Shred Kelly trail opens to pub­lic

Alpine Observer - - News -

By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

BRIGHT’S new­est moun­tain bike trail was fi­nally fully opened last Thurs­day.

Shred Kelly’s Last Stand is the new­est of­fer­ing in the Mys­tic Moun­tain Bike Park.

The flow trail is the fi­nal piece of trail funded through Alpine Shire Coun­cil’s Alpine Events Park project.

The track was de­signed and built by Trails­capes and took 10 weeks to com­plete from start to fin­ish.

With an ever in­creas­ing trail net­work and a new trail­head and be­gin­ner track planned for Ro­tary Pines at Dougherty’s Bridge, Alpine Com­mu­nity Plan­ta­tion ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Alia Parker said use of the park was only set to grow.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing time for moun­tain bik­ing here and with the new trail and more up­com­ing projects the park is start­ing to be­come much more es­tab­lished and will soon look like an ac­tual precinct,” she said.

Ms Parker said more than 50,000 in­di­vid­ual rides had taken place on the pop­u­lar Hero Trail since it opened in De­cem­ber 2016 and even more peo­ple are ex­pected to visit the Mys­tic trails this sum­mer.

“Our shut­tle op­er­a­tor Blue Dirt has seen a 20 per cent in­crease in sea­son pass sales this year so we’re ex­pect­ing this sum­mer to be busier than ever be­fore,” she said.

“In Jan­uary there will be shut­tles every day from De­cem­ber 27 through to Fe­bru­ary 3 which there’s never been be­fore, last year they op­er­ated for about two weeks in Jan­uary.

“This year they ran shut­tles every week­end and hav­ing this con­sis­tency helps in a big way, rid­ers know that they can come to Bright any week­end and know there’s go­ing to be a shut­tle run­ning with the ex­cep­tion of some re­ally big events.”

PHOTO: TrailS­capes

SCENE SET: Mys­tic Trail’s new Shred Kelly track is ready for ac­tion.

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