Steeped with cycling history and huge mountain biking potential, Collie is set to receive a major boost for trail development with contractor Common Ground engaged to design and construct a range of mountain bike trails directly connected to the township on the banks of the Collie River.
The work will include a 3.7km-long single track mountain bike trail, which will make optimal use of the river, bushland areas and a lake on the reserve.
The trail will augment the existing mountain bike trails in the Shire of Collie, such as Ray’s Trail and Dead Cat’s Trail, and forms part of the South West Mountain Bike Master Plan. The new trail is within easy reach of the town, adding value to users of the Munda Biddi and Mount Lennard trails, as well as day visitors and campers.
“Common Ground couldn’t be prouder to be involved in this extremely important project which will pave the way for future development of trails in the Collie River Valley,” said Common Ground spokesperson Dave Willcox.
Common Ground will work with the Shire of Collie and the Collie MTB Club to ensure the finished trail meets expectations of user groups.
The initial stages of design work have begun and construction is anticipated to commence this coming Winter and Spring.