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Proposed Kentish Trail Network Map
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Progress continues on the Latrobe-Kentish Mountain Bike Trail Network with the release of TRC Tourism's draft Kentish Mountain Bike Trails Masterplan report.  I'm still trawling through the report myself, but it is attached below for those who want to have a look.
Kentish-Latrobe mountain bike park update - 30 September 2014
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The Kentish and Latrobe councils are jointly exploring the development of a world-class mountain bike facility, stretching from Sheffield to Devonport.  The facility is proposed to be built to achieve a Silver Rating under the IMBA Ride Centre evaluation criteria. Only one Australia venue presently has this rating.

Latrobe-Kentish Mountain Bike Trail Network Proposal
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Just when I thought news for mountain biking in Tasmania couldn't get much better, another trail plan has popped up from a group of riders quietly working away developing a plan for a new Latrobe-Kentish mountain bike trail with not one, but two, mountain bike parks included.

The plan involves a road side pathway from Devonport to Latrobe along the river road, then to Shale road where a MTB park would be created with easy to ride trails through the hill alongside the Warrawee reserve. From there the trail would cross the river to Railton, then to Sheffield where a more advanced park would be built with down hill runs included  (Yes, if you're wondering this does sound like it follows the current Tasmanian Trail route). From there a trail across the top of the Badgers will take riders back towards Devonport and onto the Devonport's cycle way.

From what I've been told the two councils are getting behind the proposal, and although still early days, you have to admit it would fill a nice gap in the mountain biking map of Tasmania.

If you're interested in tracking this one more closely, then a facebook group has been set up titled "Latrobe-Kentish Mountain Bike Trail Network".  Expect to see more updates on tassietrails.org for this one as well.
Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Strategy
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Ten new projects have been approved for funding under the Tasmaniian Cycle Tourism Strategy's $6m cycle tourism fund.

Warrawee
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The Warrawee Mountain Bike Master Plan is part of an overall world-class $4.1 million Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Development that will enable mountain bike riders to traverse between Latrobe and Sheffield in relative safety, however one of it's iconic features - a flying fox across the Mersey River - now seems in doubt.

Wild Mersey.  Source: Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Network Facebook page
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The Wild Mersey Mountain Bike project will receive $800,000 from the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Packages program.

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