Work starts to Ingleburn Reserve Mountain Bike Trail
Published on 17 May 2022
Media Release - 30 May 2022
Visitors to Ingleburn Reserve will soon be able to enjoy the bumps and jumps of a new family-friendly mountain bike trail near the reserve's picnic area.
The $70,000 mini mountain bike trail is the first part of a $1.5 million project to enhance the riverside reserve to improve its accessibility and range of facilities.
Plans to enhance the reserve have been drawn up since community consultation was held in 2020 to understand the community's wants and aspirations for the future of the bushland reserve.
"Through our consultation period we heard how important Ingleburn Reserve is to our community and the potential that it holds to be a space that represents the pride we have in our local bushland," Mayor George Greiss said.
"This project will kick off a series of works to the reserve which will enhance what is one our most beautiful and ecologically diverse bushland areas, to make it more accessible and user-friendly," Cr Greiss said.
"The mountain bike trail will fit in with the family-friendly nature of Ingleburn Reserve and is designed so that mums and dads can enjoy it alongside their kids," he said.
The 770 metre trail includes a series of jumps, rollovers, rock gardens and berms and will cater for beginner and intermediate riders.
Later this year, new picnic facilities including tables, seating and barbeques will be installed as well as upgrades to the path network to make it more accessible to people with prams and wheelchairs.
Construction on the project is expected to be complete in July.