The You Yangs Mountain Bike Club was developed as a not-for profit organisation to assist with the improvement and maintenance of the Mountain Bike Park, raising funds via Racing, Events and Shuttle Days.
The You Yangs MTB trails are not government funded. We have been building and maintaining trails since 2010. All work is done by volunteers, donations & dedication. Our ride days & events are purely fundraisers.
The physical cultural heritage survey of the mtb trails at the You Yangs is now complete. The artifacts that have been found can be easily managed now we are aware of them. There are still some follow up reports that need to be produced but this week has been a very educational, positive experience and a huge step forward.
The club now has the support of the Wadawurrung traditional owners who are very happy to see the mountain bike community enjoying and respecting their land.
They have no problems with any of the mtb trails, and are happy to see volunteers continuing to maintain safe, sustainable trails.
There is still some more paperwork the club needs to prepare for Parks Victoria before we can begin significant maintenance. The trail crew will be working through this over the coming weeks. Once the long term management plan is finalised, hopefully the weather has started to cool off and the ground has some moisture in it so the trail crew can start doing what they do best.
The cultural heritage survey of the mtb trails with the Wadawurrung traditional owners and Parks Victoria is progressing well. We are ahead of schedule and will be moving onto Kurrajong trails tomorrow. All trails will remain open just keep an eye out for a small group walking the trails, you can't miss them in bright orange. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know the name the traditional owners from the Wadawurrung Aboriginal tribe have for the You Yangs?
Over the next few days the club is working with the traditional owners from the Wadawurrung tribe and Parks Victoria to complete a full survey of the mountain bike trails in the Stockyards area. There will be brief closures of individual trails at different times over the next few days. Please respect the closed signs and enjoy riding one of the many other trails.
We know there is some long overdue maintenance needed on the trails and starting this survey is fantastic progress. Behind the scenes the club has been pushing for this survey to be done for a few years now. Once the survey is completed this will form the basis for a long-term management plan of the MTB trails.
We look forward to working together and getting back on the tools soon. YYMTB Crew ... See MoreSee Less
Wanted to give everyone a shout out, and let you know that the club is currently working with Parks Vic to get permit approvals for shuttle days in 2021. In the final stages of getting these approved. 🤞
The club shuttle day will look a little different in 2021, with the club having a COVID safe plan in place to be able to have these events moving forward.
The club will keep everyone posted over the next month with the changes that you will see when attending a shuttle day. Our first shuttle day has been pinned in for the 21st February, due to the current govt restrictions permitting 100 people, the register will go out to club members first, and if there are any spots left after that it will open to the public. ... See MoreSee Less
Shuttles will be back in 2021. The club has finalised our Covid Safe plan and lodged our permits with Parks Victoria for shuttles to return from early January.
Shuttle days will look a little different in 2021 to ensure we follow the covid safe requirements but will still be just as much fun for everyone.
While we have all been distracted by everything 2020 has thrown at us many of your memberships have expired.
In November MTBA merged into AusCycling. Auscycling is now our national governing body representing all forms of cycling in Australia. There is a great range of memberships to suit the type of riding or racing you do. They also make great Christmas presents.