Albury Council has embraced a "strategic approach" to enable the growth of mountain bike riding on Nail Can Hill and other parts of the city.
A notice of motion tabled by deputy mayor Amanda Cohn calling for a report on key matters relating to the sport be presented by March next year was unanimously backed by other councillors on Monday night.
Cr Cohn agreed to some minor tweaks to her four part plan including the addition of signage to the infrastructure requirements and the rehabilitation of unauthorised tracks already in existence.
The Wiradjuri community and bush walkers were also added to the interested parties to be consulted.
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Cr Cohn said mountain bike had becoming increasingly popular in Albury during the coronavirus pandemic.
"It is great families want to get outdoors, people want to get outdoors and get active," she said.
"But there is a problem all of us would acknowledge and that is the lack of facilities for mountain bikers.
"Mountain bikers themselves are unhappy with the lack of facilities like parking and toilets.
"Unauthorised trails have been popping up all over the (local government area) and I've seen some unauthorised mountain bike jumps, etc along the Bungambrawatha trail myself when I've been running.
"I've heard reports of them popping up in Thurgoona and we know they are all over Nail Can Hill from the recent audit that was done."
Cr Henk van de Ven queried the need for more signs in environmentally sensitive areas.
"Can't we just publicise all these trails in the digital space rather than have ugly signs throughout these places?" he said.
"It defeats the purpose to certain extent."
Cr David Thurley said Albury had a great advantage on other centres for the development of mountain bike riding.
"We don't have to send people out to remote locations," he said.
":You can mountain bike ride on Nail Can Hill and be 10 minutes walk from the CBD.":