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.
Here is the latest update for the head ranger at the Youies. MTB trail update- Trails opened late yesterday. However, TK 10, 12 are still closed for further inspection. TK 13 is closed this morning to complete a small trail repair. There maybe some surface water on trails particularly in Kurrajong. ... See MoreSee Less
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With the ring of steel coming down as of midnight tonight. The club knows that there is a lot of riders out there hangin to get on the trails. The club ask that riders respect all users of the park. Stay safe and remember social distancing. ... See MoreSee Less
Who else is ready for the weekend? 🚵⛰️ #repost @jacko892 • • • • • • A few laps at the You Yangs today with the little man, was just hoping to get some practice in with him before we go to Bright this weekend and as soon as he seen the Chute he wanted to “drop in” 😂 he did pretty well on the rest of the trails we did to and i found out that he definitely doesnt like pedaling 🤪 #shuttledays#mtbgrom... See MoreSee Less
We have been swamped with this question since the easing of restrictions.
Club shuttle days are social days and therefore must follow the governments “outdoor physical recreation guidelines" which limit outdoor gatherings to 10 people in both metro and regional areas.
We have also received several comments that other organisations are running shuttles so why can’t we? The organisations running shuttles in Victoria are tourism businesses. These tourism businesses operate with strict Covid safety plans in place. These businesses have had a very difficult year so while we cant shuttle at the You Yangs just yet, perhaps look at planning a trip to support businesses in regional Victoria.
Before you get back on your bike or if you're new to mountain biking now is a good time to check if your club membership is still valid or join our club. Your membership is a great way to support the club and our fixed running costs while we have had no income for the past 9 months and no date when we can resume social activities. Membership covers you riding on any tracks, not just at the You Yangs.
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