Mountain Bike Mid-AirRise to the uphill challenge, go with the flow downhill and test out other awesome tracks and obstacles at the Mt Taylor Mountain Bike Park, north of Bairnsdale in Gippsland.

Exciting additions and upgrades mean there are now 30 km of bicycle tracks to tackle thanks to 2018 State Government funding.

Local Forest Fire Management Victoria staff have built a five-kilometre-long ‘ascending’ track which provides a challenging ride from the bottom to the top.

Specialist contractors, Dirt Art, have sculpted a new three and a half kilometre ‘Flow Track’ from the top to bottom and extended the Southern Cross cross-country track by five kilometres.

Built to make it fun and challenging with lots of jumps, gaps and bermed corners, this work will keep the tracks more sustainable and provide variety and options for riders.

The new tracks have been praised as great to ride and ‘an awesome facility for the wider cycling community. The Mt Taylor MTB park now has something for all mountain bikers, from less experienced, to experts looking for a challenge.’

There’s a track for walkers and trail runners too, challenging the fittest foot-soldiers: a five-kilometre return track built to ensure keen hill climbers have a dedicated facility. The track is rated difficult and has been named the ‘Elevator’ by local walkers.

There are new picnic facilities and track infrastructure, with planning for a new shelter, information sign, dedicated camping area, beginners ‘skill track’ and advanced jump line.

Mt Taylor is becoming well known as a Mountain Bike destination with many cyclists regularly riding the tracks.  National, state and local events have been held here over the past five years and it's anticipated the new facilities will attract more large-scale events.

For more details go to gippslandMTB.com.au.

Page last updated: 14/02/19

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