“Jubes” Mountain Bike Park is a well-known skill development track for young and/or beginner mountain bike riders.
The Ku-Ring-Gai council have provided a well-kept expanse of mountain bike terrain, running down into the picturesque National Park behind Golden Jubilee Oval in Wahroonga.
The park houses three different sections of track, in addition to the fire trail that runs deep into the National Park.
The Skill development section comprises elevated, narrow bridge sections, as well as a large berm and some rocky sections. Designed to help riders improve off-road, a variety of surfaces and obstacles are inclusive to all levels of rider.
A Pump track lies in the centre of the park, compiling easy, medium and difficult levels and is provided to encourage riders to use their upper body to ‘pump’ through the course. The aim of this section is to go around and around the interwoven track system without pedalling, using only ‘pumping motions’ to propel you forward and over the mini rollers and around the berms.
And finally, the single track that runs down into the valley is an 800 metre long flowing track of berms, pump sections and bridging. It is a short and sweet ride, purpose built to prepare riders for harder terrain. This is apparently just part of a larger-scale plan which has been temporarily paused. Although further addition to the existing track has been paused, the council has approved the company Synergy Trails to add some spice to the short track. Intermediate riders would benefit from having a go on this great flowing trail, which assists in putting all skills previously mentioned together.
Fairly simplistic, you wouldn’t want it to be your only training and experience before attempting bigger and better rides, but it is a great facility to start out with.
The park is accessible by car, parking off Esk street, or by riding the North Wahroonga Fire Trail, which runs through the centre of the park.
This Fire trail is also a great ride for beginner and intermediate riders, running through North Wahroonga before winding down the valley deep into the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.
Literally off the crest of a hill, the park has little to no shade and is open to the elements at all times. Closures occur and are posted on the Ku-Ring-Gai Council’s website when rain effects the surface of the track and also some information is updated on their Facebook page.
Ku-ring-gai council, as well as a BikeCare group has been assembled and is open to new members who want to aid in maintaining the facility.
Parents and spectators are also enticed to the location by the amazing view.
Another great addition to our outdoor-lifestyles, Jubes is a Mountain Bike Park worth a visit.