NV Gravity Park – First Look

When it comes to mountain biking, there’s a few integral ingredients required to make an amazing mountain biking destination; gravity, nature and dirt quality. Soon to be open to the public, NV Gravity Park ticks these boxes with a resounding yes and leaves you with a grin from ear to ear…..

Located on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road in the beautiful Numinbah Valley, just a stones throw from South East Queensland’s Gold Coast, NV Gravity Park is set to be a blockbuster destination. Approximately 20 minutes from Nerang and an hour and a half from Brisbane, NV is set amongst some of the most beautiful rolling hills and countryside in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Sam Shillingford of We the Riders getting amongst the Loam at NV Gravity Park

NV Gravity Park is the love child of Mike Murray and all the trails have been funded and built by him and a few local legends. The park is looking to open in the next 6 to 12 months to the public with plans to have a lot more work completed before the opening day, with camping likely to be available. NV has plans for multiple downhill runs with jump lines, table tops, drops, fat berms and timber features for the advanced riders; flowy singletrack for all levels from beginner to advanced, skills park and a family friendly line thrown in the mix to balance the park out to the masses. At the invitation of Mike we took a sneak peek at what is going on out there and got a chance to hit one of the downhill runs with shuttles thrown in to save our legs.

Hand Built Timber features adorn the park and add some flair to the runs
The Creek Gap – It’s all full tilt from here!
Even the B-Lines are flowy and gravity-fed

First impressions of NV Gravity Park were awesome, not only is it set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape in the Australia, but the trails are built by riders for riders and it shows. The speed, flow, features and stoke of the park is loud and it smacks you in the face and plants a grin from ear to ear. My cheeks were hurting by the end of the day from the sheer amount of stoke that this place filled me with, and the crew that were riding there were just a bunch of local legends with a fresh and friendly attitude. The easiest way to enjoy the runs is with your brakes wide open, and the need to spin your cranks is minimal due to the manner in which the trails have been crafted…

Shuttles provide for more time on the bike and the chance to socialise with other riders

NV Gravity Park is still under construction and a lot more work is due to be completed before the park opens for the public, but our first impressions are that if all the trails are built with the passion and expertise of the current ones, then this place will be blockbuster. For those of you looking to get a chance to ride out there whilst it is under construction, NV Gravity Park has a facebook page where they post ride days and Mike Murray is always open to communication. Ride days are $20 for members and $30 for non-members with shuttles available.

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