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Adaptive Rider Information

Our objective

Our objective with the Forrest MTB Revitalisation project was to deliver ‘Adaptive Rider Friendly trails’. When we designed and constructed the new trails, the project team and contractors used ‘Adaptive Rider Friendly’ guidelines supplied by ‘Break the Boundary’.

Adaptive Mountain Biking (aMTB) encompasses a broad range of riders who typically cannot ride a standard mountain bike and require adapted equipment and trails to suit their physical, intellectual, neurological and sensory abilities.

We’re hopeful that the facilities and trails at Forrest encourages greater ‘Adaptive Rider’ participation and that Forrest is seen as a leading adaptive trails destinations in Australia and around the world.

If you’re an adaptive rider that has used our trails and facilities, we would like to hear about your experience so we can share your tips and feedback with other riders. To reach out to us please contact us via email: EcoDev@colacotway.vic.gov.au

What trails were designed and constructure as Adaptive Rider Friendly?

The following trails within Forrest’s Southern Network have been design and constructed using Adaptive Rider Friendly Guidelines.

Trail 1 Roller Coaster (IMBA Green Circle – CX Trail with climbs and descents)
Trail 1a Roller Coaster Sideshow Alley (IMBA Green Circle – Descending Flow Trail)
Trail 2 Stomp Wallaby (IMBA Green Circle – Flow Trail with climbs and descents)
Trail 6 Forrest Loop (IMBA Green Circle – Dual directional CX Trail)
Trail 7 Sandman’s Slog (IMBA Green Circle – Ascending Trail with switchbacks)
Trail 8 Korac (IMBA Green Circle – Descending Flow Trail)
Trail 9 PBJ (IMBA Green Circle – Descending Flow Trail)
Trail 10 Steam Donkey (IMBA Blue Square – Descending Flow Trail)
Trail 11 Bombora (IMBA Blue Square – Descending Flow Trail)
The kids Pump Track at the Forrest MTB Southern Trailhead.

Any use of these facilities is unsupervised and at your own risk. Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Colac Otway Shire cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any claim, loss or damage that may arise from the use of the facilities. You are responsible for your own safety. Always ride within your ability.

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