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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Social Ride Invitation: “Three Gaps” XC Adventure

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Laidley Gap

Would you like to join us for a moderately challenging Cross Country ride through three “Gaps” in mountain ranges in the Lockyer Valley, including the spectacular Laidley Gap?

We’ll start at Mulgowie and follow part of the Bicentennial National as we pass through Red Gap, Edwards Gap, a tough climb up to Laidley Gap, and then a eye-watering descent back down the hill through Thornton.

There’s the option of lunch and drinks at the Mulgowie Pub afterwards as well.

WHEN: Saturday 27 June, 8:30AM

WHERE: Mulgowie Public Hall, Beckman Road, Mulgowie. Google street view:

This is a 75 minute drive from Brisbane. Allow 90 minutes from the Northen Suburbs. Slightly less from the Western Suburbs. The easiest way to get there is to drive to Laidley then head south on Mulgowie Road.

DISTANCE: 50km, with 1,100m ascent.


Bike in good condition, spares, sunscreen, water and snacks.


Two moderate rocky climbs, one big climb.

Two moderate descents, one big descent.

Great views from the top of Laidley Gap.

Lots of mountain views.

There are some sections of paved road.

We should be back by 1:30 pm


I’ll upload GPX plots closer to the day

Here’s a proposed map of the course:



I’ve posted details of this ride at, Facebook and on my website. Please reply / contact me via one of those media to let us know if you’re coming so we know how many people to expect. I’d also like to let the guy at the Mulga Pub know how many people to expect for lunch.


Mountain Biking is a dangerous sport. You ride with us at your own risk.

Red Gap Road

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