16 Apr 2020

In the current era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aussie mountain bikers are having to keep away from bike parks and trail centres. However, there's a new trail network that's opened - and this one is so local that anyone can ride it!

You’d have to be locked down in self-isolation to not know that Tasmania has been absolutely crushing the mountain bike scene over the past few years. Blue Derby was the first big development, then we saw Maydena Bike Park open, and more recently the ribbon has been cut on the new St Helens trail network and that huge Bay of Fires trail. There’s a lot more coming too, and that’s helping to cement Tasmania’s reputation as being the go-to destination for many mountain bikers around the country and across the globe.

The only problem right now is that we can’t really ride them. With travel bans and new social distancing laws in place to ward off the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, all we can do in the meantime is daydream about riding those sublime trails through the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness.

But there is still hope. In fact, there’s a new trail network that’s opened up that isn’t just super local, it’s also entirely COVID-19-proof. Sounds too good to be true right?

Jasper da Seymour, a marvellous mountain bike videographer who’s been behind many of Flow’s recent travel features, has produced this wonderful video to show off the new trail network, which includes iconic trails such as ‘Back Fence’, ‘Deck Rott’, and ‘Succulent Jungle’. Looking for some inspiration for post-lockdown good times? Then get ready for an epic tour to whet your trail-riding appetite!

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