Trail Direction

sippffo's picture

By sippffo - Posted on 10 September 2015

Hi Mobbers,

Just a quick question in regarding what is the correct direction for riding the Trail around the St.Ives/Mona Vale Rd areas.
Is it best if one parks on the Dirt clearing opposite Bunnings area, then ride towards St.Ives Showground, or Park at the Showground and head back to Bunnings, its probably been answered before, just thought if anyone else has wondered about it.


wilso_ac's picture

I'd say east to west is the intended route particularly if you add Muppets into the mix, in saying that it's okay to ride both ways as long as you are aware of oncoming traffic.

Some of that trail is horse trail (east of the showground) so you have to be mindful of that too.

I ride the trail both ways and I'm sure many others do too.

danielschipper's picture

Best to ride it both ways as often as possible Eye-wink

We're riding 10-15Kg bikes with powerful disc brakes, on ever changing trails where we don't know what is around the next corner or over the lip of that next water bar. Sure someone could come the other way but most of the blind corners won't be taken at a significant speed; maybe 10-15 kph.

i guess the point is to just ride and keep your wits about you.

GiantNut's picture

Have come across tonnes of other riders coming the other way - never a problem. I am more worried about running into Eastern Browns than other riders

Mike_H's picture

The OPs question has already been answered - ie ride either way.

But I'm just a bit confused as to what the alternative is to riding both ways - ie if you park at Bunnings and ride to the showground, or park at the showground and ride to Bunnings - how would you get back to your car without riding the trail in the other direction? I assume you weren't considering the road?

sippffo's picture

Mike, very intelligent. I hadn't even thought when I posted that one, one of my best thats for sure, thanks all that have made an input into something that was really silly from myself.

hawkeye's picture

but if we told you, we'd have to kill you. Evil

Black Flash's picture

I had an epiphany when someone told me.... Smiling

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