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blue derby image; Source: World Trails
The good news is that the new (and I think rather awesome) logo for the North East Trails (still under construction) has been released, and as commented by one person, it would make a rather awesome beer label for one of the microbrews at Weldborough Pub.  Not so good news is that the same article notes that the trails will open in early 2015, not December 2014 as has been previously reported in The Mercury newspaper.  Full details below.
Blue Derby Main Trail Head
The Blue Derby Trails are open (and awesome).  If you didn't get up there, then my advice is to change that as soon as you can.  In the meantime attached is Vol 1, issue 3 of the Blue Derby Newsletter which basically celebrates the opening of this first section of trails ...
Blue Derby Pods: Source bluederbypods.com.au

The Blue Derby Pods are now open, offering a three-day, two-night guided ride with a unique accommodation – custom-made ‘pods’ that have been designed to give the occupier the feeling of being suspended just above the ground.

Blue Tier Access Reopens
According to reports in the Examiner Newspaper and ABC Northern Tasmania radio (13 June), Forestry Tasmania has re-opened the access roads to the Blue Tier which had been shut due to washouts since last year.

Hopefully this means that access to Poimena and the top of the Blue Tier Descent is open again.

If anyone gets up there and confirms it let us know.

FT media release can be found here.
Tip Top Track
Exciting news - the City of Hobart Bushcare program has a new Bushcare group dedicated to developing and maintaining a sustainable mountain bike track network in Hobart. 

North West Coast Pathway Plan - Burnie to Wynyard (Source: North West Tasmania Coastal Pathway Plan 2010 - Design Toolkit)

The Premier of Tasmania has announced a contribution of $1.86 million to fund a new Coastal Pathway between Cooee and Wynyard, bringing the vision of a pathway across the North-West Coast a step closer to fruition.  The other half ($1.84 million) of the funding for the $3.7 million project is being jointly funded with the Waratah-Wynyard and Burnie City councils Coastal Pathway to Link Wynyard and Burnie.

Cycle Plan Scrapped

3 September 2011

It's been reported by Matt Smith in The Mercury Newspaper on the 3rd of September that the proposed plan to turn old railway lines into a continuous track from Hobart to Smithton has been scrapped and replaced with a focus on specialist bike rides throughout the State.

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