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Loopy Rail Trail Weekend - Linville to Nanango 130km circuit

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Linville

34 George St

Linville, QLD 4306

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BVRT & Nanango Loopy Weekend: Ride a loop Linville to Nanango return. 130+km route with almost 100km of gravel.

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BVRT & NANANGO LOOPY WEEKEND

12-13 JUNE 2021

Arcadia Travel & Outbike

https://arcadiatravel.com.au/outbike/

See also our following Loopy Weekend on Sat-Sun 19-20th, riding a circuit from Wondai to Proston with 30km of the South Burnett Rail Trail included. It's a bit shorter at 120km and nearly all sealed. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/loopy-rail-trail-weekend-wondai-to-proston-tickets-143548656897

RIDE INFORMATION

Published 19 April 2021

Following our popular first Loopy Weekend to Cooyar in Feb, we're pleased to add more rides in June, from Linville to Nanango 12-13th and Wondai to Proston 19-20th.

This is the Linville to Nanango Loop, including over 40km of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, the Yarraman-Nanango 22km Link Trail via the old stock route, overnight in Nanango (5km in/out of town sealed), then Bull Camp Road 20km, River Road 10km (drops 240m over last 3km), Western Branch Road 14 km - and the last 24km along the Mt Stanley Road is sealed and mostly descending, crossing the Upper Brisbane River 12 times.

We'll be on some beautiful country, the ancestral lands of the Jagera (Brisbane Valley) and Wakka Wakka (Burnett) peoples.

We are following a circuit that's become a signposted cycling trail thanks to Nanango Cycling, a group of keen riders who've tapped Queensland's Gambling Community Development Grants:

https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2020/10/02/burnett-bike-trails-boom/

https://www.trailforks.com/route/linville-to-nanango-circuit-ride/

Start and end at the cyclist-friendly village of Linville on the BVRT. Travel out either Friday evening (drive your car or take our bus) or Saturday morning. Driving time from Brisbane CBD is about 2 hours.

Riders can 'check-in' and start between 8 and 10am, our bus will be opposite the pub.

Participation is $60 per rider.

Accommodation in Nanango is your choice and you can book direct.

UPDATE 16 MAY: WE ARE ADVISED ROADWORK CREWS HAVE BOOKED ALL ACCOM.

CAMPING IS THE ONLY REMAINING OPTION. BYO TENT/MAT/BAG OR HIRE FROM US:

  • $20 COVERS HIRE OF SINGLE PERSON TENT + MAT + SITE FEE ($9)
  • $30 COVERS HIRE OF TWO PERSONS TENT + MATS + SITE FEE ($16)
  • $10 FOR OPTIONAL CAMPGROUND BREAKFAST
  • $10 HIRE OF COSY SLEEPING BAG IF REQUIRED

Above costs we will collect in cash on the event.

  • Palace Hotel (12 neat pub rooms) - ph 4163 1287
  • Nanango Star Motel - ph 4163 1666
  • Fitzroy Hotel/Motel - 4163 1100
  • Antler Motel - 4163 1444
  • Copper Country Motel (3km west of town centre) - 4163 1011
  • Nanango Showgrounds camping (1km west) - advise us if you prefer to camp and we'll make a group booking (we have camping gear for hire and breakfast at small cost). Site fees are $9 single person / $16 for two. We'll collect cash on the event for these.
  • Note that Homestead Caravan Park says their camping and cabins are not available for one night stays on 12 June.

Other costs and options – meals, travel to/from Linville, camping equipment can be hired, bikes can be hired.

There are 40 places.

Bookings via Eventbrite.

GETTING TO LINVILLE - DRIVE OR TAKE OUR BUS

Drive out to Linville on Friday (camp or stay in pub) or early Saturday morning. Distance from Brisbane approx. 150km, taking 2 hours. Park near the hotel - should be safe overnight.

Or get a ride on our bus from Caboolture Station Friday evening at 7:00pm, cost $70 rider+bike return. We'll have tents and mats for the free camping in the rail reserve. Return - depart from Linville by 3pm for Caboolture arriving about 4:30pm. See 'add-ons' to book.

Other pickups on request between Noosa and Caloundra.

Our bus service will also be available to walkers planning to hike the BVRT from Yarraman to Linville.

OUR SERVICE / THE RIDE

The $60 participation fee includes information and maps for the suggested routes and we’ll carry your overnight gear (we have plenty of space in the bus and trailer).

We can pick-up riders who are tired or having bike issues.

As well as the map in the image, we’ll send a high-res copy to participants and have printouts on the weekend that can be imaged.

It’s your ride – there are no guides, no ride signage and no marshalls to tell you where to go. Load the maps on your device, ask questions at the start. Good to ride with some other people. If in doubt anywhere, wait for another rider - or message the bus.

Our bus will follow along the suggested route and keep to the rear of the last riders.

On the BVRT, the bus will be at the Yarraman trailhead until the last rider comes off the rail trail.

Rendezvous in Nanango: By 5pm our bus will be outside the South Burnett Energy Centre and Information Centre, 51 Henry St, just north of the traffic lights and opposite the police station. This is handy to the pubs and motels (except Copper Country 3km to west).

SATURDAY: Shops and cafes are available in Linville (start), Benarkin (18km), Blackbutt (23km), Yarraman (42km) and Nanango (66km IGA open to 6pm).

SUNDAY: Nanango IGA is open from 7am and the bakery earlier. There are NO shops or services for the entire 66km Mt Stanley route to Linville. Be able to carry enough food and at least 2 litres of water.

BIKES

We suggest MTB, hybrid and gravel bikes with tyres of 35mm or more.

E-bikes are welcome. Access to power batteries overnight at accommodations.

If hiring, our bikes are REID 26” MTBs, we have 2 x M and 2 x L available, $50 per bike for the weekend includes helmet and lock. Contact us to discuss. https://arcadiatravel.com.au/noosa-bike-hire/

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation with refund is possible up to 7 days before the event. There is a small Eventbrite handling fee of about $5.

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OUTBIKE and BANDICOOT TOURS & CHARTERS are registered trading names of MY EUROPE BASE PTY LTD ABN 41053515834

OUTBIKE runs the 'Gulf to Gulf' 30 day 2300km ride across Australia from Port Augusta to Karumba. Next G2G events in May-June and June-July 2023.

https://arcadiatravel.com.au/outbike

MY EUROPE BASE is a pretty apartment house in the winemaker town of Zell on the Mosel River in Germany's Rhineland, close to rail and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. It's an idyllic and affordable base for cycling, hiking and exploring. Bikes for guest use.

https://arcadiatravel.com.au/myeuropebase

ARCADIA TRAVEL and NOOSA BIKE HIRE are registered trading names of TRAVEL AHEAD PTY LTD ABN 63610755881


		Loopy Rail Trail Weekend - Linville to Nanango  130km circuit image

Thanks to David Kenny of Nanango Cycling for the map


		Loopy Rail Trail Weekend - Linville to Nanango  130km circuit image

Nanango has cycling sorted! Thanks again to David Kenny for image.


		Loopy Rail Trail Weekend - Linville to Nanango  130km circuit image

Camping at Cooyar Pub on the February weekend.


		Loopy Rail Trail Weekend - Linville to Nanango  130km circuit image

Camping at Linville on one of our BVRT events last year

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34 George St

Linville, QLD 4306

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