Over the last six-weeks, dirt jumps have risen out of the earth at Citation Reserve in Mount Martha!
Through our dirt jumps pilot program, we brought together a group of keen young local riders and experienced trail educators from Trailscapes to get creative and build bike jumps, table tops, gap jumps, whale tails and berms – it’s all happening!
We had over 60 kids aged between 10 and 17 taking part in the program, which was a huge success!
The trail educators have been mentoring and educating 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.
We're encouraging these riders to continue to look after the site and enjoy the jumps they worked hard to build.
Weekly site inspections will be undertaken by the Shire to ensure the dirt jumps are still safe.
What are the next steps?
The trial will now be reviewed. The results will inform the final draft of our Recreational Facilities for Mountain Bike and BMX Strategy, which guides how the Shire will manage community-built dirt jumps into the future.
It is anticipated the draft Strategy will go to Council to consider for adoption in mid-2023.
Report a concern
To report an issue about the dirt jumps at Citation Reserve, you have the following options:
For urgent problems please call us on 1300 850 600 or complete an online maintenance request form.
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.
Please continue to look after the dirt jumps and in accordance with the Code of Conduct and signage displayed on site.