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Trail-bike ride with care
Trail bike riding is a popular way to enjoy the outdoors. With proper planning and care, you can have a safe and exciting ride in a number of Queensland’s national parks and forests, where trail-bikes are allowed.
Rules you need to know
- All Queensland road rules apply—police patrol anywhere, anytime.
- Riders must have a valid licence.
- Bikes must be fully registered.
- Conditionally-registered bikes for recreational use are not permitted.
- Obey all signs, road and track closures and restrictions.
- Trail bikes are not permitted on walking tracks.
- Make sure trail bike riding is allowed at the park, forest or timber reserve you are visiting. Trail bikes are only allowed on some roads.
Ride with care
- Ride smart, ride safe and ride in the right place.
- When choosing where to ride, know your limits and be realistic about your abilities.
- Wear the right safety gear and know the limits of your bike.
- Watch out for other road users, wildlife and vehicles.
- Respect park neighbours, lease holders and other visitors—make sure the noise and dust from your riding does not upset other people.
- Be prepared for difficulties that could be encountered in remote areas and in rough terrain.
- Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Do not skid and slide around turns and down slopes—this can cause collisions with others and damages the trail.
- Stop erosion by not riding on soft, wet and muddy roads.
- Help protect our parks and forests by ensuring you do not carry plant seeds, soil or pests in footwear, clothing, vehicles and gear.
- Stay on marked roads. Do not take shortcuts or form new tracks as this damages the environment and causes erosion.