Cardwell Tropical Mountain Bike Destination

Cardwell Tropical Mountain Bike Destination

World leading trail bike specialist begins feasibility study

Posted on 07.09.2020

Cardwell is on track to achieve its vision of becoming a world leading mountain bike (MTB) destination following the appointment of internationally renowned specialist agency, World Trail who have commenced feasibility investigations.

World Trail is one of the largest and most experienced MTB trail companies in the world having designed, planned and constructed hundreds of projects across 20 countries. Among their achievements is the Blue Derby trail in Tasmania which is now synonymous around Australia and the world as the nation’s premier mountain bike tourism destination, accredited for revitalising the
regional township’s economy.

Director of World Trails, Glen Jacobs will lead the feasibility study which he anticipates to deliver
positive findings.

“When we first heard news that the Cassowary Coast Regional Council were considering entering the global ride destination market, our whole team was excited,” said Mr Jacobs.

“The destination features spectacular coastlines, pristine sandy beaches, beautiful tropical islands, the Great Barrier Reef, the majestic Hinchinbrook Island and stunning rainforest mountains, complete with amazing waterfalls and swimming holes.

“Combine these extraordinary natural assets with a friendly forward thinking community, we see Cardwell’s potential as a significant ride destination not only in Australia, but throughout the World.”

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor, Mark Nolan is confident that through this appointment Cardwell will receive the best possible advice toward seeing this vision come to life.

“Glen Jacobs is the first and only Australian to be inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame and the fact that he is so enthusiastic about Cardwell gives us great confidence that we’re on the right track,” said Mayor Nolan.

“We look forward to receiving the results of this study later in the year in anticipation of progressing our plans to the next phase.”

(For further information about World Trails go to https://world-trail.com)

‘Cardwell Tropical Mountain Bike Destination’ is a community initiative led by the Kirrama Range Road Support Group Inc., Girramay Aboriginal Corporation and Council which aims to diversify the local economy and provide meaningful opportunities in accommodation, food and beverage, bikeeconomy as well as cultural, adventure and eco tours.

World Trails’ study is expected to be delivered late 2020, and should it demonstrate that the project is feasible, the project will enter the next phase; a detailed business case.

The $100,000 study is co-funded by Council with the Queensland Government.

Source
Media Statement
Cassowary Coast Regional Council

 

Share

FacebookTwitter

Have a story to tell or news to share?

Let us know by Submitting a News Story

Discover Queensland

Explore all of Queensland’s adventures.

Start Exploring

What's On

Oct

03

Forest Therapy Walk

Mindfulness in the City Botanic Gardens
Read more

Oct

10

Forest Therapy Walk

Mindfulness in the City Botanic Gardens
Read more

Oct

10

Pinnacle Sports Top Rope Course

The skills you need to get climbing outside
Read more

Latest News

Caravanning and Camping most popular holiday

Most popular holiday type for Australians in 2019.

Read more
Outdoor Recreation Policy for the 2020 Queensland State Election

Significant benefits to QLD

Read more
Bike Riding Grants

Bike Riding Encouragement & Infrastructure

Read more

Become a member

We welcome applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More
Tail Lights by Georgina Pratten