Trackcare is all about connecting mountain bike riders and bushwalkers with the care, maintenance and construction of Hobart’s great tracks and trails.
Run by the City of Hobart’s Bushcare program, Trackcare volunteers learn trail building skills and help look after our amazing bushland tracks on kunanyi / Mount Wellington, and in the mountain’s foothills.
We hold regular ‘dig days’ where volunteers are taught practical trackwork techniques, meet fellow track users, and help shape Hobart’s bushland trail network.
You don't need any experience – expert training, tools and equipment are all provided.
Dig days are held on the third Sunday of every month, 10 am – 3 pm, at various track locations in our bushland reserves.
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Trackcare dig days
For all dig days you will need: sturdy boots, long pants, long sleeves, a hat, drinking water and lunch. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.
Note: Occasionally we have to postpone a Trackcare dig day at the last minute due to inclement weather. If that's the case we'll let you know via the Bushcare Facebook page, so please check that page if heavy rain or very strong winds are forecast.
Sunday 19 August: The Slides Track
Meeting point: The junction of the Slides Track and New Town Fire Trail
Time: 10 am – 3 pm.
Come and join us on the Slides Track. Recently updated and re-aligned, the track forms part of the growing McRobies Gully trail network.
We'll be fixing a few berms, adjusting track alignment to improve ride lines and putting in rollers and other features.
The easiest way to get there is from the top of Old Farm Rd in South Hobart, then follow Main Fire Trail, turning off at the New Town Fire Trail.
We will bring the tools and biscuits. Please bring along your friends and family.
NOTE: The Bushcare working bee program listed the August dig day as the Tip Top Track, this has been changed to the Slides.
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