Ride your way around the region
Are you tyred of walking? Hop on your bike or scooter and explore the Tamworth region on wheels! (see what we did there?)
With bushland and countryside all throughout the Tamworth region, this is a wheely good place to discover new trails or ride around the designated bike paths (alright, we’ll stop). Not only is this an environmentally-friendly way to get around, but it makes for an enjoyable outing.
Adventuring on dirt tracks is a fun way to test and improve your skills, or simply have a good time. The Tamworth Mountain Bike (MTB) Park is more than what it seems and if you don’t want to drive to the park, it is accessible via a shared pedestrian pathway – so you can ride straight there! Once you arrive, you can set up at the facilities for the day with sheltered tables, a toilet block, a children’s playground and a pump track – perfect for kiddies!
The kids track has 3 different loops, but is fun for the big kids too! Of course, if you are here to do some serious riding, you won’t be disappointed with multiple trails to choose from, all ranging from very easy to difficult in skill level.
In the search for more serious MTB trails, don’t go past Mount Borah, near Manilla. Enjoy the challenging downhill descents over a few kilometres, surrounded by beautiful bushland.
You’ll need to speak with Andrew from Tamworth local cycling shop, The Broken Spoke or flick a message to the Mount Borah Mountain Bikers to get access to this gem, as it is on private property – but hey, it is worth the effort for any serious MTB rider! Not to mention it is where Round 4 of the 2023 NSW Gravity Enduro Series will be held!
For the BMX lovers, the Tamworth BMX track is located just out of the Tamworth City Centre and had remediation works completed in 2023.
The upgraded track has reserved the much-loved whirlpool and bridge and features a polymer racing surface with asphalt turns and a timing system.
At 350m long, the track includes four turns and five straights and the best part is that it has all been designed to cater for riders of all levels from the juniors through to elite level riders.
If off-road or fast-paced racing with plenty of riding features isn’t your style, then the Tamworth Regional Cycling Centre is your one stop shop. Incorporating a 333m asphalt velodrome and an 880m asphalt criterium track, this facility is free for public use with nearby toilets, drinking water and lighting for when it gets darker.
Riding around the 880m asphalt track you will see the views of adjacent paddocks and ride downhill alongside the athletics track, before going up a slight incline beside the Tamworth Sports Dome.
You can also take a ride along some of the many specifically designed pathways if you are wanting to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’. There are over 34km of shared pathways fit for use. These paths span across the Tamworth region and provide a nice smooth riding experience.
Just make sure you watch out for other pedestrians! If you’re going for a family ride and looking for nice scenery, consider biking alongside the Peel River with the shared pathway that trails through the beautiful Bicentennial Park.
For those who simply want to take the kids to play on their bikes and scooters – check out the Tamworth Regional Skate Park. Here you’ll find a learn to skate track, with plenty of room to play. There is also the flow track for those who want to putter around or practice their riding skills, plus, The Deck Skate Park Café beside the skatepark will be ready to serve up a nice beverage or snack whilst you supervise.
No matter the way you like to ride, there are paths and trails all throughout the Tamworth region that are waiting for you! So gear up, step it up a click and get outside to enjoy your two-wheel adventure.