Trails, paths & velodromes
For a town or city to be blessed with a strong cycling culture, lobbying for and maintaining good local infrastructure is important, if not vital. If managed effectively by both cycling clubs and local/state government, it allows cycling in all its forms to seem less like an elitist hobby for the few, and more a part of everyday culture for the masses.
For those of us in the larger cities, we have a definite advantage in regard to a higher population from which to draw volunteers and club members. It follows that our local city councils also enjoy correspondingly higher revenue and are more likely – if lobbied productively – to help fund or support cycling projects.
You will see these facts borne out in the list of cycling venues listed below. Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, Bundaberg – The cycling community always has ‘things going on’. A feeling of ongoing advancement is constant.
Smaller regions are generally not so fortunate. BMX usually holds a decent presence in small towns, and usually have a pump track for kids to use, but after childhood, the pickings can be slim. Roadies have no choice but to brave the open road, and mountain bikers, if fortunate enough, might find some council, mines, or crown land to play on while said authority turns a blind eye.
So, why all this preamble? Well, I just wanted to explain the nature of this list of facilities. For the reasons I just mentioned, not every group wants their venue to be public knowledge. If people start travelling from far and wide, that unofficial trail might suddenly have blocked access.
Equally though, if your club or group has a venue that is accessible to cyclists and you want it listed below, please send me the details and I will happily include it.
Andrew loves XC. That’s it, nothing else. OK fat bikes too. And a bit of road cycling. And track. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t like a good sprint around a velodrome? And building trails. Gravel bikes are cool too. Sometimes he dabbles with enduro. But yeah, XC rules. Never doubt it.
- Bundaberg BMX Club
- Kevin Brogden Memorial Velodrome – home of Bundaberg Cycling Club.
- Promisedland trails at Cordalba – managed by Mountain Biking Bundaberg.
Central Highlands & Isaac regions
- Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail
- Curtis Island MTB Trails – managed by Queensland National Parks
- Gladstone MTB Park – managed by Gladstone MTB Club.
- Harbour City BMX
- Round Gladstone Trail – managed by Gladstone Regional Council.
- Turtleway Bikeway – runs between Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.
- Rowallan Park MTB Trails – managed by MAD Mountain Bike Club.
- Walkerston Velodrome – home of Mackay Cycling Club.
- Sarina BMX Club
- First Turkey MTB Reserve – home of Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club.
- Gracemere Pump Track
- Kenrick Tucker Velodrome – home of Rockhampton Cycling Club.
- Mount Morgan MTB Trails – Council-owned network at No. 7 Dam
- Pineapple Rail Trail runs from James St Yeppoon to Bondoola.
- Rockhampton BMX
- Seeonee Park MTB Trails – managed by Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club.
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