24 Sep Vehicle use at Mystic Park Bright.
The Alpine Cycling Club is a volunteer club made up of people who mostly live and work in Bright. The majority of the trails in Mystic Park are built and have been maintained by Alpine Cycling Club volunteers over many years with funds raised mostly by running events.
The land that Mystic Park is located on is licensed by HVP as a working pine plantation and is managed by Alpine Community Plantations for recreational use. The Alpine Cycling Club has a seat on the Alpine Community Plantation board, however, we are a separate entity and the club is not involved in the day to day decision making and financial administration of Alpine Community Plantation.
Alpine Cycling Club understand that heavy vehicle traffic over the busy Summer and Easter months causes significant damage to the roads and gravity trails and affects neighbouring residents, we accept that applying a user-pays fee is a way for Alpine Community Plantation to manage the financial costs associated with managing vehicle traffic in the park during busy seasons as well as associated maintenance of the road and Hero Trail and Shred Kelly’s Last Stand Trail.
Whilst the Club has been aware of the introduction of a fee, we have not been involved in determining the amount of the fee or the administration of the permit system. Alpine Cycling Club will continue to work with Alpine Community Plantation to determine ways in which club members will not be unduly disadvantaged by the introduction of a vehicle entry fee including club shuttle days and rewards for volunteers.