Event - March 4 2012: New Trail Opening Opening in Tai Lam CP

Mark March 4 2012 down in your riding and Trail Building calendar! You helped build so now its time to put the final touch on the Tin Fu Tsai North Mountain bike trail and ride it for the first time. It will be open for riding from 1pm onwards so plan to be there.


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Thanks to all the HKMBA volunteers (about 60 in all) who came out for two weekends in a row in January to help dig the new trail which will be officially named the "Tin Fu Tsai North Moutain Bike Trail ". This new loop (including a section of the forest track) will comprise 2.1km in all. We are informed that the Tin Man will still be officially off limits to mountain bikers.

On March 4, 2012 the Tai Lam AFCD have asked HKMBA volunteers who previously participated in trailbuilding workshops to come back and put the final touches on the new trail and be the among the first to ride it. If you have not registered yet to dig then please see the registration details below. However if you just want to come and ride the trail (provided you have your MTB Permit ) then it will be open from 1pm onwards.

Trailbuilding and Opening Event
Date: 4 march 2012 (Sunday)
Time (trailbuilding): 10:00am - 1:00pm
**meet at the Route Twisk Management Office at 9:30am or if riding to the sitethe meet at the trail head at 10am**
Time(official trail opening): 1:00pm
Registration : (for trailbuilding particpants only - all others please come at 1pm)

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  • prerequisite: prior trailbuilding workshop experience
  • please include your name and phone
  • indicate if you will be requiring bus transport from either Tsuen Wan MTR or Kowloon Tong MTR and also if you will have a bike. Note that those with bikes will have to arrange their own transportation to the Route Twisk management office.
  • deadline still open
  • cost: FREE

AFCD Coordinator: Dr. Eric Chan (ph: 9190 6345)
: meet at Route Twisk Management Centre at 9:30am, then we shall depart to Tin Fu Tsai after a short seminar.

Materials and equipment
: to be provided by AFCD (but volunteers are expected to wear suitable clothing, and bring their own drinking water and lunch)

Food and Drinks:
Pack your own lunch and beverages (including something to celebrate with) as none will be provided. Clothing:Weather conditions at this time of year can change quickly from bright, warm sunshine and 20C to cold, wet, and windy conditions. Bring footwear that is suitable for hiking and that you dont mind getting muddy or dirty. Also bring some work gloves if you have any.

Public Transport to the Twisk Management Centre: Take KMB #51 from Tsuen Wan West Rail (or near Tsuen Wan MTR). Get off at the bus stop 26 "Country Park" at the top. The Twisk management centre is on the southern side of the road. The frequency of the bus is every 30 minutes or so. Here is the KMB route map: http://www.kmb.hk/en/services/search.html (plug in route 51). Get off at Stop 26 "Country Park"

AFCD Bus Transportation: If you cannot make your own way to the AFCD Route Twisk Management Centre, AFCD will supply a 24 seat coach to meet volunteers at the Tsuen Wan and Kowloon Tong MTR stations. Look for the bus marked "AFCD Trailbuilding Workshop"
Look for 24-seat bus, plate # JP1306 (Driver: Mr Tsang)

- Kowloon Tong MTR pickup at 8.45am (see blue pin on map below)

- Tsuen Wan MTR pickup at 9:15am (see blue pin on map below)

Transportation within the country park will be provided by AFCD.

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