The sport of mountain biking is growing in popularity across Australia and supports a significant recreation industry in many parts of the developed world. Generally, mountain bike riders seek purpose-built trails that deliver the best riding experience and consequently, the number of trail developments and facilities in Australia continues to grow in response to the growth in the sport.
The Kyogle Council local government area features a picturesque landscape and terrain that is highly suitable for mountain bike trail development and is therefore a natural candidate for the development of a mountain biking hub in northern NSW. Kyogle’s proximity to the major population centres of Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well as the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay give it great potential to attract riders seeking a great mountain biking experience in a stunning landscape.
In recognition of the potential of the area, Kyogle Council has developed and adopted the Kyogle Mountain Bike Trail Development Strategy. The Strategy aims to deliver a network of trails and ancillary facilities in proximity to Kyogle that will provide opportunities for residents and visitors to participate in walking, jogging, trail running and mountain bike riding. Bringing additional tourists and visitors to Kyogle will benefit the town’s businesses including cafes, hotels and accommodation venues and has the further potential to develop new businesses around mountain biking activities such as guiding and tours, skills training and coaching, mountain bike sales, rental and repair.
To view the Kyogle Mountain Bike Trail Development Strategy, please click here.