Redhillrider

Expansion of mountain bike trails at Arthurs Seat State Park

The creation of new, single-track mountain bike trails.

Project details

Suggested by: Beth

Project partner: Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club

Budget

$196,000.00

This project is an opportunity to build on the current 12km of mountain bike trails in the Mornington Peninsula/Arthurs Seat area. This will improve trail connectivity and expand the existing network, helping to meet the increasing demand as mountain bike riders are now the most prolific users of Arthurs Seat State Park. The new trails will cater for all riders, ranging from families and recreational riders to more experienced, technical mountain bike riders, with a variety of trail grade options (beginner, intermediate and advanced) in accordance with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) standards.

Mountain bike riding is a great way to connect family and friends, experience the natural environment, whilst improving physical and mental health. It is an outdoor, year-round activity that can be enjoyed alone or in a group, by children and families, women and men, recreational riders and elite competitors. The expansion of the trail network will provide opportunities for increased participation, whilst reducing trail congestion and improve the user experience. It will also reduce the risk of illegal and unsafe trails within the park, contributing to environmental sustainability. This meets with Parks Victoria's philosophy of Healthy Parks, Healthy People.

Project details

Suggested by: Beth

Project partner: Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club

Budget

$196,000.00

Comments

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Mackinley

14 Sep 2018

More trails will bring more people to the peninsula and increase the business for the chairlift and other local businesses

Albundy

13 Sep 2018

I drive 4 hrs to ride good tracks, with lift access ill say bye to that trip 4 times a year and ride at redhill every few weekend with better tracks!! Sounds awesome.

Shaynemonea

13 Sep 2018

Not expanding the trail network would be foolish! Mtb'ing is becoming so popular and having a world class park an hour away from Melbourne on the Jewel that is the Mornington Peninsula with full year round chair accsess would create tourism income and job's full stop. Lets be the leader for Australian Mtbing.

gillyske

13 Sep 2018

More trails accessible via the chair lift would make Arthurs seat a great alternative to Mt. Buller and the alpine region. Lift accessible mtb trails 1hr from Melbourne was only a pipe dream until not long ago. Let's turn it into a mtb destination!

Yetiasxfan

13 Sep 2018

More trails close to lift access

JordieFinch

13 Sep 2018

More tracks near the chairlift... flow trails.. DH trails.. jumps jumps jumps! Thank you red hill riders!

Kkay

05 Sep 2018

We moved to Dromana to use & enjoy all the bike tracks every weekend. Visiting Friends & family love it too please help improve our bike tracks which needs much assistance & keep them safe!

Domenicomartello

05 Sep 2018

My wife and I and our 2 kids absolutely love to mountain bike around Arthurs Seat areas, if the trails could be improved and expanded that would be fantastic and we would use it a hell of a lot more. Great idea this.

mtbslayer

28 Aug 2018

just needs a few trails that will link up with the chairlift nice and steep and quick

Trav is bann

24 Aug 2018

tracks are useless till you have a proper downhill trail built that you can get straight on and off from the chair lift from I know I could imagine us hoisting the uci World Cup or crank works if we just put the work in for these sports such as downhill and ***** style we already have enough cross country trails/ “enduro” trails it’s time to give us the name we deserve

su

23 Aug 2018

Gets my vote even if I live 50 min away by car. The MTB trails draw so many people into this area for outdoor bliss and local accom/hospitality.

BGM

19 Aug 2018

Definetly will be worth while, will be so much more fun and convenient for the local riders

Peterhorch

19 Aug 2018

So much room for expansion of all types and grades of trails - especially with the Gondola operating.

LongStrongAndDownToGetTheFrictionOn

18 Aug 2018

Utilise it!

Rose1

18 Aug 2018

What a fantastic project, not only for mountain bikers but for the wider community.

VictoriaB

17 Aug 2018

Good one!

Wolfey

16 Aug 2018

An amazing place, just getting better

Cdub

16 Aug 2018

This would be sick!

Tony Gloss

16 Aug 2018

Health and wellbeing environmental awareness community building...so many boxes ticked.

Liam

15 Aug 2018

A thriving industry that is creating economic booms where ever it goes, there are numerous examples of this and the Mornington Peninsula is a tourism destination, the two go hand in hand. Jobs will be created, money will be made, people will become healthier & happier.

The local mountain biking community is behind this project as well, as Lysterfield and You Yangs are the only two legal and large mountain biking networks in the reach of metropolitan Melbourne and how good would it be to add Red Hill to that list.

Lead from the front, that's exactly what we've been doing and continue to do at Red Hill.

marcpetulla

15 Aug 2018

Potential Best bike park in aus

Balnarring

15 Aug 2018

Great idea. $196,000 is a good investment that will be repaid many times over!

Stredly

15 Aug 2018

Just give em cash to make the park better

Brad C

14 Aug 2018

A fantastic iniative to help encourage an active and healthy community on the Mornington Peninsula. This trail expansion will be great for the ongoing development of the existing trails, will ease congestion and improve the overall experience for all park users

CeeWald

14 Aug 2018

Must happen!
Tasmania, Bright, Mt Beauty, Cairns.... places on the cutting edge of encouraging healthy lifestyle through MTB.
Will only benefit the community and the state.