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Anyone know any good rides in Far North QLD? I live in Port Douglas and looking for a ride to
do. I've moved from USA so not familiar around here yet.
Well you could start with the ride up Rex Range from Mossman. (Mossman is not far from Port Douglas)
The climb is nice and the descent is even nicer.
You can keep going all the way to Mt Molloy if you like but the road gets busier when you get close to Mt Molloy.
There are other nice rides on the Atherton Tablelands, but a Cairns or Atherton local resident would be more qualified to advise and that is some distance from Port.
What i do know is that the coast road (Captain Cook Highway) south towards Cairns from Port Douglas is a shocker and does not lend itself to enjoyable cycling.
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The only thing that I would be wary about when speaking of riding this stretch of highway is the fact that for most of it there is very little shoulder(read 500mm) so is not the safest ride in my opintion. Having said that, I rode it last on an early sunday morning, leaving Cairns at 6am, and it was not all that busy.
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Cairns has several organised bunch rides over weekends, as well as informal groups that organise rides around things like Strava Gran Fondo challenges etc. However, seeing as you're in Port Douglas, your best bet is to probably head over to PD Bikeworks in Macrossan St as they seem to be the organiser of group and shop rides up that way. They are also very active on facebook where they post rides and local info. This link might work: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PD-Bike- ... 57?fref=ts
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