This is an invitation to a workshop by the Rotorua Trails Trust, together with RLC.
As you may know, the Trails Trust has taken over the work on mountain bike trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest from the Mountain Bike Club. It now is working on trails across the District, for all types of use (non-motorised).
The Trust needs a strategy to plan its future activities and priorities. Hence the workshop which is seeking ideas. It will be from 5-7pm on Wednesday 2 Nov at RLC.
You will be very welcome if you are free to come. No obligation. Bring your friends - or tell them about this please.
The walking and horse riding trails in the Forest have for many years been maintained by Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC). In May 2016, the responsibility for the maintenance and development of the mountain bike tracks was taken over by the newly-founded Rotorua Trails Trust.
The aim of the Trust is to develop, manage and advocate for a network of the world's best trails across the Rotorua district. As well as extending and enhancing existing trails for mountain biking, we will look to develop further trails that are suitable for walkers, trampers, runners, cyclists and horse-riders. To do this, we will work with iwi/hapū and other landowners, RLC, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, DoC and other government agencies and recreational and environmental groups.
The Trust is looking to develop a strategy that identifies the trails that the Rotorua community would like to see in the district. We will be holding a workshop to pull together an ‘ideas list’, as the starting point for the development of a list of priority projects. The feasibility of individual projects will be determined through consultation with appropriate stakeholders.