Troy Rarick and Peter Solly to hold talk on Collie's tourism sector

Trail experts Troy Rarick and Peter Solly are heading to Collie for a question and answer session, offering guidance to the Shire of Collie, businesses, and community on the state's development as the state's premier trail town.

Rarick is the founder of the Fruita Colorado's destination mountain bike trails, over the edge sports, the Fruita Fat Tyre Festival and T.H.E. Trails Summit Conference series.

Solly was the visionary behind Adelaide's Eagle Mountain Bike Park and biking in Melrose, South Australia.

He also founded the Centre for Excellence in cycle tourism and is the former chief executive officer of Bike SA.

The pair work with communities to plan and develop Trail Towns and tourism.

Shire of Collie president Sarah Stanley said the Q and A session was an opportunity not to be missed for residents and businesses.

"As we journey towards becoming a Trail Town, the chance to network directly with experts who have lived this experience is invaluable." she said.

"If we listen to the experts, we can learn from their mistakes and apply proven strategies to ensure businesses and entrepreneurs in town can gain full advantage."

The State government has committed a $10 million funding package that will create more than 180 kilometres of high-quality mountain bike and hiking trails, including a 65km world-class 'epic' mountain bike trail network in the Wellington National Park.

This is in addition to the Shire of Collie's ongoing planning and construction of trails as part of its overall trails strategy.

The Q and A will be held at 6pm, Thursday, June 20, at the Collie Senior High School Performing Arts Centre at 76 Wittenoom Street, Collie. Refreshments will be provided.

This story Experts to discuss trail opportunities first appeared on Bunbury Mail.