Cuss Cuss Long
Rider – Evan Winton | photos – Reilly Hurst
Sometimes it’s nice to take the long way ’round… Riders until now have had to descend the rough, aged, precarious ‘Stingers’ (Nationals) portion of trail to link Cuss Cuss to the old club-site and on towards Black Snake when turning off the access road. Cuss Cuss Long avoids this section of Black Trail, by taking you on a relaxed, Blue rated fun descent around and down old quarry steps, running parallel to Black Snake creek before joining back on right before the crossing.
Built to continue the expansion of the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park, Cuss Cuss Long is just another step in a series of upgrades to provide a full, ‘feature’ length network of trail not just as an additional option for every day riders – but as part of a unique, competition ready course option around the park. You will see this in action this August when the brand new Reef to Reef Stage Race kicks off for the very first time taking riders around 30km of our famous Rainforest Trails, without riding the same section twice!
It wouldn’t be a new trail update without plugging our Trail Fund! All proceeds go directly back into the trail network either as contribution to the new trails, or for ongoing maintenance and support to keep them in tip-top shape for you!
As with any new trail, caution should be taken to minimise the impact on the freshly shaped soil. While it is open, please use common sense and refrain from any undue or unnecessary sliding / skidding / braking / ‘roosting’ before the trail fully beds in – however #rad it looks on instagram!
These are your trails, don’t ruin them for you & for everyone else!!