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Mountain Bike Skills Course opens at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

10 December 2015

Mountain bike riders looking to test their skills this summer can head to the new Mountain Bike Skills Course at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre at The Gap in Brisbane’s north-west.

Purpose-built trails, designed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) for learners as well as more experienced riders, have opened to the public in time for the school holidays.

QPWS Executive Director Business Development Tracy Carsburg said the trails added to the visitor and recreation facilities at the Centre, and suited different levels of skills and experience.

“Less experienced riders can test their skills at balancing and manoeuvring over bumps and mini jumps on the Pump trail and Junior trail,” Ms Carsburg said.

“The Pump track has a smooth surface and no obstacles to develop pumping skills.

“The Junior trail is wide with a mini rock garden and a log ride, while the Skills bowl is for the more advanced riders, testing their balancing skills. It features skinny log rides and rough, rocky terrain.

“Experienced riders seeking a greater challenge can check out the Ultimate flow trail with high speed berms and jumps through rock gardens and log rides.

“We want families to have a fun experience at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, so we ask riders to stay safe and ride within their limits.

“Always wear the right safety gear, ride only on trails suited to your skills and experience, and only during daylight hours.

“For the safety of junior riders, those under 13 years must be supervised by an adult.”

Ms Carsburg said there were fun activities for the whole family at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.

“Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is where locals and visitors can enjoy a taste of the freedom and adventure offered in Queensland’s diverse and beautiful national parks…and it’s right on Brisbane’s doorstep,” Ms Carsburg said.

“Visit the Wildlife Centre, take the Family Activity Trails, swim or paddle a canoe or kayak in Enoggera Reservoir, or relax on the Events Lawn.

“Children can dig their toes into the sandpit or tumble down the hill in one of the Nature Play Nodes.”

Last updated
10 December 2015