Tasman Bridge Pathways Consultation Open

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have committed $130 million to upgrading the Tasman Bridge to make it more usable for cyclists, pedestrians and I guess those who own those scooter things.  The upgrade will feature a 3.5 m pathway on both sides of the bridge for enhanced cyclist and pedestrian access. Improvements will also include oth...

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Kingborough Council Trail Upgrades ...

The 2022/23 Kingborough Council budget includes some key upgrades for the Whitewater Creek and McKenzie road tracks as part of a $2 million package to be spent on track, reserves and playgrounds upgrades across Kingborough, to improve access and mobility for community members. This follows public consultation whic...

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kunanyi/Mt Wellington and Mt Nelson Track Updates (May 2022)

Upper Luge and Crosscut Tracks Now Open  The May 2022 edition of Making Tracks  (Hobart City Council Track Care Newsletter) reports that the Upper Luge and Crosscut (the new dedicated climbing track beside it) are finished and open.  That means two of the four new trails on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington bei...

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More mountain bike trails coming soon to Zeehan ...

New 'adventure focused' mountain bike trails are being developed in the Heemskirk Range near Zeehan. The Zeehan trails are being built by Next Level Mountain Bike, the company behind the original Oonah Hill track and trails in the Dial Range at Penguin.As reported in the Advocate Newspaper (published 11 May 2022), Next Level owner Ma...

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More federal funds for biking related infrastructure in Dorset

 A small article tucked away on page 6 of the May 2, 2022 edition of the Examiner, noted that among other things, the federal government had committed $400,000 towards safety improvements for the Cascade Dam Road in Derby (think the road you use to get to the top of Atlas), $100,000 to assist in the restoration of the Scottsdale Rail...

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St Albans Bay (Bellingham to Bridport Circuit)

Let's face it - Tasmania's North East is spoilt for amazing purpose-built mountain bike trails that could keep you happy for weeks on end. Which begs the question of why I found myself unloading my bike at the corner of Bellingham Road and Bridport Road about to head off for a 60km+ soujourn along beaches, soft sandy tracks and busy roads, wit...

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Waratah Wynyard Council - MTB Trails vs Shared Pathway Project

Waratah Wynyard Council have recently (April 2022) decided not to procced with the development of some potential Mountain Bike Trail proposals put to them recently, and instead explore the feasibility of developing a shared user pathway from Wynyard to Stanley utilising the disused Wiltshire rail corridor or other alternatives and se...

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Five New Trails opened at Wild Mersey for Easter 2022

Five new trails (7 Shreds, Sweet Caroline, Funky Chicken, Harden Up and Syked Out) were officially opened on April 16 2022 adding 10 more kilometres of trail to the Wild Mersey Trail Network. I headed up for a ride not long after (23 April 2022) as a bit of a side detour to a trip up to the North East. I parked down by the ...

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Battery Point Walkway ... Round 3?

The Hobart City Council is again looking at the option of building a walkway along Battery Point's waterfront.

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New tracks opening on kunanyi / Mt Wellington soon ...

Hobart City Council's Making Tracks newsletter (March 2022) reports that work is progressing well on the construction of four new mountain bike trails on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington as part of stage one of the City’s Riding the Mountain plan.

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Cyclist killed in Kingston

A cyclist in his 50's was killed on his early morning ride at Kingston on the morning of February 21, 2022.

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Blue Derby Concept Plan - Forestry and Mountain Biking

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania released their "Derby Concept Plan" for community consultation in January 2022. 

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Lake King William Circumnavigation

Crossing Clark Dam Early morning crossing Clark Dam

A circumnavigation of Lake King William has been on the to-do list for a very long time, and I have tried (unsuccesfully) to do it in the past,  but today I finally made that all important decision to actually set my alarm and set out to see if it was possible to circumnavigate Lake King William by bike and packraft ...  I left ...

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George Town MTB Trails (first ride)

Blue Tounge on Mt George Trails Blue Tounge on Mt George Trails

So I hadn’t been expecting much from the new George Town trails.   Truth be told, I expected to just spend a few hours riding them and then drive away thinking “that’s that done, time to go and ride some proper trails.” But, four hours and many kilometres later. I’m happy to say I’m eating my expectations.  Or does it make more sense to s...

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North East Rail Trail passes another hurdle

Another hurdle to the development of the Lilydale to Scottsdale rail trail seems to have been overcome with the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal (RMPAT) dismissing concerns raised by proponents.

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West Coast (Mt Owen) Trails to open July 23 2021

The first four trails: North Owen Descent, The Long Spur, Chamouni Traverse and Summit Loop on Mt Owen will open to the public on Friday July 23.

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Lake Pedder Kayaking Trip (5-6 April 2021)

Kayak-on-Beach Camping site on Lake Pedder

I've wanted to explore Lake Pedder by kayak for a long, long time now, even before I saw some of the magnificent photos taken by Geoff Murray of camping by the lake shore. But I've also heard whispered stories of challenging and changable conditions, strong winds and steep waves, which combined with having a limited knowledge of where I might be ab...

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Lake Pedder Paddle (5-6 April 2021)

I've wanted to explore Lake Pedder by kayak for a long, long time now, even before I saw some of the magnificent photos taken by Geoff Murray of camping by the lake shore.

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New Kingborough Bicycle Users Group

A new Bicycle Users Group is forming in the Kingborough municipality to advocate for better cycling conditions, to establish a community of riders and to promote bike riding for both transport and recreation.

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Mountain Biking Business Forum - West Coast

The West Coast Council is hosting a business forum on Thursday 24 June, 2021 to help inform local businesses about the opportunities coming up from the construction of new mountain bike trails in the region.

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