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Social Ride Invitation – Glasshouse Mountains XC Adventure

Darb and Powerlines

Would you like to join us for a fun social ride through the Glasshouse Mountains?

When: 7.30am, Saturday, 29 August 2015.  (We will aim to get back by about 2pm)

Meeting point: Matthew Flinders Rest Area, Steve Irwin Way, Beerburrum.  Google Map Ref: http://goo.gl/maps/NEaFY

Approx distance: 70km with about 900m of elevation. We should be back by 2pm.

Features:
Great views of the Glasshouse Mountains from several high points
“Secret Single Track” – almost 6 kilometres of twisting single track following some hidden creeks.
The lookout track challenge.  Who can nail the gnarly climb behind the lookout?
Hennessy Hill Downhill Track
Lunch at Woodford

For people who don’t feel comfortable riding 70km, the obvious bail-out point is Woodford.  If you leave a car there you can finish up after lunch.

Route:

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0_cdVp26EjQ.kLVZ2nvf-d1w&usp=sharing
KML: https://sites.google.com/site/ennisfiles/home/GHM%2029%20Aug%2015.kmz?attredirects=0&d=1
GPX: https://sites.google.com/site/ennisfiles/home/Glasshouse-Woodford29Aug15.gpx?attredirects=0&d=1

We will ride clockwise from Beerburrum, up to the lookout and down Hennessey Hill then out to Woodford via a slightly different route from last time.

We’ll do the “Secret Single Track” after lunch, and then come back via some new tracks near Mount Beerwah.

We’ll return via Glasshouse Township in case anyone needs a break.

I have checked most of the route and it all looks perfect.  These tracks can be adversely affected by wet weather so may make minor changes to the route several days before the ride in the event of wet weather.

Notes:
Social pace.  We won’t leave anyone behind.
You can refill water at Woodford.  Although there are a few water taps at other places throughout the ride, they’re not officially “drinkable”.
Public toilets at The Lookout and Woodford
The route includes a few km of paths / bitumen roads around Woodford.
There are a few steep climbs.
There are a few steep descents.
There are one or two places you might get your feet wet.

Bring:
Bike in good condition
Plenty of water and snacks
Tools / Repair kit
Sunscreen
Sense of humour.

Whether you’re a novice or a ninja, this ride is always fun, usually with a large group of people.  Last time we had about 40 people of all different skill levels.
If you feel like haiving a fun day out with a large bunch of fun loving mountain bikers, this is the ride for you.

DISCLAIMER
Mountain Biking is a dangerous sport. You ride with us at your own risk.

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