Project status: In progress

How you had your say:

A draft report with recommendations for the ACT to attract more mountain biking visitors has been released for public comment. The report includes recommendations on how to also achieve meaningful recreational, social and economic benefits.

Last year we asked the ACT community for their thoughts on the existing mountain bike experience in the ACT and opportunities to improve it. That feedback has been used to inform the Draft Canberra Mountain Bike Report now out for consultation until Monday 2 November 2020.

The draft report details what we heard at the 2019 stakeholder consultation workshops and includes proposals for where to focus further work and investment to maximise the industry and experience.

You had your say by reviewing the draft report and providing us with feedback around whether the draft report was an accurate reflection of what you told us during consultation. You did this by emailing our Parks and Conservation Service team.

For more information about the draft report visit this page.

We are looking at:

We want to know what you think will define Canberra as an exciting mountain biking destination and what features could be enhanced or created to improve mountain bike experiences.

Canberra is home to strong and growing mountain biking culture. Our region contains a unique diversity of trails that cater for everyone from professional mountain bike riders to first time riders wanting to improve their fitness.

We will be considering existing mountain bike trail networks and thinking about their connectivity, identity and management. There will also be opportunities to explore options for new trails that enhance mountain bike experiences and consider our local environment and other users.

We will use your views to:

Your feedback will be used to help develop priority concepts to test with existing and potential mountain bike tourists and their families in surrounding NSW and Victoria.

Your ideas will inform the development of an ACT Mountain Bike Concept Plan. The plan will guide future management and development of mountain bike trails, and inform design for priority trails.

Your feedback on the draft report will be considered as we finalise the ACT Mountain Bike Concept Plan.

Enjoy your ride and be responsible

We want you to enjoy our trails. These short videos have some great tips (and some nice scenery too!) for mountain biking in our bush capital.

Banner image – photo credit to Lachlan Shaw

Winner of ACT Parks and Conservation Service's Spring Rides photo competition.