Local Rides Information – updates pending
Local Rides Information
Fraser Coast has some great cycling opportunities –
Pialba to Urangan (Foreshore Shared Path and Links Corridor
(part of the Urban Rail Trail);
Dundowran to Burrum Heads, Torbanlea and Howard;
Various off-road tracks around the Fraser Coast region.
Foreshore Shared Path
Ride the Foreshore shared path from Gatakers Bay to Urangan Boat Harbour.
This wonderful track winds along the foreshore giving breathtaking views of the Bay and providing access to many facilities along the way such as swimming beaches, barbecues and picnic spots; jetties at Scarness, Torquay and Urangan; and countless eateries and coffee shops.
The CBD at Pialba is only a block away from the beach and path and has coffee shops and other eateries as well as facilities such as ATMs.
Torquay has superb beach facilities just off the shared path. Bike racks are available for bike parking and sailing boats often cruise the water. Torquay also has an excellent commercial district across the Esplanade which offers good dining and shopping.
You will also cycle through Scarness which has always been a popular beach and, with great picnic amenities and plenty of eateries, is a cyclist’s mecca.
Links Mobility Corridor HB (Urban Rail Trail)
A railway line which once brought life and transport between Pialba and Urangan is doing so again in its new role as the Urban Rail Trail.
In the 1890’s the seaside village of Pialba became a mecca for weekend picnickers when the railway line was opened from Maryborough. In 1916 this line was extended to Urangan to service the new cargo wharf and several generations of holiday-makers visited the seaside on this train line. The line closed in recent times due to dwindling rail traffic – and now a portion of the rail corridor has been converted to a first class shared path between Elizabeth St and Old Maryborough Rd.
The corridor is popular with cyclists, walkers and others and with increasing vehicular traffic on Hervey Bay roads provides very safe access to areas close to the beach between Elizabeth St and Main St.
This 19km loop is completely off-road on a shared path and takes in several whale icons. It takes in the Urban Rail Trail as well, a taster for a longer ride.
© 2022 Fraser Coast Bicycle Users Group (FCBUG).
With Assistance from the SCC