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Anywhere to trail ride (motorbike) around Canberra?

By 9 February 2014 9

Hi all,

I’m new to Canberra and have just bought an enduro bike (with full rego).

As I don’t have a ute or trailer at the moment to go out to trails like Bendethera etc. –  are there any fire trails or national park areas that aren’t too far out of Canberra?

I’m really not fussy any dirt at all would be great! Although I’d like to keep road riding to a minimum; so the closer the better (while not cheesing anybody off).

I’m looking at Bullen Range Nature Reserve on the map right now, anybody know if there is anything suitable round here?

-35.414516, 149.009585

35°24’52.3″S 149°00’34.5″E

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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9 Responses to Anywhere to trail ride (motorbike) around Canberra?
#1
IrishPete11:25 am, 09 Feb 14

As your bike is registered, the world should be your oyster. You can ride lots of places that people can’t (or shouldn’t) on unregistered bikes.

Might be too far for you, but Tallaganda State Forest between Captains Flat and Braidwood, though you enter it rhough Hoskinstown to Rossi or Forbes Creek. Plenty of dirt roads, fire trails and even less developed trails.There is also a trailbike riding business there – Forest Gate on Wild Cattle Flat Road – where you can do a bit more hooning.

Also South towards Cooma. Near Jerangle is a road called Good Good Road that takes you over a mountain range into an undiscovered paradise of mountainous trails, grassland, rivers, former gold mine sites. And very very quiet. Bugger all chance of meeting oncoming traffic. Mobile reception with Telstra from hilltops, but if riding alone you might want an EPIRB! There are other ways in and out of this area, so you don’t have to backtrack.

Have fun.

IP

#2
Pork Hunt11:45 am, 09 Feb 14

IP, he should carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). EPIRBS are for maritime use and ELT’s for aviation use.
Source: Wikipedia. :-)

#3
Zan1:37 pm, 09 Feb 14

Join Canberra Riders http://canberrariders.org.au/index.php they know it all.

#4
namegoeshere5:44 pm, 09 Feb 14

Hey guys thanks for the info! Much appreciated!
Will let you know how I get on!

#5
IrishPete7:54 pm, 09 Feb 14

Pork Hunt said :

IP, he should carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). EPIRBS are for maritime use and ELT’s for aviation use.
Source: Wikipedia. :-)

fair enough. I am not omniscient. Just almost.

#6
Sandman10:46 pm, 09 Feb 14

What side of town do you live on? Plenty of trails out Brindabella way as well, and there’s even a few around the Cotter area. The Kowen Ride is coming up in a few months too. Good opportunity to ride close trails that aren’t normally open.

#7
Simmo7:53 am, 10 Feb 14

Zan said :

Join Canberra Riders http://canberrariders.org.au/index.php they know it all.

Canberra Riders seems to be mainly a road riders forum. Try DirtBikeWorld (DBW), for more dirt trails stuff.

#8
Zan8:49 pm, 10 Feb 14

Not only are they road riders there are also lots of off road riders as well. They seem to know the best places.

#9
rosscoact7:11 am, 11 Feb 14
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