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Official Opening of Uki Mountain Bike Park

Date

Sat 07th October 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

165 Smiths Creek Rd
Smiths Creek NSW 2484

Details

Join us for the opening of Tweed’s first official mountain bike park, Uki Mountain Bike Park.

Join us for the opening event of Tweed’s first official mountain bike park.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Wollumbin/Mt Warning, the Tweed’s newest outdoor recreation facility will welcome mountain bikers of all ages, experience and abilities at the official opening event on Saturday 7 October 2023.

Grab a ticket, your helmet and bike safety gear and come on down for a day of fun. Enjoy the fresh air, experience the rush of riding the trails, take in the breath-taking scenery and devour a sausage sizzle snag.

This free event has a limited number of tickets available and attendees must present their ticket on arrival.

The park will be closed to ticket holders until 9:30 am and closed to the non-ticket holders until 12 pm on this day.

About the park

Tweed Shire Council, in partnership with Tweed Valley Mountain Bike Riders, engaged outdoor trail design and construction specialists Trailworx to build more than 6.4 km of mountain bike trails on Council-owned operational land adjacent to the Uki Wastewater Treatment Plant on Smiths Creek Road at Uki.

The facility features 6.4 km of track across eight mountain bike trails including one climbing and seven descending trails. The tracks are made up of four green trails (beginner), three blue trails (more difficult) and one black diamond trail (very difficult). A pump track (skills park) specially designed to suit children aged 5 – 12 years is also included.

The facility is part of Council’s commitment to providing our community with opportunities to be active and healthy, as well as ensuring the Tweed is a vibrant place to live and visit.

The project has been made possible thanks to a grant awarded through the NSW Office of Sport – Regional Sports Facility Fund 2021-22.

This Tweed Shire Council community facility is operated in partnership with Tweed Valley Mountain Bike Riders (TVMTBR) and located on Council-owned operational land.

This event is hosted jointly by Tweed Shire Council and the TVMTBR.

Activities to enjoy

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony | 10 am – 10:15 am

Speeches and ribbon cutting | 10:15 am – 10:40 am

Dane Folpp jump exhibition and demonstration | 11 am – 11:30 am

Coffee cart and sausage sizzle | 10 am – 2 pm

Skills sessions, bike demonstration and bike mechanic stall | 10:30 am – 2 pm

Competition (longest skid, high jump/bunny hop and trackstand) | 10:30 am – 2 pm

What to bring

  • Mountain bike, e-bike, kid’s bike (pump track) or adaptive mountain bikes (4 rolling trail).
  • Helmet and bike safety gear. Other protection equipment is recommended.
  • Picnic blanket or chairs to enjoy the scenery while you rest and have refreshments.
  • Food you’d like to share and water bottle. However, there will be a water bubbler and sausage sizzle located at the main trail hub near the car park/pump track.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear clothes and shoes appropriate for the outdoors and for a short bike ride if interested.

The following is prohibited at the Uki Mountain Bike Park

  • Motorbikes or trail bikes
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Radio controlled cards
  • Walking or hiking on the trails
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking or e-cigarettes
  • Camping and campervans
  • Fires

Parking, Access and Amenities

  • There is a 500-metre road which runs from Smith Creek Road to the Uki Mountain Bike Park entrance and can easily be accessed by a regular vehicle.
  • There is free parking at the park for up to 20 cars. Please do not park in adjacent streets or on neighbouring properties. If the car park is full, there is an option to park in the Uki township, which is approximately 3 km away. For those who need accessible parking, please contact the event host.
  • Unisex toilets onsite including an accessible toilet.
  • Food and drinks will be available.
  • Mobile phone coverage will be different for every guest depending on the carrier you are with. For some sections you will have coverage, for some parts you may have a weaker signal and, in some parts, you may have no coverage at all.

Code of Conduct

Council accepts no responsibility for injury. All riders must abide by the following:

  • Use trails at your own risk
  • Be respectful of other riders
  • Leave no trace – use rubbish bins provided
  • Remain on designated trails only
  • Children under the age of 16 must be under direct supervision of a responsible adult at all times
  • Ride within your limits
  • Observe trail signage direction and difficulty rating as marked.

For more information visit Uki Mountain Bike Park.

To stay up to date with park information, hear from other MTB users and add your experiences, join our Facebook Community Group

COST:

Free

Date

Sat 07th October 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

165 Smiths Creek Rd
Smiths Creek NSW 2484