(85km South-West of Geelong)
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Facilities & Services:
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Forrest Mountain Bike and Cycling Club
Local Bicycle Shops:
Torquay Cycling Factory
1b Baines Crescent, Torquay
Forrest Brewing Company
Forrest-Apollo Bay Road, Forrest
The Forrest trail network is situated in the sleepy town of Forrest, approximately 2 ½ hours south west of Melbourne. Forrest and has recently enjoyed some time and money spent on planning, designing and building arguably the most impressive mountain bike trail network in Australia.
With the expertise of Glen Jacobs and the World Trail crew and a dedicated group of local trail builders and government agencies, have all combined to create a vast network ranging from family singletrack to technical black diamond rated trails, and everything in between. The trail network spreads for the town centre into 2 main areas, The Yaugher Network and the imaginatively named Southern Trail Network, each offering a variety in riding and trail conditions.
The trails would be ideally suited to the trail rider looking for an all encompassing mountain bike experience, in one destination. When planning your trip to Forrest, be sure to look up the Red Carpet trail in the southern trail network. A moderate climb up trail 2 (Barlidjaru) of approx 3 km, takes you through some impressive rainforest bush land, towards Lake Elizabeth.
Take the left hand turn down the well marked no.3 trail (Red Carpet) takes you on some of the best, fast, flowing singletrack, that mountain bikers search for - fast and twisty, yet with enough technical features to make it interesting and challenging. The Forrest mountain bike trail network strength is in the network linking and trail planning, using the town as the centrepiece.
With further trail and town development and increase of services in the town, Forrest will become a world class mountain bike destination. With a micro brewery opening soon [now open], these is exactly the type of development it needs. Get on board.
30 May 2011