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.
GOOD NEWS! Parks Victoria will open the You Yangs Regional Park and all trails from Wednesday the 13th of May 2020 The only exceptions to this are * Kurrajong Picnic Ground Car Park * Eliminator Track * Turbulence (Track 10) These have significant damage from rain and repairs are being organised by Parks Victoria.
As exciting as this is please following these few basic rules; 1. Yes you can be outside in groups of 10 but you must maintain 1.5m social distancing. Use your voice let people know you would like to pass and be patient until they have an opportunity to let you pass. 2. Do not hang around at the trail heads, maintain your social distance. 3. Maintain good hygiene. Avoid touching or sharing other peoples equipment. There is limited water in the park so come prepared with your own hand sanitiser. 4. Ride within your limits. The last thing we want to do is put additional pressure on the Emergency Services. 5. The trails have not been used for a while so may find that sticks or trees could have fallen on the trail and with the rain, additional ruts may have developed.
Please respect these rules and use common sense so we can continue to enjoy the trails. We do not want the You Yangs to be closed down because it becomes a hot spot for the spread of this disease. ... See MoreSee Less
We know everyone is keen to hit the trails following the relaxing of restrictions announced by Daniel Andrews earlier today as we have already received heaps of emails and messages asking if the trails will be open on Wednesday.
We have checked with the local ranges and unfortunately they are waiting for information from the Parks Victoria CEO before they can confirm when the trails will re-open.
At this stage please do not make any plans to ride at the You Yangs. We will update you as soon as we receive an official update from Parks Victoria
A special message from Geelong MTB, You Yangs MTB, Plenty Gorge MTB, Warrandyte MTB, LDTR, Yarra Ranges MTB & Red Hill Riders, in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines announced by the Federal Government.
While we are all having to make serious changes in this current climate, we have come together as the Melbourne & Geelong MTB clubs to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID 19. Here are some things we can all do to lead by example, be responsible and care for not just ours, but the broader community.
1. The clubs and individual members of the clubs should not conduct or delivering any group activity, social rides, training and/or any other activity.
2. Shuttles and/or group transport breach the physical distancing guidelines and must not be operating.
3. Group coaching courses and skills clinics must not be
4. Recreational riding in groups of more than two riders, other than people who live in the same household, is now banned.
5. No groups of riders are to congregate at trail heads, trail junctions or car parks.
6. The following is most important to avoid accidents and create unnecessary strain on our emergency services. - Avoid travelling to new areas, ride local and stick to trails you know well. - Ride safe, this is not the time to be hitting PB's or trying to step up the technical challenges. Limit your ride to a safe, moderated ride. The last thing we want is members pushing themselves as if there’s no “other” consequence. There’s enough strain on our medical system without it being unnecessarily impacted by riders injuring themselves.
7. Support physical distancing and the message that Australians should stay at home, unless shopping for essentials, travelling to and from work – where you cannot work from home, going to school and exercising.
8. Now is not the time to drive to remote MTB locations like Buxton, Lake Mountain, Mt Buller and Forrest (some of these local communities are starting ask people NOT to come and visit until after the crisis)
We understand the frustration this may cause, but in the grand scheme of things, a few months of practising the above to ensure people’s lives aren’t put at risk is a small price to pay.
Thank you for your support of our clubs, and for your serious consideration of the things we have recommended. We all look forward to getting back to our social rides, trail builds, races, kids rides and pretty much all the stuff that makes our sport fun, when this has all passed.