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Off roading and trail moto's
Brisbane, Queensland
190 posts
So i'm getting interested in the idea of recreational off-road motorbikes (non-competitive). Firstly I wanna know from any of you if you do this, and where you go to do it. I'm down at the Gold Coast but willing to drive say Warick/Ipswich distance. I dont want to know about illegal areas where you used to go when you were a kid so dont bother.
Keep it legal, and off-road so no rego required preferably. Willing to get club membership/license if need be to get access to areas that are closer to home (if any).
09:38pm 13/12/12 Permalink
09:38pm 13/12/12 Permalink
3624 posts
I do it, but not in QLD. It's getting more and more stringent here in NSW, our fav riding places becoming national park and closed up. Only way to get a decent ride in is to ride the many illegally created single trails.
Generally if you're riding them but are fully registered, you'll just get a warning / slap on the wrist.
11:19pm 13/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1298 posts
i have a ttr250 and do a bit of trailbiking. i'm not good, but i'm getting better. we usually head to glasshouse and more recently went to parklands mx moto park. great fun. moto park near beaudesert i think as well? but sunny coast is probalby the best area followed by ipswich
11:58pm 13/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1196 posts
Just curious. what sorta riding experience have you had?


first thing I would recommend you do is get your license sorted, if you want to keep it legal, your vehicle has to be registered to ride it in a state forest (permitted areas). if you don't want to go down the path of license and registration, you're limited to private / club property.

If you've got your open car license you can apply for RE-L (moto learners) once you've got that, you can do a 1-day q-ride course ($350ish) if you've had motorcycle experience, or a 2 day if you haven't (not sure how much 2 days costs). And on completion you'll be able to get your RE-O which is your restricted opens, which basically means you can ride unescorted on restricted or LAMS approved motorcycles, which wont be a problem because pretty much every single trail bike you can imagine falls under LAMS.

As for riding spots, there are some places Ipswich way, one near beaudesert, just past the bridge (google it), apparently its legal and free there, even for unregistered bikes, but it is mostly sand from what I hear and that can be a bit tricky if you haven't ridden on it before.

I go to glasshouse alot and that place is awesome for bikes / 4x4s, its about 1.5 hours for me to get there, but I reckon its worth it. You'll need to be registered if you don't want any trouble though, I see police up there all the time getting people for riding non-registered bikes, usually at the entrances. And there is also Mt. Mee, out past Dayboro, you'll need a license there too.

Places closer to the GC I'm not really sure of to many, but would love to find out more as its closer to me, mount tambo has some tracks, I'm not sure exactly where they are but there is a club that does monthly trail rides,

trail riding is fun as f***
12:21am 14/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1235 posts
You can buy my supermoto and stick some knobbies on it while you're at it ;).
Guaranteed fun way to suicide!

650cc Single-Cyl.
Full Race Ready/Racing Components.

More torque than anything else you'll ever ride its an animal, wheelstands with ease, no clutching required even at 100+kph in 4th.
Not the highest top end if that's your gig though. (~180-200 max)
07:31am 14/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6128 posts
Couple of my mates do it.

Closest place I can think of to the GC that's 100% legal is the new(ish) Moto park at Wyaralong dam. Don't know if any of them have gone there yet.

Others, Various cost, more of a Weekend trip:
Emu Creek
Rover Park
Black Duck (Needs yearly membership)
Manar Park

Free, fairly close, areas that I'm pretty sure are legal. They are for 4wd's at least. Probably need a registered bike (?) and your license;
Glass House Mountains
Back of Mt Mee / Dayboro State Forest

Free, Fairly close, areas that I'm pretty sure are not 100% Legal;
Pine forest behind where they're building Yarrabilba (Though... a lot of it is Yarrabilba now... stupid development)
Pac Pines
08:44am 14/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
191 posts
Just curious. what sorta riding experience have you had?

Pretty much none. I mean i've ridden peewee's, 150's, and scooters, but nothing more than about 200km's combined. Basically only know steering and braking.

Thx for the suggestions. I'm pretty set on this so looking at getting my RE-L's within the week, and going through AMA for my lisence. I was worried that there'd be nowhere close to ride offroad legally so thought i'd do some homework before I spent any money.
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