Recreational Trailbike Riders Association forms group to look after Pinjar off-road vehicle area

Volunteers cleaning up the trails at Pinjar.
Volunteers cleaning up the trails at Pinjar.

THE Recreational Trailbike Riders Association will launch a volunteer group to look after the Pinjar off-road vehicle area this weekend.

The Friends of Pinjar is a group of trained, registered volunteers working with the association and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to look after the Pinjar off-road vehicle area.

The group, which is seeking more volunteers, will monitor and maintain Pinjar as a safe place to ride.

Volunteers will ride the trails to identify, fix or report hazards such as missing signage, downed trees or trail sections in need of maintenance.

They will also meet and greet riders, describing the trails best suited to riders’ experience, acceptable behaviour and how to get the most out of their visit.

Friends of Pinjar will monitor and maintain the Pinjar off-road vehicle area.

The group will organise maintenance days with the department and there will be mandatory training for volunteers, who must be at least 16 years old, follow the code of conduct and have a working with children check.

They should also have either an off-road or registered road vehicle but do not have to be a rider to volunteer.

People can sign up to become volunteers at the launch in Pinjar on Sunday, May 27 from 10am to noon or register at rtra.asn.au/what/volunteer.

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