Recreational BMX and Mountain Biking

Last year saw a surge in children and young people embracing bike riding activities on the Mornington Peninsula, with many creating their own jumps within park lands and on roadside reserves.

In response to the community’s interest in bike activities, we are preparing a Recreational Mountain Bike and BMX Facilities Strategy. This Strategy will ensure dirt jumps, skills parks and pump tracks are in appropriate locations and designed together with the community.

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Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in May 2021.

Your input will help shape the Draft Recreational Facilities for Mountain Bike and BMX Strategy.

We will invite community to provide feedback on the draft strategy in late 2021.

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Children and young people on the Mornington Peninsula have embraced a new hobby – building bike jumps and tracks in their neighbourhoods.

While we appreciate the energy, creativity and enjoyment of those involved in creating bike jumps, the Shire has also received many complaints from other park and bushland users whose enjoyment and safe use of these spaces have been affected. Volunteer groups looking after bushland areas over many years have seen impacts to fauna and flora.

The Shire has the responsibility to ensure all residents are safe and our environment is protected and is undertaking works to achieve this including removal of bike jumps. However, we understand there is a wish in the community for these experiences and we are currently assessing whether any of the illegally constructed bike jumps can be made safe and allowed to continue. Engagement with the local community will be crucial and we will need users, key stakeholders and residents to become actively involved for this to be viable.