Give mountain bike riding a go
LOCAL downhill cyclists are thrilled to see the Promisedland Mountain Bike Trails network doubled in size and new facilities opened.
Stephen Bennett, Member for Burnett, said the $100,000 grant to Mountain Biking Bundaberg Inc, under the Get Playing initiative, was great news.
Another 18km of track was added to the existing 20km, and visitors have a new shelter, a shed and toilets at the trailhead.
“It’s a naturally beautiful area of forest for cyclists to enjoy, with the track running through open forest and patches of vine scrub,” Mr Bennett said.
“I congratulate the volunteers from Mountain Biking Bundaberg who work so hard to create and maintain downhill cycling trails in the area.”
The Get Playing initiative is part of the former LNP Government’s flagship Get in the Game grassroots sports initiative.
“It was so popular that we tripled the funding over three years from $16 million to $47 million, with hundreds of sports group across Queensland helping families to get involved in a sport,” Mr Bennett said.
Mr Bennett especially wants to encourage women to give mountain biking a try.
“One of the main objectives of the PromisedLand project is to get more women involved in outdoor activities,” Mr Bennett said.
“I can’t think of a sport that’s better at keeping people fit and healthy.”
The Promisedland network of mountain bike trails is in Cordalba State Forest about 46km south-west of Bundaberg and 14km north-west of Childers.
The trailhead can be accessed from Childers and Bundaberg by taking the turn-off from the Isis Hwy to Cordalba, and then left into the Promisedland Rd
More information about the Promisedland mountain bike trails network and Cordalba State Forest can be found at nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/cordalba/about.htm.
Get Active: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett is pleased with the upgrade to Promisedland Bike Trails.