When you get an invite to check what’s shaping up as Australia’s best bike park, you jump at the chance.

We headed south to ride and document some of the epicness that’s unfolding not far from the capital of the Apple Isle, Hobart…

The stats are, in Australian terms, nothing short of staggering: 820m vertical, 120km of gravity trails, shuttles seven days a week… And did we mention this is a gravity focussed park? DirtArt have been more than little busy getting this heaven on earth ready for open day on the 26th of January with 30km of descending trails open, giving you multiple options for the 820 vertical metre decent from the Eagles Eyrie building at the top, to the base back in town. You’re not going to be able to ride all of these in one day, let alone getting your lines dialled on any one trail, so plan on staying for a few days. Over the rest of 2018, the team will continue to build another 90km of trails, giving the park 120km of sweet, sweet trails by the end of the year. That’s a week’s worth of ride days at least…

We’ve got a full rundown on the park, the surrounding areas and the in’s and outs of making this your next destination in the upcoming issue 49, but for now, prepare to get stoked on our first runs of Maydena courtesy lens and edit maestro Matt Staggs. Who’s booking their van on the ferry right about now? More info on Maydena right here: www.maydenabikepark.com/home/