Mountain bike park on track

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 20-Dec-2017

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DELWP's Russell Manning with Maree Edwards MP.
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More than two thirds of the 34-kilometre trail network at Harcourt’s new mountain bike park has been constructed as the project moves towards its scheduled completion early next year. 

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards last week inspected progress on the works being delivered by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning with funding from the Regional Tourism and Infrastructure Fund. 

“Mountain bike riders will have a new word-class trail network to explore around Harcourt and Mount Alexander thanks to the Victorian government’s $1.99 million investment,” she said. 

“The Harcourt Mountain Bike Park project will create 57 jobs and generate $9.8m in visitor spending within five years.”  

“The new 34km trail network is on track for completion in early 2018 and will build on the popularity of the Goldfields Track.”

There is an established mountain bike culture in the region and Mt Alexander is informally known as a place for riders to visit but it does not have proper standard trails to meet the growing interest. 

The trails will be well signposted and accessible by new connections to Harcourt, and the park will also provide a meeting point and toilets.  

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