Homegrown and handmade, we’re stoked about the new mountain bike and BMX dirt jumps pilot program literally rising out of the earth in Mount Martha.

We listened to your feedback last year as part of our Recreational Facilities for Mountain Bike and BMX Strategy consultation and you said the bike community needed:

  • Dirt jumps built by young people.
  • Authorised and appropriate locations.
  • Signage with codes of conduct and parameters for building dirt jumps.
  • More recreational bike park facilities catering for a range of different abilities.

About the program

We are working with @leisure Planners, AusCycling and experienced local trail builders from Trailscapes to create a space where our young people can be creative and showcase their dirt jump building skills.

The dedicated area may include jump lines, table-tops, gap jumps, whale tails, berms and more. If all this terminology sounds unfamiliar, it’s enough to know we’re working hard to address the issue of makeshift bike jumps being built in sensitive environments.

The trail builders will mentor and educate our team of young builders on how to safely construct the jumps making sure the natural environment is protected and all the considerations agreed on by Council are met.

This six-week pilot program will be used to gather feedback to inform the final draft of the Recreational Facilities for Mountain Bike and BMX Strategy on how the Shire manages community built dirt jumps into the future. This Strategy is currently on public exhibition, to learn more and have your say visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/bikesports.

Our aim is to work closely with our community to identify suitable locations and build these dirt jumps together. We hope this program will create a positive future for mountain bike and BMX enthusiasts and our broader community.

Site inspections

Contractors will be on site at Citation Reserve every Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm completing weekly site inspections.

Children and parents are welcome to come down and ask questions during this time.

Provide your feedback

Visit our Draft Recreational Facilities for Mountain Bike and BMX Strategy page to:

  • provide your feedback on the pilot program
  • provide your feedback on the draft Strategy
  • let us know if you'd like to see more pilot programs in the future