The Missing Link Mountain Bike Project
The City of Hobart is close to completing stage one of its new mountain bike project, ‘The Missing Link’, which is expanding the range of riding experiences in the foothills of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.
Under stage one, two new tracks have been built and the Drops Track, a black diamond, downhill-only track, has been brought into line with international mountain bike track building standards.
Volunteers from the City’s Trackcare program have played an important role in this project, working hand-in-hand with the City's professional track building team.
- The Drops is a challenging, mountain biking only, downhill only, black diamond track with steep gradients, variable surfaces and obstacles.
The two new 'Missing Link' tracks, which will soon receive their official names, plug a clear gap in the mountain bike track network on kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
- 'Missing Link 1' runs between Rivulet and Middle Island fire trails, working its way through a beautiful forest gully and crossing Hobart Rivulet.
- 'Missing Link 2' is designed for intermediate riders and is bike only, dual-direction use. It drops off the Bracken Lane Fire Trail and descends down to the Rivulet Fire Trail.
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 are responsible for overseeing the design and construction of these tracks. Volunteers from the riding community have been involved in the design and construction of Drops track.
To get involved, please register with Trackcare.