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Major mountain bike trail opens in Tasmania

Major mountain bike trail opens in Tasmania
November 22, 2019

The $3.2 million St Helens Mountain Bike Trail has today opened in Tasmania. Comprising 110km and situated in the area of Bay of Fires and St Helens, this trail adds a significant experience to Tasmania’s world-renowned mountain bike track network.

The Tasmanian Government understands the potential of mountain bike tourism as an important part of growing our visitor economy, contributing $1 million to this project through the Tasmanian Cycling Tourism Fund.

The St Helens Mountain Bike Trail adds to Tasmania’s reputation as a major destination for this selective and high-yielding market segment.

Trails in Derby and Maydena have had a significant impact on the local economies, and St Helens is well-positioned to accommodate the needs of visitors either seeking adrenaline rides or a fun activity as part of the beach-side family holiday.

The Tasmanian Government’s $6 million Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Fund supports the Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Strategy, a key element in growing their visitor economy.

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