“Brisbane Chicks Who Ride Bikes” is an online community of over 1,400 women cyclists in the Brisbane area. A few months ago I was honored to be one of few men invited to join their community. Today I tagged along on one of their mountain bike rides in Samford State Forest (colloquially known as “Ironbark” in the MTB community).
(Photo: Jason Reed)
I love the feeling of freedom that comes with riding on the sand at low tide. The endless stretch of sand, and the gentle roar of the surf keep me coming back.
Today we decided to come back to Bribie Island.
We drove for almost six hours and ended up in Leyburn, west of Warwick, on the Southern Downs.
We’ve seen some stunning sights in the Scenic Rim over the last couple of years, and wanted to bring more of our friends here. There is too much to see in one day, so we spent a whole weekend exploring this wonderful place.
Plunkett Regional Park is a magnificent nature reserve near Beenleigh, boasting rocky outcrops, caves, rare plants and animals, and kilometres of challenging trails. Aaron has spent hundreds of hours exploring the park, and kindly offered to show us around.
The Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) passes right through the middle of Kilkivan, west of Gympie. This delightful small town was the perfect place for us to start today’s adventure.
“Belhaven” is a 150 hectare cattle property that sits atop the Little Liverpool Range at Tallegalla west of Ipswich. When the landowners generously allowed us to explore their property, we jumped at the opportunity.