- Greater Hobart MTB Plan
The City of Hobart is developing a mountain bike network plan to improve riding experiences on the the lower slopes of kunanyi / Mt Wellington and is seeking input from users up until 31 August 2019.
Public comment is being sought on the Draft Meehan Range Nature Recreation Area (Redgate Section) Management Statement 2017 by 8 January 2018.
A new MTB park is being constructed down near the Kingborough Sports Centre.
Their is a sketch map of the proposed single trail on the counter at Treadlies, and some tantalising posts about the upcoming tracks from DirtArt on both Pedalbite.com and also on their facebook page.
According to the posts, the park will have 2km+ of single track flow trails developed in a series of loops, providing numerous different loop options. There will be two short descents in the network, one of which will have more of a jump/berm focus. The focus of the network is on skill development and fun.
There will also be a jump park in stage one, with stage two development of a pump track and skills park, along with potential to develop more singletrack as well.
The eventual aim is to tie the network in with surrounding shared-use trails to link to Mt Wellington, Snug Tiers etc.
The City of Hobart is proposing to convert the Old Farm Track, between Old Farm Fire Trail and Main Fire Trail from a shared use track, to a single use (bicycle only), single direction (downhill) track. The proposal includes a new ~70m section of track between Old Farm Track and Main Fire Trail, to separate riders from walkers at the Myrtle Gully Track junction.
The Wellington Park Management Trust have approved the conversion of Old Farm Track to a single use (bike only) and single direction (downhill only) track. This is an exciting project for the City, which will contribute to the development of a cohesive mountain bike track network within Wellington Park.