"WYARALONG" Qld's New Motorbike/Trials Facility

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"WYARALONG" Qld's New Motorbike/Trials Facility

Postby Sherco Qld » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:41 pm

Great News for us Trials Riders!

Check out the website and look at the Master Plan that shows the Trials land allocated.

http://www.sportrec.qld.gov.au/Recreati ... sland.aspx


MEDIA RELEASEWyaralong trail bike facility master plan unveiled
February 20, 2011
The Council of Mayors (SEQ) today unveiled the master plan for the Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility and
announced Motorcycling Queensland (MQ) as the selected facility operator.
Due to open in the second half of 2011 =D> , the master plan for the facility includes recreational trails, freestyleMX,
supercross, natural terrain motocross, pee wee and other motorcycling facilities as well as spectator, parking and
camping areas.
Making the announcement at Lilybrook Homestead at Wyaralong today, Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chairman
Councillor Campbell Newman said Motorcycling Queensland had been chosen to operate the 745-hectare trail bike
site after a six month tender process.
The Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility will be a unique venue that will offer South East Queensland’s
230,000 trail bike riders with a first-class legal riding option,” Cr Newman said.
“SEQ Councils have been working with the State Government to bring this project to fruition.
“We have recognised off-road trail bike riding as a legitimate recreational pursuit that is becoming increasingly
popular in Queensland.
“We now welcome Motorcycling Queensland to the partnership to play their part in making the trail bike facility a
reality.”
A 1.1 kilometre access road to the trail bike site is due to commence construction in March as well as the first stage
of the trail bike park.
The trail bike facility will complement new recreational facilities around Wyaralong Dam funded by the State
Government including recreation trails, horse riding, mountain biking and sailing.
Council of Mayors (SEQ) Trail Bike Taskforce Chairman Councillor Steve Jones said the master plan being
developed by MQ would provide opportunities for both recreational riders and more serious riding disciplines.
“As the new operator, MQ is dedicated to providing an exceptionally high standard of service to SEQ trail bike
riders and committing to future development of the site,” Cr Jones said.
“MQ’s business partners will include Ray Buchanan’s Australian Dirt Biking Adventures and Crusty Demons’
Matt Schubring and Steve Sommerfeld’s company Invert Management & Moto Solutions.
“This group brings a wealth of experience and creativity to this facility and promises the creation of some great
new experiences for future patrons,” he said.
MQ General Manager Lindsay Granger said that MQ relished the opportunity to work collaboratively with SEQ
Councils and the State Government.
“We want to develop and operate the premier trail bike riding facility in SEQ, which we expect will attract around
20,000 visitors a year,” he said.
“We are also committed to managing this facility to the exacting standards required by the State and Local
Governments, and look forward to working with the Scenic Rim region to create a new recreation facility that the
region can be proud of.”
Eight SEQ Councils, including Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Redland and Logan City Councils and Lockyer
Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils are involved in the Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility.


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Re: "WYARALONG" Qld's new motorbike Facility Unvealed

Postby BOGWHEEL » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:27 pm

Sorry to be negative - but from the rec riders point of view (not club activities)
Will only cater for about 10% of SE Qld trail bike riders at a time - so user will pay$$$$$
How long has it taken so far, and how much has the feasability etc cost so far?
A smoke screen to think they care about motorcycles - the councils hate them. Just ask Kyogle Shire residents.

Sorry again for the dampener - but it"s just not good enough compared with the facilities of other recreational pastimes.



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Re: "WYARALONG" Qld's new motorbike Facility Unvealed

Postby lukesta888 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:24 pm

Try this website for more info

http://www.mtjoyceescape.com.au/camping.html

I am awaiting eagerly for the MTB trails to open



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Re: "WYARALONG" Qld's new motorbike Facility Unvealed

Postby Samy » Thu May 26, 2011 9:57 am

lukesta888 wrote:Try this website for more info

http://www.mtjoyceescape.com.au/camping.html

I am awaiting eagerly for the MTB trails to open


That's the Wyaralong Park on the northern side of the Boonah connection road and the mountain bike trails lead up north around the dam. There will be no motorcycles allowed near the dam. The new Motorcycle park is located a bit further west on the Boonah Connection road but is located on the southern side of the road.

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Postby Sherco Qld » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:31 pm

Looks like the Wyaralong Motorbike Park :QLD: should be ready 18th December 2011 for the official opening =D>

Plenty of Trials Riding for 2012.



http://www.seqtrailbikes.qld.gov.au/Sit ... %20Set.pdf map

http://www.seqtrailbikes.qld.gov.au/Pag ... along.aspx more info

http://www.mqld.org.au/index.php?id=1658 lots of info


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Postby Samy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:27 pm

Thanks Scott, keep us updated!

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Postby mtbrider » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:10 pm

If the job they do is anything like the mountain bike trails they have built it will be fantastic.They would be the best tracks in Queensland and whilst not up to NZ Rotorua standard they have made the best of the terrain to offer trails that require a reasonable level of skill and not dumbed down. Drive time from south side of Brisbane is an hour so I can see it being very popular.



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Re: "WYARALONG" Qld's New Motorbike/Trials Facility

Postby BOGWHEEL » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:04 pm

The best MTB trails are as close as east of Ipswich - =P~



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Re: "WYARALONG" Qld's New Motorbike/Trials Facility

Postby Sherco Qld » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:31 pm

Ive been advised that the New motorbike park is up and going. =D>

Make sure you pay on line and print the Receipt, They are not taking and money's at the new venue

Refer to the Link below (cut and paste it)

http://www.mqld.org.au/index.php?id=97&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=5961&tx_ttnews[backPid]=95&cHash=4c57db8ec0

Direct link added: MA Queensland link.
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Re: "WYARALONG" Qld's New Motorbike/Trials Facility

Postby Samy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:56 pm

This is excellent news! I saw a large article in the local Jimboomba and Beaudesert Times stating that no less than 5 or 6 councils had opted in to donate as they all want to see locations like this. Apparently 300 or so bikes turned up at the opening as well as many councillors and mayors. Also, in the photos there is clearly a trials bike or two ;)

I live close to the site and in the last few weeks there have been a noticeably larger number of bikes on trailers heading to and from that location via Beaudesert so it's clearly getting some use.

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