With mountain biking gaining a higher profile in Canberra, enthusiasts may not realise how threatened it is.
If bushfires weren’t bad enough. One of the major drawcards for Canberra MTBing is its diversity, with great trails at Stromlo, Kowen, Majura, and Sparrow. Three of these four fields are now facing potential development. I will say now that I cannot provide specific detail for all development so keep that in mind:
- — Kowen may possibly be affected by a new solar plant;
— a large part of Majura is looking down the barrel of a new highway; and
— Sparrow Hill will be affected by the proposed development of the Kings Highway to serve the new Joint Operations Command near Bungendore, possibly wiping out some of the more popular runs such as BobSled.
Make the most of them. Those who know more details are more than welcome to make corrections, amendments, or expand.