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Adventure Club – Cycling BVRT

For your consideration…

Activity # 19-4
Activity Title: Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Cycling with o/night camping at Moore
Overview: Now the longest rail trail in Australia, the 161 km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an off-road climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer-term adventures.

http://www.brisbanevalleyrailtrail.com.au/

·         Yarraman to Moore (50 km)

·         Camp overnight

·         Moore to Toogoolawah (30 km) (or Esk (+19 km) depending on group)

·         North to South is more down than up.

 

Details:      
Date: Sat-Sun 01-02 June, 2019
Travel: Depart TGS 6:00 am (from Margaret St Bus loop)
  Return TGS 5:30 pm (eta)
  Means Mini bus + trailer
Accom: Camping – 2 person tents available on loan from Adventure Club
Catering: self-catering – BYO.  Trangia stoves available on loan from Adventure Club
Equipment: Mountain Bike or commuter bike suitable for use on gravel  + basic repair kit eg. spare tube or puncture repair kit

(sorry but bike hire is expensive so I have decided not to organise for this)

Suitable clothing, including suitable shoes

Sleeping bag, crockery/cutlery. (wash up gear provided)

Small backpack

Costs: max $55, charged to TGS account.  Once you have committed to this activity, the cost may be charged if you withdraw from the activity or do not attend for any reason.
Staff: Mr Bassingthwaighte, TBC
Sign Up: Use the google form to sign up for this activity.

https://forms.gle/UrCSMSULok4nba2J7

Please sign up by Friday 21 May – this is so transport can be booked.  There is a maximum of 10 places available.

 Other: A parental permission is also required.  Please have a parent/guardian complete the form and return to Mr Bassingthwaighte.

For Forms:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FQAwCLfwPGiOldk4ePXdsv67Jz-HpbNd?usp=sharing

Parents are also invited to join this activity. 

Adventure Club: Mountain Biking at Hidden Vale Adventure Park

On Sunday, 10 March, 14 boys and 2 parents ventured to Hidden Vale Adventure Park to experience the mountain bike trails on offer.  The day was overcast, although it did become hot as the day progressed.  Happy Gilmore, 007, Dodgem, Trailer Trash and Plane Sailing (to name some of the trails ridden) provided for flowy riding and all the boys were able to meet the challenges of the park, with each riding within their capabilities.  Trailer Trash was especially popular with a number of boys taking the opportunity for multiple runs.

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