(7km North-East of Hobart)
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Dirt Devils MTB Club
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132 Bathurst Street, Hobart
3/96 Clarence Street, Bellerive
For the cross-country minded Clarence has a multitude of trail options. A race standard short-course track snakes through the cleared area of the park, and will suit beginner standard to elite riders, with varying line choices available. For a longer ride, veering off the short course will take riders into the mid-length cross-country. This trail has been designed with pure enjoyment in mind, short mellow climbing sections are broken up by short and sweet descents.
Gravity fiends can get their fix at Clarence, with a 2.5 minute downhill trail offering a huge mix of terrain. The trail has been built with numerous line options, so can be enjoyed by riders of almost any skill level. The Clarence downhill trail also forms the return trail of the extended cross-country loop.
The main park area at Clarence is home to a Dirt Art designed mountain cross/4x track. The track is a true mountain bike course, with a mix of smooth and rough terrain, jumps, berms, and flat turns, with multiple line options throughout the track. For some laid-back fun, riders can check out the dual slalom and pump tracks, which offer a blend of berms, jumps and rollers.
Source: Australian Mountain Bike Magazine
This new MTB park is reached along the Tasman Highway—from the car park by the B33 exit it’s an 800m ride into the park village. The park contains around 7km of singletrack, which links up with a 20km web of fire trails through the Meehan Range.
The main cross-country trail is a twisting affair – great if you want to test your control through tight berms – that runs along beside the highway before ramping up onto the slopes of the Meehan Range. A narrow stepping-stone bridge and the steep berms provide the greatest opportunities for bravado when riding with your mates.
Source: Mountain Bike Australia Magazine - November 2010
26 March 2013