I've got a 11 yo who just got his first MTB. I'm open to suggestions for where we could possibly go for a little dirt practice.. but I've got no ideas other than riding the firetrails at Bunya. I think Gap Creek might be a little hilly for a first timer.
Does anyone have any suggestions in regards to this? Are they any regular organised kids rides? Thanks!
The pump track along Samford Road (heading from Ferny Grove Station toward Samford, last car park on the right before climbing the hill - Lomandra Rd Picnic Area) in Ironbark Gully is your place. Loads of kids that age (and much older folk still trying to be kids) ride here. Plenty of little trails heading outbound from here and well old enough to climb out to the top of Kombi trail for a nice long windy route back down.
Thank you! I'll try and give it a go next weekend. Once you get to the top of Combi what's the best way back down? Can you take Bandicoot to the PMG fire road and follow that back to the park?
No, you want to come down Kombi (not up), head up Lomandra Rd (Faux 3 sisters), up Three Ways & Sewer (3 sisters) and then down Kombi. Let him have some fun down in the skills park a couple of times (days) though - plenty of time to be spend here getting your bearings and skills dialed for a youngster. It's a bit of a climb up to Kombi but can push a bit - the down will make up for it aplenty. Go mid / late afternoon to avoid the testosterone down Kombi and skills park. Enyoy
btw. download trailforks mobile app on your phone - its free with loads of trail info & gps location in case losing your bearings.