CYCLING: Past and Future Rides

13th April 2024
By Chris McDowell

Hello Fellow Pedallers, 

The past week, CLEAR SKY

Sunday to Friday touring, Variously 17, or 18, or 19, or 21, 22 riders partici[ted in a number of rides. From Urunga 35k loop to Mylestom, From Nambucca 67 k viav Bowraville and Maxville, From Bellengin Promised land and forest roads for 44k and then next day from Walcha 60 k and on day 2 from Walcha 72k and over 1000m. The tour continues after a day off in Armidale. Great leading by ian Dodd, lots of good fun had and meals together. Thank Ian

Bowravill artwork.jpg

At Bowraville.

Glennifer Church near Promised Land loop.jpg Church ar Glennifer

Monday, Ballina Ferry to Wardell, Just 7 riders today as many regulars away on tour, good weather, . Thanks Alan

Friday, 6 riders from Newrybar via Tintenbar and Knockrow . Aparrently Anett had a puncture too large for the white tubeless goop to mend, but of course she had a spare so all well.Thanks for leading Anett. 

friday, repairing Anetts flat tyre.jpg Teamwork on Anett"s Flat


Here is our Forward Program for the next few weeks, and next year:

Not a lot of detail here, please check these rides on EVENTS in the app or on the website.  

Saturday to Tuesday, the tour continues

Monday 15th April, 8.00 am, Ballina Lennox Muffin ride 30k 290m 

Monday 15th April, 8.00 am, Kingscliff to Palmdale, 56k 550m

Wednesday 17th April, nothing here yet - many riders and leaders away

Friday 19th April, 8.00 am Alstonville Victoria Park, 26k 300m

Monday 22nd April, 8.00 am, Ballina Ferry to Wardell, 34k, essentially flat

Tuesday 23rd April, 7.30, Ballina Easy and Social, 30k or less, flat

Wednesday April 24th, 9.30 am  Casino to Bentley Rail Trail return and lunch, 27 k, mostly flat with one short sharp hill

Wednesday 24th April, 8.00 am, Bangalow Ewingsdale 33 k 600 m

Friday 26th April 8.00 am, Suffolk Park Seven Mile Beach, Byron Lighthouse 34k 344m

Monday 29th April 8.00 am Ballina Lennox Muffin ride 30k 290m 

Tuesday 30th April 7.30 am, Ballina Easy and Social, 30k or less, flat

Wednesday 1st May, 8.30 am, Murwillumbah Rail Trail to south then return for lunch, 42 k flat

Wednesday 1st May, 8.00 am, Goolmangar Nimbin 49k 630m

Wednesday 8th May, 8.00 am, Billinudgel Burringbar, 40 k 280 m, some single track through reserve.

May 23rd to May 28th, Stanthorpe rides, 5 day event, FULLY BOOKED, waitlist


July 14th to July 21st, 6 day event, 'Le Tour De Burnett Heads,' registrations are now open.

July 23rd to July 26th, 4 day event, Brisbane Cycleways, FULLY BOOKED, waitlist.

October 19th, 20th, 21st, Tyalgum weekend of events, Camp, Cycle, Kayak, Walk, Eat Drink, Cycle on 20th, 55k, 800m, 12k gravel, not for road bikes. Keep an eye on Jungle for what else might be on that weekend.

AND, for 2025

April 28th to May 18th 2025, 3 weeks, Moss Vale and Victoria Rail Trails and Roads, registrations open 30th June 2024, 10 am

Happy and safe cycling until next time. Cheers, Chris McDowell smiley


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