Bike enthusiasts asked for feedback


Mountain bike and BMX riders will have the opportunity to contribute their ideas for the renewal of three Geelong bike facilities this weekend.

The City of Greater Geelong and trail designers World Trail will meet with community members over three days to hear what riders want to see at the Stead Park Dirt Jumps in Corio, The Hill Mountain Bike Park in Newtown and Waurn Ponds Dirt Jumps.

The bike trail revamps follow consultation in 2021, when the riding community indicated the City’s bike facilities were “not appealing” due to their condition and functionality.

Bike enthusiasts are encouraged to share their views to help make the tracks more engaging and challenging for all riders during the two-hour sessions.

The sessions will take place at Stead Park on Friday, July 12 from 1pm to 3pm, at The Hill on Saturday, July 13 from 10am to noon and at the Waurn Ponds track on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.

Community members can also submit feedback via an online survey at before Sunday, August 4.

Councillor Sarah Hathway said the three tracks were in need of a refresh.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, the City has seen a significant increase in community members taking an interest in mountain bike and BMX riding,” Cr Hathway said.

“By increasing the appeal of the Stead Park Dirt Jumps, The Hill Mountain Bike Park and Waurn Ponds Dirt Jumps, we hope more people will use these facilities and take part in this healthy pastime.”

The feedback will be used to inform the design of concept plans, which will then be presented back to the community for a second round of public engagement.