A boy has been charged after allegedly riding an unregistered trail bike through Bellambi on Monday.
Several residents called Wollongong Police to complain about seeing multiple young people riding trail bikes through Woonona and Bellambi.
At 2pm, police were responding to a report a trail bike rider was travelling south from Woonona along the bicycle path near Bellambi Surf Club.
Shortly after, police say they spotted the boy on the trail bike. He is accused of unsuccessfully trying to escape but was arrested.
The boy was charged with using an uninsured motor vehicle, never having a license and using an unregistered motor vehicle. He will appear before Port Kembla Children's Court in March.
Police have reminded people that it is illegal to ride an unregistered motorcycle without a licence on sealed and unsealed roads, public land and reserves, sportsfields and footpaths.
Riders can be fined $1372 for not having a licence, $680 each for being uninsured or unregistered and $344 for not wearing a helmet, $350 for trespassing on private property and $110 for failing to comply with signage.
Parents of children under 16 caught riding illegally could also be fined.
People can only ride on private property with the owner's permission or at a designated club track.