Nerang Forest MTB: Hard

CYCLE THE GOLD COAST, MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, NERANG FOREST HARD Advanced Track (Hard) This bike ride aims to give people an introduction to the larger forest area; a taste for what else lies within. It is primarily focused in the south east corner which is most popular with bike riders and that is where the majority of the trails have been developed. A little over the first half of this bike ride is on the main forest trails that cut through providing access for service vehicles. These are all great fun to bike ride. While some of the junctions in the trail you come upon will look incredibly inviting, unless you want to come across a dead-end or find yourself at the foot of a climb that will have you climbing back up to get back on course, stick to the instructions provided. Keep your wits about you; this trail includes some lactate pulsing ascents and some adrenaline pumping descents. There is no signage once in the park so a cyclometer to measure distance covered is a great investment prior to undertaking the Advanced Track. There are generally no signs along the trails and while there are a handful of mud-maps of the area, none seem to be that accurate or current. New singletrack is occasionally added due to trail maintenance elsewhere and development of the network. Talking to locals, after an introductory spin through the Casuarina Grove Track, they suggest the best strategy to finding your way around is to spend a weekend getting lost in the forest, just riding! FOOD AND DRINK There is nothing available at the start so bring with you sufficient food and drink for before, during and after your ride. ACCESS Leave the Pacific Highway at junction 69 (southbound). From the Nerang Connection Road, turn on to Hope Street to park in front of the Nerang Velodrome and Criterium circuit.
Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: A variety of options
Fitness Level: High
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Trail Signage: Poor
Estimated Distance (Kms): 10.3
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire facilities
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber

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