(200km West of Canberra)
Trails & Tracks*:
Facilities & Services:
MTB Wagga Inc
Local Bicycle Shops:
Morgan Street Cycles
53A Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga
Wagga Cycle Centre
119 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga
107 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga
The course is very highly regarded by riders of all standards; 7.3 km in length , approx. mix of single track / firetrail is about 70/30; the single tracks have been purpose built & are smooth, fast & flowing through native bush. No pine trees. This year 3 hr course uses about 4kms of 2009 course and is run in reverse to previous years, with new track not used before, for the other 3.5km. The 3 hr course runs anti-clockwise on the adjoining map.
The new 90Min beginner/novice course, graded as easy, app 2.5km in length, is separate to the 3hr course, except for the transition-timing area. NSW Forestry Officer, Duncan Watt & his team have done an outstanding job with the tracks. Most climbs & drops are on firetrails. Riders are reminded to use some caution when descending the firetrails & crossing waterbars.
Source: MTB Wagga
The Tumut State Forest recreational trails are made up of three well signposted loops and one connecticn trail that is more XC-focused. Combined, these give you just over 12km of flowing singletrack fun. Flowing' is the work here; after a short climb from the carpark, you start to feel the flow as the trails follow the contours of the mountain.
Often trail builders designing tracks in small areas succumb to the temptation to build super-tight singletrack - which interrupts momentum - but the trail builders from NSW Forestry have kept it all open, fast and fun. The network has a bit of everything and caters for people of every skill level, from beginner to advanced, through the 'advanced' track sections are nothing to fear.
Source: Australian Mountain Bike Magazine - February 2012
9 September 2014