Thursday, May 30, 2024

$100k commitment to Clarence mountain bike park plan

A $100,000 commitment from the Tasmanian Liberal Party towards the Clarence Mountain Bike Park Strategic Plan will allow Clarence City Council to further develop the massively popular facility, Mayor Brendan Blomeley said today.

“Though the Clarence Mountain Bike Park user survey Council conducted last year, we know the majority of users live locally within Greater Hobart, with 50% living within Clarence,” he said. 

“This is one of our most popular community assets and welcome announcement from Dean Young. 

“The development of the Strategic Plan will allow us to design and cater for all skill levels of rider and provide a bike park that sits comfortably alongside the likes of Derby, Wild Mersey and St Helens, and perhaps at the top of the list when it comes to accessibility for developing riders. “

Late last year, Clarence City Council completed its latest stage up upgrades to the bike park with the addition of the ‘Flow Monster’ track, an advanced and intermediate jump trail called ‘Jack Jumper’, and improvements to the skills and coaching area. 

“This work was funded in part by the Australian Government and a great example of what can be achieved when two levels of government work together,” the Mayor said.

“Our survey told us most of the bike park users are advanced riders with big, modern bikes who spend around two hours at the park each visit and like to ride technical downhill tracks.  

“A strategic plan for the bike park will ensure those riders, and all other, will get out of the park what they came for and have a fantastic time while they’re doing it.” 

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