Wild Mersey Project
14 May 2018
Kentish and Latrobe councils will jointly develop a world-class mountain bike and family cycling park in the Kentish and Latrobe municipalities, with a link to Devonport, that will attract national and international mountain bike tourists, host state and national events and provide a headline tourism attraction for the North-West Coast of Tasmania.
With 100km of mountain bike trails, designed by world leading mountain bike trail developers World Trail and TRC Tourism, it will include the most popular
mountain bike disciplines and cater for all levels of mountain biking ability, including Green Standard trails for beginners, Blue Standard trails for recreational mountain bikers and Black Standard extreme trails to attract national and international mountain bikers, elite riders and national events.
Mountain bike industry experts believe Tasmania needs 3-4 major mountain bike facilities to be considered a mountain bike destination. The Wild Mersey would not only create a third major facility (after Blue Derby and Mount Wellington) but extend the benefit of this emerging tourism industry to the North-West Coast. When also considering the trails proposed for the West Coast, this design will create the critical mass of trail experiences required, spreading the economic benefit to every region of Tasmania.
TRC Tourism has identified that the Mersey region has outstanding potential as a mountain bike destination, particularly if collaboratively marketed with the Blue Derby trails in Tasmania’s North-East.
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