Monday 20th – Friday 24th March 2023 Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene Check In 11:00am
You must be a 2023 financial member of a “Bicycle User Group”, or similar. To join DUBBUG click here.
For ride details contact Dave S 04 0086 2254
If you will be delayed, please text/call Dave S (or Rayner if no response). Don’t rush, the proposed timetable is not strict. We will work something out!
The nearest bicycle repair shops are in Mullumbimby.
Monday 20th March
2:00 pm – meet at entrance of Park. Welcome cycle tour of Brunswick Heads. Bring “speedos” for a swim during ride, weather permitting. There is a section of gravel on this ride for a distance of approx 300m at swimming hole. The return route via M1 shoulder is optional.
8:30 am – meet at entrance of Park. Today we cycle to the start of the new Rail Trail (Crabbes Creek) and explore New Brighton (no relationship to Al), Ocean Shores, & Billinudgel (coffee). One of the features to look out for is “Splendour In the Grass” location. Another is the “space age” bridge crossing the highway. Coffee is a treat for pie lovers. Two routes are shown, the latter being for gravel bikes – we meet up at the same places.
8:30 am – meet at Crabbes Creek. Either drive to Crabbes Creek or cycle from park approximately 45 minutes earlier. Morning tea at Murwillumbah (after Rail Trail), Lunch at Kingscliff, Afternoon tea at Pottsville. Apart from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail, we tour along Casuarina Beach cycleway to check out sculptures & the types of houses you see in art union raffles! Swimming is possible at Mooball Creek (afternoon tea) before making our way to Crabbes Creek via Wooyung Rd. There are sections of gravel on the Rail Trail & you will need a light to go through Burringbar Range tunnel.
8:30 am – meet at entrance of Park. Coffee at Mullumbimby, to explore the town and check out how it has become the centre of flood recovery. On the way back we pass the “famous” Forbidden Fruits Nursery who have been serving Bellingen Markets for as long as anyone can remember. Fingers crossed, they might show us around. Bring your backpack for fruit trees & then give them to our faster riders to carry, hehe! Saddle Road is mostly not sealed.
9:30 am – meet at Ewingsdale for breakfast at “The Farm“. Afterwards cycling to iconic Byron Bay – bring your swimmers, or explore the town for lunch (lots of recommendations) before heading back to start. Choice of routes & challenge:
Option A – direct to Byron
Cyclepath all the way into Byron Bay main beach & then onto Australia’s most easterly mainland lighthouse before returning back to the town centre for exploration and lunch.
Option B – Bangalow & Views
This has a few hills, with bonuses! You will definitely need your camera for the views to Mt Warning & Byron Lighthouse (from a different angle across Tallow Beach). Our ride takes us through Bangalow, a village somewhat similar to Bellingen, so we might be tempted for a coffee at WOODS (the locals love this place)!