The NT Government has released a Mountain Bike progress report on its Master Plan for Mountain Biking in the NT.
The report comes at an exciting time for mountain biking in the Territory with the three-day event, Lassetters Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Trail Muster, beginning in Alice Springs tomorrow.
The Northern Territory Government, through Tourism NT, is working to establish the NT as a unique destination home to world-class mountain bike trails.
To achieve this goal, the Mountain Biking Master Plan features five strategies to guide investment and development of sustainable world-class mountain biking opportunities.
The progress report card has been developed to outline what has been achieved so far and sets out future plans.
Since the development of the Mountain Biking Master Plan significant work and planning has been done across the Territory including; trail sustainability work on the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve trails, start on the production of an Alice Springs MTB Destination Development Plan, work to install a bike maintenance station including pump at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and development of five new trails at Casuarina Coastal Reserve at Lee Point.
In 2017-18, $1.3 million will be spent on trail development projects across the Territory including tracks in Darwin, Alice Springs, Litchfield and Katherine.
The Northern Territory is also partnering with Flow Mountain Bike, the leading online channel for Australasian mountain bikers to create a multi-part video and editorial series titled Ride the Centre.
The series will showcase the Red Centre and Alice Springs as a pivotal mountain biking destination.
Download the Mountain Bike Progress Report Card here.