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Flow trails on track for mountain bikers in Forrest


Forrest, in the heart of the Otway’s will soon cater for mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities, with works to begin on the Barwon Flow Trails.

Construction will begin this month on the Barwon Flow Trails supported through $500,000 from the Regional Infrastructure Fund.

Home to events like the Otway Odyssey, Forrest is already a go-to destination for skilled mountain bikers with this project to maintain and modernise the trails to ensure they are an asset for years to come.

The Barwon Flow Trails is part of a package of works for the Forrest Mountain Bike Revitalisation Project that will deliver 9.3km of new mountain bike trails and rejuvenate more than 8km of existing ones thanks to $2.07 million from the Victorian Government and $250,000 from the Colac Otway Shire Council.

The project will upgrade the cross-country trails with beginner and intermediate jump flow trails, delivering a new experience and a new challenge for riders.

A new trailhead, skills park and visitor precinct will be designed and constructed as part of the project, with the skills park to cater for skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, and bikes.

Australian company Dirt Art, who are world leaders in designing and constructing more 1,000km of trails, will deliver the Barwon Flow Trails.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and helps councils to build the infrastructure locals need.

The Fund is key to the Government’s almost $30 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015. For more information visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

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