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Exploring the Scenic Rim with your motorbike

The Scenic Rim region in South East Queensland surrounded by the Great Dividing Range and Border Ranges is the perfect location to explore on a motorcycle, writes local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes. Beaudesert is the perfect place to start exploring the Scenic Rim as it is easily accessible from Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. …

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A short and sweet Gold Coast ride

There are many great Gold Coast routes to explore that are short and sweet, yet can be meandered and enjoyed over several hours, says local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes, 45. Here he has selected a favourite called the Panorama/Beechmont/Clagiraba circuit that can be ridden in under two hours.  For this ride, I left the …

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Tour guide for Motorcycle Friendly Town of Crows Nest

Crows Nest tour guide welcomes riders

Riders now have a helpful online tour guide resource for the motorcycle friendly Crows Nest region north of Toowoomba. Crows Nest became a motorcycle friendly town a year ago and has since developed a good social media presence, added several motorcycle parking spots in the centre of town and produced brochures, videos and online resources …

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Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains now on rider list

The Bunya Mountains in South East Queensland are now definitely on the list of overnight destinations for motorcycle riders. They lie 250km northwest of Brisbane, but seem to attract few riders. The problem has been that, if you planned to stay overnight, you had to take your own food and beverages as there was no …

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Kookaburra Kottage Romantic Ravensbourne Escape

Looking for a romantic bike getaway?

Just you and your bike, or you and your other significant other – pillion-in-a-million or fellow rider – should try a weekend romantic getaway at Ravensbourne Escape.  The luxury retreat is 90 minutes west of Brisbane at the top the Great Dividing Range on the challenging and scenic Esk-Hampton Road.  It’s 45 minutes north of …

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Palmwoods Rd Winter riding on the Sunshine Coast

Winter riding on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re looking for a bit of sunshine this winter, head north to the Sunshine Coast which has some of the best riding roads in Queensland. Many Brisbane riders head up to the Sunshine Coast for a day ride, but by the time they arrive and have lunch, it’s time to head home. By the way, …

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SWM Silver Vase scrambler at Crows Nest motorcycle friendly town launch

Crows Nest joins motorcycle friendly towns

Crows Nest in South East Queensland is the fourth Australian town to declare itself a motorcycle friendly town with more towns including Armidale soon expected to join their ranks. And why not! Queensland Tourism estimates riders spend up to $160 a day in local communities on food, fuel, drinks, etc, compared with $40 spent by grey …

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Kooralbyn Valley worth the detour

The Scenic Rim and Gold Coast hinterland have a bounty of great motorcycling roads and right in the middle of it all is the pretty Kooralbyn Valley. The picturesque valley is located about 70km south of Brisbane between Beaudesert and Rathdowney. It’s the gateway to glorious riding in the Border Ranges, Lions Rd, Mt Tamborine …

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