adventure rides, trials riding, dirt rides & cross training
You will need a registered roadworthy motorbike in all areas (except trials). We encourage responsible riding: make sure you have a licence, your bike is registered and not overly loud, obey all signs, and don't annoy bushwalkers in shared areas or residents near state forests. If the signs say "motorbikes prohibited" please stay out! You must read the disclaimer here before using any of this information.
adventure rides in Southeast queensland & northern nsw, australia
Plenty of world class adventure rides whether one day, three days or a week long. check out this thread for a details on some of our favourite rides plus links to the GPS files and videos.
trials riding in Southeast queensland, australia
Unfortunately trials bikes can't be taken into the state forests as we don't have recreational registration available. Rides can only occur on private property so an increasing number in our group are becoming members of the Western Districts Trials Club. They are affiliated with other clubs so basically you can ride almost every weekend. These properties are usually north, west or south of Brisbane and involve about 60 to 90 mins driving.
dirt rides & cross training in Southeast, queensland, australia
So what about dirt rides? Areas for dirt rides and trail rides, or simply stick to the main dirt roads and link them together for an adventure ride. Ensure these areas are still open before you head out by visiting the DERM site. Switch from "satellite" to "map" view in the maps below to see the boundaries of the forests.
Cross training rides apply trials techniques to dirt riding so aim for more technical gnarly terrain as a rule - so Glasshouse Mountains is the best area for cross training rides and techniques.
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And here are some of the dirt ride videos worth checking out.
Snail Trails beginners ride: Glasshouse Mountains
Bellthorpe State Forest
Gnarly ride in Glasshouse Mountains
Beach ride: Tewantin to Rainbow Beach loop
Imbil State Forest dirt ride
Mt Mee State Forest dirt ride