17 Apr 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
The Tumut State Forest will host the tenth annual Tumut 3hr
Mountain Bike Enduro at the Festival of the Falling Leaf this April.
Forestry Corporation of NSW's Fire & Stewardship Manager
Charlie Taylor said the event will be run on trails developed in Tumut State
Forest over the last 10 years by local staff member Duncan Watt and a range of
"Over the years, Forestry Corporation has worked with Conservation
Volunteers Australia, Green Corps and local mountain bikers to build an eight-kilometre
network of trails in the Tumut State Forest," Mr Taylor said.
"The multiple-use trails have been developed in an area that
once held pine forests but has been allowed to regenerate into a native forest
after being harvested around 25 years ago.
"Conservation Volunteers Australia has brought volunteers
from around the world to Tumut on several occasions to control weeds, remove
rubbish, build tracks and encourage forest regeneration, while a Green Corps
project was based in the area in 2003, providing work skills and training for
"This network of forest trails through the Tumut State
Forest on the edge of town has become a popular walking and cycling circuit for
locals and visitors alike and will now be hosting its tenth 3hr Mountain Bike
"Forestry Corporation has supported the event
since its inception ten years ago and we're pleased to sponsor it again in
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903