Thoughts for those affected by bushfires
A message from Mountain Bike Australia
Posted on 10.01.2020
Everyone at Mountain Bike Australia has been moved by the devastating bushfires and the impact on the communities, livelihoods and the environment across Australia.
Our thoughts are with those who have been significantly affected by this disaster and the impact the bushfires are having and will have into the future.
We know it has been an incredibly difficult time for many and can only hope that there is a change in the weather to bring some much needed relief to those in the worst affected areas of the country.
How you can help:
- Red Cross
- NSW Rural Fire Service
- RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
- Victoria Country Fire Authority
- South Australian Country Fire Service
Through the Australian Sports Foundation, MTBA are committed to raising funds to assist mountain bike clubs in affected areas repair trails, purchase equipment and recover from the devastating bushfires.
You can make a tax deductable donation to the Trail Recovery & Club Suport Program.
Research has shown that many people ride a mountain bike for mental & physical health benefits. Mountain biking provides the opportunity for people to socialise and connect with nature. The activity of mountain biking needs natural areas and places to ride. Some mountain bike trails are shared use, used by walkers, trail runners and horses.
Many mountain bike trail networks have been damaged or impacted by bushfires raging across the country.
Clubs play an integral role in the construction, maintenance, management and provision of these trails, in partnership with land managers and other stakeholders. This fundraising campaign will raise funds to assist affected clubs and their members to assess trail damage and work to reinstate & repair the trails and supporting infrastructure. A survey of clubs in the bushfire regions will provide details of what clubs need to help with this repair work when the community and land managers are ready. This may include trail maintenance equipment & tools (rakes, shovels, mattocks, clinometers etc) or hiring machinery to assist with clearing debris or repairing trails.
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