With scenic and diverse tracks and trails, the popularity of Wellington Park as a venue for bike riding continues to grow.
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The development and promotion of mountain biking in Wellington Park is guided by the Wellington Park Bike Strategy 2005. The 2005 Strategy followed the five year review of the Bike Strategy 2000, itself prepared in accordance with the Wellington Park Management Plan 1997. The Bike Strategy was amended in 2012 to incorporate the recommendations of the Greater Hobart Mountain Bike Masterplan, in 2018 to include a new mountain bike track between the Rivulet Track and the Bracken lane Fire Trail and again in 2021 to include a mountian bike only, downhill only, track to complement a proposed shared use climbing track between the O'Gradys Falls Fire Trail and Shoobridge Bend. The Strategy provides a framework for the sustainable use of the Park for bike riding, and identifies education and awareness materials required.
One of the key recommendations from the Strategy was for the Trust to continue providing resource support for the long term development of the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park (GMBP). The Bike Park is a collaborative development undertaken by the Trust, Glenorchy City Council, the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park Association Inc. and the local riding community. Located behind Tolosa Park in Glenorchy, the GMBP has developed opportunities for many levels and styles of mountain bike riding, and provides a quality facility for local and interstate riders. The park has been successfully hosting rounds in the National series, and was the venue for the 2014 Australasian Mountain Bike Championships. Glenorchy City Council recently completed a master plan for the redevelopment of the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.
For more information on the Wellington Park Bike Strategy contact the Manager.