The Majura Pines Trail Alliance are the volunteer group who build and maintain of the mountain bike trails in the Majura Pines, Canberra.

The Majura Pines are some the oldest and most famous mountain bike trails in Canberra. However these trails were closed for 2 years between 2012 and 2014 whilst the Majura Parkway was constructed and extensive thinning of the pines was undertaken. Due to these works many of the old trails were destroyed or very well hidden.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance have contributed over 1000 hours of volunteer work to build new and recover old trails as well as adding a high quality dirt jump park. There are now over 20km of mapped and sign posted trails for all abilities at Majura Pines.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance continue to construct more new trails, in addition to maintaining those in exitence. Help is always welcomed at build days. To sign up please send an email to majurapinestrails@gmail.com.





Latest News

06th February 2018

Space Elevator open

Majura Pines Trail Alliance are stoked to announce the new Space Elevator is now complete and open to ride. The trail has been built as a challenging return climb near the recently opened Touching Cloth, and the Downhill Trail allowing riders to tackle a black diamond technical XC climb to get the top of the ridge. This trail also makes a fun and tight descent with a few interesting features so keep an eye out for other riders.

You'll find two entrances to the start of the climb on the fireroad near the bottom of Touching Cloth, and the other near the Southern most start of Auto Alley. If you're coming from the top, you can take the link trail across from Larry. Download the latest trail map from the Map tab above.

And don't forget if you can't make it to trail build days and still want to contribute you can donate to our trail fund via the paypal button over there ->



01st February 2018

Meet the Majura Trail Builders

Majura Pines Trail Alliance are guided by a small volunteer steering committee. Besides planning and organising trail build and maintenance days we also liaise with the Majura Pines land managers and other interested parties such as local clubs, events organisers and sponsors.

We will be holding our not-so-annual meeting on Monday 19th February at 7.30pm at our shipping container in the forest. This is your chance to find out more about what we do, and what exciting ideas we have for 2018 and beyond, give us your feedback and share ideas and, if you wish, step up to help us. We are always looking for new volunteers whether it be designing new trail, swinging a shovel, or the other important role of emailing government people and other groups on the advocacy side of things.

A group of us will be riding over from Hackett. We will meet at the Hackett shops at 6.30pm and we'll take in a few trails on the way. You will need lights to ride home. If coming directly to the container at 7.30pm, the nearest place to park is the winery gate on Lime Kiln Rd and then it is a short walk south on the main fire road (Monterey Rd).

Beers, soft drinks and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there.



24th January 2018

Evening Trail Build

A couple of us are going to head up on Thursday night (25th) and finish the new climb / technical XC descent that we have been working on. If anyone is around and has an hour or so to spare please come and lend a hand. We'll park at the bottom of the trail at 1830 (just to the north of the end of Rock Lobster and Touching Cloth). You'll need to ride in and most likely will require lights to ride home again afterwards. All tools will be provided. There is a strong chance that we'll be heading to Wilburs afterwards to re-hydrate.

Don't forget to bring:

  • plenty of water
  • hat and sunscreen
  • food
  • gloves
  • sturdy footwear
  • eye protection
  • your favourite trail tools - rakes, mattocks, shovels, hoes, etc


02nd January 2018

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

2017 was a very successful year for the Majura Pines. Over 25,000 riders enjoyed the trails which all stayed open and in great condition all year, thanks in part to better weather than 2016 but also the 400 hours of maintenance and trail building donated by 59 volunteers. Thank you everyone who attended a trail day.

Several new trails were opened with an emphasis on returning Majura to its roots (and rocks) with some great technical descents. Majura Pines Trail Alliance would again like to thank Makin Trax Australia for their work on Touching Cloth.

On the events side, Majura hosted club XC races, dirt crits, the very successful National 24 Hour championships and also saw the return of proper Downhill racing with 3 CORC Down Hill events.

Behind the scenes Majura Pines Trail Alliance negotiated a harvesting schedule that everyone is happy with. There will be some logging in 2018 but only to small areas that are badly damaged and potentially dangerous. We see this an opportunity to rebuild the effected trails better than they were before.

We also have lots of ideas for more new trails and improvements. We will be holding our Not-So-Annual General Meeting soon and would love to hear your ideas too.

So if you only have one New Year's Resolution in 2018 then try and make it along to at least one of our trails days. Without your help none of the above can happen. Not everyone is able to help build, so we have set up a trail fund so you can contribute towards the tools, materials and refreshments we use. Please see the PayPal donate button over there ->

Have a great 2018 on the trails!

The Steering Committee,Majura Pines Trail Alliance



06th December 2017

Planet Claire Maintenance Day

Planet Claire is one of the most popular trails at Majura Pines. Since it was opened 2.5 years ago it has been ridden over 55,000 times. However it is in desperate need of maintenance. The rain we have had this week means that the soil is in perfect condition to repack those berms. Come and lend a hand getting this trail back to its former glory.

We will meet at the top of Planet Claire, near to the Hackett entrance at 0830 on Sunday 10th December. We will be finished by around 1230; but give as much or little time as you can. The nearest place to park is Mackenzie St in Hackett and then it is a short ride/walk up Blue Metal Rd.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA Plus Liquor as usual.

Don't forget to bring:

  • plenty of water
  • hat and sunscreen
  • food
  • gloves
  • sturdy footwear
  • eye protection
  • your favourite trail tools - rakes, mattocks, shovels, hoes, etc


14th November 2017

Trail Build 26th November

Come and lend a hand completing the newest trail at Majura Pines. This steep technical trail is going to add something new to the Majura network. Meet at the bottom of Touching Cloth (which is near the end of Rock Lobster) at 0830 on Sunday 26th November. We will be finished by around 1230; but give as much or little time as you can. You will need to ride in from one of the usual car parks. If you are really precious about your bike consider bringing a lock as we will be working high up on the hillside.

If you arrive late then follow the new trail uphill from our cars until you find us. If there any tools left by the cars, please pick one up and bring it with you.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA Plus Liquor as usual.

Don't forget to bring:

  • plenty of water
  • hat and sunscreen
  • food
  • gloves
  • sturdy footwear
  • eye protection
  • your favourite trail tools - rakes, mattocks, shovels, hoes, etc



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Donate to MPTA

Not everyone is able to attend our trail building sessions. You can now contribute by donating funds that will be used to buy tools, material (timber for bridges etc) and refreshments for volunteers. Thank you.




Majura Fire Danger

More info about Fire Danger and mtbiking




Events & Build Days at Majura

    Details of future build days and events will appear here.




Supporters

MPTA would like to thank the following organisations that support us:


ACT Parks & Conservation Services


Canberra Off Road Cyclists


Canberra One Gear Society


IGA Hackett Plus Liquor


Monkey Wrench Cycles


Kowalski Brothers Trailworks