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Around the Mountains

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Latest Trail Update - Locked gates between Athol & Five Rivers

Thu, 15 December 2016

The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail is open and rideable and we welcome everyone on to the trail.

However, the trail does go through farmland and in the area between Athol and Five Rivers, there are at times seven or eight locked gates. 

We are working on a solution to this as we know it is not the best for riders, but we ask for your patience while we do this. 

There are a couple of ways around this at the moment – if you can, lift your bike over the gate (and we know this can be difficult) or use Sherpa services to miss this section. You can also ride on the main road and rejoin the trail at Bixter Road, but be aware it is a state highway and it is over a large hill.

Enjoy the warm months ahead. Stay safe and have a great ride!

The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail team

Posted by Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Team

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