An information session on St Helens mountain bike trails has drawn a crowd of more than 100, as construction of the trails progresses.
About 130 people attended the public meeting last Wednesday, pitched as a forum for those with questions about the trails or how to get involved.
The session provided general information on the trails and the Break O'Day council's vision for a broader brand being developed around them by Kingthing Marketing, who facilitated the event.
"The massive turnout certainly surprised us and was really great to see as it says a lot about the interest and support we have for this project," Break O'Day council mayor Mick Tucker said.
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"We are very proud of what we are achieving here in St Helens and Break O'Day and it was great to be able to really share with the community some of the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes.
"There were some very motivated people with some great ideas in the room and we can't wait to see how these ideas develop.
"This project simply means so much to our community in terms of the economy and culture of our region and we can't wait to be officially known as the Mountain Bike Trail hub in Tasmania."
Dubbed the Bay of Fires Descent and St Helens Stacked Loop Network, the two projects are being constructed by World Trail.
The trails gained council approval in October after environmental concerns were raised in representations surrounding the spread of phytophtora, biodiversity loss and the impact on threatened species and sea eagles.
Approval conditions included a soil and water management plan to be submitted and a phytophthore bike washing station be installed.
The new trail network is expected to return more than $18 million annually to the region and create around 166 jobs.
State Growth funding allowed the council to print copies of an Industry Toolkit, then distributed on the night. Digital copies will be made available through the council's website.
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