Wellington Park Foothills Project - Stage 1: The Missing Link

Following extensive consultation with the mountain bike community, the Hobart City Council has given the green light to stage one of its Missing Link mountain bike project in the foothills of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

The project will include the construction of three new tracks built to international mountain biking standards – “drops”, “connector” and “rivulet crossing”. Refer to map.

  • Drops will be a challenging mountain biking only, downhill only track (single black diamond) with steep gradients, variable surface and obstacles. Volunteers with the City's Trackcare program will get a chance to be involved in its construction.
  • Connector (unnamed) will be a mountain biking only, dual direction track from near Bracken Lane to Rivulet Fire Trail.
  • Rivulet crossing will be shared use, dual direction track for walkers and riders connecting Middle Island Fire trail to Rivulet Fire Trail and crossing the Hobart Rivulet.

The new tracks will resolve gaps in the City's mountain bike network and lead towards a foothills loop that reduces the need for riders to ride on roads and shuttle between tracks.

Under the plans, track users will also get a chance to name two of the new tracks.

Stage two of the Missing Link project will explore new track opportunities on the lower slopes of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

This project was made possible through a Tasmanian Government funding grant of $387 500 for the Wellington Park Foothills Project, which is being matched by the City dollar for dollar, making this a $775 000 project.

Thanks to everyone for their contributions during the community engagement period.

Following extensive consultation with the mountain bike community, the Hobart City Council has given the green light to stage one of its Missing Link mountain bike project in the foothills of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

The project will include the construction of three new tracks built to international mountain biking standards – “drops”, “connector” and “rivulet crossing”. Refer to map.

  • Drops will be a challenging mountain biking only, downhill only track (single black diamond) with steep gradients, variable surface and obstacles. Volunteers with the City's Trackcare program will get a chance to be involved in its construction.
  • Connector (unnamed) will be a mountain biking only, dual direction track from near Bracken Lane to Rivulet Fire Trail.
  • Rivulet crossing will be shared use, dual direction track for walkers and riders connecting Middle Island Fire trail to Rivulet Fire Trail and crossing the Hobart Rivulet.

The new tracks will resolve gaps in the City's mountain bike network and lead towards a foothills loop that reduces the need for riders to ride on roads and shuttle between tracks.

Under the plans, track users will also get a chance to name two of the new tracks.

Stage two of the Missing Link project will explore new track opportunities on the lower slopes of kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

This project was made possible through a Tasmanian Government funding grant of $387 500 for the Wellington Park Foothills Project, which is being matched by the City dollar for dollar, making this a $775 000 project.

Thanks to everyone for their contributions during the community engagement period.

Missing Link Survey

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