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.
CALL TO ACTION AGAIN – FUTURE OF YOU YANGS Parks Victoria have recently released the draft of their long-term plan for the You Yangs precinct.
Positive aspects include: - Recognising the traditional owners and the significant cultural heritage in the park - Proposed MTB hub in Stockyards and Café at entrance - Small improvements to parking and toilet facilities
MAJOR FLAWS include: • The plan is superficial and does not include any data to support it. There are no references to current usage figures, no growth projections, and no impact studies into cultural heritage, flora/fauna or other environmental impacts these proposed ideas will have. • The proposal does not address the current overcrowding issues or go far enough to increasing parking and picnic facilities throughout the park (for all user groups, not just mountain bikers). • The plan is too focused on commercial and tourism opportunities, rather than the Parks Victoria core value “Healthy Parks, Healthy People”. Wyndham is the fastest growing region in the state, so the park should provide facilities focused on improving the physical and mental health of the community. • The plan does nothing to address the major safety issues the club has previously raised with Parks Victoria.
Unfortunately, the plan is an aspirational dream with no funding currently allocated. We appreciate these plans can be a slow process however while Park Victoria are still preparing their final plan, they need to resolve the roadblocks which are currently preventing clubs from maintaining safe and sustainable trails for riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO - Share this with all your friends, clubs, businesses, etc. - Read the plan and complete the survey - Copy and paste the major flaws above into the first feedback box - Add any comments you have in the additional feedback boxes