Malabar Lands New Bike Park for Adrenaline Junkies

Thrill-seekers and cycling fanatics in Malabar have scored a major win, with Randwick City Council giving the green light to build a dedicated bike park right in the heart of the suburb.

At their April 30th meeting, councillors endorsed Cromwell Park North as the site for the region’s first facility catering to mountain bikers, BMX riders, stunt cyclists, and scooter enthusiasts.

Photo Credit: Randwick City Council

The decision comes after strong lobbying from local bike riding groups who have been pushing for a park to call their own without having to trek to the Northern Beaches or Sutherland Shire.

Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch said the large expanse of Cromwell Park and its proximity to parking made the Malabar location an ideal choice for a bike park.

“Bike riding is a popular activity for many young people. Bikes parks have been built in the Northern Beaches and Sutherland Shire and there has been strong demand from Randwick City residents for a local facility,” Mayor Veitch stated.

If the $1.35 million plans are realised, adrenaline junkies can look forward to a buffet of riding experiences including mountain bike trails, an asphalt pump track, a skills zone with stone and timber obstacles, and a dirt jump area.

Concept Plan proposed by Trailscapes
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The bike park ticks off a key initiative in the Council’s Open Space strategy and will be a huge draw card for families across the eastern suburbs looking to foster an active lifestyle.

Trailscapes also proposed these tracks, trails and ramps for the new bike park
Photo Credit: Randwick City Council

With concept designs and community consultation next on the agenda, construction is slated to kick off in the 2024-25 financial year.It’s a win for Malabar’s thrill-seekers, who will soon have a world-class riding playground right on their doorstep.

Published 5-May-2024