Trail Bike Riding
TRAIL BIKES & MOTORCROSS
Mary Valley Country has become a favorite location for bike riders of all persuasions. Trail Bikes, Motorcross, Dirt Bikes, Enduro are all catered for. If you are riding in local forests, care should be taken as these 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.
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.
The popular trails through the forestry see groups of friends gather regularly in the Mary Valley for the weekend or holiday gatherings taking to the forest for a taste of the fresh mountain air.
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
One of Queensland’s few official trail bike areas. Trail-bike riding allowed under permit. Riders must be licensed with registered motorcycles.
The Gheerulla creekside camping area is 8 km north-east of Kenilworth, accessed 6 km north-east of Kenilworth along the Eumundi–Kenilworth Rd on the bank of Gheerulla Creek amidst rugged landscape with sheer cliffs and intriguing rock formations.
Activities include swimming, bushwalking, hiking and trail bike riding. Riders must obtain a permit and must be licensed with registered motorcycles. Facilities are barbecues, drinking water, picnic tables and toilets. Firewood is supplied.
Dogs are allowed overnight, however they must remain under control and on a leash at all times. A self-serve camping system operates. Obtain your camping permit at the camping area
Green Park, Conondale
As a Motorsport facility, Green Park is classed as one of the top 3 Motocross tracks in Australia and is recognised on the world stage as a top venue.
The Sunshine Coast Motorcycle Club has secured a new 30-year lease with the Sunshine Coast Council to keep developing motorcycle sport at Conondale for future generations to come.
Over the last 20 years, the venue has hosted some of the biggest and most important events in the country across both motocross and enduro, including the A4DE, the MX Nats, Thumper Nats, Classic Dirt/Classic Weekend, the AORC, and numerous Queensland state enduro and motocross rounds.
The Sunshine Coast Motorcycle Club (SCMCC) is a not-for-profit motocross, enduro, grass track and vintage dirtbike club. We cater for junior and senior riders in a number of disciplines.
Parklands MX Park, Kenilworth
If railing berms, slamming whoops, carving up ruts & flying high over jumps is your idea of fun then Parklands Motor Cross Park at Kenilworth on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is for you!
There is a range of tracks to suit everyone from kids and beginners to the seasoned motorcross junkie.
Situated just minutes from Kenilworth, Parklands MX Park is an easy drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Parklands Motor X Park is open seven days a week, weather permitting.
Parklands MX is a privately owned motor X park with several dirt bike tracks ranging from designated learners tracks for the kids, to advanced options featuring 100ft table top jumps for that adrenalin rush.
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