Council grant kick starts mountain bike park
DIRT mountain bike club received a Community Support Program grant for $10,000 from the Douglas Shire Council to help them with trail maintenance and the construction of a mountain bike skills park in Port Douglas.
The money has allowed the club to purchase a trailer capable of carrying trail tools and up to eight bikes. The club have also purchased necessary power tools as well as trail tools with the money received from the council.
The DIRT Club has started plotting a probable course for the track at the Port Douglas site which is adjacent to the Port Douglas Sports Reserve which currently houses organised sports including AFL, Rugby Union and Netball as well as the newly completed and popular pump track which also received a significant contribution from the DSC.
They are looking for more volunteers to help clear a trail and construct a track.
The trailer has also been used by the Mossman State High School which recently took students to the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park to compete in a regional competition.
The tools have made track maintenance much quicker. Having said that we have recently completed 3 trips into Black Mountain to clean up the Twin Bridges Track which is now ready for hikers and bikers. This track has to be the absolute best trail in the region!
The Club will be hosting a social ride through the Twin Bridges Track on August 6. For more information visit their facebook page
Left to right: DIRT’s Robert Borzi, Aedan Busmer, Nicola Learmond and Rod Johnson