Mountain biking is a great way to get out and explore some of our region’s most beautiful bushland areas and keep fit at the same time.
Looking for a mountain biking event or workshop? Check out our events calendar for a full list of free mountain biking events and classes in Brisbane. Before getting started, check out the introduction to mountain biking in Brisbane video below.
Before hitting the trails, you can watch the Mt Coot-tha Forest virtual tour to experience the trails firsthand.
Alternatively, you can watch these videos and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.
South-east Queensland has a number of mountain biking areas catering to a range of ages and abilities. Some of the most popular are:
You can also check out our comprehensive map of mountain biking locations in South East Queensland!
Cycling Brisbane members have access to a number of exclusive discounts on mountain biking classes, workshops, bikes and accessories. You can find out more through Roadie Rob’s Bicycle School and MTB Skills’ partner pages. Not sure what you need when hitting the trails? Check out this list of must-have mountain biking gear for those starting out.
The rules of good mountain biking is simple: look after yourself, be respectful of others and take care of the area you’re in. It’s all about making sure you and others on the trail have a great day out in a safe and friendly environment. Find out more about how to make the most of your MTB experience.
Council runs a volunteer-based program to look after the trails in Mt Coot-tha Forest. Volunteer mountain bike riders are working in cooperation with Council to protect and restore natural areas through the maintenance and improvement of the recreational track and trail network. Sustainable trails protect the environment by minimising the impact of visitors and recreation.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, accidents can still happen. It’s important to be covered for any scenario. Bicycle Queensland membership automatically provides a range of insurance benefits for members. Cycling Queensland also provides options for riders, including great insurance coverage with your recreational membership.
More information about mountain biking in south-east Queensland is also available from: