Wanna go for a ride?

I like to do mildly adventurous bike tours. Sometimes when I post pix of what I’m up to, friends say “I wish I had known you were going to do that, I would have liked to come along.”

OK folks, here’s your chance.

The Barrimoon Tunnels section of the Boyne-Burnett Inland Rail Trail is going to open on Saturday 11 September, and I am planning to attend the opening celebration. My plan is to ride there, leaving from Wulkuraka station on the morning of Saturday 4 September.

In my head it’s called the Great Queensland Rail Trail adventure. Bob Webley has probably already done it, I’m certainly not claiming that this will be the first ride of this route.

But the plan is to ride sections of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, the Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail, and the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail, connected by the most minor roads I can find on the way.

My version of this ride will be 9 days riding, with a combination of camping, and pubs/motels.

Here’s the rough idea: Wulkuraka / Toogoolawah / Blackbutt / Kingaroy / Proston / Gayndah / Eidsvold / Monto or Mungungo / Ubobo / Gladstone (fly home again).

4-12 September. It’s a little bit less than 700km. About 200km of rail trails, about 300km of sealed roads, about 200km of gravel road. This is a self-supported ride. I am providing you with nothing, other than a friendly smile and a hello each morning.

If that sounds like your sort of adventure, let me know.


Andrew Demack @briztreadley