South Coast United Mountain Bikers Club (SCUM) is a not for profit, 100% volunteer run, community mountain bike club based in Nowra on the NSW South Coast.  Formed in 2004, the club aims to foster the sport of mountain biking at both competitive and social levels. 


Club members have built and maintain several cross-country and flow-cross mountain bike trails at three locations in the Currambene and Nowra State Forests, South Nowra and one in the Shoalhaven State Forest at Nowra Hill. All the trails are managed by SCUM under an occupancy permit with the NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW). SCUM and FCNSW acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we meet and ride, the Jerrinja and Wandi Wandian people and pay respect to elders past, present, and those of the future. We recognise that it is a privledge to share these lands which we will continue to respect and nuture.



The club regularly hosts competitive events and social rides, runs a junior development program - the SCUM academy, and holds regular trail work & maintenance days. The Club also partners with external event organisers (eg. ‘Auscycling’ ‘Rocky Trail Entertainment’) to host mountain biking and other similar events at the SCUM trails. School groups and other community and sporting organisations also regularly use SCUM trails for events, training days or camps. Importantly, every day the SCUM trails are ridden by members of the community for enjoyment, health and well-being.




Upcoming events & activities

Check our social media for up-to-date trail closures due to weather

All of the Coondoo trail network is open. There is a brand new section of trail linking 'Cypress Hill' to 'Short and Sweet' and a new techy rock garden section in ‘Rock n Roll Suicide'. Get out there and test your skills! The Coondoo Skills Park/Short course race circuit and Pump Track are complete. Full of MTB features, flow and fun, the circuit has something for everyone. Located right next to the car park, its a great space to practice your skills and have fun with your mates. Why not start with a few rounds on the pump track!

All of the Superbowl trail network is open and we will be starting new works there soon! Some awesome new flow trails coming your way. 

All of the Butterfly trail network is open however there are a couple of sections that remain rough and rutted due to erosion issues. Ride these sections with care.

All of the Cabbage Tree Lane Trail network is open but the track contains a number of washed out spots, large ruts etc. Ride with care



Do you want to know what's coming up? Yes of course you do! Our full 2024 Calendar is now up for all to see.  Head to our calendar page for the full picture.



Illegal trail damage 


If you see trail bike riders riding directly on SCUM trails, please report it to Nowra Police on 02 4421 9699 (do not confront or abuse trail bike riders; simply report them to the police).

Licenced and registered trail bike riders can legally ride on formed roads within NSW State Forests, but not on singletracks or designated MTB trails.   More details here.


Australian Geographic Adventure magazine Photo Shoot


Our SCUM Academy Crew were captured by Adventure Photojournalist Justin Walker from @outside_media for a feature in an issue of Australian Geographic Adventure magazine showcasing the beautiful Shoalhaven ... .




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