For the first time in my life this morning I saw two TrailRiders in the same place at the same time. The occasion was the joint launch of the Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh chairs. Trentham is kind of in the middle so the Quarry Street Reserve is where Hepburn and Moorabool Shires chose to stage this event. 35 people enjoyed speeches, food and drink under cover because it was raining. Check out the Directory to get hold of one of these chairs - yours, for free, for up to seven days!
As observed two weeks ago (!!) Shires are likely to be where it's at with TrailRiders in the future as such chairs end up being closer to more people - both riders and sherpas. The seeming rush of new chairs is very warming but has a little bit to do with the imminent wind up of the state government Transport Connections program. If there's money left in the budget why not contribute towards a TrailRider?
One exciting thing is that a model is being developed of how to set up a Shire chair, Problems are solved that, to some extent, may not need to be solved again. Maybe a "How to setup a TrailRider" page on this blog?
Once again Parks Victoria (or more accurately John Kenwright) has been the one to bring it all together.