TRANSFERS & BIKE HIRE FROM NOOSA (MAY TO SEPT)
Our new day trip runs Wednesdays and Saturdays, picking up around the resort town of Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast (our home base).
Other days are possible as private charter.
Please call or message our colleague Darren Walters from Ecotekk: 0426 246342 www.ecotekk.com.au
Cost per person depends on numbers (up to 7 riders).
Enjoy a quiet, scenic, off-road country ride along the old Kilkivan to Kingaroy Railway corridor on the newly opened rail trail (Oct 2017).
It’s just over 100km drive inland to Kilkivan from the Noosa region on our comfortable 21-passenger minicoach.
We go via historic Gympie Railway Station, home of The Rattler steam train.
The Rail Trail is 90km total length but for riding it, we split it into two trails of the same distance, one sealed and one gravel – the sealed 45km is easy, the gravel 45km is tougher!
We will just operate during the cooler months, from May to end of September 2018. We will advise in August if we will keep running into the summer months.
To take a break, there are smaller towns and villages along the trail with cafes, pubs, stores, drinking water and toilets.
Noosa, Noosaville pickups from 0630
See images of pick up points in the next column >>>
- Noosa Junction 0630: The J Complex, Noosa Drive
- Noosa Heads 0640: bus station (200m from Main Beach)
- Noosaville 0650: 221 Gympie Tce, Ely Park bus stop
- Tewantin 0700: Noosa Marina, bus zone in car park
- Gympie 0800: Old Station (east side)
Kilkivan rest stop by 0900 and start for MTB 45km ride
Kingaroy 45km sealed ride start by 1030
Murgon finish (all 45km riders) 1600
Kilkivan finish (90km riders) 1700
Gympie drop offs by 1800
Noosa drop offs by 1900
Staying south of Noosa? For pickups between Peregian Beach and Sunshine Beach, please request. Pick ups from 0600.
NOTE RE TIMES
Pick up times are set for when we would like you to be ready!
If we are loading bikes at some stops we can be delayed a few minutes.
We may arrive Kilkivan as early as 0830 and Kingaroy 1000.
COSTS (FROM NOOSA AREA)
$120 adult bring own bike
$60 kids 15 and under, own bike
$100 adult non-riders
$50 kids 15 and under, not riding
Gympie start/end less 20%
Other riders can also use our service from Kilkivan to Kingaroy for a one-way bus transfer, $40 rider+bike. Be ready 0830.
Tourers $10 – various, comfortable upright multi geared
MTB $20 – Gary Turner Avalanche or similar
E-bike $30 - assists to 25+ kph
* * * Helmets, puncture kits, locks provided * * *
Child seats $5 /helmets available (please request)
Child trailer $5 /helmets available (please request)
We have a choice of saddles from narrow racer to broad with springs. We also have several cushy gel covers.
Link at top of right hand column.
Call:or message our colleague:
Darren Walters on
Darren is running the rides while we are in Europe from 21 June to 23 July. His own business is Ecotekk, selling and hiring e-bikes and offering rides near Noosa.
All riders: jacket / some warm gear / small day pack / water bottle / sunscreen / lip balm / sunglasses.
MTB riders: Be ready to get wet up to the waist. Crocs, thongs or waterproof sandals are suggested for the water crossing.
Riders can leave gear in our bus.
WEATHER (AND IF NOOSA IS RAINING...)
April to September are the cooler and drier months in the South Burnett when monthly rainfall averages just 30-40mm over 3 or 4 days.
Rainfall is much less than on the Sunshine Coast.
Mornings are cool, days are mild with plenty of sunshine.
9-10am temp 12-15C (when we start to ride)
daily max around 20C.
IN OTHER WORDS, GREAT FOR CYCLING!
Outbike provides bus transfers and bike hire.
Bikes are safety checked and can be adjusted by our driver.
Outbike does NOT provide any guide riding on the trails.
Participants agree they are experienced sufficiently at cycling and understand they will ride unaccompanied and at their own risk.
Participants will be asked to sign a waiver on the drive out to the trail.
The distance to a town is never more than 7km on the sealed ride and 14km on the gravel ride.
Mobile phones work over most of the route. We can also lend out UHF hand-held radios for MTB riders doing the gravel.
Up to 1800 hours the evening before: 100% refund
Overnight or on the morning: 50% refund
No Show: no refund
MINIMUM /MAXIMUM NUMBERS
We will operate with a minimum of 2 riders.
Maximum is 20 riders.
From 25 June to 21 July 2018 we are limited to 7 riders, travelling in a people mover.
As this is a new venture, starting in May 2018, we hope to achieve averages between 6 and 10 in our first season.
Noosa Junction 0630 / Noosa Heads 0640 / Noosaville 0650
The J Complex near Main Beach 221 Gympie Tce
END OF RIDES #1 & #2
Fat tyre bikes x 2 (M)
Gary Turner 27.5 MTB x 5 (S-M-L)
Giant 27.5 MTB (XL)
E-bike Bolt (S, suit 150-180cm)
Dahon folders x 2 (children or adults)
BYK (childrens 20" wheels)
3 speed ladies cruiser
#2. Kingaroy to Murgon 45 KMS
EASY ride on sealed path
#1. Kilkivan to Murgon 45 KMS
TOUGH M T B ride on gravel track
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