Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:57 pm

Won't be long and you will be able to ride from Ipswich to Kingaroy on this. They are working on the Toogoolawah to More section now. 8)

Then add in the Murgon to Gympie section and you will have almost/around 300klms one way of Rail Trails. :D

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby Usernoname » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:58 am

Didn't know that a section from Yarraman to Kingaroy was planned, thought that was back roads only. But what bike to take - MTB is best for some, with Kingaroy to Murgon paved and fine on a roadie. Me thinks I need to get a 29 set of wheels with 2.2's for my 27.5+ HT.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:37 am

Love my Aldi 29er on these trails. :mrgreen:

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby cancan64 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:33 am

I cycled Kilkivan to Ipswich on my CX bike with gravel tyres... a bit rough Kilkivan section overwise a nice ride... did have to go by road between Kingaroy and Yarraman and would have been nice to have started at Gympie but maybe another holiday
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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby Abby » Tue May 08, 2018 11:40 am

Rode the Lowood-Coominya section yesterday. Did it with my wife (who is an occasional cyclist), and the 24km return journey at a lesiurely pace took us about 2 hours.

The BVRT really is a sensational piece of cycling infrastructure. Loved every minute of it... :-)
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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby PiratePete » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:09 pm

What is the southern most starting point now? Last time I was out there was in 2016 and it started at Wanora Rd. Now I see cyclists crossing the Bne Valley Hwy on the southern side of Wanora Rd. Assume it's now open from Blacksoil? or has it reached the railway at Wulkuraka?

Also what is it like south of Fernvale and around Coominya? My last experience was lots of ballast (50mm aggregate) north of Wanora and on either side of Coominya, hoping with all the work that this has been topped with road base...

Noted last week too that theres lots of fresh road base and new bridges on the section north of Harlin. Big Thumbs UP!
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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:00 pm

You can ride from Ipswich itself on the bikeways and when you get to Brassall you get onto the BVRT and head to Wanora Fernval Lowood and beyond. All in pretty good condition. :wink:

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:09 pm

Wulkuraka-Toogoolawah Moore-Yarraman are the official open sections.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:56 pm

They are still working on Harlin to Linville but not far off finishing. :wink:

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby RonK » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 pm

I will ride through in just over a week. Hope it's finished.
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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:30 pm

Have plans in the back of my mind for the full 300km nonstop
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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:32 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Have plans in the back of my mind for the full 300km nonstop


What the............... :shock:

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby Jash Rider » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:25 pm

A mate and I are planning a two day trek on the 15th-16th of September with an overnight stop somewhere along the way.

What’s the best place to start from for a two day return trip? Want the best views and the most isolation.

Also, what tyres do y’all recommend? Was thinking of some slight knobby stuff, but if a pair of Maxxis 26x1.75 Overdrives will work I’ll just leave them on the bike.

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Re: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Postby RonK » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:38 pm

I did the full ride two weeks ago over three days. When you say a two day ride do you mean for the full distance?

Contact Out There Cycling on FB for a shuttle from Wulkuraka Station to Yarraman ($50 p.p.) which is the best place to start as you get to ride the Blackbutt Range downhill, otherwise you'll have a 17km climb.

The Blackbutt to Moore and the new Moore-Toogoolawah sections are by far the most scenic.

If you want to do the full distance in two days it may be best to overnight at Toogoolawah. They are gonna be long days.

Otherwise ride Yarraman - Esk overnighting at Linville. The pub has nice rooms for $45 and good meals. Be sure to call and book. Or you can camp across the road from the pub and use their showers for a few dollars.

Get the shuttle back to Wulkuraka. Or drive to Esk and get the shuttle to Yarraman from there.

You could ride the trail on those tyres but something wider will be more comfortable. South from Toogoolawah there is a lot of exposed ballast which makes for a rough ride.
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