MTB Park. Please return when finished.

CRANKY PENGUIN TRAILWORK – Many thanks to those who turned up and volunteered their time to improve the tracks. We’ll let you know when the next organised track building day will be.

When we do, we will meet at the Mountain Bike Park Car Park (Bottom Boom Gate).

We want to make a real impression with our trails. The only way to do this is to roll up the sleeves and get amongst it. We have some amazing trails up the Dial that just need a bit of love. . . . On trail building days we will be working for around 4 hours. Please bring solid work boots, gloves, glasses, tools if you have some else the club has plenty of tools and safety gear to share. Bring a coat and maybe waterproof pants if you have them. There seems to be a very small chance of rain but anything is possible at the moment. Trail work will go ahead whatever the weather so rug up, toughen up and rock up.

Trail Work Information

An essential part of a successful MTB club is to have great trails. We are extremely fortunate to have a grand canvas of the MTB park and the greater Dial Range. With the creation of the Cranky Penguin Mountain Bike Marathon, we have been busily working with land owners to create a very special network of trails within the Dial Range. These projects consist of reopening old walking trails and refurbishing existing overgrown multiuse trails such as the tramway trail.

It’s all about creating a network of trails not just for us to enjoy but also to put Penguin on the map as a destination for mountain bikers. We have a real chance to make something very special here so please roll up the sleeves and get involved. Then when people start talking about the amazing trails in and around the Dial Range, you can sit back, smile and tell your mates “I am a part of that and I helped build it”

·         Work Boots (Not Sneakers or any other type of shoe)
·         Wet weather gear if the forecast is poor.
·         Food
·         Water
·         Most important bring along a bit of elbow grease, a good attitude, and maybe a few bad jokes if you have room.

– The club has plenty of supplies if you do not have any of these.
·         Gloves
·         Safety Glasses
·         Trail Tools
·         Mattock
·         Rake Hoe (Fire Fighters Tool)
·         Rake
·         Sickle
·         Machete
·         Safety Vest