MAJIK FOREST TRAILS – PUBLIC OPEN SPACE
An honesty system is in use regarding payment for riding in the MF. We invite you to please join the club if you are not a member. Your membership entitles you to unlimited free riding.
If you are an occasional rider or a club member elsewhere, a donation will be appreciated. Please visit the website for info on how to do this.
If you are a freeloader who is not a club member or do not make any donations, you are still welcome, but keep in mind that other riders are paying on your behalf for the maintenance of MF
Google map of where Majik Forest is. The Blue drop on the right marks the start location.
By double 'left' clicking on the map will allow you to zoom in
double 'right' clicking zooms out.
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Safe parking is either at the Spar on the coner of Van Riebeekshof road and Koelenhof roads to the left on Van Riebeekshof road
or at the Kenridge Shopping centre "Friendly 711" at the corner of Van Riebeeckshof road and Mildred Road to the right.
Also check this out
Due to the dramatic increase in MTB, pedestrian and dog traffic in MF, The Club has started with actions to try and prevent conflict between the different groups using the area. These actions will include marking out different routes in MF to enhance traffic flow and spread riders more evenly throughout the area, and to create new sections of ST to facilitate up and down flow in certain areas, thereby enhancing safety and enticing riders off the jeep track sections to allow more space for pedestrians.
Location: 1st part - turn left off the main path 5 metres after the beacon and take the existing ST down towards the electric sub-station, but after 20 metres turn right at the Y junction where the ST split.There are a couple of pieces of danger tape still attached to mark the route. About 30 metres before the ST joins the main path that runs next to the vineyards, you will see the next new bit of ST on your left which runs (in a bendy way!) all the way down to the sub-station.
2nd part: is located in the top part of MF as you ride towards the electric fence. Before you start climbing the steep rocky section (Everest), take the first path to your left and ride along the contour until the bend where it turns towards the electric fence. The new ST starts on the left just before the turn. It wends it's way down hill cutting across the existing path.
Both pieces need a lot of 'bedding in', so ride, ride, ride!
We have a nice new bridge courtesy of L.O. Rall Scrap and Demolition of Brackenfell. They not only made the new one, but delivered it and removed the old one, so thanks guys, great job! It also needs bedding in, and the path needs a little spade work to align it properly with the planks and drain the muddy patch, this will be done over the next week or so.
Singletrack doesn't grow on trees, it has to be made, however, when I was suddenly called away to a meeting, both the above jobs had to be overseen by our zealous man in the field, alone. He selflessly donated a whole day to directing diggers and delivery trucks simultaneously in two locations, all the while struggling to contain a cold, for which he deserves a medal, and a big pat on the back when you next see him. He would be embarrassed if I were to mention his name here, so for now he will remain anonymous, but next time you are wooping and yelling (or puffing and panting) as you descend the new tracks, think of him and his runny nose, and give thanks to the faceless individuals who put the FUN into 'Funtastic', the SIN into Single Track, and enable you to do what you like doing best :-)
Thanks to the Companies below for their help and donations
Work comenced on Tuesday 26th May 2009 Thank you for taking care on the trails and respecting the danger tape and workers.
We did a lot of repair work and it will be an ongoing project to turn our Majik Forest into an even more special place.
A huge thanks to those who have responded to our call for help in Majik Forest. Even a non member has made a generous donation towards our cause. (Craig has now also joined the club, Welcome Craig) We will be arranging a "working weekend" soon to get the work done.
If there are those of you who have equipment we can use or material for us it would be appreciated. Over time we would like to be able to cover the entire trail system with gravel as it makes it hardier and it will then handle the traffic without too much errosion.
If so please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are able to source or contribute towards any of the above, please let us know
On Tuesday 30th March at the Public Meeting re: Majik Forest, about 50 peeps turned up, a big majority by far were mountainbikers, hardly any residents went, perhaps reflecting the true position. The potential routes around the dam were explained, to which the opposition objected, then changed their minds. There was no definitive agreement to take forward from the meeting, so the Sub-Council Manager asked for volunteers from both sides to meet to hammer out details amicably in the next week or so. I will fill you in as soon as there is any news.
Our first signs have gone up at the entrance to Majik Forest :-)
The route markers will be going up soon!!!
Some of you have already noticed the improvements to the new single track.
Map of Majik Forest courtesy of www.iRideAfrica.com
Right Click on the map and "save file as" or "save link as" to download pdf of map