Monday, February 18, 2013

Status update

The TrailRider is becoming established in Australia. Perhaps it is time to take stock:

Boronia Peak in the Grampians. The clearest picture yet of
what it's all about (Many thanks to Ros Hart)
  • 5 TrailRiders available right now- see the Directory
  • 2 TrailRiders purchased and about to be launched - Moorabel and Hepburn Shires
  • 6 TrailRiders in the near distance. Contacts made, motivation assured and money needed
    • Hobart
    • Canberra
    • Sydney
    • Ballarat
    • Mt Alexander Shire
    • Wyndam Shire
  • That makes 13 - a bit of an unlucky number. Where is the next?
  • Trailwalker Oxfam walk team in training. April 19th-21st
  • Volunteer sherpas? Bushwalking Victoria working on it
  • Where2Walk - Bushwalking Victoria giving tracks TrailRider ratings
  • Australian manufacture - a willing engineering firm and a firm market

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wheelchair Surfing

Mick Fanning shows how it's done in 2012
Not really but we got your attention!

Surf Coast Shire, based in Torquay Victoria, is launching their TrailRider at  3:30pm, Wednesday March 27, 2013 at Bells Beach. The launch will coincide with the world famous surfing tournament. Their will be brief speeches from a few dignitaries.

This is an important step for the TrailRider because it is the first that is not in a Park. Parks Victoria have generously paid for half the purchase but these "Shire" chairs will be housed at the Visitor Centres (the yellow "i")

The chair is available right now - before the Official Launch. All you need to know about getting hold of this, or any other TrailRider, can be found in the Directory