ACP apologises for the inconvenience of Hero Trail closure. The temporary closure was necessary to allow reports of a rise in trail-related injuries to be investigated. ACP takes people’s safety seriously and it was important such concerns were addressed. ACP is confident the spike in injuries is proportionate with the jump in visitation to Mystic Park this summer. Even so, additional safety signage will be installed to remind riders of the risks involved. The Hero Trail is iconic and unlike any other trail in Australia. The trail will reopen at 7 am Saturday morning. Please ride to your ability and always wear the appropriate safety gear.
Mystic Park and associated trails will be closed on Wednesday 11 January 2017 due to HVP logging activities.
There are severe weather warnings for Sunday.
The whole community thanks you for your patience- Go Ride!
Hero has been signed off by Dirt Art and road works have been completed by NECC. Everything is open in Mystic MTB Park for what promises to be a mammoth weekend of riding. This includes recently closed tracks:
- Jayne Link
- Avids Way
- All Mountain
Enjoy and stay safe.
The fire danger level for Tuesday December 13 has been elevated to a Closure.
Due to this high risk, please do not use Mystic or other areas of pine forest for any activity during the closure.
The fire warning for Wednesday looks fine at this stage and we anticipate to be given the all clear to get back in there then.
Mystic MTB Park will play host to the Spartan Bright Trifecta this weekend with more than 3000 visitors heading to town to enjoy a little torture.
The lion’s share of Mystic will be closed for the event on both days. A general rule of thumb is if it’s south of Mystic Lane, it will be closed (with the exception of Avid Way).
The good news is, all those feet running back and forth are going to attempt to ‘run in’ a new trail linking Jayne Link to Slider, so we’re all keen to see the results of this experiment.
SET UP – If you’re riding about on Thursday and Friday, you’ll notice trail marking and tape and obstacle courses being set up. Spartan Paul has put these in places that won’t get in your way.
CLOSURES – Please see the attached map for an overview of the closures. This will be a very busy area with people jumping out of bushes, rolling around in stuff and doing all sorts of random things, so please keep out of the red zone.
PARAGLIDERS – Mystic Lane and access to the launch pad will remain open. However, traffic management points will cause delays for those heading to the top. The down road will be closed.
PARKING – Parking management near Mystic will be in operation over the weekend. An estimated 1500 cars are expected to be parking near Pioneer and Mystic. Lucky you have a bike…
BAKERS GULLY – The roads this side of the hill remain closed while road works and trail building continues.
We have 73 volunteer shifts to fill for the Tour of Bright – we really need help from our ACC members so that we can run a successful event.
Please click on the below link and register for a position. Even just one shift will be a huge help!
While we are thankful that Tombstone, Slider and other tracks nearby will be open in time for the B24 this weekend, starting Thursday, trail and road works on the western side of the park are likely to result in rock falls. For a period of about a week, a new method of rock control will be trialled. During this trial, the following road and trail closures will be in place:
- All Mountain
- Upper Reservoir Loop
- McFadyens Lane
- Huggins Road
- Moran Road
- The down road from the launch pad
An update on when some sections can reopen will be sent out next week when we are able to determine if the new rock fall control method is satisfactory.
Please note: Road access to the launch pad and Huggins Lookout will be via Mystic Lane.
Dianna, the rider that was injured on Tombstone over the weekend, is back home after spending a night in Wangaratta hospital. She has been given the all clear after multiple scans and x-rays. However, she is still in a lot of pain and is using analgesics to combat this. She is getting around on crutches and will be off work for an unspecified amount of time. As bad as thisis, we ar e all thankful that it isn’t a lot worse.
ACC attended a meeting this morning with ACP and HVP representatives. HVP are taking this very seriously and will be conducting a formal incident investigation. Needless to say, we will be co-operating with this as required..It was a very positive meeting, there was no finger-pointing or anything like that. All parties are keen to know exactly what happened and what steps we can all take to prevent anything like it happening again.We eagerly await the outcome of HVP’s investigation.
Following on from yesterday’s post about Buddhahood and Tombstone being closed, we have decided to close Slider, Bombsite and Janes Link as well. This is in the interests of safety. Please respect the trail closure signs.
A rider was seriously injured on Tombstone today. She was struck by a falling rock which was apparently disturbed by a road crew working on Robinson Road. Tombstone, Beyond Pale and Buddahood are now closed until further notice. Also, use caution when using White Star Road. There are a couple of decent sized rocks on it which seem to have fallen from above.