Mountain bikers to ride high, $5m grant

The Mogo Adventure Trail Hub is set to become a mountain biking mecca, with a new $5 million grant to complete the $8 million project.

Eurobodalla Council was successful in attracting additional money under Stage Two of the joint NSW and Australian Governments’ Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. Council’s director of planning Lindsay Usher said the Adventure Trail Hub would be a boon to Mogo and the region, helping grow Eurobodalla’s visitor economy into the future.

“Mountain bike enthusiasts have an insatiable thirst for adventurous trail networks and organised events, and we’re building a world-class trail hub right here in Mogo,” Mr Usher said.

“This new funding lets us complete the 150 kilometre trail system envisaged in the master plan prepared for us by trail experts Dirt Art. It lets us extend out from the south side of Mogo and add amenities.

“Most exciting will be the Mount Wandera summit to sea hero trail.”

Mr Usher said the hub was already attracting mountain bikers to the shire and that “the recent write up in FLOW Mountain Biking magazine is testament to how well these trails have been received”.

“Council congratulates the Narooma Mountain Bike Club who will also be expanding their mountain bike trail system at Dalmeny, receiving nearly $4 million under the same round of funding. Further south there was more than $4.5 million for a mountain bike hub and trails at Eden,” he said.

“This cements the NSW south coast as a go-to MTB destination.”

The new funding follows the $3 million Growing Local Economies Fund grant for the first stage of the project.

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