MTB: Ballarat's first LEGAL MTB Trail
We can't stress how big of a deal this really is. As most MTB enthusiasts would know there many great MTB trails in and around the Ballarat on public land, but none are recognised by the land owners as MTB specific trails. Some are walking tracks and others are fire or access roads but none have been purpose built with MTBing in mind. Well that is all about to change!
BSCC has been working closely with the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), the land owners/manager of the Canadian Forest, to build a trail that is fun, challenging and probably most important of all, can can be riden in all weather conditions. We have chosen the section of land we regularly use for our Dirt Cirts as the location for this historically trail.
Many months of planning and discussions between the various parties have been undertaken, with tracks works finally started in mid to late June 2014. Which will continue for a number of months. As part of the agreement between BSCC and DEPI, a trail building workshop will be conducted to provide guidance to members of BSCC, DEPI and other involved parties in how to build and maintain trails for all users.
WIth the knowledge gained from the trail workshop here's hoping for many more trails in the Ballarat area.
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