Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

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MichaelB
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Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby MichaelB » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:25 pm

Going up to Gold Coast and house sitting for friends for 10 days in July. Because if a minor change in plans, there is the opportunity to do some riding up there.

Would love to know some recommendations to hire a bike up there (proper drop bar roadie with discs preferably).

Any recommendations?

Also, any good routes that involve some climbs near Nerang/Benowa ?

May be able to do some driving to get somewhere, but prefer not too far.

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Re: Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby Usernoname » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:58 pm

Just Ride shop at Nerang have bike hire. Beechmont is the popular climb just past Nerang. Just ride do a Sat & Tues morning shop ride. Bicycle Centre Nerang (next door to Just ride) do a Sat and Thur morning ride. No real hills around Benowa, A loop out to Pacific Pines via Arundel & Helensvale is a good early morning ride as well. Coast drivers are no better than anywhere else. A ride out to the Hinze dam is Ok from Benowa as well. That's my favorite after 8.00 am ride, Cafe's good there too.

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Re: Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby MichaelB » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:47 pm

Cheers. Know the Just Ride shop at Nerang, and see they have bikes, but are a bit exact at $70/day, but will ring and see.

Are those loops you mentioned easy to suss out (e.g. From Strava or similar) ?

Fancy trying Tamborine man as well, as drive up there heading to the Tree top challenge - lotsa steep pitches !!

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Re: Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby RobertL » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:17 am

Try Henri Roberts Drive up to Mt Tamborine: https://www.strava.com/segments/1166693

You'll love it! You can thank me later.

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Re: Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:19 pm

RobertL wrote:Try Henri Roberts Drive up to Mt Tamborine: https://www.strava.com/segments/1166693

You'll love it! You can thank me later.


Cheers. What is the route like if I continue to Canungra and back to start ? Busy road ? Like the idea of a loop rather than up/down the same stretch.

What is the steepest pitch of the climb ?

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Re: Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby A_P » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:49 pm

this is a good loop https://www.strava.com/activities/830921097/overview

Canungra nerang road is not safe IMO,
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Re: Road bike hire - Gold Coast in July

Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:53 am

A_P wrote:this is a good loop https://www.strava.com/activities/830921097/overview

Canungra nerang road is not safe IMO,


Looks really nice, and easy to do from where I am staying (I'd probably use the Nreang Broadbeach Rd to get across the M1 and onto Station St/Hinkler Drive). Any reason for doing the loop clockwise rather than anticlockwise ?

Any recommended coffee stops at the top ?

Thanks for teh tip re Canungra Nerang Rd :o

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