A new, eagerly anticipated jumps trail at the Clarence Mountain Bike Park, appropriately dubbed ‘Jack Jumper’, was opened recently.
The Jack Jumper trail was the final stage of a $338,000 project within the Clarence Mountain Bike Park and Meehan Range that also included the addition of the popular Monster Flow, Wright Way and Elevator Climb tracks, and a dedicated coaching area.
All the new trails are suitable for beginners through to experienced and advanced users, making more of the park accessible to a wider range of users.
Clarence City Council has contributed more than $170,000 to recent works at the mountain bike park and Meehan Range, and $169,110 in funding has been received through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions grant.
Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said the new Jack Jumper trail was a great addition to an already popular mountain bike park.
“We heard from the mountain bike community that an easily accessible jump trail, where riders can do lap after lap and build their confidence taking on bigger and bigger jumps, was the missing piece to the popular Clarence Mountain Bike Park,” he said.
“The completion of the Jack Jumper trail cements the park as the best place in southern Tasmania for families to enjoy mountain biking together and for riders to develop their skills.
“The new coaching area and Wright Way has been used by school groups, coaches and individuals to practice techniques before hitting the trails.
“Council has received extremely positive feedback on the new developments from the community. It is our pleasure and privilege to deliver these new trails for use by the people of Clarence and the wider community.”