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Planning and Designing Community Cycleways

Planning and Designing Community Cycleways and Mountain Bike Trails

6 March 2014

A seminar for anyone involved in the planning, design, building and maintenance of cycleways, mountain bike tracks and bike parks is to be held in Nelson/Tasman on 14-17 April 2014.

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) is running the seminar, which will cover track-building techniques, partnership models for funding, and the tourism and community benefits of cycleways.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear case study presentations from Australia and the United States and make field trips by bike to the Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail and local mountain bike parks.

“Recreational cycling is growing at a phenomenal rate,” says Nigel Muir NZRA Board member, Chair of the New Zealand Cycle Trust and CEO of Sport Tasman.

“To meet this demand our industry needs innovative approaches to planning and building tracks, trails and cycleways.

“I encourage local and regional authorities, cycling clubs, track builders, recreational consultants, and government agencies to join us in Nelson/Tasman for this fantastic opportunity,” says Mr Muir.

Speakers at the seminar include:

• Mike Eubank from City of Boulder, Colorado, speaking about urban bike park facilities and operations

• Wendy Holland from Bendigo, Australia, speaking about the Hume Trails strategy in Victoria

• Chris Mildon and Guy Trainor on sustainable mountain bike track building techniques

• Stuart Hughes and Bill Gilbertson on cycleway track building and engineering

• Gillian Wratt on the vision of the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trail Trust

For further information or registration visit


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