Having your say

Hi there everyone.

There’s been a lot of talk about this proposed MTB hub to be set up in Warburton and a lot of questions asked and suggestions made.
We all know you can go here:  Warby MTB Hub
to have a say about the study, and how great it’s going to be, but what other ways can you actually make a difference to your local trails and Mountain Biking in general around the Yarra Valley??
Well, the best way to get your voice heard is to join the Yarra Ranges Mountain Bike advocacy group. This group is not a club, they are a cycling loving group that liaise between the public and local government agencies to give YOU a voice.

It costs just $20 a year to be a member and the membership fee pays for club members to attend trail building seminars, produce documents to present to local agencies, helps support trail maintenance and finance the costings associated with getting YOUR voice heard when it comes to YOUR local trails.

So if you want to have your input over the Warby MTB Hub and many other MTB issues in the Valley, I strongly urge you to become a member.
The more members we have, the stronger the voice.
To become a member, click the following link to download the membership form. YRMTB
Or, come on into Cog, fill in a membership form and pay here. You’ll also receive a free YRMTB sticker to slap on your car/bike/head!!

Happy riding!!


 

Warburton MTB Park Feasibility Study; calls for comment.

Hi everyone.  As you may, or may not know, there is a proposal for a world class quality Mountain Bike Hub to be built in the Warburton area. This proposal has been in the works for several years, and just last week the Yarra Ranges Council unanimously passed the motion that it be put out for public comment.

This proposal needs YOUR comment.

Here’s the crux of it:

There will be XC, AM, DH and linking trails built, to suit all levels or riders and abilities.

This proposal has the support of the Yarra Ranges City Council, Parks Victoria, the Department of Primary Industries, Yarra Ranges Mountain Bikers, Warburton CEDA and Warburton Advancement League. The combined support of which has never been seen in Warburton!

Construction cost up to $4.2 million dollars.

Economic benefit for surrounding areas $23.63 million dollars per year.

Could attract up to 130,000 visitors a year.

Create 175 jobs.

 

and here’s the best bit

 

Up to 97km of new trails would be created in four separate zones linked by the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail and O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.

 

Please follow the link button below and send your comments to the email at the bottom of it.

Comment Link Here

 

The whole feasibility study (325 pages) is also on the link page.

 

The number of comments and variety of comment locations we get, will show the council that mountain bikers love to travel, but also that if a world class hub was built just 90mins from Melbourne CBD, that people would use it.

Public comment is only open for 8 weeks (closes Thurs 10th July), so I urge everyone to share, copy, paste, email, mail, fax, like, letter drop, and tell as many people as you can, or this extremely exciting project might not get the backing it requires.

 

Your comment does not need to be long, it just needs to show YOUR support. We all love to ride new trails!

 

Happy riding!!

WarbyTrailsZonesLilydale and Yarra Valley Leader 200514 (Large)



Busy weekends coming up.

Well May is going to start with a bang this year.

Below are some of the exciting events to come to Warby:


 

Sunday 4th May

The Donna Buang Time Trial will be held this Sunday. Starting at 9am, riders will race the clock up the 17kms to the top of Donna Buang.

Info Here

Cog Bike Cafe will be open from 8am this Sunday for all your Coffee needs!


Friday 9th – Sunday 11th May

Alpine Gravity has it’s final round of the Elevation Series up in Myrtleford.

This isn’t really anything to do with Warby, but The Doctor will be away representing Cog and the local Warby area.

The workshop will be closed this weekend, but hire bikes will still be available.


 

Friday 16th – 19th May

Warburton’s Harmony Festival.

Warburton Harmony Festival is a unique celebration of belonging, hosted by a creative community in a beautiful environment.

Join us for four exciting days: enjoy, learn, wonder, reflect, delight and interact with visiting and local spiritual leaders, musicians, dancers and artists sharing cultural and inter-faith harmony. The dynamic program of meditations, workshops, forums, films and concerts will stimulate, inspire and transform.

Details Here

 

Coffee/Bike Shop of the Year!!!

News Just In!!!

The results from the Australia/NZ Cyclist Mag Coffee Shop of the Year are in.

And the winner is……….(drum roll)

not us……

However, the exciting news is that we came second!!!! YAY!!!!!

Yep, 2nd place isn’t too bad!!

Huge thank you to everyone that voted for Cog (you know who you are) and we are humbled that this lil bike shop/cafe can mix it with the big guns.

Without you all supporting us, and the Warburton area, there wouldn’t be a Cog.

Also, congrats to BarCycle Sydney, for taking out the top gong.

Happy riding!!!!

Doug & Michelle ANZCoffeComp

Easter Trading Hours

Hi there everyone!!

We will have normal business hours over the entire Easter break, so pop in for a cuppa or hire a bike!!

Remember if you would like to hire a bike over this break, it’s a good idea to pre-book your bikes, as they get hired very quick!!

Bicycle Hire    What’s to Eat??

 

Thurs 17th:
Cafe & Bike Shop OPEN 9am – 4pm

Fri 18th (Good Friday):
Cafe & Bike Shop OPEN 9am – 4pm

Sat 19th:
Cafe & Bike Shop OPEN 9am – 4pm

Sun 20th:
Cafe & Bike Shop OPEN 9am – 4pm

Mon 21st:
Cafe OPEN for Coffee and Muffins 10am – 2pm
Bike Shop OPEN 10am – 2pm

Tues 22nd:
Cafe CLOSED
Bike Shop OPEN 10am – 3pm

Wed 23rd:
CLOSED

Thurs 24th:
Cafe & Bike Shop OPEN 9am – 4pm

Fri 25th (ANZAC Day):
Cafe & Bike Shop OPEN 9am – 4pm

Then back to normal hours.

Phew!!!!