Barcaldine Regional Council has opened its newest recreational attraction, Barcy Red Enduro Park and Trails offering more than 60 km of world class, motorbike trails suiting options for skill levels
Barcaldine Regional Council has opened its newest recreational attraction, the Barcy Red Enduro Park and Trails offering more than 60km of world-class, recreational motorbike trails to suit all skill levels.
With a proud history of adventure, Barcaldine is now home to Barcy Red – a dedicated recreation ground for locals and visitors to get out and enjoy time in the wide-open spaces.
Mayor Sean Dillon said, “It was signalled very early on in the COVID recovery that this initiative would be instrumental in providing short term works whilst also offering a sustained long term domestic tourism opportunity as well as providing recreational pursuits for residents.”
Barcy Red is fantastic addition to the growing Recreation Park precinct, designed by international Dakar Rally superstar and Central West Queensland local, Rodney Faggotter.
“Council was happy to lend broad support to Barcy Red .” said Mayor Dillon. “Completion of this project continues to underscore the importance of the partnership with the Queensland State Government that has developed through Works for Queensland”
It continues to boost our next generation of tourism and event offering where we are able to not only provide amenity for our communities, but also ramp up our tourism and event attraction potential.
Off-road motorcycles are by far the most popular vehicles in Australia with around 800,000 motorcycle licence holders nationwide. Each year 3500 motorcycling events are held in Australia, and the Barcaldine Region is now on the starting line to host one of them.
Motorbikes are a part of life in the Central West which now can provide an opportunity for locals to enjoy a purpose-built facility while helping grow the next generation of international off-road champions.
Barcy Red also adds another reason for travellers to add Barcaldine to their itinerary and diversifying our offering to the growing family drive market.
It’s already proving a great reason to stop and stay longer in our region, with people already sharing online that they have made the trip or a dedicated stop while headed to events such as the Birdsville Big Red Bash.
Barcaldine Regional Council is grateful to have the support of Rod Faggoter, the Barcy Red Ambassador. Despite his busy schedule as a business owner and global racing competitor, he’s gotten behind the concept from the start designing the trails, recording safety information, or promoting to the wider motor biking community.
There is also a group of dedicated local volunteers as part of the Barcy Red team who have headed out in their own time to make sure Barcy Red became a reality from installing signage and markers to navigating trails multiple times to assist with accurate online mapping.
Barcy Red is free to ride and open from 8am-5pm daily. Riders can the app for trails and pick up point information. . For more information visit: www.barcyred.com.au