Young people hitting the trails

Jobe Gentle and Hamish Pearce hitting the trails at the Sarah Jeffery Reserve on Wednesday.

Snowy Valleys young people are taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather to hit the region’s plentiful mountain bike trails, including in several council organised events.

Snowy Valleys Youth Development Officer Evan Saunders encouraged readers to venture to Tumbarumba and explore their new trails. He rode the newly built mountain bike paths on Tuesday, in a council event led by Cycle Tumbarumba.

“The ride in Tumba was really good, they’ve got some new trails up at Mason’s Hill, in the state forest near the town, that Cycle Tumbarumba has built,” he said.

“Everyone should get out there and check it out! For more information contact the Tumbarumba Caravan Park and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.”

However, he added there’s no shortage of fantastic trails around Tumut as well.

“The trails here are awesome, there’s heaps – kilometres and kilometres of them.”

Council school holiday events have just about wrapped up for this session, but there are still spots available for an aerosol art workshop in Khancoban on Saturday.

The free workshop will kick off at the Khancoban Skate Park at 10am, Saturday October 7, with all materials provided.

“Afterwards our artist who’s coming to conduct the workshop will also paint a piece for the town, a piece of public art on one of the walls – so that will possibly be the skate park or the block of the pool,” explained Evan.

Evan Saunders can be reached at (02) 6941 2560.