The Tracker Riley Cycleway extension project was a joint initiative of Dubbo City Council and the Dubbo Bicycle User Group.
In 2006, Dubbo BUG submitted a proposal to council to integrate a section of the disused Dubbo to Molong railway corridor within the city’s cycleway network. This led to successful applications by Council for project funding from the Dept of Infrastructure’s Regional Local Community Infrastructure Program and the Roads and Maritime Services NSW Bicycle Program, enabling completion of the project in two stages in 2010 and 2012.
The Tracker Riley Cycleway in Dubbo is named in honour after the legendary Sergeant Alex “Tracker” Riley – the first Aboriginal police tracker to reach the rank of Sergeant and to receive the King’s Medal.
This cycling and walking trail forms two river-based loops: a 13km urban loop from Serisier Bridge to the Tamworth Street footbridge and return, and a longer loop from the Tamworth Street footbridge past the Taronga Western Plains Zoo to Dundullimal Reserve, crossing the river again there to return to Tamworth Street via Macquarie Street. It provides great access to swimming and fishing locations.
For the full trail map and description see Dubbo Tracker Riley Cycleway extension