Cycling in Mackay

Cycling in Mackay

Postby silkishuge » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:22 am

Hi,

I might be heading up to Mackay in about a month or two for work and I was wondering if there are any other cyclist on BNE in the area. Are there any nice rides around the area and what is the traffic situation like. I might be up there for a month.

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Re: Cycling in Mackay

Postby munga » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:38 pm

i used to live in mackay about 20 years ago - be nice to see some photos if you get the chance to get about.
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Re: Cycling in Mackay

Postby buster » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:26 pm

Hi
There's quite a few organised road rides in Mackay The best point of contact is probably Corry Cycles.

http://www.corrycycles.com.au/

Check on their home page for a link to Mackay Cycling Club and there's a link there to the Sunday morning race scedule (if your game).

If you're into Mountain biking there is an excelent track at Rowallan Park on the northside of Mackay.
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Re: Cycling in Mackay

Postby russellgarrard » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:55 pm

Give the 'special' shorts Corry Cycles have for $15 a miss...feels like I had a t**d in my pants and very uncomfortable...they flogged them to me at the mooloolaba tri-athlon...

I imagine it'd be a VERY nice place to go for a ride though! Lucky bugger...
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Re: Cycling in Mackay

Postby Puffy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:11 pm

Traffic? There is no traffic! I used to commute to the city in bris, compared, these people are angels.
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Re: Cycling in Mackay

Postby xcgumby » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:04 pm

Dunno about angels... The place is full of uber-bogans with V8 utes that drive like the tools that they are..... The Habana loop is okay... But a lot of decent rides (length-wise) require a trip along the highway. Coming into Mackay from the north on the Bruce from the Leap isn't too bad a run though. The highway out to Nebo is okay too but rougher.

Try climbing the Eungella Range or Black Mtn if you're a little unhinged that way.
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