Chapman River Regional Park Mountain Bike Trails

In November 2016, Council endorsed the Chapman River Regional Park Mountain Bike Master Plan. The Plan includes making improvements to the well-established 11km long mountain bike trail loop and the closure and rehabilitation of spur tracks, which are causing erosion and vegetation management issues, and the construction of jump lines and a pump and jump track to help build bike-riding skills. More here

To ensure the formalisation of the loop trail is environmentally sustainable and will preserve and enhance the current environmental, cultural and heritage values of the Park the City engaged with key stakeholders including Chapman River Friends and the traditional owners of the land to reach consensus on the implementation of the Master Plan.  An Environmental Impact Statement for the loop trail was also undertaken.

The City will be entering a partnership agreement with the Geraldton Mountain Bike Club, who not only assisted with the development of the Master Plan, they will also have a role in the implementation of the Plan and upkeep of mountain bike trail facilities.

Read the Mountain Bike Master Plan here

Proposed Project Works

Below are the preliminary concept designs for the Chapman River Regional park Mountain Bike Trail and Spalding Park Challenge Park.

Site Overview

Proposed Challenge Park in Spalding Park

Challenge Pak site map

Project Funding

The implementation of the Chapman River Regional Park Mountain Bike Master Plan is joint funded with the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, managed by the Mid West Development Commission, contributing $235,500, Lotterywest $65,000 and the City providing $49,500 towards the delivery of the projects.

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