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Bikes, Plant indentification, Ecology and Aboriginal cultural heritage training day -
Yellomundee Regional Park

Hosted by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Yellomundee Aboriginal bushcare, this fascinating workshop focuses on plant ID, ecology and Aboriginal cultural heritage from a cyclist's perspective. Jacob Philpott, teacher of conservation and land management at Richmond TAFE, will be on hand to show people how to identify plants, and how to tell the natives from the weeds. 

For the Aboriginal cultural heritage component, archaeologist Kelvin Knox will show you how to identify the significant Aboriginal sites in the park. Chris Tobin, a Darug Traditional Custodian of that country, will also give insights into the significance of Yellomundee Regional Park for Aboriginal people.

Kids will be entertained by a Discovery Ranger, ready to unveil the secrets of the flora and fauna contained in the park.

This FREE workshop is field based. Bring a hat and wear long sleeves and appropriate shoes. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Where: Yellomundee Regional Park 
When: Sunday 18 September, 2011
Time: 9am to 2:30pm
Meet: Main gate at Yellomundee Regional Park, Springwood Road, Yarramundi  
Price: FREE
Suitability: Easy 
Disabled access: Enquire in advance at the Richmond NPWS office, (02) 4588 2400
Grade: n/a 
Contact: Richmond NPWS office, (02) 4588 2400 
Bookings are essential. RSVP by Wednesday 14 September for catering purposes.

Other events in Yellomundee:
Saturday 1 October - Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, www.bmorc.com/ (TBC)
Saturday 15 October - WSMTBC Track work day (TBC)
Sunday 23 October - WSMTBC XC Club Championship

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Big Barrington Bike: meet the ranger and explore the park by bike - Barrington Tops National Park

Join a Discovery Ranger on an awesome 30km journey along the tracks of Barrington Tops National Park to Mount Barrington and back. This ride is designed for adventurous types. Please bring a bike, bike helmet, all your spares (it's a long way to nearest bike shop), sunscreen, food and water for the day, and fully enclosed footwear.  Afternoon tea will be provided after the ride.

When: 16 October, 2011
Time: 10am to 2pm  
Meet: Barrington trail car park, near Polblue, Barrington Tops NP
Cost: $10 per person
Grade: Medium - suitable for children under 10 years
Bookings and pre-payment are essential as numbers are limited.  (Bookings close 12pm Thursday 29 September)
Contact the NPWS Gloucester Area Office (02) 653 8530 for more information

For information on these and other events visit the Wild Wild World site.


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"Beni Cyclogaine" - Beni State Conservation Area

This event is a rogaine on mountain bikes; participants ride around the roads and trails of the Beni State Conservation Area near Dubbo in the search of checkpoints.  NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is supporting this event with a free BBQ and a trailer screening of information on national parks in the area, the new sustainable mountain biking strategy, and free stuff to give away to participants.

When: Sunday 2 October, 2011            
Meet: Main entrance of Beni State Conservation Area, end of Whitewood Road, Dubbo 
Price: Details on enquiry
Suitability: Beginner and Intermediate categories
Disabled access: N/A         
Grade: 20km circuit with some moderate slopes
Contact: Central West Off Road Cycling Club - Lynton Auld 0428267104, lynton.auld@dubbo.nsw.gov.au)
Bookings essential: See above
General park information: 02 6841 0900

http://www.cworbc.org.au/geurie-mtb-racing/

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Family mountain bike ride: meet the ranger and explore the park by bike - Tomaree National Park

Bring along your family, your bike and your helmet for a fun-filled journey along some of the tracks and trails of Tomaree National Park. This ride is designed for all ages, but there may be some sandy, uneven and tricky bits! Remember sunscreen, snacks, water and wear fully enclosed footwear.

When: Wednesday 5 October, 2011
Not suitable for children under 5 years.
Meet: Park opposite Shoal Bay Medical Centre, Government Rd, Shoal Bay
Time: 9am-11am
Cost: $8 child, $10 adult or $28 family (2 adults &amp; 2 children <15years)
Grade: Medium
Bookings and pre-payment are essential as numbers are limited (bookings close 12noon Tues 4 October).
Contact NPWS Hunter Region Office on 49848200

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Family mountain bike ride exploring Mt Wondabyne - Brisbane Water National Park

Join us for a mountain bike ride on a fire trail (approx 12km return) to Mt Wondabyne. We will leave our bikes at the base of the mountain and climb to the summit which provides magnificent views of Brisbane Water. The return trip involves a 2km ride along Woy Woy Rd. The activity is graded easy and off-road experience is not essential. BYO mountain bike, helmet, spare tube, snacks and plenty of water.

When: Saturday 15 October, 2011
Meet: Meeting place given on booking (call park for details)
Time: 10am to 2pm
Grade: Easy
Bookings: Essential
Contact: ph 4320 4205 by 12 noon Thu 13 Oct 2011
Cost: Free

For more events and extra information, visit www.wildwildworld.com.au/cycling