Wet weather has turned two mountain bike trails in the Launceston region to mud, leading them to be closed until the end of August.
The Kate Reed and Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area tracks are scheduled to reopen after there is consistent dry weather in the region.
“Due to the large volume of rain Launceston has had over the past few weeks, the trails at both Kate Reed and Trevallyn are saturated,” the Launceston Mountain Bike Club said in a Facebook post to members.
“We have asked people to be considerate of these conditions and not ride them and turn them into mud.
“It is hard work for the club to raise/ source the funds and gather up volunteers to repair this. Show some respect for these people and their efforts and most importantly the trails.”
Riders have been using the trails while they are saturated, causing rutting to sections.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service said the tracks had only recently been upgraded.