Officers from the Hume Police District are targeting illegal trail bike activity in the Southern Highlands, focusing on National Parks and Reserves.
Operation Trailgate commenced on April 17 and will continue until the end of June with the assistance of National Parks and Wildlife.
Officer in charge of the Southern Highlands Police Station Inspector Jason Horne said the aim of the operation was to "educate trail riders where they can and can't ride."
The inspector said the operation was initiated in response to community feedback.
"Trail bikes were causing a lot of issues everyday.
"Noise on the urban fringe is a common problem. It does affect people, they are entitled to a certain level of peace and tranquility."
In addition, Inspector Horne said illegal dirt bike riding was damaging to the environment and a potential hazard for liability.
"Unlicensed riders and/or unregistered bikes cannot be used on public land. Some of the few places where you can ride are commercial riding parks and circuits," he said.
"Licensed riders and registered bikes can be used on public lands such as State Forests and National Parks."
The fines for unlicensed, unregistered and uninsured bikes are in excess of $1000 with the possibility your bike could be seized by police.
Visit the Motorcycle Council of NSW for more information.
Nearby commercial dirt bike riding parks include:
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