Bright rail trail

Bright rail trail

Postby DarrylH » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:13 pm

Does anyone know if the Wangaratta- Bright Rail Trail is suitable for road bikes with 23mm tires or does it need something a bit more ruggard.
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by BNA » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:39 pm

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Re: Bright rail trail

Postby grantw » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:39 pm

I believe that the entire route is sealed - at least thats what the website says - http://www.railtrails.org.au/states/tra ... l&trail=22

I rode from Bright to the Winery west of Myrtleford in January on 23mm tyres and found the trail surface just fine - better than a lot of roads here in NSW actually.

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Re: Bright rail trail

Postby DarrylH » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:39 pm

Thanks Grant, I saw comment that it was sealed but some photos showed gravel. Perhaps they have not been updated since it was sealed.
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Re: Bright rail trail

Postby il padrone » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:04 pm

Sealed surface with local gravel embedded in it. Visually it looks like a gravel road, which is very pleasing to the eye. I rode a 300km Audax event out there 3 years ago and we rode from Everton to Beechworth (~20kms) on the railtrail. I was riding 20mm tyres and had no concerns.

Photos from my family's 5-day tour of the railtrail.

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Re: Bright rail trail

Postby ausrandoman » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:19 pm

I rode about half of it a few weeks ago on 23 mm tyres. Nothing to worry about. Most of it is better than a lot of sealed roads.
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Re: Bright rail trail

Postby celeste boy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Forget about worrying about tyres- its the magpies that will bother you.

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