Posted October 25th, 2012
Where to Ride South East Queensland offers cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to get out there and ride through a wide range of terrains from beach front cycle paths to narrow mountain passes winding through ancient rainforests.
With excellent year-round weather, great facilities and an easy-going attitude, both local and visiting bike riders cannot help but enthuse about riding in this area. With three main hubs to choose from, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, bike riders from across the state have no excuse to say they have nowhere to ride. Whether you are looking for short friendly rides or longer, more challenging rides for the serious cyclist, this book covers them all. Choose from 75 great rides in total including 24 kids’ rides! We have also made sure to include some of the best legal off-road rides from around the region.
To help find your way through this book, we have broken the rides into the three main regions with the rides listed from the most northerly to the most southerly. Each ride has been awarded a Where to Ride rating. Be sure to take note of this as it is a good indicator of how difficult a ride is.
Designed to be a useful resource,Where to Ride South East Queensland is much more than just a good read. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride South East Queenslandsets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.
The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use out on the trail. Riders will appreciate the sturdy construction and convenient spiral binding of the book, this includes a fold out overview map of all 75 rides that doubles as a book marker with map legend, ride ratings and terrain guide. Riders can refer between the map they are using and reference information with ease.
Ian has a strong background in the sport of cycling having competed internationally throughout Europe for five years. Having spent some time working for Bicycling Australia and developing the Where to Ride book concept and design, he now works for the Queensland Academy of Sport as a cycling coach, training the new and upcoming talent from within the state.
Remember – life’s better on a bike.