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Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour – The Darling Downs Loop Ride

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Come and ride the Darling Downs in style


It's time to get yourself set for Cycle Queensland's 2015 Adventure Tour and you only have until the 31 July, 2015 to get your tickets to join in on Bicycle Queensland's Darling Downs Loop Ride.

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This is one of Bicycle Queensland's major organised events and attracts riders of all levels and ages from families to 'grey nomads', looking for an outback adventure tour with a twist.

This year the Adventure Tour departs from Toowoomba on Saturday 5 September and finishes back in the Garden City on Sunday 13 September. More than 2000 wheels are going to be lining the streets and roads of the Darling Downs for those nine days in September as they glide through 560 kilometres of beautiful country scenery.

Ticket prices for the Full Tour are:
Adult: $1275;
Youth (under 18)*: $524;
Child (under 12)*: $324 (Must not pilot their own bike); and
Infant (under 5)*: $0 (No T-shirt or travel insurance).
*Participants under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Single Day Ride are available at:
Adult: $50;
Youth (under 18): $20;
Child (under 12): $15 (Must not pilot own bike); and
Infant (under 5yrs) $0 (No merchandise).

There is a maximum of two Single Day Rides per person.

Check out the full range of fees and what is included for the money and also what extras can be obtained by clicking here.

The Adventure Tour is your opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in 'luxury camping on wheels' as you pedal at your own pace and arrive at your daily destination campsite where you will be greeted with meals, entertainment and accommodation all prepared for you making this among the most social of all Bicycle Queensland's events.

Also making this the most luxurious of multi-day rides, you enjoy campsites equipped with first aid facilities, mechanics, a bike shop, masseurs, a general store, tourist information, licensed café, toilets, hot showers and night security. The expected early-afternoon arrivals will give you plenty of time to explore each town along the route and take in many other attractions in the region.

You will also receive three generous meals served daily by Bicycle Queensland's travelling chefs along with night-time entertainment including live music and a big-screen cinema.

All your luggage will be transported by the Bicycle Queensland team and will be ready for you when you arrive at your daily destination. All you will have to do at the end of your day's ride is collect your bags and set up your tent. Everything else is taken care of for you.

To get the event off on the right note, the first day of the Darling Downs Loop Ride is a 54 kilometre Toowoomba loop. Then, on day two, you will ride from Toowoomba to Allora, Warwick, Leyburn, Millmerran, Dalby and Goombungee before arriving back in Toowoomba on September 13. Each town will have its own tent city, or 'circus', as it is sometimes known, providing accommodation and facilities throughout the event.



The Darling Downs provides the perfect backdrop for this Adventure Tour as it offers quiet country roads, great towns and picturesque scenery for all riders to enjoy. It gives you the chance to have fun, explore Queensland and enjoy your cycling while all your needs are taken care of by the Bicycle Queensland team.

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Enjoy the scenery as you pedal past.


Don't miss this opportunity for you and your bike to join with a thousand new friends and their bikes as you take the nine-day challenge at full pedal or at your own pace. What more could you ask for?

Get in quick – entries close on 31 July, 2015.

For more information on Cycle Queensland's 2015 Adventure Tour check out the website here or contact Bicycle Queensland, 28 Vulture Street, West End on 3844 1144 or send a message from here.
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Why? Take in nine days of cycling and partying at your own pace.
When: Entry is available until 31 July, 2015
Phone: 3844 1144
Where: Bicycle Queensland, 28 Vulture Street, West End
Cost: Full Tour: Adults - $1257; Under 18 - $524; Under 12 - $324: Single Day Ride: Adult - $50; Under 18 - $20; Under 12 - $15.
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