The Maydena Bike Park is an ambitious project led by internationally-renowned trail company Dirt Art (www.dirtart.com.au) to re-purpose an abandoned $6.5m tourism development into a large-scale commercial mountain bike park and adventure centre. On Friday the proposal received a green light from the Tasmanian Government, passing stage two of approvals and moving into a lease phase for the site. The development will offer over 100km of purpose-built trails, focusing on the gravity all-mountain and downhill markets with over 60km of shuttle accessed trails proposed, beginning at the stunning Eagles Eyrie building some 820m vertical above the base visitor centre. Catering for everyone from absolute beginners through to world-level elite riders, the year round trail network will offer stunning views and an incredible variety of natural technical and machine-built flow/jump trails. The proposal includes a large retail and food and beverage centre at both the base building and summit, which will include; bar, restaurant, bike hire, tours, skills coaching and a large events centre. Building on the gravity network, a free-use cross country trail network of 40+km is proposed to be developed around the township of Maydena. Pending final approvals the facility is slated for an opening in Summer 2016/2017.
‘This is one of the most unique and exciting projects we have been involved with, it’s an opportunity to present our absolute best trail design and construction in a stunning wilderness setting, with the largest elevation drop of any purpose-built mountain bike trail in the southern hemisphere. Our company are strong advocates of the gravity (all mountain and downhill) mountain bike scene, and this is our chance to truly showcase this style of riding’, Simon French (Managing Director- Dirt Art).
For anyone interested, I've got an old blog post from 2011 over on tassierambler.org of an old school ride we did exploring the area.
News Maydena Bike Park gets the green light from the Tasmanian Government
Maydena Bike Park gets the green light from the Tasmanian GovernmentHot
Media Release - Simon French, Dirt Art
Maydena MTB Park
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Maydena Community Association Inc.
Such great news for the region and our little town of Maydena. We look forward with anticipation to the opening and the eventual success of this great project. Thanks to all at DIrt Art for your hard work.
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