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More support for Mountain Biking Tourism Projects

Maydena Mountain Bike Park and the Tin Valley Brewery and Distillery are among the winners in the latest round of Tourism Innovation Grants provided by the State Government. Maydena will be receiving $249,950 for a 'Beyond the Bikes' initative which will allow Maydena Bike Park's facilities to be diversified to cater to for a mo...

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There is a new proposal to build a cable car to the top of Mt Owen, near Queenstown. Seems like it is still in the "good idea" stage at this point of time, with the proponent a Mr Brett Schulze, still needing to gain access to the land (which is under a mining lease), funding etc. but hey - anyone who has been in this area on a good day knows how b...

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...

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...

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...

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...

 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...

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...

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 ...

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