Wagga Wagga Council have opened their brand new jump track on the northern side of town at Gobbagombalin Park.
In consultation with the community, including high school students from The Riverina Anglican College, Council wanted to ensure the track was built for all ages and abilities.
The 353-metre long loop has four table top jumps, nine berms, two gap jumps and one set of rollers - it really has something for all riders.
According to Parks & Recreation Assets Officer Rob Owers, “We have a track that a three-year-old could roll through on a balance bike, right up to a Year 10 student who can hit a tabletop hard and jump four metres long and a couple of metres in the air.
“It has a concrete start pad which has some elevation, so the kids can drop into the start of the track and have a bit of speed for the first set of jumps.”
In a first for Wagga Wagga, almost 350 tonnes of subsoil clay loam was used in building the track instead of the normal soft rock road base.
To stop riders cutting corners through the track, 200 trees, shrubs and native grasses were planted to form garden beds.
“It’s great to see Wagga Wagga building infrastructure for all types of bike riders. We can’t wait to see more councils follow suit and enable whole communities to enjoy life on two wheels,” commented Kim Lavender, Bicycle NSW Communications Manager.
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