Lake Ross

The Townsville Rockwheelers have signed a 10 year permit with the local water authority for access to the Lake Ross Storage area. An initial 15km loop of new singletrack and existing fire road is nearing completion, with more in the pipeline. It took 12 months to wriggle through the red tape. The eventual successful outcome was in part due to the water authority's total support for the idea of mountain bikes in the area. It sets a useful precedent for other regions campaigning for access water storage areas.