Riding at Garapine
Garapine is home to six competition grade Enduro mountain bike trails. As we are also an outdoor education centre, we are not open all the time for riding. Come to one of our scheduled Ride Days or contact us to arrange a time to ride.
To ride at Garapine:
1. See below for upcoming Ride Days and visit our Facebook page for details and pricing, or
2. Contact us to arrange a day that is available for riding (ride by appointment – $15 ride fee per rider)
All riders must sign-in on arrival. Parking is along the right-hand side of the driveway, on the grass, before the roundabout. All riders MUST have current MTBA membership (no exceptions). Bring a copy of your membership number and expiry date with you for sign-in.
If you are interested in holding a bike event or bike weekend at Garapine, please contact us to discuss.
Upcoming Ride Days
Garapine hosts regular ride days open to all MTB riders. All riders must have current MTBA membership and bring their membership details for sign-in on arrival. There is a ride fee of $10 per rider (cash or eftpos) unless otherwise stated. Bookings are not essential, but if you can RSVP to our Facebook event it would be helpful. If you have any questions regarding Ride Days, please feel free to contact us.
Upcoming Ride Days 2018:
Saturday 3 February
Sunday 25 February
March dates TBA
Saturday 14 April
Saturday 21 April
Sunday 22 April
Saturday 28 April (Enduro Race Practice)
Sunday 29 April – Race Day – Qld Enduro Round 1
* Dates and times subject to change – check our Facebook events for up to date details
Ride Day Shuttle Service
Garapine offers shuttle services for riders wanting an uplift back to the trail head. On scheduled ride days, our shuttle service is open to any riders that purchase a Shuttle Pass. Please check our Facebook page for dates and details of when shuttle will be operating.
Shuttle Day Pass: $40 (plus $10 ride fee)
Access to shuttle on the day of purchase.
Private Shuttle Service
Riding at Garapine is also available on non-scheduled ride days however bookings are required. When taking up this option, our private shuttle service can be booked in advance.
Small Groups (up to 4 riders):
Book the Garapine ute with driver for up to 4 riders.
$220 for 2 hours of shuttling.
All riders must have current MTBA membership.
Book the Garapine Troop Carrier and Trailer with driver. Troop Carrier seats 10 riders per uplift.
$440 for 6 hours of shuttling.
All riders must have current MTBA membership.
In 2018, Garapine will host two rounds of the Qld Enduro Series.
Round 1: 29 April 2018
Round 3: 24 June 2018
VISIT our Enduro webpage for details about practice ride days and on-site accommodation for race weekend.
The accommodation facilities are a bit like staying at a backpackers (or going on school camp) with shared bunk-rooms and shared bathrooms. There are a total of 12 bunk rooms, each with their own bathroom featuring 2 showers and a separate toilet. Each bunk room sleeps up to 10 people. Bunk rooms have a mix of single size bunk beds and single beds. Unfortunately there is no camping available at Garapine as we currently don’t have facilities for it.
If you are interested in bringing a group to ride at Garapine and would like to stay, please contact us.
For enquiries, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 0405 323 429.
Group Hire / Events
Garapine is available for MTB club events, competition days, skills camps or social group hire.
Get your club together and host a social weekend, competition or fun day. With onsite facilities including toilets, showers, catering, group accommodation, an indoor hall and an outdoor covered area, groups can ride all day and stay overnight. Bookings are essential.
Set high on a hill, with amazing views at the top, and the Mary River at the bottom, Garapine has varied terrain ideal for mountain biking. Located 15 minutes south of Gympie, just off the highway, and 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, Garapine is quick and easy to reach, with two-wheel drive access to the trail head, and four-wheel drive access between the top and bottom of the hill.
Contact us to organise an event for your group or club.
How to get here
Garapine is located at 24 Mountain View Rd, Kybong (off Traveston Crossing Rd).
Please drive slowly along the dirt road (20km/h all the way). Parking is along the driveway on the grass.
Terms and Conditions: Garapine reserves the right to close the mountain bike trails at any time for any reason deemed necessary by management. Ride fee refunds will be at the discretion of Garapine management.