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Riding the Mountain Draft Report - Cover

The City of Hobart has just released its draft plan for an expanded mountain bike track network on kunanyi / Mount Wellington and they want to hear what you think via their Your Say Hobart website!

Glenorchy and Clarence MTB Trail Care

This is taken (again) straight from Dirt Art's facebook page, but I thought it was such a good thing that I couldn't resist putting it up ...

"After a long hiatus Dirt Art are now launching a fresh bunch of dates for volunteer works sessions at both Clarence and Glenorchy MTB Parks.  All sessions will run from 0900 onwards, with a free BBQ provided.  BYO tools if you have them, but we will have a supply available.  Both Parks will use their respective shipping containers as a meeting point.  We have scheduled a session for the second Saturday
of each month for consistency.

"There are a few extra sessions towards the end of the program.  For more info or to join our mailing list please email trailcare@dirtart.com.au or phone 0438 310 984. "

The dates for the sessions are:
  • December 8th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • January 12th- Clarence MTB Park
  • February 9th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • March 9th- Clarence MTB Park
  • April 13th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • May 11th- Clarence MTB Park
  • May 25th- Clarence MTB Park
  • June 8th- Glenorchy MTB Park
  • June 15th- Clarence MTB Park
  • June 22nd- Glenorchy MTB Park
At the first Clarence MTB Park session there will be a whole new trail to work on connecting the MTB Park with Belbins Road.
These dates have been added to our Events calendar.  I hope people can get along.
Sourced from https://www.gcc.tas.gov.au/2021/02/wheels-are-up-in-glenorchy/

The Glenorchy City Council has announced tenders are open for a contractor to design and construct a $750,000 facility at Tolosa Park, according to the Mercury Newspaper (15 February 2021),

Glenorchy MTB Park Signage Installed

Glenorchy City Council have finished installing new signage at the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and have also released a new pdf and ineractive maps of the site.

Water Fire Trail

Some illegally cut/built MTB tracks that run off the Water Fire Trail in Wellington Park for a distance north of approximately 300 metres, finishing in Tolosa Park will shortly be closed off/rehabilitated.

Kingborough Mountain Bike Park - Opening Day

The Kingborough MTB Park is officially opening on Saturday 22 December. The day will kick off with speeches and ribbon cutting at 10am, followed by:

  • 10.30am – Cross Country Time Trial (individual 2km lap)
  • 11.30am- Junior XC race (under 12, 2km race)
  • 12.30 pm - Free BBQ- Thanks to Dirt Devils Mountain Bike
  • 1.30pm – Cross Country Eliminator (Tasmania's first ever!)

Registration will be on the day. $10 entry both senior events, Junior event is free. All money goes to the Dirt Devils. Normal MTB licensing will be in place- annual license or day license required.

Please come along and show the council and state government that the local MTB industry supports these new mountain bike developments (because, ultimately we want more trails!)

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Source: Dirt Art &  Dirt Devils for more information. 

MTB Network Survey Map

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.

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