View Road Reserve - Pump Track and MTB Cycle Path

  • Project typeConstruction
  • Project value$480,000
  • Contractor nameRidemore Pty Ltd
  • Completion Date03 June 2022

Project Details

Recreational cycling for fitness and wellbeing received a boost in Burnie with the construction of a new bicycle pump track and mountain bike trails at the View Road Reserve.

Council appointed Ridemore Pty Ltd to design and build the tracks.

The Ridemore design offers the following key benefits for users with a range of cycling skills and experience:

  • Easy access to the pump track which is to be at the lower (carpark) level
  • A separate children's zone within the pump track
  • Reinvigorate the existing dirt piles used by the Burnie Challenge to create dirt jumps
  • Three descent mountain bike trails on the hillside above the carpark that provide an exciting experience for mountain bike riders separate from the shared pathway around the Reserve.


Update: Thursday 2 June 2022

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 MTB Mountain Bike Trails have been open for some time now, however the public have been waiting eagerly for the pump track to open.

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.

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.


Update: Tuesday 21 December 2021

The MTB trails and dirt jumps are now open to the public.

The downhill trails are of varying difficulty so the public is encouraged to assess these before use. A temporary sign has been placed near the dirt jumps to advise the difficulty ratings of the trails. Permanent signage and trail markers will be installed early next year also.   

Please look after this new facility - bins are now in place and users are encouraged to make use of these.

The contractor, Ridemore will be back on site mid-January to continue the work on the pump track and this will be completed 4-6 weeks after they return to site.


Rules to keep us all safe

  • For mountain bike use only. No motorbikes.
  • Always wear appropriate safety gear including helmet, gloves, protective padding and eye protection.
  • The downhill trails are of varying difficulty. Always inspect trail before using and assess against your skill level.
  • Show respect and consideration for other users of this facility.
  • Alcohol or smoking is not permitted.
  • Dogs must be kept on leash in this area.
  • Do not degrade the trails or jumps through misuse or modification.
  • Dispose of litter thoughtfully.

Enjoy safely and have fun!

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