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Nail Can Mountain Bike Trail maintenance begins this month

Thursday 15 June 2023

AlburyCity, in partnership with the Albury Wodonga Mountain Bikers and NSW Crown Lands, will be undertaking important maintenance to parts of the existing mountain bike trail network on Nail Can Hill.

As part of the project, over 10km of the existing trail network will be targeted to improve the rider experience whilst sensitively managing environmental values. Upgrades will include repairing erosion, undertaking general trail maintenance, and closing illegal trails and B-lines on crown land. Some new trail features such as jumps, rollers or bridges may also be installed as part of the works.

The maintenance works were identified in a 2020 Nail Can Hill Trail Audit conducted by local trail construction company Terrain Trails, and aim to retain the existing Trail Difficulty Rating of each trail under the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Trail Difficulty Rating System.

Environmental and Cultural Heritage Assessments and associated approvals have been undertaken ahead of the works, and AlburyCity will be working closely with an Ecologist to ensure minimal impact on plant, animal and heritage values.

Maintenance is expected to commence in June, with the project expected to take approximately 4 months to complete, dependent on weather conditions.

The trails will be upgraded one at a time, and will be closed to the public with signage at either end. The community is reminded not to access any closed trails for their safety.

All fire trails will remain open for walking and cycling during the maintenance period.

AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said the maintenance project will improve the experience for mountain bike riders in our community whilst minimising any impacts on the natural environment.

"Nail Can Hill is a much-loved community space, espcially for our avid mountain biking community," Mayor King said.

"This maintenance project will sensitively undertake works to ensure the trails are kept up to standard, further strengthening Nail Can as one of the premiere riding destinations in our region."

This project is being co-funded by NSW Crown Lands under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, AlburyCity and Albury Wodonga Mountain Bikers.

Find out more about the project on the AlburyCity website.