Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is one of the most enjoyable ways to see the bush and to keep fit and active. You don't need to be super fit or have an expensive bike to join in, a moderate level of fitness and reliable sturdy bike will do. (Oh and don't forget your sense of adventure!)

From leisurely rides in the bush near Melbourne, and five-day cycle tours throughout the Victorian countryside, to the most insane, steep and rocky trails you can tackle on a mountain bike, we're interested in doing everything you can with a bike.

Day trips close to Melbourne are held more often, although there will be the occasional weekend or extended trip throughout the year, as well as a variety of multisport events involving cycling and mountain bike racing.

Where to go?

  • Plenty Gorge (Wide area with a range of difficulties, most are suitable for beginners. Only 12 min drive from uni) - Trail map
  • Yarra Flats  (Fun short non-technical trails, great for beginners. Only 15 min drive from uni) - Trail Map
  • Lysterfield
  • Beechworth
  • Wombat State Forest
  • You Yangs

For Detailed information on mountain bike trails use

What do I need?

  • Mountain Bike and Helmet (You can hire one from our gear store or from the Tools Library - Located behind the Union Building)
  • Comfortable clothes (no jeans)
  • Water bottle or Hydration pack…preferably with water in them


Ideally at least one person in the group will have the following... saves having to hike back to the car.

  • Spare tube or puncture repair kit (Handy when you get a flat)
  • Bike Pump (Saves your lungs for steep climbs)
  • Multi-tool, chain breaker, lube (In case your bike breaks a long way from the car)

More Info

Information on how to join a trip is located here. General questions about Mountain Biking can be directed to the convener