Wayfinding signs for mountain bike trail

Article image - Wayfinding signs for mountain bike trail Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club Treasurer, Graeme Wines inspects the new Thunder Point wayfinding signs.

Making the most of Warrnambool’s mountain bike trail has been made easier thanks to new directional signs.

Warrnambool City Council provided $15,000 via the Small Infrastructure Fund, for 60 signs to be installed at the Thunder Point mountain bike trail, directing people along three different loops.

Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club volunteers installed the signs over a series of working bees along 7km of trail.

Club Treasurer, Graeme Wines said the new signs made riding the trail easier for everyone, especially new riders.

“Because the tracks go all over the place, if you came in completely fresh you’d have a hard time knowing where you were, but now the arrows make that clear.

“There are three loops and they’re colour-coded – green, blue and purple – so it’s just a matter of following whichever circuit you want to do.

“And no matter which loop you’re on, you’ll always finish up back where you started.”

Council Manager Recreation and Culture, Alison Kemp said Council was proud to support the upgrade of the mountain bike trail.

“A lot of people would be surprised to know just how extensive the mountain bike trail at Thunder Point is, and the new directional signs will hopefully give more people the confidence to give it a go.

“Cycling either for transport or for recreation is a great form of exercise, and the Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club does a great job of making the sport accessible to the community.”