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  • Blackbutt to Yarraman ‘flow through’ upgrade

    10/04/2018 Comments (0) News

    Blackbutt-Yarraman BVRT section is now officially awesome. Another win for the BVRT Users Association and a huge thank you to DTMR, Toowoomba Regional Council and the Ambassadors for the BVRT. Yarraman to Blackbutt was always a bit iffy for cyclists. 19 gates in 19 km was a real pain. Not anymore. Following

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  • First woman to complete the BVRT double E2E in under 24 hours

    06/04/2018 Comments (0) News

    Rachel Edwards, the first woman to achieve completing the 167 km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail both ways in under 24-hours (334 km) proudly wearing her ‘BVRT Amazing Achievement’ shirt awarded by the BVRT Users Association. Her time was 22 hours and 16 minutes.   On 4 May she will also receive a specially designed

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  • Art Along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

    06/03/2018 Comments (0) News, See & Do

    Whilst enjoying your Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience, why not check out the great small art galleries along the way? Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery in Toogoolawah hosts rotating exhibitions, featuring works across various mediums and is is a venue for art workshops and community art

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  • BVRT Mountain Bike Hire

    02/03/2018 Comments (0) News, See & Do

    A  fleet of  new Trek Roscoe 7 hardtail mountain bikes are available for hire to ride on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Esk Caravan Park in Esk. This is a BVRT Users Association partnership project with Esk Caravan Park, with the assistance of sponsorship by Brisbane Valley Protein. The hire bikes make the

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  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Amazing Achievement Award

    13/02/2018 Comments (0) News

    On 11/02/2018, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association was very pleased to honour Jonny Ayres, Cameron Wickbold, and Lachlan Murray with a Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ‘Amazing Achievement Award’ © for their very impressive endurance cycling feat of being the first to complete the entire 167 km

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  • Australia’s Great Adventure Rail Trail

    30/12/2017 Comments (0) News

    When I first become involved with campaigning for funding to complete the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, it was under-used, under-loved and under-funded. We realised early on that we needed to turn that around if we were to have any chance of success in persuading the Queensland Government to loosen the purse strings. We

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  • Second Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Contract Awarded

    12/12/2017 Comments (0) News

    Somerset Regional Council MEDIA RELEASE – 12 DECEMBER 2017   A SECOND million dollar contract to complete work on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail has been awarded to a Somerset based business.   Contractors, A&M Civil Contracting, were this month awarded the contract by Somerset Regional Council to

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  • The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100 Kilometre Challenge – a poem by Greg Noble

    06/11/2017 Comments (0) News

    The BVRT 100 Kilometre Challenge We assembled at the starting line Brave and intrepid souls Ready to take on the challenge And add it to life goals. We had prepared for many months For this epic ride We had a little anxiety But confidence deep inside. We rolled wheels at 6am The fast ones off …

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  • BVRT 100 classic cycling challenge.

    05/11/2017 Comments (0) News

    Early on Saturday morning, eighty cyclists assembled at the start line in Esk for the inaugural Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100 km cycling challenge, some looking to win the event, some looking just to survive until the end. The challenge was to cycle on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Esk to Yarraman (including

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  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Extreme Challenge Bike Ride 2017

    07/08/2017 Comments (0) News

    I remember the day very clearly. We were supporting an organised bike ride for the ‘Chicks Who Ride Bikes’ from Moore to Esk and had arranged morning tea for them with a baby Koala display at the Toogoolawah Station. A lone male mountain biker turned up asking for some water. “Sure, no problem. Where did

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