When we're pushing for improvements in biking infrastructure and services it's important we can show agencies and funding bodies that we have the support of the local and biking communities.
You can help by becoming a Member of Bike Trossachs.
We're not really offering you anything apart from being part of an exciting movement to make the Trossachs a better place for bikers. Member benefits will follow in due course but for the moment we're just asking for your help.
Tab along to the Member page and take out a Membership and help us to help you! Thanks in advance!
Aberfoyle Bike Park is now open to the public. The bike park has blue, orange and black sections, so caters for beginners through to expert. Everyone is welcome to go and explore!!
Work on the £50,000 Aberfoyle Bike Park started on 15th April 2014 and will be ready for use by summer 2014. The Bike Park will contain the usual fun features - rock garden, skinnies, drops, jumps, berms and is aimed at providing a facility where people, particularly young people, can learn mountain bike skills and just enjoy themselves on their bike.
The Bike Park has been funded principally by large grants from:
Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund (sportscotland)
Forth Valley and Lomond Leader
And also with financial support from:
School for Social Entrerpreneurs
Aberfoyle Business Partnership
And several kind donations from local individuals
Double boost for Mountain Biking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Read more about our recent article on developing mountain biking in Scotland
Planning Application for the Bike Park has been lodged with the
Planning Authority. Not too late to go online and express your support for the project at:www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
click Planning tab; planning applications; view applications online;
accept Terms and Conditions; continue; enter reference no: 2013/0155/DET; click comments.
The website has recently been updated!
We have now added a new page dedicated to our first major project: building a "Mountain bike skills park" in Aberfoyle. This will be the main place for finding out information associated with the project, and is also a handy place to leave any suggestions and comments on what you think it needs, and how it should operate.
So, spread the word, bring your friends, and help make this happen!
As said in our initial aims for 2012, we intended to create a small bike skills area in Aberfoyle for everyone to use. Well, we're making slow but steady progress! In the last few weeks, we had a trail designer over to assess some possible areas that we could build on. We've had to make sure we take into consideration that the park is for all ages, so we'll have a wide variety of sections of various different skills.
We should hopefully have some rough drawings up for consideration soon, after which we'll begin gaining community support and fund-raising.
If you would like to pledge your support to this project, leave a comment below, or go the extra mile and become a full supporter of the Bike Trossachs project.
We are happy to welcome Wheels Cycling Centre to our list of supporters to the Bike Trossachs Project!
Wheels Cycling Centre is a small, but incredibly diverse cycle hire and maintenance business just outside of Callander. With knowledge of the local area, it's an essential location for any biker to stop by, and if you need a place for the night, accommodation is also available.
For more information, please go to the Bike Friendly Businesses Page.