Bike project gains speed

Bike project gains speed

The Omeo community is excited about the mountain bike park project.

Time is not being wasted to establish what will be a worldclass mountain-biking facility, drawing bike riders and their families from within East Gippsland and further afield.

The sport is still growing fast and is suitable for all skill levels young and old. It is fun, healthy and challenging.

More visitors coming to use the facility when completed will benefit all of East Gippsland tourism, showing it not only has coast and lakes but also some superb mountain attractions.

Already, since the awarding of the masterplan tender on May 7, Biosis has started initial review and investigation work in Omeo.

Locals have organised a public meeting for tomorrow, May 30, following football/netball training at the Omeo Recreation Reserve Pavilion, to hear the latest from the mountain bike park team and Biosis about how it will further involve the community.

Martin De Vries, AKA Marty Art, has been busy creating even more sculptures of mountain bikers and has them even hanging around now. All are hoping it is real mountain bikers we will be seeing on the trails before too long.

This project is still galvanising the community.

PICTURED: Martin De Vries’ bike sculptures have garnered plenty of attention in Omeo.