dbw - dirtbikeworld.net Members Forums

Go Back   dbw - dirtbikeworld.net Members Forums > Organise a Ride for Yourself. > ACT Rides

ACT Rides Organise a ride in the ACT and Surrounds

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16-12-2015
crf2fiddyx crf2fiddyx is offline
dbw Pro
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 29
Places to ride?

Hey guys fairly new in Canberra and thinking of firing up the CRF 250R, obviously I'm unregistered and was wondering if anyone knows of any handy little spots to ride?
Reply With Quote
Old 19-12-2015
Paolozy Paolozy is offline
DBW Clubman
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 54
Hi crf2fiddyx, it looks like Canberrans are a bit stingy about giving info on where to ride. I lived in Canberra for a very short period of time and the only place I got to ride was up towards Cotter Dam.
Follow Cotter Rd which becomes Paddys River Rd and then turn right into Laurel Camp Rd. It's a gravel road, after a few hundred metres you'll find a parking spot on your left. Look around there and you should find some single tracks. I don't know how it is going with no rego over there, but that's the only place I've ridden. Lot's of people go to Tallaganda forest which is near Braidwood.
Other than that I can't be of much help I'm afraid.
Reply With Quote
Old 19-12-2015
simmozoo simmozoo is offline
dbw Factory Pro
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Canberra
Posts: 502
Hmmm, unregistered doesn't give you many options. Private property or Larbert Road about 10kms before Braidwood. That is about it.
They really do not want motorbikes in the Cotter Catchment and have introduced the Nature Conservation Act 2014 to deal with riding in the Lower Cotter Catchment. You can be fined up to $1500 just for riding off formed roads in there. Then there would be the fines for unregistered, unlicensed etc. You could of course take the chance and hope you don't get caught. There used to be some good single track throughout but I'm not sure that it gets maintained anymore so it could be overgrown.
Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2015
Munro86 Munro86 is offline
dbw Pro
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 34
I get out to the cotter a fair bit there is quite a few tracks out there if you know where to look, was speaking to the ranger a couple of weeks ago and he said this " laurel camp rd bact towards the cotter dam is all now catchment area, $1500 fine straight up and is out of his control. From laurel camp rd back towards tidbinbilla ( tharwa ) is ok to ride and he doesn't have a problem with motorcycles out there. "
He does have a problem however with people who want to go out there and be dickheads in the car park causing damage and roosting other cars and people not in there group. Also on the cans at 9 in the morning, it was disgusting to see and I was blown away by the complete lunacy of these retards. These people are the exact reason there is hardly anywhere to ride in Canberra. Sorry rant over...
There is also a place called bolallaba out near captains flat, requires calling and booking but it s not a bad place to ride, no rego and kid friendly
Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2015
DOC 24V DOC 24V is offline
dbw Pro
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 64
Ballallaba Springs

Ballallaba Springs MX Park 
Address: 507 Harolds Cross Rd, Captains Flat NSW 2623
Phone(02) 6236 6388
Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2015
sus_scrofa's Avatar
sus_scrofa sus_scrofa is offline
dbw Pro
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rob Roy’s place
Posts: 243
Give this a go for unrego.
Reply With Quote
Old 30-12-2015
Dinger1975 Dinger1975 is offline
DBW Dweller
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1
I spoke to Mal from Captains Flat/Forest Gate this morning and said he had sold the property and the new owe had shut down the track
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2016
crf2fiddyx crf2fiddyx is offline
dbw Pro
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 29
Thanks for the info legends planning on trying some places this weekend after the rain!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking for new places to ride backwheelbandit Tasmania Rides 1 31-07-2014 05:29 PM
Places to ride when it's wet gleembru Victoria Rides 15 26-04-2010 08:39 PM
Map will all the ride places mctainsh General Bike Related Discussion 11 13-07-2007 06:13 PM
need new places to ride(seq) 759 Competition & Racing 6 26-09-2005 11:07 PM
Gold Coaster Looking For Places To Ride And Ppl @ Ride With In Northern Nsw Wildman New South Wales Rides 2 23-08-2004 03:44 PM

All times are GMT +11. The time now is 03:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.