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Hobart MTB plans get green light

Masterplans for more mountain bike tracks on kunanyi/Mt Wellington and Tolosa Park where approved by Hobart and Glenorchy councils last week.

The Hobart plan is for 37 km of new tracks in the foothills of South Hobart, with the majority being for beginner and intermediate riders. The council does not have funding to build the tracks, but now council has approved the plan it will apply for state and federal grants.

The Glenorchy plan covers the redevelopment of Tolosa Park, including a new BMX track, pump track, dirt jumps, clubrooms, cafe, new parking area, new entry to the park and 30 km of new tracks on its side of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. 

Meehan Range hub comments called for

Clarence City Council is asking Meehan Range mountain bike riders whether they agree with plans to develop Grassy Valley into a coaching area.

Specifically, four changes are being proposed:

  • A new coaching/practice area for novices to develop basic skills.
  • A new green climbing track of five percent grade to provide an alternative - start for the XC loop.
  • A modified returning track from the XC loop to the hub.

Modifications for the XC return.

You can comment online at the Clarence Your Say page

Have a go on an e-bike

Teros in Hobart is offering a Tern cargo e-bike for use for a week to try it before you buy it from now until the end of summer, and Nakto e-bike distributor JJ Bikes is holding a come and try session on Sunday 22 November in New Town.

Bicycle Network also runs an ongoing try and e-bike program called Pedal Power, operating out of our Hobart office in Collins Street. Just pick a buddy and time that suits you and book in for a ride of up to an hour on one of our office e-bikes.

Pedal Power gives you the chance to understand the benefits of e-bikes and ask questions of experienced e-bike rider.

Get to know Launnie on a bike

The latest from the Great Regional City Challenge's project to make Launceston a great cycling city is a series of community rides, with the first on Saturday 7 November.

The rides are organised by Tamar Bicycle Users Group (TBUG) and On Your Bike Tours Launceston, run until March and are aimed at helping people get to know Launnie on their bikes.