Mountain biking

Safety and environmental care

Bike paths in the Northern Territory (NT) parks are professionally prepared and maintained, but there are always risks. 

Cyclists need to be responsible for their own safety. 

Cycling is a great way to enjoy the beautiful NT parks, but you need to take care of the environment to preserve it for others.


All of the following guidelines will help you cycle safely:

  • be aware of what's around you and remember conditions can change
  • other cyclists and pedestrians could be coming from the other direction - look ahead and take it easy around corners
  • wear a helmet and sturdy shoes
  • wear sunscreen, cover your skin and do not cycle in the heat of the day
  • take and drink plenty of water
  • take snacks to eat along the way
  • take a spare inner tube, a repair kit and a bike pump
  • tell someone where you're going and when you expect to be back.

Care for the environment

Help protect the environment by using all of the following guidelines:

  • stay on the path
  • take your rubbish with you
  • fires are not allowed
  • respect all the plants, wildlife and cultural and historical sites
  • pets are not allowed on the bike trails
  • if you see any trail bikes or vehicles left on the path, write down their registration number and contact a ranger.

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Last updated: 12 February 2016

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