Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRACKS FROM WARANA AVE TO HARVEY STREET ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE
There are many great reasons to ride a bike no matter your age. It improves your health and fitness, creates a strong and healthy heart and gives you a sense of freedom. Riding also:
Wherever you are in the Toowoomba Region there are riding trips to be had. With our network of off-road cycleways, on-road cycleways, shared pathways and beautiful country scenery, you can find great recreational and community routes through our city, towns and country areas.
Before you set off riding in Toowoomba Region it is important to be familiar with the road network, footpaths, bushland or trails to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Remember that in Queensland, it is legal to ride on the footpath provided you stay on the left and share the path safely with pedestrians and other path users. .
We’ve listed several popular routes for each type of riding style below.
There are endless routes for riding on the road around our region. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, enjoy short or long-distance rides, you will enjoy what our region has to offer. Some of the most popular routes in our region are listed below.
Alternatively, suggested routes from members of our community can be found on the Bikemap and MapMyRide - Toowoomba, Oakey & Westbrook website.
We have put together a collection of leisure routes around Toowoomba. These are typically on streets with less traffic, shared pathways and through parks. In many locations, you can choose between riding on the road or using paths.
Some intermediate and long rides offer the most beautiful scenery. Be sure to take the camera and stop to grab a picture along your way.
The yearly Toowoomba Ride the Range attracts hundreds of riders from around the country. View information about this event on the Ride the Range website.
Mountain biking is a great way to explore some of our region’s spectacular bushland trails and scenic views. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced mountain bike rider, we have a ride that will suit you.
Toowoomba has a mountain bike club run by volunteers working with Council to protect and restore our natural areas. Mountain Bike Australia is the main peak body for mountain biking in Australia.
Suggested routes from members of our community can be found on the Trailforks (MTB) -and Mountain Bike Mecca - Crows Nest & Ravensbourne areas websites.
The community run Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club hosts various mountain bike events that lure both national and international riders to the region. Keep up to date with upcoming events via the Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club website.
BMX riding is a fun outdoor sport that the whole family can enjoy. There are several parks across the Toowoomba Region offering BMX facilities for fitness, fun and recreation. BMX facilities cater for different skill levels, but generally consist of dirt tracks, with some offering built-up dirt hills and various types of jumps.
You can contact BMX South Queensland to find a club a near you.
You can also ride your BMX bike in some of our skate parks along with skateboards, scooters, and roller skates. Remember that these are a shared facility so practice safe riding and be courteous to fellow riders.
Toowoomba has two purpose-built riding facilities that offer a safe recreational and training options dedicated to cyclists.
Read more on these two facilities on our Criterium track and Velodrome webpage.
Our region has many spectacular views that can be enjoyed when exploring on two wheels. Whether you ride with the family, commute to work by bike, or head out on the trails and into the bush, there are plenty of options for you. The following information will help you start your two wheeled adventure.
Riding a bike is fun and a great way of building physical activity into your child’s day. Provided below are tips to help you teach your child to ride a bike and a list of great parks and bicycle tracks they will enjoy. We have also made a list that include some great parks and bicycle tracks they may enjoy.
We have numerous family friendly parks with bicycle paths. Children can learn to ride and practice the basic road rules of giving way, stopping and hand signaling.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Bicycle riders and motorists have the same rights and responsibilities. It’s important to share the road and be aware of the need to look out for each other at all times.
Motorists must stay wider of bicycle riders by giving a minimum of:
Bicycle riders are much smaller than cars and heavy vehicles, so they are harder to see. Check your blind spots before changing lanes, turning or when you open your car door.
Make sure you treat bicycle riders like any other vehicles on the road. Give way to them when required and travel at a safe following distance.
On a separated path, you can only ride on the side that is for bicycle riders. The other side is for pedestrians. The separated path sign will show you which side of the path you must ride on. You must always ride to the left of bicycle riders coming toward you.
Read more about the Queensland Government bicycle road rules and safety.
Toowoomba city has a number of locations for bikes to be parked.
To report a cycling issue or safety hazard please report the issue to our customer service team via ePathway (online service request).