Pump Track to open tomorrow afternoon (Friday 3 June 2022)

Published on 02 June 2022

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Council is excited to confirm that this Friday afternoon, when the school bell rings, the Pump Track at the View Road Reserve will be officially open to the public!

The Mountain Bike Trails (MBT) have been open for some time now, however the public have been waiting eagerly for the pump track to open as well.

A new meeting/hang out space for riders and visitors will also open at the southern end of the pump track. This area is accessible via the granite sand pathway along the west side of the pump track and provides a bike rack, water bubbler, rubbish bin and seating. During July Council will install two new shelters which have been kindly donated by the Emu Bay Lions Club.

The name of the new facility is yet to be decided. Council will be asking the community to get their thinking caps on and will be seeking names as part of an upcoming competition. So keep posted for more details on this! With winter now upon us an official opening will occur in the spring at which point we will unveil the new name of the facility.

An important message for users - please obey all signage on site, keep off the grass areas within the pump track and take care around the new landscaping as some of the fresh plants are very hard to see.

Burnie City Council Mayor Kons said “I would like to thank the community working group which was formed in early 2020 to develop conceptual designs which aimed to capitalise on the increasing popularity of mountain biking in its various forms – I think they will and should be extremely proud of what has been achieved.

“We hope the community enjoys the new pump track. Over time Council will continue to improve the area with tree plantings and landscaping zones.”

Council would like to thank the community for their patience, whilst we have been working hard in difficult site conditions.