& YANG - There's a lot of Hype and Claims out there
about bike rides and tours.
At Bushranger Bikes I like to keep it simple and deliver the
best - so I call my local/Southeast Queensland half, full
and Short Break rides 'Non-Events'!
What's it all
The power of choice: -
There are an ever growing number of cycling events/tours on
offer and over the past few years everyone is getting
on-board – charities, not for profits, associations - and there are even a
few legitimate and dedicated businesses like Bushranger
Bikes! You are spoiled for choice and
there is something available to suit everyone – so no reason not to get
out there and be cycling regularly, getting fit and staying
healthy – saddle up!
strives to offer something a little different – not just
your everyday events or rides - nothing competitive, nothing
big, nothing bold, nothing humdrum, no crowds and no queues – just high quality,
well managed and safe small group adventures to different,
interesting and amazing places. When compared to all
promotions and offerings around I guess you could call them
‘non-events’ really. There will be no mass
participation, no busy roads and no Mt Coothas!
So for those who like their cycling a little more
adventurous and are ready for (or want to continue down) the
road of exploration, discovery and cycling fun - there's our program of
Some are day activities, others will be over nighters,
there will be bike path rides, food & wine rides, back roads,
dirt roads, rail trails & mountain biking, ‘Skilling Up to
Step Up’ activities, themed rides and there may even be the
occasional Short Break creeping in to the
‘NON EVENTS’ –
but all will be something different and unique.
With busy weekends there will be a number of
weekday ‘NON EVENTS’
- rides and bushwalks – Monday Meanders,
Tantalising Tuesdays, Wednesday Wanders, Thrilling Thursdays
& Frisky Fridays! Perfect way to miss the crowds
and increase the cycling fun.
the Bushranger Bikes Grinders
Next Bushranger Bikes NON-EVENT
Daisy Hill Trails
2013 is turning out to be a very busy year!
In between tours and all the local council
rides I'm having trouble finding dates for
some of our great local one day adventures.
Mid year is showing some possibilities so
fingers crossed. I have some great
rides in mind - bring the fun
Up For Off-Road Adventures....
weather and a busy schedule has meant that it
has been difficult to plan for and schedule
rides around Southeast Queensland. My hope
is that from winter 2013 on we may be able to
organise some fun adventure rides - watch out
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BVRT Toogoolawah to Esk
return + more.
2013 program in development.
Ewen Maddock Dam (Landsborough) through to
Mooloolah (Thunderbird cafe) return.
Forest, dam, old train line plus a tunnel -
great fun! 2013 program in development.
. Plus -
we have some great new adventure rides
planned for 2013...
Coastal Bike Path
Riding at its best.....
for the next Fingal to Pottsville and Coolum
to Tewantin & return - 2013 'Non-Event'
program currently in development.
These are fantastic rides and heaps of fun
e-mail for details.
PLEASE NOTE -
tours aren’t non events – they are just amazingly awesome!
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Sunshine Coast Trail
Coolum to Noosa River Return
- Cruise the Coast -
next ride date to be set.
This really is a great ride (if its dry) – predominantly on
bike paths with some back roads and bike lanes, and lots of
fantastic views over the coast. Distance is around 50kms
return and the gradient is mainly undulating while following
the coast and flatter when we reach the Noosaville/Tewantin
area. There are some open sections that will be hot on a
fine day but expect sea breezes to assist with cooling.
As we are riding a reasonable distance the plan is to keep
moving along (with occasional stops to catch a breather,
have a drink, plus discuss track directions and options) at
a reasonable/more leisurely pace if it is hot to ensure that
we don’t burn out and have the energy to get back to
Coolum. I have a couple of lunch/coffee alternatives if we
decide to cut a little distance out of the ride.
You will need to allow the full day including travel time up
and back to Brisbane. Meet/Start time at Coolum is 9:00AM
and expect to be back in Brisbane around 4:40PM. We will
ride the coastal pathways through Peregian Beach, Marcus
Beach, Castaways Beach and on to Sunrise and Sunshine
Beaches. From here we pick up the bikeway that will take us
out around the wetlands and on to Noosaville/Tewatin and the
River front where we will have lunch at one of the great
The return will be via the Noosaville River bikeway and out
around Weyba Creek and Kayser Channel, then retrace the same
route back to Coolum with a coffee stop at one of my
favourite cafes at Peregian Beach before we get back – mid
Bring some $ for coffee and lunch. As it is a reasonable
distance you will need to be prepared to expend a little
energy and be comfortable riding your bike over this
distance and timeframe. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen
and an energy snack as conditions are likely to be warm.
Bushranger will provide an EMs Power Bite to keep you
is bike path/road. The tour is a
easy to intermediate.
Transport Option: There are limited seats are
available in the Bushranger Bus – first in basis, fuel
contribution: $10 - Ph
3139 1402 or e-mail -
details will be provided upon booking.
This trip is dependant upon minimum participant numbers and
Wander' - Fingal to Pottsville -
Return - next ride date to be set.
is great and has it all
- fantastic scenery, relaxed cycling mainly on bike paths,
flat, cooling sea breezes, great food & coffee.
We start at Fingal and ride through to Pottsville stopping
for lunch here or at Salt on the way back.
Along the way
we pass through Kingscliff (gelato stop), Casuarina and
Cabarita Beaches, Hastings Point including riding through
the Salt complex of resorts and all the
amazing homes – plenty to WOW about here.
This is a great ride – predominantly on bike paths with
some quiet back road sections. Fantastic coastal views with nice
easy riding and some great gourmet options. Distance
will be around 55kms return and the gradient is mainly
flat. Expect sea breezes.
from Fingal is 9:30AM and there are some seats available in the Bushranger Bus
for those that want to relax on the way down and back.
For those who are travelling down independently I will
provide all the meeting details after booking - it takes me
just under 2 hours to drive to Fingal from Ferny Grove so this will
give you a timing guide. The impact of any peak hour
traffic would need to be factored in. The aim is to be back at Fingal around 2:30PM
which should have everyone back in Brisbane around 5:00PM.
It is a reasonable riding distance (50kms) so you will need to be
comfortable riding your bike over this distance and
timeframe. Bring plenty of water and an energy snack as
conditions could be warm, and also pack wet/warm gear in
case of rain. BB will also provide an
EM’s Power Bite to
keep those legs spinning!
is bike path/road. The tour is a
easy to intermediate.
Meals etc. are at own expense.
There are limited seats are available in the Bushranger
Bus – first in basis, fuel contribution: $10.
Bike & equipment hire if required is $25.
Bookings essential so contact me mow…. Ph 3139
1402 or e-mail -