Hunter’s Hill Council has now opened a new custom-designed bike track at Boronia Park with a three-level course sure to please riders of all ages.
Located on the hillside between Oval 2 and 3, the track has sections for beginner, intermediate and experienced riders.
Luckily for bike lovers, this action item under the Boronia Park Plan of Management was completed just in time for the Summer school holidays!
Social enterprise Youth Services Australia designed the track with input from both the local community and local riders, while members of the public suggested and voted for the names for the three colour-coded track lines:
- Pesky Peddlers (yellow – novice)
- Misfits (blue – intermediate)
- Look Ma No Hands! (white – expert)
The track packs in a lot of fun into the space with its clever design and offers a great range for riders.
The Council’s Acting General Manager Nick Tobin said the uptake in outdoor recreation during COVID demonstrated the need for facilities such as the new track.
“We installed a temporary mound on-site ahead of construction of the bike track and the response from riders was fantastic,” he said.
“We are thrilled to now offer a full track to locals, especially our youth, in time for the summer holidays.”
“It complements what is already available at Boronia Park, from the intergenerational outdoor exercise equipment to the netball courts, and fields used for everything from general recreation and organised sport, to dog off-leash areas.”
Mr Tobin said having a dedicated bike track was also about protecting the surrounding environment.
“We want to prevent riders from making informal tracks through bushland in this area,” he said.
The bike track is a non-supervised community facility.
The Council asks that all visitors to the site read and follow the information signposted at the entry points and around the lines, and care for the space and all those who use it.