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Published on : Monday, June 26, 2017
Bike tourism workshops organized from the coast to the hinterland are becoming immensely popular. Collaboration between CyclelifeHQ and Bellingen Shire Council has witnessed gatherings in Urunga, Bellingen and Dorrigo. Liz Jeremy, general manager explains that interested parties can now see how easy it is to link their business with the emerging tourism industry.
To quote her, ‘the Coffs Coast and Bellingen Shire are attracting a lot of attention from cyclists and the region is gaining recognition as a world class destination for mountain bike riding. We are receiving interest from various groups wanting to hold events and develop infrastructure. When you hear stories of how mountain biking is bigger than skiing in places like Whistler in Canada, you start to realise just how big this industry is.’
Ms Jeremy mentioned that biking is a clean activity tailor-made for the national parks and state forests. To quote Jeremy, ‘Bongil Bongil National Park is one of the first in NSW to offer mountain biking as an approved recreational activity.’
Tags: Bike Tourism