HELMETS, mountain bikes and plenty of Lycra are set to be the latest tourism apparel in Byron Shire.
A new 2.5km mountain bike trail opened at Byron Bay Farmstay, the first of its kind on privately owned land on the Northern Rivers.
The NSW Government contributed $13,500 to develop the tourist attraction.
Farmstay co-manager Ivan Holland and his family and members of the local mountain bike community worked from March until last weekend to get the track ready, as they completed most of the labour required to complete the project.
"The trail was designed with input from International Mountain Biking Australia, which gives it great credibility among enthusiasts around the world."
Mr Holland said it was hard to complete the work before the end of October during the heavy rain recorded in June and the extremely dry weather from August onwards.
The trail is intermediate level, meaning that beginner mountain bikers may find it hard to complete and they may need to exercise extra caution.
Byron Bay Farmstay is located in Old Byron Bay Rd, between Byron Bay and Bangalow.
Local MP Don Page declared the trail officially open, before a large number of local mountain bikers flooded through the gates to enjoy the new facilities.
Kayaking tours through Brunswick Heads are now available daily.
Byron Eco Cruises and Kayaks operates the new service.
It offers easy circuits through 'jungle kayaking' territory.
Will feature onboard display cards translated to Mandarin and Japanese.