The Missing Link Mountain Bike Project
The City of Hobart is working on a new mountain bike project to expand the range of riding experiences in the foothills of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.
Stage one is called ‘The Missing Link’ and will include three new tracks built to international mountain biking standards – The Drops, a yet-to-be-named connector track and a rivulet crossing.
- The Drops will be a challenging, mountain biking only, downhill only track (single black diamond) with steep gradients, variable surface and obstacles. Volunteers with the City's Trackcare program will get a chance to be involved in its construction. Please register with Trackcare.
- The yet-to-be named connector track will be a mountain biking only, dual direction track from near Bracken Lane to Rivulet Fire Trail.
- Rivulet crossing will be shared use, dual direction track for walkers and riders connecting Middle Island Fire Trail to Rivulet Fire Trail and crossing the Hobart Rivulet.
Stage two of the Missing Link project will explore new track opportunities on the lower slopes of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.
The broader project to expand the range of riding experiences in the foothills of kunanyi / Mt Wellington was made possible through a Tasmanian Government funding grant of $387 500 for the Wellington Park Foothills Project, which is being matched by the City dollar for dollar, making this a $775 000 project.
The City of Hobart’s highly experienced track builders will be responsible for overseeing the design and construction of these tracks. Volunteers from the riding community will also be involved in the design and construction of The Drops track.
To get involved, please register with Trackcare.