Promisedland Mountain Bike Trails Network
Nov 12, 2015
Promisedland mountain bike trails network doubles
Biking through Cordalba State Forest near Bundaberg is now twice as much fun, as the Promisedland Mountain Bike Trails network doubles in size and new facilities are opened.
Announcing the upgrade today, Sport and Racing Minister Bill Byrne and National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles said the project was funded by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing through a $100,000 grant to Mountain Biking Bundaberg Inc (MBB), under the Get Playing initiative.
Visitors will find a new shelter, shed and toilets at the trailhead and 18 kilometres of track added to the existing 20 kilometres.
“The track extension gives cyclists access to more of the natural beauty of the forest and the changing vegetation types from the tall open forest to patches of vine scrub,” Mr Byrne said.
“The extra stretch of track will make mountain biking more exhilarating, exciting and fun for biking enthusiasts.
“Our governmentis grateful for the support of volunteers from Mountain Biking Bundabergto create and maintain trails for recreation,' he said.
Dr Miles said volunteers were helping to provide thrilling and stimulating outdoor activities.
“The Get Playing initiative is aimed at supporting sport and recreation at a grassroots level,” Dr Miles said.
“We hope the Promisedland upgrade will encourage more women to get involved in outdoor activities, which was a key objective of the project.
“Riding across the rocky gullies will be a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy.”
The Promisedland network of mountain bike trails is a project developed with Mountain Biking Bundaberg Incorporated.
Cordalba State Forest is about 46 kilometres south-west of Bundaberg, 14 kilometres north-west of Childers and 327 kilometres north of Brisbane.
The trailhead can be accessed from Childers and Bundaberg.
To get to Promisedland from Childers, take the turn-off to Cordalba at Claytons Road and then turn left onto Promisedland Road.
From Bundaberg travel south along the Isis Highway for 22 kilometres until the Phillips Road turn-off; then travel along that road for about 16 kilometres before taking a left turn onto Promisedland Road.
Continue for about 3.9 kilometres before turning right onto an unsealed forest road, and follow the signs to the start of the Promisedland mountain bike trail network.
More information about the Promisedland mountain bike trails network and Cordalba State Forest is at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/cordalba/about.htm