Old Coach Rd to Nanango and Brisbane River West branch return to Linville - 2 day bike ride

NovemberNov 20 2018 09:00 - NovemberNov 21 2018 14:00 Australia/Brisbane

Day 1 Linville to Nanango via Old Coach Road 61 km Climbing 836 M

The ride is 23 km on the BVRT Rail Trail that we did last ride. Morning tea (30 minutes appox) at Blackbutt (the only shops, water and toilets on route)

The next 22 km is all bitumen and easy riding no hills to speak of.

Then we arrive at Old Coach road which is 9 km of bush tracks. Remote and isolated tracking down to and across the Cooyar creek. We will need to walk two sections 700 M on the downhill due to numerous boulders and washouts and walk around 500 M up on the other side for the same reason. we will be able to ride most of the balance. We will stop for lunch on Yarraman Creek (dry as a bone)

The final leg of 11 km to Nanango is all bitumen on a quiet road . We will stop at Nanango to stock up on food. The final 5 km to Uncle Bob’s Cottages is bitumen and easy riding.

Route can be seen here https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2252975893

Staying at Uncle Bobs Cottages 515 Mount Stanley Road East Nanango, 5 km from town Hosts are Rod and Celia

View the Organic farm here https://www.unclebobsestate.com/

Day 2 Nanango to Linville via Brisbane River Western Branch 61 km Climbing 643 M although mostly downhill -see profile

Gravel roads straight off the bat heading east and north from Uncle Bob’s for 17 km with two climbs. The gravel roads are generally very good and regularly graded.

The we have a magnificent 6 km downhill on bitumen to the Brisbane River. In the high country the views are fantastic overlooking the Brisbane Valley. At the bottom we have very easy riding crossing the Brisbane River 26 times on concrete fords with the initial 14 km on gravel and the final 24 km on good quality bitumen.

No food water or toilets for the entire ride today.

The route can be viewed here https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2252987290

Ride Leader Paul Glennon 0421 638 059

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