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Georges River Council to build your bike tracks

With the increasing popularity of bike riding in skate parks and off-road, Georges River Council is set to open a pop-up skate park this summer whilst community consultation on off-road infrastructure takes place.

Local bike riders and the wider community are invited to have their say and complete a survey to help Council consider the infrastructure needs for off-road bike riding in the Georges River local government area (LGA).

Council has also developed an interactive ‘Build My Bike Track’ map for bike riders to pinpoint where they would like to see a bike track or facility. These include dirt jumps, pump tracks, skate parks or riding trails.

Council also noted that maps of off-road trails, where biking is permitted, have been developed and will be published for the community’s use.

The Georges River Council states it "is committed to delivering a diverse range of high quality, sustainable, inclusive places and spaces for people of all ages and abilities to participate. Council’s Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy 2019-2036 identifies off-road riding as an emerging sport with rising popularity."

While the consultation is underway, there will be interim solutions to cater for off-road biking activities, as endorsed by Council in October 2021.

This summer, Council will install a pop-up skate park suitable for bike riding, such as BMX, at Olds Park, Penshurst as well as deliver tracks to Lower Gannons Park in Peakhurst.

Georges River Council General Manager Gail Connolly said, “Council is committed to delivering a diverse range of high quality, sustainable, inclusive places and spaces for people of all ages and abilities.

“Our Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy identifies mountain biking as an emerging sport with rising popularity, so we want to hear from our community how we can support this in Georges River.”

The consultation on BMX and mountain bike riding in Georges River is open now until Friday 21 January 2022.

For more information and to have your say, visit BMX and Mountain Bike Riding in Georges River.

This information comes from a council press release.

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