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The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Bike Wanaka are pleased to announce the official opening of the Deans Bank multi use track.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Bike Wanaka are pleased to announce the official opening of the Deans Bank multi use track.

“The track opening is the culmination of 2 years work and has cost 40k which has been raised through various charitable organisations and local businesses,” said Bike Wanaka President, Mark Gould.

“Even with contractors completing the bulk of the earthwork, a number of volunteer hours were required to form the track.”

The track is situated on public conservation land between Albert town and Dublin Bay and has been designed as an 11.5km loop track which is suitable for riders of all abilities. “It has been designed by local members of Bike Wanaka and has been built with fun in mind,” continued Mr Gould.

“Skill aspects have also been incorporated for more advanced riders.  The initial response from riders has been very positive with the flowing track making for enjoyable riding.”

DOC Wanaka Area Manager Paul Hellebrekers said the track has opened up an outstanding riding experience. “With the completion of this purpose built track, Wanaka now has the full spectrum of cycling opportunities. Working through the process with enthusiastic club members has been plain sailing.”

We remind mountain bikers they will be sharing the track with walkers so they must travel at safe speeds. All track users must show care and consideration for others on the track. We ask that cyclists stick to the formed one-way track

All are welcome to attend the opening of the track next Saturday 30th April at 11am at the Albert Town Recreational Reserve.

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