- Parent Category: News
- Published on 05 March 2012
Tin Fu Tsai North MTB Trail Now Open
On March 4 2012 The Tai Lam AFCD with the participation of Volunteers from the HKMBA and HKCA completed the last section of the Tin Fu Tsai North MTB Trail. This 2.1 km trail loop is now open to all mountain bikers.
For the past three months the AFCD, with participation of volunteers from the HKMBA and other groups, have been as busy as Canadian beavers building yet another IMBA standard, sustainable mountain bike trail in the forests of Tai Lam Country Park. Following the short beginner track constructed near the Twisk Management Centre, this marks the second new trail opening in the past twelve months.
This trail section is hopefully a prelude to the more challenging project of refurbishing the illegal and popular "Tin Man" trail that starts at the Fire Lookout just 50m up the road from the trailhead.
Over 60 volunteers were trained and supervised by IMBA Trail Solution specialists Tony Boone (USA) and HM Lim (Singapore). Many volunteers returned for a second and third session of trail building which involved digging full bench cut trail along the entire trail together with burms and rock re-inforced features where needed.
The HKMBA and our volunteers would like to express our most sincere thanks and gratitude to the AFCD staff, especially those based in Tai Lam Country park, who in the past two years have put immense effort and energy into improving MTB trail network in Tai Lam Country Park by adopting the highest standards of sustainable MTB trail design available anywhere and puting these concepts into practice.
Tony Boone has writen a very interesting and slighly exagerated account about the challenges riding and building trails in Hong Kong. Read more here: Tony's IMBA Blog
Kay Wong, one of the volunteers, posted this video of the days work, celebration, and first ride down the trail.
More photos from the last trail building day can be found in the HKMBA Gallery. Other riders have posted trail reviews of the new trail in the HKMBA Forum too.
Note: the AFCD has updated its MTB trail map for Tai Lam to include the Tin Fu Tsai North MTB Trail. It can be downloaded here.
A recent video of the trail:
The incomplete map (sorry, does not have the new trail on it yet) of Tai Lam can be found in our route finder download here: Trail Finder - Tai Lam Country Park (2.9 MB)
The road network map is here: Route Finder - Tai lam (TMS) road network (2.44 MB)
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