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The Shuttle to the Banana Tree

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6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

66' 20 m

Ascent

-142' -43 m

Descent

3,303' 1,007 m

High

3,182' 970 m

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A gentle ride down to the famous "Banana Tree"

Garth Armstrong

Overview

Dogs: Off-leash

Description

This trail is a frequently used path from Gabs North to the village of Kopong and is open year-round. It's used daily by villagers commuting to work and back.

The trail starts in the road reserve between the dirt road (heading North) and the Agricultural College (close to the back gate of Molkey Sports Ground). The entrance to the singletrack is just past the 90-degree turn in the road, on the left hand side. the singletrack runs parallel with the dirt road and avoids all the corrugations and deep sand.

The trail then crosses over the dirt road and heads towards the Airport boundary fence. After leaving the fence line, the trail heads down the gentle slope toward the river. The route drifts between singletrack and short sections of jeep track, In places there may be splits in the route but generally all the routes diverge back to the jeep track.

The "Banana Tree" is a small shade tree on the left hand side of the road (going towards the river) and was the halfway point for riders doing an easy social ride on a Saturday morning. Riders normally stopped at the tree for a chat and to eat their bananas before heading home back up the hill. It was a tradition to toss your banana peel into the branches of the tree, hence the name.

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