The new mountain bike skills course at Nesbitt Park in Lismore has been officially opened.
The creation of the course involved demolishing part of the existing BMX track, undertaking drainage work, re-establishing landscaping and vegetation, and installing the sorts of bike skill features that normally would be found in a bushland setting.
Nationals MLC Ben Franklin said the upgrade means more people can use the track, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“This will now be an even better space for people to get outdoors and ride safely, especially for young people. I can’t wait to see it in action these school holidays.”
Lismore Mayor Vanessa Ekins said the new track will allow beginner to intermediate riders to learn their mountain biking skills whilst enjoying the outdoors.
“It’s exciting to open this Mountain Bike Skills Course which is something the community and Council has wanted for a long time and I thank the NSW Government for the grant to fund it,” she said.
Lismore City Council received a grant totalling $268,956 under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Funding to build the track.
Nesbitt Park already has playground equipment, a one kilometre walking track, exercise equipment, BBQ’s, sporting fields and a radio-controlled car facility.