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Art and Heritage Tour de Rail Trail

14May2016

Lars Andersen Place, Esk, Qld 4312

Esk to Toogoolawah and Yimbun Tunnel return

From 07.30

Lars Andersen Place, Esk, Qld 4312

$10 registration plus $15 for lunch - pay on the day

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association / paul@brisbanevalleyrailtrail.com.au

EXPERIENCE THE BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL WITH THE LOCALS

To enhance your experience of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail we like to add a bit of local colour to the bike rides we organise.

This 40 km or 60 km bike ride takes you through some great Queensland cattle farming country with wide open skies from the picturesque town of Esk nestled in the valley below Glen Rock to the historic farming town of Toogoolawah, where the country market will be in full swing.If you only want to do 40 km you can stop here and enjoy the markets

If you only want to do 40 km you can stop here and enjoy the markets or  to do the full distance you can head on northwards for another 10 km across some wide open country with beautiful distant views of the D’Aguilar Range for another 10 km to the heritage listed Yimbun tunnel.

On returning to Toogoolawah there will be time to check out the country market before heading over to the Somerset Regional Art Gallery, ‘The Condensery’ to view the great new exhibition by local artists. Lunch will be served on the terrace at at the gallery by the local Coach House Café ($15) before the return trip back to Esk were we can stop at Nash Café for a well-earned and very sociable afternoon tea.

Total Distance 40 or 60 km. Maximum gradient 4%. Trail condition – mostly good, but a bit rough in places. Suitable for mountain bikes or hybrids. Only one significant creek gully crossing at Coal Creek. Weather forecast - Sunny with a bit of cloud. Max 27° C.

As always, you ride with us at your own risk.

Organised by the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association.

Heritage listed Yimbun Tunnel - built 1910

Heritage listed Yimbun Tunnel - built 1910

 

There are 24 people coming.

Look who's coming: Paul Heymans, Bob Webley, Malcolm McKenna, Anthea Masters, Ron and nardia, Steve Henley, Mark Linnett, Peter Thompson, Ian Morrison, Graham Hayton, Ken Potter, robert, Brian Jermanus, Mardelle, Lynell Hocken, Terry Cupitt, Mark Prince, Gaddes

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