New Mountain Bike Trails in Alice Springs!
Central Australia has always provided the perfect terrain for Mountain Biking with the Games events including a Short Course, 25km Night Race, ANZAC Hill Climb and Cross Country hosted by the Central Australian Rough Riders Association.
Now with the recent opening of 31kms of four new mountain bike trails at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the sport is becoming increasing popular with the Games expected to attract many new Mountain Biking enthusiasts.
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan said the Government had already started to promote the trails to potential holiday makers and mountain bike enthusiasts to boost tourism in the region.
“The Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro in May will also bring more visitors to Alice Springs helping to establish the Centre as a must-visit destination for mountain bike riders.”
The four new trails have been given traditional names for local animals in the area by the reserve’s joint management partners, the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation. The names are: Ilentye (Galah), Arrwa (Black-footed Rock-Wallaby), Tyape (Witchetty Grub) and Apwelantye (Black Kite).
Sports Co-ordinator Ben Gooley said the new trials will take the sport event further. “Mountain Biking is a fast growing sport and we encourage anyone thinking of taking part, to get in early and register. The Alice Springs trials are the best you’ll ever experience,” said Ben Gooley.
Central Australia Tourism has put together this fantastic video featuring Clarke Petrick. Clarke is a third generation Centralian from the much-loved Petrick clan.