The Lighthouse Hub is haunted

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The Lighthouse hub at First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve is a popular pit-stop for riders. But did you know that it also bears a curse?

Back in 1872, an old miner named Harry built a hut on the very slab where we park our bikes today.

An avid cyclist and founding father of Rocky MTB, Harry ventured out one morning to polish the wheels on his penny farthing before heading off to the quarry.

But alas, his life was suddenly cut short. As Harry exited his hut, he tripped over an empty rum barrel that someone had carelessly discarded outside his door, and he fell down the cliff and died. Continue reading “The Lighthouse Hub is haunted”

Updating Our Trail App Maps

The average Rockhampton mountain biker has probably never heard of OpenStreetMap (OSM) but in fact you use this software and the maps that it generates every time you take a GPS device on a ride.

OSM is the mapping software embedded in the many riding apps we use every day such as Strava, Trailforks, and Runkeeper.

When you ride, the apps on your device simply overlay your current GPS data onto the background map provided by the OSM remote server.

When using your apps, you’ve no doubt noticed that many Rocky MTB trails are missing, wrongly plotted, or simply don’t exist anymore. Continue reading “Updating Our Trail App Maps”