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12 September, 2021

Cattle safe entry grids make biking easier

MAREEBA Mountain Goats Inc. has put their innovative minds to the test, creating an entry point for mountain bikes to go in without letting cattle out at the Davies Creek Mountain Bike Track.

By Ellie Fink

Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park now has a grid installed as an entryway, letting bikes in and out while keeping the neighbouring cattle in.

MAREEBA Mountain Goats Inc. has put their innovative minds to the test, creating an entry point for mountain bikes to go in without letting cattle out at the Davies Creek Mountain Bike Track. 

The newly installed grid has made it easier for mountain bikers utilising the popular track to get in without the hassle of climbing over the gates.

President of Mareeba Mountain Goats Inc. Steven Soda said the new entrance will benefit mountain bikers as the park’s popularity continues to increase. 

“Over time the park became more popular, we felt the need to improve the design so people didn't have to lift their bikes over the gate they already had,” she said. 

“We had a few members volunteer their time, we received a bit of funding and we had a few members of the club donate time to put it together. 

“We have put quite a bit of thought into it so it is safely utilised, especially for younger kids and their families.”

This project was also funded by the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport, as a way to get the community back into sport after COVID.


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