Warrenbayne Bike Park, Victoria, Australia
Listen up Australia, there’s a sweet-as trail park just out of Melbourne and it’s got your name on it. It’s one of few privatised bike parks in Victoria and is by a large margin the biggest. They have 370 acres of potential mountain bike trails in front of them, with only their imagination halting the process, it’s very exciting for mountain biking in Victoria and more importantly Australia!
Warrenbayne Bike Park is 2 hours north of Melbourne, it’s run and operated by Juan Roncallo. Juan and builder Ben Reynolds build trails 5 days of the week and on the weekend the people come and ride it! Through summer they’re also doing Wednesday daylight-saving afternoon runs.
Ben Reynolds is a very well known individual in the Victorian Downhill Scene – having run Long Gully for a long time, his focus has now turned to Warrenbayne, resulting in a never seen before Victorian style of trail building, rough, rugged terrain – mixed with smooth dirt jumps.
There are currently 10 trails constructed at Warrenbayne with more and more to come. Punters can book shuttles and get a free lunch, shuttle turn around is about 10-15 minutes.
The trails are a mix of Barjarg and Long Gully – two well known spots to most Australian riders, Barjarg has been well documented worldwide and is known for being one of the toughest places to ride – let alone race – in Australia. Warrenbaybe is only 25 minutes from Barjarg so they share the same Ridgeline, hence the terrain is very similar. Long Gully was built by Ben Reynolds and was situated near the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne, it became renown for its after work shuttles and its dirt jumps throughout the trail network. In 2007 Sam Hill came and rode at Long Gully, so it has pedigree.
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