It has been a big week for Orange Mountain Bike Club which received confirmation on Wednesday Orange City Council would grant it $15,000 and news on Thursday the state government would grant it $140,000.
The clubs' request for council funding to build a 'trail hub' at Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park was given the green light, as was a proposal to construct a six-kilometre trail along Boree Creek to Federal Falls on Mount Canobolas.
The club's Boree Creek Trail project received the most public votes through the My Community Project scheme, one of three out of 41 submissions in the Orange electorate.
The other two successful bids were from Orange City Council which requested $21,900 to provide sleeping bags for the homeless and Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club which requested $110,000 to widen an existing three-metre wide, 1.2 kilometre track around Gosling Creek Reserve.
The mountain bike club's approved trail will run from the Lidster Rural Fire Service station near the corner of Cargo and Boree roads to the base of the Federal Falls.
Club president Jack Rahilly said they planned to make the gravel-based trail accessible to as many people as possible, with no big jumps or difficult sections.
He said it would be quite a wide trail which could be shared with walkers and runners.
Mr Rahilly said the club was looking into the technical guideline, such as how steep it can be and the width of the trail, in order to allow people on three-wheeled bikes who had limited leg movement access.
He said this was the first stage of developing a large network of trails in Canobolas and Glenwood state forests.
The My Community Project Grant stipulates that work must be completed within 12 months of the money being awarded.
The club's 'trail hub' is currently under construction beside the Lake Canobolas Mountain Bike Park car park and will include an equipment storage shed, a deck and an overhead shelter for race presentations.
Mr Rahilly said the club hoped to have it complete in time for the state championships in November.
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