Off-Road cycling opportunities in parks and bushland reserves
Council is committed to creating more to see and do in a city that is clean and green, and the Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Strategy helps residents and visitors enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate while connecting them with the people and places that make our city great.
Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Strategy
The Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Strategy was developed by Brisbane City Council to guide the delivery of short and long-term off-road cycling opportunities and facilities for children, adults and families within bushland reserves and parks. The delivery of potential opportunities and facilities is subject to further detailed design, budget and environmental assessment.
The off-road cycling opportunities within the Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Strategy that Council is planning to provide include:
- skills tracks, dirt jumps or pump tracks
- mountain bike single tracks
- cyclo-cross circuits
- shared use trails and/or fire tracks in bushland reserves.
Bike track locations in bushland reserves
Riding is permitted on designated tracks shown on track maps and reserve signage.
- Mt Coot-tha Reserve, Mt Coot-tha
- Toohey Forest, Nathan
- Warril Parklands, Heathwood
- Karawatha Forest Park
- Pooh Corner, Wacol, 205 Wacol Station Road, Wacol.
Current locations for skill tracks in parks
Safety and riding etiquette
As well as having fun, getting fit and healthy and enjoying nature and the outdoors, consider the following tips and requirements for your safety and the safety of other track users.
Make sure to use the following tips to keep safe while riding:
- ride with a friend
- wear sunscreen and carry water
- let someone know where you are going, and when you plan to return
- exercise caution as some tracks cross creek lines and are unsafe to cross when flooded after heavy rain
- carry a mobile phone and download a copy of the track maps for reserves where riding is permitted
- ride on signed tracks only
- take a bike repair kit and know how to use it.
Requirements and etiquette
Make sure to follow these rules to make sure everyone stays safe and enjoys using our tracks:
- always wear a helmet
- give way to pedestrians and horse riders, moving to the left without leaving the track
- slow down when passing track users as this may startle them, including horses
- slow down for corners and blind spots
- keep left, and let others know you are passing
- control your speed and avoid skidding
- maintain your bicycle to avoid breakdowns
- visit Cycling Brisbane for cycling information.