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  • BVRT E2Ex2/BVRT 150 2023 Wrap Up

    08/08/2023 Comments (0) News

    Organising an event is a bit like conducting an orchestra. All the elements must be in the right place at the right time. Everyone needs to know their role. And then you need the planets to align. They certainly aligned for the sixth annual BVRT E2Ex2/BVRT 150 Challenge Bike Ride 2023. The challenge was to …

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  • New BVRT Record established

    28/06/2023 Comments (0) News

    A new record for the most number of people to complete the entire length of the BVRT in a single day was established during the BVRT E2E on Saturday 24 June 2023. A total 104 people completed the full 160 km of the cycling challenge course from south to north (uphill) in under 10 hours. …

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  • If the BVRT were a camel – a brief history

    03/05/2023 Comments (0) News

    An article by Paul Heymans. Every now and then, about twice a month, I receive a direct message or an email offering detailed and well-meaning advice about how the BVRT should be improved. I’m grateful for the advice, really I am. Indeed, the debate often rages in our Facebook group between the “purists” as

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  • BVRT E2Ex2/BVRT 150 2022 Cycling Challenge Event Report

    29/08/2022 Comments (0) News

    The BVRT End-to-End x2 (E2Ex2) is an annual 24 hour cycling challenge event on the BVRT. Starting at 7.00 pm on Friday night when most of sensible folk are sitting down to their dinner, 50 cyclists set off from Esk Station to ride to Wulkuraka in Ipswich, then turn around and ride back through Esk …

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  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Officially Reopens following recent extreme weather events

    10/06/2022 Comments (0) News

    10/06/2022 News update: The BVRT has reopened in it’s entirety following damage caused by the recent extreme wet weather events. However, please note that the trail has places where stretches of dry, hard surfaces meet mud and water without warning and some creek crossings can be a bit adventurous. You should

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  • In praise of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Australia’s great adventure rail trail.

    01/01/2022 Comments (0) News

    ‘Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.’ (John Muir). The moment my bicycle tyres hit the dirt surface of the BVRT, I can feel myself beginning to relax. It’s as if I passed through a doorway that leads to a better place. Every time someone ventures …

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  • BVRT is emerald green after the rains

    05/12/2021 Comments (0) News, Uncategorized

    We don’t normally associate the BVRT with emerald green – it’s more often a bit brown and dusty. An early start from Linville after the recent rains on Saturday was well rewarded. The air was cool, the trail was in tip top condition, and the country was just so green it was almost blinding. Terrific

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  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Cycle Tourism – creating a destination.

    02/05/2021 Comments (0) News

    When we first started campaigning for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail seven years ago, it was an act of faith.  We realised that we had something special in our backyard, but little did we realise our campaigning could set off a chain reaction that would result in $20 million being spent on it by the …

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  • Nurinda Mural Project

    19/02/2021 Comments (0) News

    We had a vision to turn the Nurinda Underpass into a remote art display in the middle of almost nowhere that people could stumble across almost by accident. The Nurinda Underpass is located where Nurinda Rd crosses the BVRT about 2 km from the D’Aguilar Highway heading west in the Harlin to Moore section of …

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  • BVRT Murals Project

    26/08/2020 Comments (0) News

    The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is fast becoming a world class recreational attraction, but it’s always been our ambition that it would offer a cultural experience as well as a recreational experience. With that in mind, just close your eyes and imagine – you’re travelling along the rail trail, whether it be

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