Trail Biking

Mary Valley Country has become a favorite location for bike riders.  Care should be taken as local forest roads are used by walkers, horseriders, cyclist and other vehicles including harvesting machinery and logging trucks.  Ride responsibly and have a fantastic weekend away.

 

Where can I ride?

A network of roads and firebreaks criss-cross State forests. This network is made up of formed roads that are designed for vehicle traffic and are constructed with drainage. The fire breaks are flat bladed tracks, designed to assist in managing fire not to sustain vehicle traffic.  Motorbike access is therefore restricted to the existing network of formed forest road with access to firebreaks prohibited. Forestry Plantations Qld may close roads periodically for operational purposes with entry into these areas prohibited. A private 4wd park operates at Jimna where you can receive training and drive on specially designed trails.

 

Do I need a permit?

Individual drivers do not generally need a permit to drive within State forests but must be licensed and operating a registered vehicle. Commercial activities, organised group activities (involving 5 or more vehicles) and competitive events will require a permit. Forms can be found at www.fpq.net.au

 

Tips for low impact riding:

· Stay on existing roads and tracks.

· Give way to animals. Parks and forests are for their protection.

· Wash your bike thoroughly before and after trips to prevent the spread of weeds.

· Leave gates as you find them.

· If an obstruction blocks your path, don't drive into the roadside drain to pass it. Remove the obstruction, if possible and safe to do so, or return from the direction you came. Ensure that obstructions do not block roadside drains.

Gheerulla trail bike area

Sam Kelly Rd off Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd. About 26km of trail bike circuits are provided for licensed riders using registered motorcycles. Permits are not required. Riders are requested to be responsible so this recreational facility can be available for future use. http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/mapleton-forest/about.html

Access to the License Area is also conditional on remaining on formed roads and as such trail bike challenges (steep and/or rough terrain or excessively wet conditions) are not considered appropriate use

Green Park, Conondale

Sunshine Coast Motorcycle Club track. This is a private members track. Contact the group for more information.
(07) 5476 1064 www.scmcc.org.au

Parklands, Kenilworth

This privately owned motor X park has several dirt bike tracks for all age & skill levels. 0400 297 978, www.parklandsmx.com.au/

FORESTRY TRACKS

Conondale National Park

Booloumba Creek Rd circuit, Imbil State Forest to Jimna. Numerous campgrounds offer access to waterholes, fantastic lookouts. Jimna is reached through Sunday Creek Rd. http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/pdf/imbil-conondale-map.pdf

Some private operators offer tours in the area:

Sunshine Coast Adventure Rides - http://www.scartours.com/

Maleny Ranges Trail Bike Tours - http://www.malenytrailbikes.com.au/index.html

Overlanders Motorcycle Adventures - www.overlandersmc.com

    

 

 

 

 

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