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Brisbane City Council Active Parks and GOLD Cycling Programs are now available -

April 2014 through to September 2014
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Adventure Cycling for Adventurous people


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Bushranger Bikes is a specialist cycling company owned and run by Jon Newrick and is based in Brisbane, Australia. With nearly 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 a range of other cycling services and activities including bike sales, the sale of cycling equipment and adventure clothing, the provision of cycling education and training services, and the delivery of community based cycling programs.

2014 - New Tours, New Half and Full Day Local Rides, More 'Trails', Less 'Road Routes' & Bitumen - it's Cycling Adventure Time! Life is too short to be riding boring stuff!

Check out the Bushranger Bikes Southeast Queensland 'Beat the Boring' ride program - Here!

The full 2014 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

2014 Feature Tour Destination.......

Victoria - Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and Melbourne's great Yarra Trail!

The colours of Autumn in Beechworth

Cycling in Ned Kelly's Footsteps - the Victorian High Country

Autumn tour - 15 to 23 May 2014 - The Awesome Autumn Tour! Confirmed Start.

This is Ned Kelly country and you can't explore it with anyone better than Bushranger Bikes. The Murray to Mountains (M2M) is Victoria's best rail trail, and arguably the best in Australia.  In Autumn 2014 Bushranger Bikes is running two 8 night/9 day 'Awesome Autumn' tour to this fantastic region of Australia taking in the delights of the North Eastern Victoria high country, and then cruising into Melbourne on the brilliant Main Yarra Trail.

Starting in Rutherglen and heading up the Alpine Valley on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail there will be 1 nights stay in both epicurean Rutherglen and gourmet Milawa, and 2 nights stay in both fantastic historic Beechworth and beautiful Bright, allowing plenty of time to explore.  This is the land of vineyards, berries, tobacco, hops and bakeries and an abundance of local produce is waiting to be sampled.  I also include a day on Melbourne's fantastic Main Yarra River trail which offers a great contrast to the M2M trail and an opportunity to ride right into vibrant Federation Square and Melbourne city.

Accommodation will be in unique, good quality, boutique establishments with an emphasis on something different or historic, and the food is fantastic - a trade mark of Bushranger Bikes tours.

Bushranger Bikes Mountains to the Murray, Ned Kelly, Wine and Yarra Trail back country cycling adventure is rated Grade 2 - easy to intermediate, with great cycling, fantastic scenery, and loads of fun and produce sampling.  Category is bike path/road - possibly some gravel.

For information, dates and cost - E-mail            Click For Tour Detail

Cruising into Federation Square - Main Yarra Trail

Bushranger Bikes Grinders Cycling Club for the love of cycling, fine food, great coffee and friends!

We love cycling, we love food, and good coffee makes any ride perfect – what more needs to be said!

Bushranger has established Grinders Cycling Club and it will embrace and extend the Bushranger Bikes cycling philosophy - offering small group, intimate & friendly rides. 

For 2014 the Grinders rides will be merged into my Southeast Queensland 'Beat the Boring' ride program as exploring new food and coffee establishments is never boring!

To find out what Grinders is about, what’s on offer, rides, membership, cost and everything else – click here.

Back Country Cycling - Adventure Tours For Adventurous People:

Cycling tours - Bushranger Bikes organise and run 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 mountains, glaciers, beautiful lakes, rivers, fiords 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' below.

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.


Bushranger Bikes 'Beat the Boring' Rides!

Half and full day local, Southeast Queensland adventure rides.  No big crowds, no events & fanfare, minimal bitumen - just brilliant rides for riders!
ant to know more?  Click Here!

Maybe you like your cycling a little more adventurous and challenging ?

Check out our video from our March 2010  Mountain Biking Tour - Rotorua and Whirinaki Forests - North Island - Grade 3 to 4.


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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...

Cycling Skills Training: My team has multi years experience as cyclists (both at the competitive and recreational level) and are trainers, tour leaders, team builders, adventure seekers and parents.  Through this experience and over many years of cycling skills program delivery Bushranger Bikes has developed a structured and proven program of bike skills and education that can assist both adults and children to cycle safely, confidently, competently and more often.  Bushranger Bikes facilitators hold Cycle Coaching qualifications and Positive Notice 'Blue Cards', and conduct programs for individuals and groups.

Cycling is our life and we are committed to developing models to encourage greater and safer use of bikes as a primary form of school transport and commuter travel.


Corporate and Education Services - Bushranger Bikes provides bicycle maintenance education programs, Defensive Cycling strategies and awareness information sessions, bike fleet purchase packages, the provision of cycling accessories and equipment, skills clinics including women's only MTB clinics, and advisory services on the design of recreation program and activities. 

My corporate services include the provision of cycling based team building activities, challenge and fun cycling activities for work groups, sports teams and groups of friends, and bike safety and defensive cycling information sessions and training.

These can be tailored and utilised to support workplace transport programs such as the TravelSmart sustainable transport initiative. 

Contact Bushranger Bikes to find out more about our Brisbane CBD Landmark Orienteering challenges or my team building off-road rides - or Ph: 07 3139 1402  More...

Bikes, Cycling Equipment & Gear, Adventure Clothing Sales:

Bushranger Bikes can supply a range of cycling equipment, bikes and adventure gear and clothing including brands such as:

Netti - Bianchi - Source - Fox - Fi'zi:k - Rav-X - Brooks - Selle Royal - Allen - Buff -  - also ask about Avanti and Scott bikes.

Plus lots more.  So if you need a bike, clothing, helmet, gloves, lights or any equipment to turn your cycling into a safe and enjoyable adventure experience e-mail or phone 07 3139 1402 for information and availability.


About Bushranger Bikes

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.  I specialise in putting the excitement into cycling, for cyclist of all ages, and I hope that I can assist you with a cycling tour or program soon.

Saddle Up! Join Bushranger Bikes for some fantastic, rewarding, fun and inspirational cycling in 2014!




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