ANU BOOM GATE OPENING HOURS
Operating hours of the ANU Boom gate on the Summit Road to Mt Stromlo and the start of the Downhill MTB track are:
Weekdays - 6.30am to 6.00pm
Weekends - 7.00am to 6.00pm
Vehicle access is prohibited outside these hours.
The world-class Stromlo Forest Park Downhill Track is the same track which was used for Round 6 of the 2008 UCI World Cup and the 2009 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships where, after a decade of 2nd place finishes, downhill legend Steve Peat won his first ever World Championships.
Designed by Glenn Jacobs and Completed in 2007 it was also used for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Australian National Championships. Since its inception the track has undergone a host of improvements over time to improve speed and flow for riders and make the track more spectacular for spectators.
Starting at the top of Mt. Stromlo at an elevation of 765 meters, the track descends 2.2 kilometers over a vast variety features and terrain. From the infamous “Rock-Garden” to the spectator’s favorite “Triple Treat”, the track offers a wide mix of jumps, drops, rock-gardens, chutes, berms and turns.
The track is a double-black diamond run, but offers alternate lines around some of the toughest sections of the track such as the rock-garden, G-20, Triple Treat, the road-gap and the jumps on Wallaby Run.
The Downhill Track is recommended for advanced and confident downhill riders only, using an appropriate downhill specific bikes and protective gear (including downhill specific Australian Standards full faced helmet, neck brace/spine protector, gloves, chest protector and shoulder, knee, shin and elbow pads). Spectators should use extreme caution if crossing the track at any point.
Some users will be traveling at speeds up to 70km/hour, take care.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6256 6700
Stromlo Forest Park is a shared public facility with designated trails for bike riders, runners, walkers and equestrians. Trails are clearly marked and colour coded and there are specific rules for their use.