About the project

The 'dome', as it is affectionately called by Townsville residents, shattered spectacularly in February 2019. 

The monumental downpour of monsoonal rain caused record breaking flooding throughout the Townsville region & beyond. Unfortunately, the trails at the Douglas MTB Reserve did not escape the ravages of the storm.

Located near the Townsville Hospital, the Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve is a popular all-ages, dedicated Mountain Bike Park in Townsville. The Reserve features over 43 km of trails, and caters to all skill levels; from kids starting out on balance bikes & training wheels to crazy jump happy, thrill seekers shredding the gnarrrr!.

The intense rainfall caused significant damage to the entire network with 16km of trails needing repairs by contractors with machinery.

While a small army of dedicated volunteers are donating their time to start the mammoth clean up effort, Rockwheelers urgently need donations to fund major repair work in the newer & advanced sections of the trail network. The advanced trails, some just finished, & ironically waiting for some 'good rainfall' to bed the trail in - cant be physically stabilised by hand. Rockwheelers are going to need machines & professional trail builders & contractors to re-build these sections.

May 2019, sees the reserve host the Townsville Mountain Bike Festival, which includes the MTBA Marathon National Championships.

So no pressure, but Rockwheelers really, really (let's throw in another really here) NEED the trails open by late April, at the latest to successfully host the festival & this prestigious endurance race.

Please donate to Rockwheelers Save Our Trails Campaign.

  • Jeff Holmes

    We hope the trails are restored for everyone to use as this is such a great facility for Townsville.

  • Sarath Mathew

    me and my mates always use the trails so its only fair that we help support in fixing the damages caused

  • Adam Josh Greg

    Thanks for all the hard work guys, we hope this helps.

  • Sam Noonan

    Thanks to all for your efforts keeping this fantastic facility running!

  • Mathew Brun

    Keep on moving Townsville...

  • Darren Eckford

    Easily the biggest hurdle the club has had to overcome. Support the guys getting us back on the trails

  • Leah Denman

    Cos I couldn't make it to the working bee. Great work Travis and all the volunteers

  • Cearna - CC Mckenzie

    All the best with the work ahead! May the boulders move out away as if they were a pebble.

  • Madhu Tamilarasan

    All the best with the rebuilding of the trails.

  • Julia Peters

    Thanks for your efforts at trail repair.

  • JasonandAmanda Cross

    Keep up the great work Rockwheelers

  • Matthew Hodges

    Good luck Rockwheelers. You do an amazing job for MTB in Townsville.

  • Curtis Lynch

    Thanks for all your amazing work in maintaining this awesome complex.

  • Josh Ryan

    Let's get this ball rolling. Keep up the good work guys.

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