Trails: New Mountain Bike Park For Launceston, TAS

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Dirt Art, the Australian mountain bike trail construction, consulting, maintenance and management company will soon begin work on a new project; the Hollybank MTB Park in Tasmania.
Hollybank MTB park, plenty of great terrain to work with.

Hollybank MTB park, plenty of great terrain to work with.

The Hollybank MTB Park, will consist of a 20km, $800k trail development 20min north east of Launceston, TAS. The trail network includes 8.5km of blue and green graded trail loops, and a 10km point-to-point all mountain descent that can also be climbed.
Notably 5km of the loop trails will be surfaced, providing Launceston’s first all-weather, year-round mountain bike facility. The descent is shuttle-accessed with the existing Treetop Adventures operation looking into providing a paid shuttle service. The descent/point-to-point trail will include a wide range of rock slab and constructed trail features, and offers a vertical drop of over 300m.
Dirt Art will also be designing and building a large skills area and trail plus a massive pump track. The new developments compliment an existing 1.5km downhill trail, which will be upgraded as part of the project; this trail is also shuttle accessible.
Work on the Tasmanian government-funded project is due to start in early 2014, and will be finished in July 2014.  The project has a strong jobs focus, and as such we will be looking to fill a range of new positions, including two new trainees.
It is also planned that trails will be opened in a rolling fashion, as they are completed.
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