This weekend Mount Stromlo officially reopens as Stromlo Forest Park, with the staging of the Australian Mountain Bike Championships. Jon Stanhope and Andrew Barr are proudly touting this new jewel in Canberra’s crown, which will hopefully see Canberra restored as Australia’s mountain biking mecca and continue our status as the healthy capital. This weekend will see the National Champions crowned in the mountain bike disciplines of cross county, short course cross country, downhill, mountain cross and observed trials. The newly constructed facilities at Stromlo will see all events finishing at the new event centre on the foot hills of Stromlo – for more info check out the MTB Nationals site .
It seems the ACT Govt is already very happy with what they have created out at Stromlo, with Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC) mountain bike club being awarded a grant of $40,000 today to continue their work building mountain biking trails at Stromlo.