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Locals love region’s cycling hub

Locals love region’s cycling hub

South Burnett moutain Bike Club Jason Wyeth, Russell Vance, Perter Sorensen and Thomas Carroll. Picture: FILE 255080_01 by Julian Lehnert If you want to stay…

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South Burnett moutain Bike Club Jason Wyeth, Russell Vance, Perter Sorensen and Thomas Carroll. Picture: FILE 255080_01 by Julian Lehnert

If you want to stay active, there are few places better suited to the task than Wondai.

The town not only boasts an annual running festival, a devoted country show scene, arts, and a range of beautiful shops to visit, but it also serves as the South Burnett region’s prime mountain biking location.

The McEuen State Forest features around 20 kilometres of hand-built tracks for riders of all skill levels, with the region’s resident mountain biking club having poured dozens of hours of hard work into constructing and maintaining the trails, which are accessible to the public via Wondai Charlestown Road.

In addition, Wondai also plays host to a section of the South Burnett Rail Trail, which conveniently cuts through the town allowing riders a moment of rest on their journey through the region.

Jason Wyeth, the secretary of the South Burnett Mountain Bike Club, which uses both the rail trail and the forestry tracks extensively, said that Wondai makes for a perfect location for those wishing to get out and about.

“[Wondai] is fast becoming a cycling and running hub for the South Burnett,” Mr Wyeth explained.“The wonderful South Burnett Rail Trail runs right through town and we also have a terrific network of mountain bike trails that link directly to the rail trail.“This really adds a whole new dimension to living in Wondai and creates a wonderful sense of community.”

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