There are less than 120 days until the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2012 takes off from Cairns on September 22nd. As the wet season seems to have calmed down a bit now(Ha Ha!), Sarah has been out an about scoping the best route for this year. Good news – some of the areas we couldn’t get to last year are now accessible. Combine this with some fabulous new mountain bike trails on the Tablelands, this years route is shaping up nicely.
The tour starts on Saturday morning with a transfer from Cairns to Innisfail, and then we cycle through back roads to Mena Creek, site of the famous Paronella Park. We then spend two days riding through the central rainforest section of Wooroonooran National Park part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area along the Gorrell Track and Suttees Gap Road to Ravenshoe. From Ravenshoe we go north west along the Wild River to the gorgeous historic village of Herberton, where we spend a day exploring local mountain bike tracks and the historic township. The next day we cross some exciting trails through the Herberton Range Conservation Park and across the Atherton Tablelands to Tinaroo Dam. The last two days finds us riding through the rainforests of the Wet Tropics past Copperlode Dam down Lake Morris Road to Cairns.
Early Bird Discount Closing soon
We have 16 riders registered so far. There is a strong contingent coming from Brisbane and we are looking forward to welcoming them to our sunny region. Can you please think about anyone you know that may want to join this years tour? It’s always nice to see groups of people coming from cycle clubs or workplaces so maybe you could convince a few friends to join you. Click here to download a .pdf poster that you could put up in the lunchroom or at the corner store.