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Monday, 14 July 2014

Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,

Hey, you with the CX bike!

Darebin Parklands have their next park care day this Sunday (20th July) from 1 to 3pm, which will involve flower planting at Mt Puffalo (Near the giant egg sculpture in the southern park of the park.)

Both DDCX/BCC and the Darebin Parklands Association would love it if you could come down and spend a bit of your time (doesn't have to be the whole two hours) helping out the parklands as a thankyou for them letting us continue to race here.

Sweat equity goes a long way to building long lasting relationships with open space stewards, and we want to continue the great relationship we have with the DPA and not let it be ruined by a few local residents who disapprove of a once a year CX race in "their" park.

So we want to have a show of force and prove to the NIMBYs that as bike racers we don't just turn up, trash the joint, then leave.

Here's where it's at:

Alphington train station (Hurstbridge line) is a short walk away and the Darebin Creek Trail runs right by Mt Puffalo
Wear your DDCX apparel, bring a hat/sunscreen and maybe some gloves (they will have some, but not enough for all) and be ready to get planting. DPA will have some water and a hot water urn for tea & coffee on hand to slake your thirst. The DDCX committee will provide bikkies for fuel.

Hope to see you there!


PS: Fields of Joy have their first race on Sunday 27th July, and are also running a women's & kids skills session *this* Saturday the 19th at the Essendon Fields course.

Reg here for skills: http://fojcx.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/we-heart-women-kids.html
Reg here for the race: http://fojcx.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/shakedown-race-sunday-july-27-entries.html