BVRT Festival of Cycling is a rail-trail adventure BVRT Festival of Cycling is the chance to ride the rail trails in the Brisbane Valley. The Brisbane
BVRT Festival of Cycling is a rail-trail adventure
BVRT Festival of Cycling is the chance to ride the rail trails in the Brisbane Valley.
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is currently the longest rail trail in Australia, with a distance of 161km. The BVRT officially starts at Wulkuraka Station in Ipswich and then continues to Fernvale, before looping westwards to Lowood and then continuing north to Coominya, Esk, Toogoolawah, Moore, Linville, Benarkin, and Blackbutt before finally arriving in Yarraman. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being an old railway line, the BVRT provides an off-road climb up the valley for day-trippers, overnight camping or longer-term adventurers, but some sections can be more challenging.
This is gravel cycling at its best. Choose your personal challenge and prove what you can do. Off-road fun for all levels of ability.
There are 3 main rides with a choice of 44 km, 75km, and 161km distances starting in Wulkuraka, Toogoolawah and Linville. There is also an event village at the finish line in Yarraman. This includes music, food and markets running from 10am to 4pm, so your family and friends can enjoy the township of Yarraman and the Festival while they await your arrival in Yarraman.
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail can be a bit rough in places, so this ride is more suitable for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and cyclocross bikes. Legal E-MTBs are welcome of course.
Transport back to the start lines can be purchased or you can make your own arrangements.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like the BVRT Festival of Cycling, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.