Short Ride Options
Can’t get enough time off work or from your business? 8 days is beyond your capability? Well, come for a shorter period. But be warned, it’s tough to tear yourself away from this great event. In 2013 we have two short ride options on offer the Taste of CQ (4 days – Mission Beach to Yungaburra) and the Yungaburra Express (3 days – Yungaburra to Port Douglas).
The costs are:
|Entry Type||Taste of CQ||Yungaburra Express||Notes|
|Youth Entry (under 18yrs)||$299||$230|
|Child Entry (under 12 yrs)||$179||$150||Must not pilot their own bike.|
|Infant Entry (under 5 yrs)||$0||$0||No merchandise.|
For more information see the Short Ride Options info sheet.
Which option should I do?
Here's a brief summary of the route (to help you decide which days you want to ride) and also check out Things to see and do, to find out what's happening along the way.
Day 1 – nice gentle start to CQ13 with mostly flat terrain.
Day 2 – another flat day to get your legs and bottom into the groove before the climb up to the Tablelands.
Day 3 – we’ve hit the hill! A challenging day with a gentle climb to rest stop 1 followed by a long steep climb to reach the summit. There are several opportunities to rest and recover along the way including the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Henrietta Creek (lunch stop), Mungalli Wilderness Retreat (rest stop 2) and the Mungalli Creek Dairy. If it is too much we will have an express SAG bus waiting for you at the rest stops!
Day 4 – undulating terrain through some spectacular FNQ scenery.
Day 5 – R & R
Day 6 – pretty flat day with a nice long downhill into Mareeba. Great long option to Dumbula Dam available for those who are keen for maximum km’s.
Day 7 – pancake flat day with an exhilarating downhill into Mossman. Long option available.
Day 8 – is easy-peasy with your last day highs powering you through. “Home, James.”
If the above short ride options do not suit please contact Bicycle Queensland to discuss your options.