Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CYCLING THE 3 CREEKS BIKE PATHS - Ithaca, Enoggera & Kedron Brook, QLD.

This would have to go down as one of the best rides the U3A Pedaling Pathfinders have had this year. Combining three of the best off road cycling routes north of the Brisbane river into the one continuous route really made for one enjoyable ride as was expressed by all who were. The ride started at Roma Street Station, proceeded along Enoggera Creek Bikeway, onto Ithaca Creek Bikeway  back to Enoggera Creek Bikeway before making our way via a few backstreets to Kedron Brook Bikeway. After crossing Schultz Canal we followed  a series of bicycle friendly roads to and over the Gateway Bridge to Murrarie Station where we boarded a train to Cleveland. 

Although we have passed Banneton Bakery www.banneton.com.au/ at St. John's Wood, Ashgrove, on a number of occasions, we have never stopped there for a coffee break and that has been our loss as it turned out to be an excellent stop for a small group of cyclists. They serve, not only good coffee but excellent pastries as well. 

The Brisbane City Council are doing an excellent job with supplying and maintaining these linking cycle ways, especially when you take into consideration the damage that was done due to major flooding.


Brisbane's Gateway Bridge

Riding the dirt

Doing it hard

New Zealand's South Island

I can't emphasize the benefits of doing short tours for seniors whether they are within the city's boundaries or on coastal strips or in deed mixing it with cattle, crops and wild life in the country. By short tours, I mean up to 100 km. It is not the distance that matters but the location. By having a longer than normal pit stop or coffee break also makes it a nice social occasion and it also benefits your health and well being. If you are really interested in pumping pedals, there are many interstate and international cycling tours, either fully organised  with guides or partially organised self guided trips.

It's all fun, fun, fun. even if you have to work hard for it on occasions.

For a blow by blow description of the ride please open the following link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8245599

If you would like to know more about the University of the 3rd Age (U3A) please open the following link https://en.wikipedia.org/wwork for it on occasionsiki/Universyou have to if ity_of_the_Third_Age

Our Pedaling Pathfinders group is part of U3A Redlands www.u3aredlands.com.au/


Cheers and safe riding,
Jimmy Bee

1 comment:

  1. Nice place to cycling... Good looking photos.. Loved to watch.