Hobart Mountain Bike Track Update (December 2015)

This is an update from Hobart City Council on Hobart's Mountain Bike Track works, including an opportunity for Trackcare to work with the #GreenArmy on the Slides project. This project will connect the two popular riding areas of Knocklofty Reserve and South Hobart.

The City of Hobart is working with the mountain bike community to improve the mountain bike track network in Hobart.
This year we have:
  • completed Old Farm Track-Conversion to a downhill, bike only track including the construction of a new section of track between the lower end of Old Farm Track and Main Fire Trail, to separate riders from walkers. This is the first conversion of a track from shared use to bike only
  • now constructing S56 - A shared use track connecting Wellington Park (Bracken Lane) with Ridgeway Park (via intersection of Huon and Chimney Pot Hill Roads)
  • initiated the conversion of two tracks to shared use between Fern Tree and the Springs - this 6 month trial has now commenced. Bikes are now allowed to use these track sections resolving a current gap in the mountain bike network that now enables a continuous off-road bike route from Waterworks Reserve to The Springs allowing access to the North South Track all the way through to Glenorchy. This is a 6 month trial the Wellington Park Management Trust will monitor and review
  • received a Green Army team to support Trackcare on the Slides project
Starting in February 2016 we'll be working with you and the Green Army to build:
  • the Slides - connecting two popular riding areas of Knocklofty and South Hobart
And then in 2016-17 we have funding to build:
  • the Slides-Tip Top Connector-Connecting Tip Top with the Slides
In a broader sense, in early 2016, a number of initiatives will be considered by the Council including:
  • seeking funding for the planning and construction of a mountain bike only gravity track in Wellington Park (from Big Bend (on Pinnacle Road) to Junction Cabin)
  • seeking funding for works on the Pipeline Track, including new wider cycle friendly bridges
  • greater collaboration in the management of land owned by Cascade Brewery, including existing tracks on that land
Want to get involved? Join the Hobart City Council Trackcare group and help us support mountain biking in Hobart by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: Lisa Cawthen, Bushcare Coordinator, City of Hobart, email 23 December 2015.
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