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Trail bike ride with care

Mike Prociv © Queensland Government

Trail bike ride with care

Trail bike ride with care

Trail bike riding is an increasingly popular, fun and adventurous way to enjoy the outdoors. With a little planning and care, you can have a safe and exciting ride in Queensland’s national parks. Remember to ride smart, ride safe and ride in the right place!

Ride with care

  • Make sure trail bike riding is allowed at the park or forest you are visiting. Trail bikes are only allowed on some roads, tracks and trails.
  • All Queensland road rules apply.
  • Riders must be licensed and bikes must be fully registered. Conditionally-registered bikes for recreational use are not allowed.
  • When choosing where to ride, know your limits and be realistic about your abilities.
  • Wear the right safety gear.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Help protect our parks by ensuring you don’t carry pests in footwear, clothing, vehicles and gear.
  • Stay on marked trails and roads. Do not take shortcuts or form new tracks as this damages the environment and causes erosion.
  • Avoid skidding and sliding around turns and down slopes—this causes collisions with others and damages the trail. Stop erosion by not riding on soft, wet and muddy tracks.
  • Watch out for other trail users, wildlife and vehicles.
  • Be prepared for difficulties that could be encountered in remote areas and in rough terrain.

Want to know more?

Contact Motorcycling Queensland and read about trail bike riding in Queensland.