Shred Kelly trail opens to public
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.”
SCENE SET: Mystic Trail’s new Shred Kelly track is ready for action.