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Adventure Cycling for Adventurous people


Bushranger Bikes is a specialist cycling company owned and run by Jon Newrick and is based in Brisbane, Australia. With over 15 years experience in the adventure tour business, the focus and expertise of Bushranger Bikes is the organisation and conduct of small group, high quality, adventure cycling and walking tours & activities across Australia and New Zealand. The aim is to provide truly memorable experiences with full attention to great organisation, safety and you - my adventure partners.  More information about Bushranger Bikes tours is provided below.

Bushranger Bikes also provides community based cycling programs for local government through Brisbane City Council's and Moreton Bay Regional Council's Active Lifestyle Programs.

I hope that I will see you along on a ride or tour soon - Jon.

Brisbane City Council GOLD (Bushranger Bikes delivered) Cycling Program is now available - July to December 2018  Click Here

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- Bushranger Bikes featured on Channel 7's Queensland Weekender with a focus on my Southeast Queensland Whale Trail Cycling tour.  For a peek at the promo and to find out about this tour click here.

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2018 - New Tours, New Half and Full Day Local Rides, More 'Trails', Less Road Routes & Bitumen - it's Cycling Adventure Time!

What's on at the moment..........

Pt Cartwright - Sunshine Coast

Next Bushranger Bikes local Southeast Queensland cycling adventure:

19 September 2018 - Cruise the Sunshine Coast Number 2:

Another Winter/Spring mid-week adventure - Wednesday 19 September 2018 – Caloundra (Golden Beach) to Point Cartwright return.  Approx. Distance 50kms.

Requirements: Expect a reasonable riding distance (50kms or more) so you will need to be comfortable riding your bike over this distance and timeframe (up to 5 hours) – the times include riding time and stops – morning tea and lunch – and are a rough guide only.  Travel time to and from the rides is additional.  Bring plenty of water and an energy snack as conditions could be warm, and also pack wet gear in case of rain.

Category is bike path/road.  The tours are Grade 2 easy to intermediate.

The ride will include a morning tea and/lunch stop (great café at Pt Cartwright) – meals, drinks etc. are at own expense.

Cost – The ride is $40 per person, or $50 including a seat on the B Bus – see below*.  Includes an EMS Power Bite.  Contact me to book, for more info or if you have any questions - payment on the day is the go!

*There is a transport option from Ferny Grove available – limited seats - so enquire if this interests you.  Rough guide – aiming to be on the bikes at Caloundra at 9:00AM, so this would be my place at 7:30AM.

More details on the ride – times, meeting points etc. will be provided after booking.  Bookings are essential –

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Interested in Cycling Adventure Tours? The full Bushranger Bikes tour program is now available. Check out the calendar......Here!

Make sure you don't miss out on the fun - enquiries and bookings are being taken

Porepunkah - Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Victoria

Bushranger Bikes 2019 Feature Tour Destination.......North
Eastern Victoria
.        This tour is taking enquiries & bookings now.                   For details - Click Here

*If you are interested in more information about this tour or would like the booking & itinerary forms please e-mail

Awesome Autumn - 9 to 17 May 2019 - The three Rail Trails Tour - Fantastic cycling,
produce, wine and heaps of fun!


Bushranger Bikes is running a 8 night/9 day 'Awesome Autumn' tour to this fantastic region of Australia taking in the delights of the North Eastern Victoria high country, a night in epicurean Rutherglen - vine & wine central, a night in Bright at the top of the Alpine Way, 2 nights stay in beautiful and historic Beechworth, and a night in gourmet Milawa.  Then it's onto the Goulburn River Valley to have some fun cycling the new Great Victorian Rail Trail - commencing at Mansfield and riding through to Tallarook over two days.

This region of Victoria is the land of vineyards, tobacco, hops, berries and bakeries and an abundance of local produce is waiting to be sampled.

This tour commences in the north with a cycling warm up on a newer section of the Murray to Mountains trail from Rutherglen to the Murray and the NSW border.  Then it's a spin on the great High Country Rail Trail which skirts the shoreline of Lake Hume on the Murray River. The recent rains have filled the lake and it is now a sight to see, and with the completion of the 660 metre long bridge across Sandy Creek inlet this trail that runs between Wodonga and Old Tallangatta is a brilliant ride.

Then we transfer to Bright and pick up the Murray to Mountains (M2M) - Victoria's best rail trail, and arguably the best in Australia.  We will follow the trail down to Everton and then divert for the climb up to Beechworth.  The next day will provide time to explore on bike and foot around Beechworth, check out the sights and history, and also provide a part rest day.

We then take the M2M for an exhilarating downhill blast back to Everton Station, pick up the main line again and follow this through to Milawa.  Depending upon time available and energy levels this might include a loop through Wangaratta and then out to Milawa via Oxley.

And there's more - from Milawa we will take a brilliant scenic drive across an alpine range or via Glenrowan and pick up the new Great Victorian Rail Trail out of Mansfield - 130kms of perfect backcountry adventure cycling through to Tallarook.

Accommodation will be in high quality boutique establishments with an emphasis on something different or historic, and the food is fantastic - a trade mark of Bushranger Bikes tours.                                                 This tour is taking enquiries and booking now.                                                                   

Yarck - Great Victorian Rail Trail

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What are Bushranger Bikes Back Country Cycling Tours all about?

Adventure Tours For Adventurous People:

Bushranger Bikes organises and runs a range of fully supported tours in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and New Zealand - offering the best recreational cycling trails & routes in the world.

All Bushranger Bikes rides, tours, and cycling activities are primarily off-road (or away from busy roads) and fall into a category that I call 'Back Country Tours'.  Rail Trails, Wine & Food Trails and my new Whale Trail TM are the Bushranger Bikes speciality, and my trips aren't just about cycling - they provide the full holiday experience that highlights everything the destinations have to offer.

The tour packages that Bushranger put together cater for small groups (6 to 8 people) and are suitable for all adventurous recreational cyclists. They offer an unforgettable adventure experience that will take you to the best scenery, wrap you in seasonal colour, acquaint you with local history, leave you breathless with awesome scenery - mountains, glaciers, beautiful lakes, rivers, fiords, wide open spaces, 'big sky country' or ocean vistas - and leave you dreaming about remote rail trails and fantastic food and wine. 

The Bushranger Bikes tour trademark is a mix of adventure, achievable challenges, heaps of fun, personalised service and a focus on safety and good tour management.  Great food and quality accommodation are assured - places that are different, historic, remote or boutique. 

More information on my tours can be found on the Calendar page, Tour page or check out the 'Feature Tour' above.

Join me for a fantastic adventure holiday

                                                                         Jon Newrick - Bushranger Bikes 

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Other dates and custom group tours are available, including Southeast Queensland and New Zealand mountain bike tours - please contact Bushranger - for more information or to discuss options.


What's On In Southeast Queensland?

Community Programs - There are fantastic cycling programs offered in the Greater Brisbane Region by both the Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Bushranger Bikes delivers a range of community cycling programs including Active Parks, Chill Out and GOLD for Brisbane City Council and SHAFT and Older & Bolder for Moreton Bay Regional Council.  More...

About Bushranger Bikes

I specialise in putting the excitement into cycling, for cyclist of all ages (Bushranger Bikes has a particular focus on providing cycling adventures and experiences for mature aged cyclists), and I hope that I can assist you with a cycling tour or program soon.  My goal at Bushranger Bikes is to deliver a high level of quality and personalised service in all my activities and I strive to bring innovation and value for money to my tours, programs, products and services. 

Saddle Up! Join Bushranger Bikes for some fantastic, rewarding, fun and inspirational cycling this year!


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